Dr David Tuthill

Consultant Paediatrician


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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.


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Paediatric dermatology
Respiratory medicine

Special clinical interests: Food allergy; Food intolerance; Eczema; Hay fever; Coeliac disease; Asthma; Anaphylaxis; Medication safety and teaching.

MB BCh / Wales / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 1994
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

FRCPCH / London / 2008
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professional memberships

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)

Consultant Paediatrician, Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff

Telephone 0292 073 6011
Private secretary Mrs Carolyn Allen
Private secretary email carolynallen.medsec@gmail.com