Dr Merugumalla is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine currently working in Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, United Kingdom. She completed her training in the East of England rotation in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, The Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, and out of deanery in Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull. She is a subspecialist in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and has trained in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. which is part of the Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. In her current role, she delivers high quality clinical interventions to patients in all age groups requiring emergency care and drives standards of excellent practice by providing leadership and guidance to her team of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals. As lead for the Paediatric Emergency Department, Dr Merugumalla champions childrens’ emergency care and safeguarding. She is an instructor on the European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) course. Formerly, Dr Merugumalla lead the department in provision of Mental Health Services (was responsible for the inception of 24/7 Liaison Psychiatry Services in Peterborough City Hospital), Women’s Health (developed patient pathways to stream-line care for gynaecological emergencies), Drug and Alcohol Services (worked in close association with community services and Cambridgeshire police) and Domestic Violence (with Trust Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Team). Dr Merugumalla has a keen interest in influencing health care legislation and believes healthcare professionals are best placed to make an impactful contribution to ensure that healthcare services are fit for purpose in the future. Outside work, Dr Merugumalla is involved in social projects working with disadvantaged children, loves art, cooking and listening to music.
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