Professor Sutcliffe has been a total life saver for me. Being a rather anxious parent when it comes to my children's health, he has been nothing but reassuring, patient and kind. I have taken all of my three children to see Prof Sutcliffe and on each occasion, he has been very thorough, clear and ultimatley reassuring. Most recently, following a diagnosis of a heart murmur for my newborn baby, he answered frantic emails from myself within the hour and helped me through a difficult period. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Professor Sutcliffe is the perfect paediatrician. I just can’t praise him highly enough. My daughter’s epilepsy diagnosis of came as a huge shock and Professor Sutcliffe walked us through the process of finding the right medication and diagnosis with care and attention. We never felt like a bother to him and he always took the time to explain both sides of any decision or situation clearly and without dumbing down. He was always realistic without being pessimistic and his knowledge, not just of we condition but of the other issues related to it was just wonderful and so reassuring. The hardest part to put into words is how much it meant to me that he treated both of us as whole people, not poorly functioning body parts. He recognised how my daughter’s epilepsy impacted all the different areas of her life and helped us to work out a way forward. He supported my daughter to take ownership of her health and to see that she did have a future. I cannot thank him enough.
I’ve met professor dr Sutcliffe with my son at Portland. I find the sesion very helpful , all done in a kind approach and suportive maner. High standard of profesional care!
Dr. Sutcliffe is our new-born girl's paediatrician. Our 4 days old baby had a blue/dark face episode and we took her to UCLH. Prof. Sutcliffe took care of her in detail and in person and assured us he took every steps to investigate what had happened to our baby. His care was very comprehensive, friendly and most importantly very professional. As we are new parents, we were very extremely worried about our baby's health, but with Prof. Sutcliffe's care, we felt that our baby was taken the greatest, most professional and intimate care. He informed us in every steps that he would like to take and updated us about her health condition and what we have to do for the following days after we discharged from the hospital. His advice for us, the new parents are very valuable and we appreciate his care to our daughter and us. In brief, he is an excellent paediatrician having a unique combination of vast knowledge and very humanist attitude, we feel really blessed to meet with such a great doctor.
We have met Professor Alastair Sutcliffe this year, when we were admitted on the UCLH Children’s ward with our three year old son. It was probably the 5th admission on the ward in 2017 and we were extremely stressed by our son’s recurrent condition requiring several A&E interventions and ward admissions over the past two years. We had the chance to be seen by Professor A. Sutcliffe and for the first time in a long period of time we felt that our son’s health was in the best possible hands. We were greeted by the Professor with a very friendly attitude, and his kindness and humane approach was immediately noticed and appreciated by our son and by ourselves and it made a lot of difference. In front of us there stood a doctor who actually listened to all our concerns, never rushed us, on the contrary, he encouraged us to express all our concerns and managed, through his positive and collaborative attitude, to gain our trust and gratefulness. The Professor is extremely knowledgeable and analysed our son’s health issue in a context, which allowed him to see the bigger picture. He never put a “diagnosis stamp” on our son’s health, and we felt for the first time that our son was regarded as a human being rather than a ”case falling in a specific category”. We were impressed that for Professor Sutcliffe patients are clearly individual cases which he approaches with curiosity and tireless sympathy. This professional curiosity makes all his questions go deeper and bring out a lot more information than routine questionnaires which the Professor than puts together like a puzzle in front of the parents’ eyes. After every meeting we felt enriched with medical information and empowered through understanding. We also appreciated the fact that the Professor came to see our son on several occasions whilst on the ward, showing not only that he is an extremely dedicated doctor who cares about his patients, but also that all the team could follow Professor’s advice on our son’s care. Our son received outstanding care from Professor Sutcliffe, whom we’ve seen twice after the initial meeting, on the ward and as outpatients. Sometimes Professor Sutcliffe was accompanied by students and other doctors, and we’ve noticed that he is an amazing mentor and manages to inspire the students through his attitude towards the children and their families, as well as through his knowledge and skills. We also noticed that the nurses react very positively to his influence. Professor Sutcliff is familiar with the latest research in his field and makes use of the respective information, his approach towards our son’s care being extremely professional and supported by the latest studies in the area filtered by the Professor’s analytical approach. This fed us with trust, hope and more flexibility in our understanding of our son’s health. As Professor Sutcliffe has played such an important part in our son’s life, we would like to remain in touch. Thank you. George's parents