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Jemma Mears

Paediatric Champion

I have over 22 years of clinical NHS experience and almost 20 as a paediatric physiotherapist. I have spent the majority of my clinical career immersed in paediatric physiotherapy at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I am currently the clinical lead for the acute team which includes a team of physiotherapist’s working in an array of acute and chronic respiratory fields plus liver transplantation and oncology, within a variety of settings. I have always had a passion for all things respiratory and leading such a diverse team enables me to keep up-to-date in many aspects of paediatric respiratory care.

In my clinical role, I am the lead physiotherapist for liver and small bowel transplantation and have worked within this field for the last 17 years. I am actively involved in the holistic physiotherapy management of liver/small bowel transplantation from pre-transplant assessment right through to transition to adult care. Specialist interests include respiratory complications associated with liver/intestinal failure and transplantation and long-term physical outcomes post liver/intestinal transplant. I have led research specifically exploring early rehabilitation and physical outcomes post liver/intestinal transplant. I recently won an outstanding international AHP award in recognition of my contribution to the field of intestinal transplantation.


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