Dr Deborah Hodes

Dr Deborah HodesTel: 020 3447 5241
Email: deborah.hodes@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Children and young people's general services, Children and young people's services

Professional background

Deborah Hodes, is a Consultant Community Paediatrician in the community trust for the London Borough of Camden and at University College London Hospitals. Deborah studied medicine at the Royal London Hospital and trained in paediatrics. Her first consultant post was in Hackney until she moved to UCLH in 2003. Deborah is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and has an active role there as a co-opted member of the Child Protection Standing Committee and writes for their publications. She represented the College on the Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation that reported in 2013 and now is the representative on the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Clinical interests

Her key interest is in safeguarding children. She is Designated Doctor in Child Protection in Camden. She teaches both locally and nationally and at UCLH she leads the student teaching of community paediatrics. At UCLH her clinic includes the assessment of children with complex safeguarding presentations including historic sexual abuse...A new joint children and young people’s clinic with Professor Creighton for those who have undergone FGM or who are at risk, opens at UCLH  in September. She chairs the multi-agency Camden committee that was set up to end FGM in the borough.


Simpson J, Hodes D, Robinson K, Creigton S, Female Genital
Mutilation: the role of health professionals in prevention, assessment and management, British Medical Journal,  2012; 344:e542

Zalkin M D C Fertleman and Hodes D, Paediatric registrar's views on current child protection training and willingness to undertake child protection work in the current climate:
what needs to be done?   Arch Dis Child 2011; 96:A97

Raman S and Hodes D,  Culture and Maltreatment, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2011 doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02184.

Rachamim E, Hodes D, Gilbert R, Jenkins S, Pattern of hospital referrals of children at risk of maltreatment, Emergency Medicine Journal, 2010 (

Hodes D, Community Child Health. In: Training in Paediatrics , OUP, Editors Gardiner RM, Eisen S, Murphy C.

GMC/GDC number: 2407953