Dr David Tuthill

Consultant Paediatrician


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Following my undergraduate training in Cardiff I completed two years working in adult medicine and surgery before commencing my paediatric training. My paediatric education started in a variety of hospitals in South Wales, then took me to New Zealand, before finishing as the Lecturer in Child Health in Cardiff University. I was appointed to my consultant post in 1999.

Since 2023 I have focused on outpatient duties. Throughout my career my clinical experience has covered children of all ages with many conditions; especially those with hay fever, eczema and food allergies. My research has been predominantly into allergic diseases, medication issues, nutrition and patient safety. I lead the multidisciplinary children’s allergy service in Cardiff and founded the South Wales and West Paediatric allergy forum.

I have written many legal reports as an experienced general paediatrician. For the last decade I have been a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Chairman of the UK’s national BNFc Paediatric Formulary Committee. Recently I was honoured to serve as the Officer for Wales for the RCPCH & President of the Welsh Paediatric Society (2018-22).


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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.