Laddie, Jo

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Paediatric palliative care consultant

Jo Laddie is a consultant in the Evelina London palliative care team

Area of expertise: Paediatric palliative care, ethics

Languages spoken: English, French


Dr Joanna Laddie has been a Palliative care consultant at Evelina London Hospital since 2013, when the service was first set up.

Her palliative care GRID training was based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital London and St Christophers’ Hospice.

She has undergone further training in mediation and ethics and is the Chair of the Guy's and St Thomas' ethics committee.

Further information

Education and training

  • BM – University of Southampton (2000)
  • MRCPCH (2003)
  • MSc Clinical Paediatrics – Institute of Child Health, London      (2006)
  • Diploma in Palliative Medicine - University of Cardiff (2011)
  • Diploma in Ethics of Cancer and Palliative Care, University of Keele (2013)

Specialist interests

  • Ethics and law
  • Mediation
  • Communication skills


The importance of early involvement of paediatric palliative care for patients with severe congenital heart disease.
Bertaud S, Lloyd D, Laddie J, Razavi R
Arch Dis Child. 2016 Oct; 101(10):984-7

Pharmacological interventions for pain in children and adolescents with life-limiting conditions.
Beecham E, Candy B, Howard R, McCulloch R, Laddie J, Rees H, Vickerstaff V, Bluebond-Langner M, Jones L
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Mar 13; (3):CD010750

Withdrawal of ventilator support outside the intensive care unit: guidance for practice.
Laddie J, Craig F, Brierley J, Kelly P, Bluebond-Langner M
Arch Dis Child. 2014 Sep;99(9):812-6

Improving the sensitivity of stereotactic core biopsy to diagnose ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a mathematical model.
Coombs N, Laddie J, Royle G, Rubin C, Briley M
Br J Radiol. 2001 Feb;74(878):123-6


Secretary telephone

0207 188 7188 (ext 53823)
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