Not all wounds are visible: A live PaedsHub Pod recording

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2023 RCPCH Annual Conference, Glasgow. Dr Felicity Cooksey and Dr Leila Ellis were joined by an expert panel to discuss: What could the role of the general paediatric ward be in caring for a young person with a mental health presentation?

Panelists included:

  • Dr Anna Kyle, Consultant General Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for mental health and eating disorders in Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Dr Elaine Lockhart, Chair of the RCPsych Child and Adolescent Faculty with over 20 years’ experience working as a Consultant in Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry     
  • Dr Lee Hudson, Clinical Associate Professor, Honorary Consultant General Paediatrician and Principal Investigator for the MAPS study.

During the live session, we read a poem by Anna Perkins ‘An NG Feed’ which is available to read in the NHS Paediatric restrictive practices and nasogastric feeding guidance (


  • RCPCH Child mental health webpages (
  • RCPsych Medical emergencies in eating disorders (MEED) Guidance on recognition and management. CR233. 2022
  • RCEM The ABC of self-harm in young people: A psychiatric approach to resuscitation. Sabel E. 2019
  • NICE Self-harm: Assessment, management and preventing recurrence. NG225. 2022        NHS Paediatric restrictive practices and nasogastric feeding guidance (

Book recommendations

  • Dr Anna Kyle: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  • Dr Elaine Lockhart: The Body Keeps the Score by  Bessel van der Kolk
  • Dr Lee Hudson: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

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