About Dr Inyang Takon (Child Development)
Dr Inyang Takon heads our popular Child Development Service both at Centennial Medical Centre, Hertfordshire and The Portland Hospital, London.
Inyang is passionate about improving care and support for children with disabilities and developmental disorders. She has pioneered setting up clinical networks to help reduce fragmented care for children with developmental disorders.
Initially, Inyang undertook her undergraduate medical training at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and graduated in 1988. Following her Postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Nigeria she was awarded the Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in 1999. She embarked on further Postgraduate Paediatric training in the UK working in prestigious tertiary hospitals, Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Gt. Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Postgraduate achievements include being awarded Masters in Public Health at the University of Lagos, Masters in Community Paediatrics at University College Hospital, London, MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry Programme at Birmingham University and still desiring to acquire more skills, she has now achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education with the University of Dundee!
In 2004 Inyang was appointed to the post of Consultant Community Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, a position she has held for the last 12 years. She Leads the ADHD service in East and North Herts, and has worked alongside her colleagues to establish a comprehensive specialist service for children with ADHD.
Inyang is actively involved in teaching locally, nationally and internationally. She holds several educational roles within the trust and the Royal College of Paediatrics She is an examiner for the MRCPCH and DCH exams held by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Outside the NHS and her private clinic duties, Inyang is involved in charitable work in West Africa. She is passionate about setting up developmental Paediatric services in West Africa and she does collaborate with Paediatricians abroad to carry out research and develop services.