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Dr Sudhir Sethi

Professional Description:

Consultant Paediatrician



Area of work:

Midlands, Wales, Nationwide and Worldwide


Dr Sudhir Sethi has been a Consultant Paediatrician for over 20 years. He has special interests in Child Protection Issues, Child Health, Children’s Rights, International Child Health and Child Public Health. He completed his earlier training in India, and came to the UK over 26 years ago after completing his MD in Paediatrics from the University of Bombay, India. Dr Sethi has since completed his Masters in Public Health(MPH) from Nottingham University, UK in 2003.

Dr Sethi has experience of working as a lead in child protection in Staffordshire and Leicestershire as a Named Doctor and Designated Doctor for Child Protection respectively.

In the area of child protection Dr Sethi has special interest in ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’(SBS), a condition he believes is preventable. It is only through awareness and education this can be prevented. Shaken Baby foundation, USA has recognised Dr Sethi as a World Expert in SBS


Dr Sethi has chaired and developed Guidelines/ Protocol for:

• CSA Medical Assessment Protocol

• Medical Assessment Multi-agency Protocol

• FII – multiagency and single agency ( health) protocol 

• Sudden or Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood SUDI Protocol - Multi-agency and single agency (health including A&E, ambulance & Primary care) 

• Child Death Review Protocol for Health

• Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – chair Task and Finish Group 

He has been involved in International Child Projects in Nepal, Palestine and India presently. Has worked in Balkans during the crisis working with Kosovan refugees and training child health professionals at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Dr Sethi has extensive media experience, having undertaken formal training in “Handling the Media” via the BBC and LPT(Leicester Partnership Trust) He has contributed to newspapers, regularly reporting on the projects that he has been involved with, e. g. Topics connected to health issues like Prevention of Shaken Babies, Breast Feeding, (Baby Friendly Initiative, UNICEF) Immunisation & Ricketts etc. Television programmes like Channel 4 Television series (UK) - More Embarrasing Illnesses - Bedwetting – completed, first aired in January 2000. Dr Sethi also regularly contributes to Radio shows on child health and welfare. The BBC programme 'Missing Girls' in UK Asian Community won Sony Gold Award. He has been interviewed extensively for Newspapers, Radio, and Television including the recent interview for Newsnight for Girl Child Issue.

He is also actively involved with training, research and has presented many presentations regionally, nationally and Internationally.


CCST in Paediatrics, MPH (Masters in Public Health - (University of Nottingham), MD Paediatrics – University of Bombay 1991, MBBS – JIPMER, University of Madras 1988, MRCP (RCP) 1994, FRCPCH ( RCPCH) 2003, CSI (University of Warwick) 2012.

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