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Consultant Developmental Paediatrician in Community Child Health
Pronouns: She/Her
Locations: Virtual, The Shrubberies, East London

“There is something special about working with children and young people. In those young hearts and minds, a world of potential is waiting. It is our duty, as developmental specialists, to explore each child’s unique profile, and unlock the possibilities”


  • General Developmental Assessment – including Schedule of Growing Skills, and Griffiths Developmental Scales

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment – including 3Di and DISCO

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder Assessment

  • Medical Advice for Education

  • Safeguarding, Looked After and Adoption Medicals

  • Detailed physical and neurological examination


  • MBBS (Distinction,) Imperial College School of Medicine, London

  • BSc Pharmacology and Toxicology (1st Class), Imperial College, London

  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

  • Specialist Register and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), General Medical Council

  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Education, Institute of Education, University College London

  • Member of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (CoramBAAF)

  • Member of the British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH)


I work with a range of issues including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Developmental Delay

  • Motor disorders including Cerebral Palsy

  • Genetics Disorders and Syndromes

  • Child Protection

  • Looked After Children

  • Adoption

  • Education Health Care Medicals

  • Primary Care Paediatrics

My name is Dr Shermina Sayani, or Dr Mina for short. I love working with children and young people. I have worked in the field of Paediatrics for over 17 years.


I am a specialist in Community Child Health covering neurodevelopmental and social paediatrics.  I have been privileged to work with some brilliant, interesting, complex but sometimes vulnerable children. My day to day work includes exploration of developmental delay, diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), management of children with complex disabilities and developmental syndromes and medical assessment of safeguarded, looked after and adopted children.


I studied medicine at Imperial College and completed my junior doctor training across a number of hospitals in London. I have worked in emergency, intensive care, neonatal, inpatient, outpatient, public health and primary care paediatric settings. I have also had experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams. I firmly believe a holistic ‘body-mind’ approach is essential to truly understand the experiences of children and young people.


I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Education and enjoy teaching. I have worked both as a medical lecturer and clinical ethics tutor.


I am on the GMC Specialist Register for Paediatrics, Subspecialty – Community Child Health. In the NHS, I work as a Consultant Paediatrician for East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) as Clinical Lead for Autism and the Medical Advisor for Adoption and Fostering. In the private sector, I am proud to be part of the compassionate and connected team at Eleos.


I also enjoy the creative arts. I like to sing.  I am a keen writer, storyteller and poet.  I have written and directed a number of plays for amateur theatre and film. I have been involved in creative projects that celebrate Art and Medicine.

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