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Dr Jay Halbert is an award winning senior consultant paediatrician with a busy NHS & private practice providing inpatient, outpatient & telehealth consultations on all acute & chronic conditions affecting children from birth to 18 years. He completed his specialist training at Great Ormond Street, University College London & Cambridge University Hospitals. His current NHS practice is at Tunbridge Wells Hospital having previously been the Clinical Lead at one of the largest paediatric oncology shared care centres in the UK at Barts Health. In 2023 Dr Halbert was awarded the prestigious NHS England Clinical Excellence (Impact) Award for his services to advance child health nationally & internationally. 


Dr Halbert is passionate about providing safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care & has worked as an expert advisor to the UK Healthcare Regulator (CQC), National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH), NHS England and to the World Health Organisation (WHO). He also works as an expert witness & provides a second opinions service for complex paediatric cases.


Dr Halbert strives to practice evidence-based medicine and is a Principal Investigator for several national & international child health studies. He is regularly invited to present his research & quality improvement projects at national & international conferences for which he has received numerous awards. He is author to several publications in peer reviewed journals (including The Lancet) & several book chapters. He is an Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor & Medical Director & enjoys teaching on a variety of undergraduate & postgraduate courses including the Masters of Tropical Paediatrics & Diploma of Tropical Medicine. 


Dr Halbert strongly advocates a holistic & integrated approach to support children reaching their full potential. He is the Clinical Lead for Child Mental Health at Tunbridge Wells Hospital; a committee member on the NICE Guideline for Self-harm; and has worked as a consultant to Simetrica-Jacobs who are global leaders in wellbeing science.  

Dr Halbert is a specialist in global child health & has extensive experience working & implementing child health programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe & Latin America. He completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the world-renowned Gorgas Institute in Peru & provides consultations on all aspects of child travel health including: pre-departure immunisations, general health & safety, remote advice whilst travelling or living abroad, & post-travel health screening such as for malaria & tuberculosis.

Dr Halbert is the Director of a global healthcare consultancy firm that provides specialist advice on the development, implementation & evaluation of medical technology & digital health products & services for children & young people.

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