Consultant Paediatrician, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT)
Dr Sarinda Millar is the Consultant lead for the Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes service within the Southern Trust in Northern Ireland, having been appointed to this position in June 2015.
She succeeded the late Dr Corkey who, alongside a dedicated and passionate interprofessional team, had developed an excellent diabetes service. She has a Masters in Interprofessional Health and Social Care Management and has a keen interest in service development.
Sarinda recognises the importance of transition, and wishes to implement the ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ transition program. This will empower children and adolescents to manage their diabetes throughout their life. Sarinda’s biggest passion lies with the adolescent and young adult population. She was excited to recently start a young adult’s service within the Trust. She intends this to be a dynamic and responsive service, adapting over time to reflect young people’s needs.
Additionally, Sarinda understands that psychological, emotional and mental wellbeing are key to adolescents. She wishes Psychology input to be increased and diversified within the Trust, catering for the whole family, not just the child or young person. She is working with colleagues in mental health services (CAMHS) to establish pathways to improve two-way communication and support. She feels it is important to continually reflect and improve her service and to develop innovative consultation styles - realising that one size does not fit all.