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Dr Nick Makwana

Consultant Paediatrician (Paediatric Allergy), Department of Child Health, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Group Director (Women & Child Health), Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
MBChB Paediatric Curriculum Lead and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Dr Makwana graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School and completed his paediatric training within the West Midlands. His interest in allergy started whilst he was a registrar at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. He went on to work at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool and gained an MD from the Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Liverpool. He is currently a consultant at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and leads the multi-disciplinary paediatric allergy service cross site. The multi-disciplinary service sees around 3000 patients per year. He has been highly commended for excellence in customer care and the paediatric allergy service has been nominated for a number of quality of care awards. The service offers innovative treatments including immunotherapy and specific oral tolerance induction to milk and egg. He is one of the authors of the Management of Cows Milk Protein Allergy Guideline for BSACI and co-ordinates the Midlands Paediatric Allergy Group.

He is currently the Group Director for the Women and Child Health Group. He is trained as an APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) course director, and trains doctors on the recognition and emergency management of children with life threatening conditions. In addition he is the MBChB Paediatric Lead for the University of Birmingham and was previously the Training Programme Director for junior paediatric training in the West Midlands.

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