Dr Andrew Raffles

Dr Andrew Raffles


Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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43 years of experience
26 years as a specialist


  • Child Mental Health
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodisability
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Respiratory Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2442451
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,473 reviews

    Urgent Care Centre for Children

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5AH
    0 reviews



    After qualifying, Dr Andrew Raffles commenced Paediatric training and worked in a range of General Medicine and Emergency Medicine posts at the Children’s Hospital in Hackney Road, part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. He continued his training in Clinical Paediatrics at the Hammersmith Hospital, an internationally renowned centre for Newborn Medicine and Neuromuscular Diseases, later finishing his clinical training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in Cardiology and Respiratory medicine, which included the Intensive Care Unit.

    In 1984, Dr Raffles was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, a post which allowed him to travel to Australia for training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Camperdown, Sydney, where he received awards for his teaching and research into preschool childhood asthma, new-born nutrition and devising non–invasive methods for monitoring sick babies.

    In 1989, Dr Raffles was appointed to the post of Consultant Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City, where he held responsibilities for the training of Paediatricians across the North Thames Deanery as the Regional Advisor for Paediatrics, introducing significant changes in the training, supervision and assessment of paediatricians across the region. During his 29 years as a Consultant in Paediatrics in East and North Herts NHS Trust he became clinical director of Children’s services and Director of the Diabetes services for Children and Young People. He was also fortunate to work with the active birth movement and was Lead Paediatrician to the Birth Unit of St John and St Elizabeth, in St John’s Wood, working with the Obstetric and Midwifery Team, beside Mr Yehudi Gordon. With Mr Gordon, he has written several books for parents for the care of babies. He also held responsibility as part of Neonatal Paediatricians team, providing services to the Portland Hospital Neonatal Unit. Mr Raffles has also published papers on neonatal nutrition, and childhood asthma, as well as a textbook of paediatrics for undergraduates and postgraduates.

    After a career of over 28 years as a consultant in paediatrics, he then went part-time in the NHS, and in May 2012, took over as the Lead Paediatrician for Dr Ian Hay Ltd. Since 2016 He has been the Head of the Children’s and Young Peoples Services at Dr Ian Hay Ltd, a group of 8 Consultant Paediatricians providing private health care and looking after the needs of Children and Young People. He continues his interest in Diabetes by acting as a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Peer reviewer of Diabetes Services for Children and Young People.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Childhood vaccinations

    Newborn Care

    Growth and Developmental Assessments

    • General Paediatrics
    • Newborn Care
    • Routine Health & Well-Baby Checks
    • Childhood Ailments & Infections
    • Immunisations
    • Child Development
    • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
    • Adolescent Health and Well Being
    • Chronic Long term Illness in Adolescence including Hypermobility and Fatigue


    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Video Consultation
    • Well Baby Check
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Acute Paediatric Disorder
    • Allergies
    • Appendicitis
    • Asthma
    • Blood in Stool
    • Blood in Vomit
    • Chickenpox
    • Child Development
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Chronic Cough
    • Chronic Paediatric Disorder
    • Colic
    • Constipation
    • Delayed Puberty
    • Diarrhoea
    • Fainting
    • Fifth Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Gait Abnormalities
    • Growing Pains
    • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
    • In Toeing
    • Kawasaki Disease
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
    • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
    • Rickets
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Threadworm
    • Troublesome Cough
    • Weight Gain
    • Wheezing
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    MB BS 1978 University of London

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