Consultant Profile

Dr David Tuthill

Dr David Tuthill MB BCh(Wales 1990), MRCP(London 1994), FRCPCH(London 2008).
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Paediatric medicine
    • Allergy
    • Nutrition
    • Paediatric dermatology
    • Respiratory medicine
Special clinical interests:

Allergic diseases
Food allergy
Food intolerance
Hay fever
Coeliac disease
Medication safety and teaching

Research interests:

My research interests have been in the fields of infant feeding, allergy, anaphylaxis, coeliac disease, medication safety, community violence and parenteral nutrition. I have supervised many medical student projects which have been presented at the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health (RCPCH) annual scientific meetings amongst others.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Paediatrician, Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health (RCPCH) Fellow and examiner. 
British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) member.
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) member.
RCPCH allergy care pathway member(2011-12),
RCPCH / Royal Pharmaceutical Society(RPS) Medicines Committee Member.
Medicines for Children website Review lead.
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology,Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) member.
Paediatric Formulary Committee member for British National Formulary(BNFc) (from 2011).
Scientific Member on the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Clinical Studies Group (CSG). (from 2012) .
Organiser of the  South Wales and South  West Paediatric Allergy Forum (from 2011).
Lead clinician for outpatient development in phase II of the Children's Hospital for Wales.(2010-15).
Medical Defence Union consultant member panel (from 2011).

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 736 011
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
I see children with a wide variety of conditions including feeding problems, eczema and allergic conditions. For development/autism issues please see my colleague Dr P Davis.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Following my undergraduate training in Cardiff I initially completed a year of adult respiratory/cardiovascular SHO education before commencing my paediatric postgraduate experience. My paediatric tuition took me to New Zealand and a variety of hospitals in South Wales, before finishing as the Lecturer in Child Health prior to my consultant post at Llandough and the Children’s Hospital for Wales.

My research has been predominantly into allergic diseases, nutrition and patient safety issues. I lead the multidisciplinary children’s allergy service here in Cardiff and have developed the South Wales and West Paediatric allergy forum. My clinical experience is with children of all ages and especially those with allergic disease. In particular I have cared for numerous children and infants with eczema and food allergy. Such children often need long term follow up care to guide families as their conditions evolve.

Throughout my career I have been committed to teaching and was honoured in 2009 to receive the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from Cardiff University after nominations by medical students.  My dedication to patient safety is exemplified by my tutorial; teaching and assessing doctors’ prescribing ability. This has demonstrated improvement in their ability following its inception a decade ago.

Recommended links:  provides excellent advice on practical aspects of children’s medications.  a charity supporting those with allergic disease; useful information on allergens and treatments can be found here  provides sensible health information on a wide variety of conditions   is a charity providing advice for those with severe allergic reactions    is the website for all UK dietitians and can provide up to date food advice.     is the UK dermatologists website.

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