Inyang Takon


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Dr Inyang Takon is a Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics and Neurodisability. She had her Primary medical education training at the University of Ibadan Nigeria and trained in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Dr Takon   holds the FWACP, MRCPCH and FRCPCH   Professional qualifications. She has a Master’s in Public health, M.Sc. Community Child Health (University of London) and M.Sc. Clinical Neuropsychiatry (University of Birmingham). She has held her Consultant Post at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 2004 and continues to contribute to the development of quality services for children with neurodevelopmental disorders in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Inyang has special interest in ADHD, Tic disorders, Complex Epilepsy Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Chronic neurological disorders and neurobehavioural difficulties secondary to acquired brain injuries and genetic disorders.

Inyang leads the ADHD service in East Hertfordshire and she is the CAMHS Liaison lead for the Community Paediatric department in East and North Herts.   She is the Quality and Training adviser for the Paediatric Mental Health subspecialty, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is the Chair and founding member of the UK Healthcare Professionals forum on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Inyang is also an Executive Committee member of the Youth Justice Committee on the National   Paediatric ADHD Network Forum.

Inyang is the lead for training and Educational Supervisor for Paediatric trainees in her department. She delivers regular teaching to health professionals in her local county, nationally and internationally and has presented at local and international conferences. Inyang has served on several RCPCH committees and is an Examiner on the DCH (Diploma in Child Health) and MRCPCH (Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) exams in the UK. She is a visiting lecturer on the MCAMH Course at the University Of Ibadan, Nigeria where she teaches on the Developmental Paediatrics and Public Health module.

Inyang has contributed to the development of several national documents and guidelines relating to management of children with developmental and mental health disorders in the United Kingdom. She sits on several stakeholder committees  aimed at developing pathways and services for children with epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. Inyang is actively involved in Clinical research and academic training. She is a Paediatric Research Champion in her Trust and has been a Principal investigator on a European multicentre clinical trial. She has also carried out collaborative research with colleagues in Nigeria. Inyang has published in several local and International Journals.  She co-founded the Hertfordshire CAMHS/Paediatric Network meetings which is a Professional network of Paediatricians and Professionals in CAMHS. Inyang and her colleagues founded the ‘School doctor online’ resource (www.school-doctor.com) to help bridge the gap in identifying children with neurodevelopmental difficulties in schools.