This week we speak with Professor Paul Dimitri. Paul is a Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and has worked in the field of Paediatrics since 1998 and Paediatrics Endocrinology since 2004.
Professor Dimitri is the Director of Research & Innovation at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Director of the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech). Paul is also the Clinical Lead for the National TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) Network established to support the development and adoption of technology for children’s healthcare.
As part of the paediatric endocrinology team, Prof. Dimitri sees patients with disorders of growth and puberty, and disorders of hormone excess and deficiency.
Professor Dimitri is internationally recognised in his research area studying the impact of childhood obesity on bone health and skeletal development.
Paul is currently leading a proposal for a global first Centre for Child Health Technology (CCHT) which is set to provide the world’s most advanced healthcare for children and young people.
If built the CCHT (centre) will bring together experts in health, academia and industry to stimulate technical innovation, attract inward investment and to support sustainable change and reduce costs to the NHS.
This is why our conversation this week centres around “Technology” and why technology will play a significant part in children’s health and care.
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