Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Dr Margarita Burmester is an accomplished consultant paediatric specialist based in London. She practices in the NHS and also works privately from the Chiswick Medical Centre, 130 Harley Street Consulting Rooms, and RB&HH Specialist Care Outpatients 77 Wimpole Street, offering paediatric care, child health surveillance and health check ups through the innovative UK Bright Futures programme. She is trained in paediatrics, child health education, health screening and surveillance, preventative care, paediatric cardiac intensive care and paediatric critical care.

Dr Burmester completed her medical degree from St Thomas's Hospital medical school,  University of London in 1989. She has worked at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, USA. She received her postgraduate certification in clinical education from Kings College University London in 2016, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd).

Alongside her private practice, she is currently Director of paediatric intensive care at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where she treats private and NHS patients. Dr Burmester has been at the Brompton since 2002, with a two-year sabbatical as a consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital. In 2008, she founded the SPRinT (Simulated Interprofessional Team Training) programme at the Royal Brompton hospital to enhance patient care and interprofessional simulated team training. This award-winning, patient safety educational programme now trains over 100 staff each year. She is President of the paediatric Section at the Royal Society of Medicine and In 2018 she was appointed "Q" fellow by the Health Foundation UK, following recognition of her multiple quality improvement initiatives.

Dr Burmester is also a senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London.

Dr Burmester is passionate about preventing ill health, and is co founder and director of the UK Bright Futures programme, an extensive all-encompassing health surveillance and screening programme based on the American Academy of Pediatrics model. As paediatrician and mother of 3 teenagers she understands the importance of prioritising and maximising children's health so that they can look forward to their brightest future possible.

She has published multiple articles, delivered numerous lectures and workshops, and is a co-recipient of a Wellcome Trust award .

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Preventive Paediatrics

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Child development

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Child health surveillance

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Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Child development
  • Respiratory infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Anaemia
  • Bedwetting
  • Chickenpox
  • Child health surveillance
  • Child nutrition
  • Childhood obesity
  • Children’s primary care
  • Cognitive development
  • Constipation
  • Developmental delay
  • Dysphagia
  • Eczema
  • Faltering growth
  • Feeding the newborn
  • Fever
  • Hay fever
  • Headache
  • Health check up (health screening)
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Infant colic
  • Infant feeding
  • Iron deficiency
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Malnutrition in children
  • Newborn physical examination
  • Nutrition
  • Paediatric and neonatal intensive care
  • Paediatrics
  • Pneumonia
  • Preventive Paediatrics
  • Rashes
  • Rhinitis
  • Second medical opinion
  • Sleep disorders
  • The common cold
  • Thyroid
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaccines
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

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    77 Wimpole Street W1G 9RU - London (W1G Marylebone London)
    (+44) 02076618356
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    130 Harley Street W1G 7JU - London (West London)
    (+44) 02076618356
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What is The Bright Futures programme?
Dr Martin Gray and Dr Margarita Burmester, co-founders of the Bright Futures programme, explain the importance of taking your child to a doctor even in times of good health. Planned visits to well-child clinics enable parents to keep track of their child's physical, emotional and social development. Read to learn more about this evidence-based programme.
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