Dr Sethu Wariyar has been a Paediatric Consultant for 15 years.
His career as a substantive consultant began in The Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, followed by The Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle as a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability. Currently he is employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability and Rehabilitation in National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE), Lingfield, Surrey and Chailey Heritage Clinical Services for children & young people with Cerebral Palsy, Sussex following a stint as a Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician in St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.
Dr Wariyar underwent 8 years of postgraduate paediatric training in India before coming to the UK in 1998 seeking training in Neurodisability. He became the first paediatric trainee in UK to attain GMC accreditation in this novel discipline. He has also completed all 3 levels of Epilepsy training (PETS) conducted by the British Paediatric Neurology Association. Dr Wariyar continues to assess children with various Neurodisability including Intellectual Impairment, Motor Disorders, Sensory Disorders with a special interest in Neurodevelopmental problems like Autism Spectrum Conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette’s Spectrum Disorder as well as Development Co-ordination Disorder.
Dr Wariyar has actively participated within Multi-Disciplinary teams while assessing, diagnosing and managing various disorders. During these assessments, he has employed standardised tools, which with time have evolved into his own independent methods and formats to simplify the process. Dr Wariyar has also created formats for assessment of various conditions and their electronic reporting. In addition, he has helped design websites to support parents and patients in understanding conditions and developing self-help skills. Dr Wariyar produces medical reports for children with complex difficulties having been a part of a SEN advisory team in the Local Education Authority for Newcastle borough, being the lead for the same and also for Paediatric Neurodisability for several years in the area.
Dr Wariyar has presented results of studies, several times in the RCPCH National conference (topics being fallacies in the nomenclature of Spastic Diplegia & Ataxic Cerebral Palsy and use of Buccal Midazolam in schools) and also in the NECCPS national conference (Spastic Diplegia, Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Impairment in CP and visual impairment in Cerebral Palsy), having later chaired sessions in the latter conference as well. He is invited to deliver lectures and conduct workshops on the topic of Neurodevelopmental Disorders including ADSD, ADHD, DCD and Tourette’s at various venues in the UK and abroad, having attained a status of an opinion maker in this field.The workshops have been for budding paediatric trainees, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Specialist Teachers as well as SENCo Teachers in their regional and national conferences and training days.
Dr Wariyar has maintained an interest in teaching and training and continues with this in his current roles as a Senior Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Examiner for MRCPCH theory and MRCPCH clinical examinations and also as a Training Programme Director for post graduate Paediatric School both in the North East and in the Kent Surrey Sussex area. He supervises trainees in their general paediatric and childhood disability training, assesses their progress and supports trainees with a difficulty.
Dr Wariyar is of the opinion that changes of significance in clinical life comes only from working as a cohesive group together towards a common goal with a clear vision, clarity in communication and mutual respect to hold it together.
Dr Wariyar is committed to achieving excellence in delivering first class clinical care and contributing to service development, teaching and research, alongside the ultimate goal of supporting parents, children and young people with a disability.