Paediatric Care Online Editorial Team

The work of our core editorial team would not be possible without the ongoing support of our wider editorial stakeholders, who comprise of the following:

  • Clinical Experts and Convenors from Paediatric Specialty Groups and Special Interest Groups (view full list here)
  • General Practitioners
  • Paediatric Trainees
  • AAP Editors
  • RCPCH Clinical Standards Consultation Panel
  • PCO UK Partner Organisations (including RCGP Clinical Advisers Group and RCN)

All of the Content Editors, Reviewers and Specialty Groups are acknowledged individually on the respective Key Practice Points that they have contributed to.


Lead Editor - Dr Munib Haroon (April 2016-present)

Munib Haroon works for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant community paediatrician in Northallerton and Thirsk. He has a special interest in Autism and Evidence Based Medicine.

Munib served on the Clinical Standards Committee of the RCPCH as Co-Lead for Appraisals and Evidence Based Medicine between 2009-2014. Munib has authored several systematic reviews, advised guideline development groups on methodology and is currently writing his second book.


Staff Editor - Mrs Sara Haveron (November 2017-present)

Sara Haveron works within the Clinical Standards & Quality Improvement team at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). She has a background in evidence-based guideline development and appraisal, coordinating the development of the RCPCH Stroke in Childhood guideline in 2017, and a wealth of experience in editorial work.

Sara manages the editorial and production process to publish digital content, on paediatric conditions, to both the PCO UK website and mobile application, through editing and refining content while working closely with the wider editorial team (see below).


Editorial Team

We would like to thank our editorial team past and present, who worked with us to steer, create and refine our KPPs.

Dr Janice Allister FRCGP, GP in Peterborough - Deputy Lead Editor (2014-2016)

Ms Clare Armstrong-Roger, Locum Speech and Language Therapist - Content Editor (2016)

Dr Ellie Augustine, Consultant General Paediatrican in Bath - Content Editor (2014-2016)

Dr Srini Bandi, Consultant Paediatrician and lead for HIV and TB services in Leicester - Content Editor (2014 - present)

Dr Daniel Bloom, GP trainee in North London - Clinical Volunteer (2016)

Dr Hilary Cass, Consultant in Paediatric Disability at Evelina Children's Hospital - Clinical Lead (2014-2016)

Dr Will Christian, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Bristol - Content Editor (2014-2016)

Mrs Shani Corb, Lead Pharmacist for Clinical Services at Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust - Pharmacy Reviewer (2014 - present)

Dr Paula Drummond, Consultant Paediatrician, Newcastle General Hospital - Content Editor (2016)

Dr Jan Dudley, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - Lead Editor (2014-2016)

Ms Alison Firth, RCPCH - Staff Editor (2015-2017)

Dr Nahin Hussain, Consultant Paediatrician - Content Editor (2016)

Dr Shahid Karim, Paediatric Specialist Registrar training at the London School of Paediatrics - Trainee Coordinator (2014-2016)

Dr Neeta Kulkarni, Consultant Community Paediatrician in Leicester - Content Editor (2016)

Dr Talat Mushtaq, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology - Content Editor (2016)

Mrs Emma Palmer, RCPCH - Staff Editor (2014-2015)

Dr Tina Sajjanhar, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Lewisham - Content Editor (2014 - present)

Dr Monica Shaha, Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, CAMHS, South West Yorkshire Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust - Content Editor (2016)

Dr Doug Simkiss, Clinical Director and Consultant Community Paediatrician for the Children and Families Division of Birmingham Healthcare NHS Trust - Content Editor (2014-2016), Expert Reviewer (2017)

Mrs Magdalena Umerska, RCPCH - Digital Platform Commercial Manager (2018-present)

Ms Rebecca Walters, RCPCH - Project and Business Manager (2014-2017)

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