Alex Childs

Nominated for The Kate Westwood Memorial Award for Senior Hero (ST4-8 & SAS doctors)

Currently works at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

“Alex is a exceptional doctor with skill, knowledge, calmness and humour. She makes a team as one, joins everyone in collectedly, makes everyone feel as important including the children and their families/carers.
Alex leads from the top, an excellent role model and shows dedication to her role and her team.
I love working with her and wish her luck in her consultancy. Thank you Alex, it’s been a pleasure.

Alex has gone above and beyond this year to enhance our department and lead the team! She has been busy organising mental health networking days, working on virtual apps for our hospital whilst applying for consultant positions and doing a fantastic job as a registrar. Nothing is ever to much bother for Alex and she is always searching for teaching opportunities and ways that she can support the team. Her knowledge is outstanding and she always takes into account the patient and parents perspective to ensure that a holistic approach is provided. She interacts well with people of all ages, particularly our challenging adolescent group and take an interest in improving our adolescent mental health care. She is a born leader, but also works very well as part of the team, communicating clearly and delegating tasks to ensure the safety and efficiency of the team. Fantastic colleague, hard working and always full of good humour and fun!

Exceptionally capable senior paediatric trainee. Alex has her fingers in an astonishing number of pies, all of which are balanced on spinning plates.
She is an excellent clinician, bringing particular skills working with adolescents and CYP with emotional disturbances, mental health issues and eating disorders. She sets a bar for her fellow trainees and her consultants in terms of her approach to these often sidelined patient groups.
Alex has been instrumental in developing a network of mental health and eating disorder clinicians across the south west. She has helped spearhead the regional PAFTAs. She has completed a masters. She has contributed to novel digital innovations for young people to help with anxiety. She has produced posters for national meetings. This is naming a few of her many accolades in the last 12 months.
Above all she is a great colleague to work with, who strives incredibly hard for her patients and her colleagues.”

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