Supporting regional Paediatric and Family HIV Treatment Networks. This network was set up in 2006, originating in the Children’s HIV National Network (CHINN) Review that was published in that year recommending the development of national networks for paediatric and perinatal HIV. Read the ‘Review of The Children’s HIV National Network (CHINN) 2014 by Dr Fiona Thompson and Dr Steve Welch.

Chiva Networks developed out of these recommendations, setting out the details of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) for each region of the UK and Ireland. Information includes model forms for clinical uses, local newsletters, and local events. If you would like to add any additional information for a particular region, such as newsletters, meetings or events please email: [email protected]. You can find further clinic guidelines in our guidelines area.  


All patients living with HIV in Scotland are managed through SPAIIN (Scottish paed & adolescent infection and immunology network).

Glasgow: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill)

Dr Conor Doherty Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Dr Rosie Hague Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Debbie Thomason Nurse Specialist 

Edinburgh: Royal Hospital For Sick Children

Dr Laura Jones Consultant Paediatrician

Lindsay Brown Immunology Nurse Specialist

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

Dr Jill King Consultant Paediatrician

Lorraine Clarke Paediatric Immunology Nurse

Inverness: Raigmore Hospital


Dublin: Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

Bridget Freyne Consultant Paediatrician in Infectious Diseases

Michelle Goode Clinical Nurse Specialist


Belfast: Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children


Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Terry Flood Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Prof Marieke Emonts Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Ailsa Pickering Clinical Nurse Specialist

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Sean O’ Riordan Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Maria Dowie Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Dr Fiona Shackley Consultant Paediatric Immunology/Allergy/Infectious Diseases

Anna Ford Clinical Nurse Specialist

Lisa Ibberson Clinical Nurse Specialist


North Manchester General Hospital

Dr Paddy McMaster Paediatrician in Infectious Diseases

Sharon Peters Clinical Nurse Specialist

Liverpool: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Cathryn Benson Paediatric HIV nurse specialist

Dr David Porter Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology


Birmingham: Heartlands Hospital

Dr Steve Welch Consultant Paediatrician

Yvonne Vaughan-Gordon Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Leicester

Dr Srini Bandi Consultant Paediatrician

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Shirley Southall Paediatric Nurse Specialist


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Dr Jolanta Bernatoniene Consultant Paediatrician

Florence Manyika Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Jennifer Evans Consultant Paediatrician

Emily Blake Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospital Southampton

Dr Sanjay Patel Consultant in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases


Lead Centres

Imperial College Healthcare (St Marys) – Family Clinic

Dr Hermione Lyall Consultant Paediatrician

Sophie Raghunanan Specialist Children’s Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare (St Marys) – 900 Youth Clinic

Dr Caroline Foster Consultant Paediatrician

Sara Ayers Clinical nurse practitioner

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Alasdair Bamford  Consultant Paediatrician

Jacquie Flynn Clinical Nurse Specialist

St George’s University Hospital

Dr Katja Doerholt Consultant Paediatrician

Sharon Storey Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Tizzard Clinical Nurse Specialist

Additional centres

Evelina Children’s Hospital

Dr Julia Kenny Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Angela Callaghan HIV Nurse Specialist, Evelina Children’s Hospital

King’s College Hospital 

Dr Sally Hawkins, Specialist Paediatrician

Dr Elizabeth Hamlyn Adolescent Consultant

Claire Russell Clinical Nurse Specialist