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Dr Dalijit Hothi

Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist

A specialist in paediatric home haemodialysis, and an award-winning leader in quality improvement and patient safety.

Dr Dalijit Hothi is the clinical lead for Home Haemodialysis at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Dialysis lead at The Portland Hospital. She has a special interest in haemodialysis for children.

Dr Hothi and her team at Great Ormond Street have developed a Home Haemodialysis programme and have trained and supported 18 children to date, one of the largest paediatric cohort in the world. She is currently working towards developing a National Paediatric Home Haemodialysis Network in the UK.

Dr Hothi other passion is Clinical leadership for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  She is currently a divisional lead for Clinical Improvement and Patient Safety at Great Ormond Street Hospital and has led on a number of successful projects, and is the educational lead for quality improvement training.

Professional background

Dr Hothi’s Paediatric training was split between Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

Her project, Harm that matters to me: Patients and their families reporting safety concerns, won the Patient Safety award at the Health Service Journal Awards in 2013.

Services provided to HCA

Dr Hothi provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Portland Hospital. In her role, Dr Hothi leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In her role, she contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding paediatrics treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In her role, Dr Hothi advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the paediatrics area.

In addition, she works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in paediatrics available in the facility. Furthermore, she advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. She will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £1,050.00.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.