Laura Elizabeth Jenkins


Third Level Education
Queen’s University, Belfast ,MB BCh BAO, June 1995


Paediatric Experience

Staff Grade Paediatrician, Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Unit(March ’06-present), Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick ChildrenCurrently awaiting upgrade to Associate Specialist in CF, approved at Trust level

SpR Paediatrics Year 3, Antrim Area Hospital/Mid-Ulster Hospital (Aug’04-Feb’06)   
SpR Paediatrics Year 2, Neonatology, RJMH, Belfast (Aug’03-Aug’04)       
SpR Paediatrics Year 2, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald (Aug’02-Aug’03)       
SpR Paediatrics Year 1, Antrim Area Hospital (Aug’01-Aug’02)   

Postgraduate Examinations   
MRCP(UK)Paediatrics Part 1, July 1998 Pass
MRCPCH(UK)Paediatrics Part 2, October 1999, Pass

Membership of Learned Societies
Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
Member of the Ulster Paediatrics Society

Courses & Conferences

  • CF Masterclass: 27th January 2011, Birmingham
  • 33rd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference: 16th – 19th June 2010, Valencia, Spain
  • CF Masterclass : 21st January 2010, Birmingham
  • UPS,Junior Members Forum : 4th December 2009, PGMC,RVH, Belfast
  • Difficult Asthma-past, present & future : 26th March 2009, Belfast
  • Cystic Fibrosis Symposium : 11th Nov 2008, RSM, London
  • 31st European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference :11th-14th June 2008, Prague
  • Cystic Fibrosis Symposium : 20th Nov 2007, RSM, London
  • 30th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference : 13th-16th June 2007, Belek,Turkey
  • Annual NACF Society Conference: 2nd-5th November 2006, Denver, Colorado
  • 29th ECF Society Conference:15th-18th June 2006, Copenhagan, Denmark
  • Child Protection Study Day: 8th November, Royal Society of Medicine, London
  • Paediatric Ambulatory Care Day: 28th September 2004, Northwick Park Hospital, London
  • APLS:28th April- 1st May 2004, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast
  • How to Practice Evidence-based Medicine Child Health, 8th-10th Oct’03, Holywood
  • Psychological Initiatives in Physical Health:29th September 2003, RVH, Belfast
  • Practical Paediatric Echocardiography: 2nd-3rd June 2003, Institute of Child Health, London
  • Cranial Ultrasound in the Newborn : 29th November 2002, University College, London
  • Teacher Training for Specialist Registrars:22nd-23rd October 2002, NIPMDE, Belfast 
  • Misuse & Substance Abuse, Child Protection :11 th-12th March 2002, Antrim ACPC
  • Framework for Assessing Children in Need & Their Families : 28th Feb-1st March 2002, Antrim ACPC
  • Newborn Life Support Provider Course : Jan 2002, Belfast
  • Griffiths Developmental Course : Aug 2001, Armagh


  • The Changing incidence of Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Are we making progress?
    Poster presentation, NACF Society, October 2009
  • TIVADs- 7yr experience in 27 CF patients with particular reference to associated complications
    Poster presentation, ECFS, Brest, June 2009
  • Adverse Drug Reactions in Our CF Population
    Poster presentation, NACF Society, Orlando, October 2008
  • Paediatric Ambulatory Assessment Unit- Audit of GP Satisfaction
    Mid-Ulster Medical Society Meeting, Nov 2004
  • A Case of Congenital Giant Pigmented Naevus 
    UPS Junior Members Forum, 3rd December 2004
  • The Role of CRT & Detection of Serious Illness in Kids
    BEAM, Derby, 1st April 2003, Poster presentation; UPS, Out of Town Meeting, 3rd May 2003
    UPS, Junior Members Forum, Dec 2003
    • Re-audit of TFTs Screening in Children with Down Syndrome within the Homefirst Community Trust , Homefirst Quality Conference, 25th Feb 2003
    • Baby It’s Cold Outside! An Audit on Temperature Control & Documentation of Transport Details in Neonates requiring Transport, Irish Perinatal Society, Spring Meeting, April 2002
    • Primary Seizure Activity Presenting as Acute Encephalopathy
      Ulster Paediatric Society, Junior Members Forum, Dec 2000
    • A Critical Approach to the Management of Preterm Neonatal Sepsis in a Tertiary Referral Centre, Irish Perinatal Society, October 2000; Problems with Prematurity Conference, ICH, London, Sept 2000-Poster
    • Prognostic Indicators for Children Requiring Intensive Care for Meningococcal Septicaemia in Northern Ireland, Joint UPS/IPA Out of Town Meeting, May 2000;IAPS, Sept 2000
    • Health & Lifestyle of Children in Residential Care in South & East Belfast
      Joint UPS/IPA Meeting, May 1998, BACCH AGM, June 1999


  • Changing prevalence of Pseudomonas: Regional CF Paediatric Unit  2009
  • TIVADs and their complications: Regional CF Paediatric Unit 2009
  • Care of the Dying Child : RBHSC, MDT audit 2007
  • Adverse Drug Reactions in CF: Regional CF Paediatric Unit 2006
  • Paediatric Ambulatory Assessment Unit-Survey of GP satisfaction: MUH, Magherafelt, Nov 2004
  • Audit of Non-attendance at the Baby Clinic: RJMH, Sept 2003
  • Audit of Temperature of All Neonates admitted to the SCBU: Ulster Hospital 2002-2003
  • Re-audit of Thyroid Function & Anti-TPO Antibody Testing in Children with Down Syndrome Antrim
  • Area Hospital, May 2002
  • Temperature Control of Transferred Neonates : Antrim Area Hospital, March 2002
  • Management of Neonatal Sepsis : RJMH, June 2000