Dr Jo Jones, Private Consultant Paediatrician

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Meet the Team

Doctor Jo Jones

Dr Jo Jones

I'm a mother of three children, and know what it's like to be concerned about their health, their behaviour and happiness.

The issues that I face are familiar to me both at work and at home, as I have had to work on many of them with my own children.

It's easy to feel alone and unsure even where to start when you are faced with an unwell, struggling or unhappy child. I'm very easy to talk to, and I encourage parents and carers to talk about all of their concerns – your views and fears are always important.

I always aim to let you know as much as I can about what is happening, so that you walk away confident about your child's problem area and feeling completely in control. You'll receive a very comprehensive report from me, which you can refer back to if you need to. If there is anything you are still unsure of, please contact me and we can arrange a time to talk

My routine clinics are in Leamington Spa and Stratford–upon–Avon in Warwickshire. I cover Birmingham and the West Midlands but families frequently come from much further and I accommodate them whenever I can.

Dr Chris Morrell

Chris Morrell

Chris is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum for many years. Chris is passionate about raising autism awareness and has delivered autism awareness training and consultation to many schools, colleges and universities around the country. He has a particular interest in the assessment and diagnosis of girls with autism.

Chris recognises and understands that the children he assesses are often experiencing anxiety about meeting someone new and being in an unfamiliar environment. He prides himself on being able to engage the children he meets and his ability to help them feel relaxed and understood.

Becky Freeman – Practice Manager and Administrator

Becky Freeman

Since graduating in Psychology and Health Science at the University of West of England in 1997, I have built my career in small to medium sized businesses working in a number of sectors as Project Manager, Office Manager, General Manager and Company Secretary. This has given me an excellent understanding of small to medium businesses and I have high expectations of standards of work and delivery of services and products.

As a mother of two children, like other parents or carers, the issues and worries that one faces when bringing up children can be challenging and concerning. Dr Jo Jones and I work as a team and we pride ourselves in providing a high standard of service including efficient communication with parents, carers, and other professionals. My role in managing the practice includes helping to deliver comprehensive reports as soon as possible after appointments to parents or carers and other professionals if required, ensure clinic notes are ready for appointments, deal with invoices, payments and queries, and provide administration support to Dr Jo Jones.

I work part time mainly Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays but have constant contact with Jo to ensure all urgent matters are dealt with immediately.

Joanna Barnes – Assistant Practice Manager

Jo Barnes

My role as Assistant Practice Manager involves managing the diary for general clinics, coordinating ADHD patient care and supporting Becky in her role as Practice Manager. You may see me referred to as “Barnsey” in emails – my office nickname.

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2001, I worked in IT for several years before taking a break when my eldest child was born to complete a Masters degree at Warwick University. I then worked in private business and the NHS before joining Healthcare 4 Kids in 2017.

I am the mum of three children and I love being part of this hard working and caring team where we all have the goal of helping children and their families to receive the care and support they need. Outside of work and parenting duties I enjoy running, baking and reading.

Lucy Mallows - Autism/PDA Coordinator

Lucy has a degree in Early Childhood Studies, two young children and has been working with Jo for ten years both in the NHS and privately after bonding over chocolate-based delicacies. Lucy works alongside Becky to provide full practice management and administration support for Healthcare4Kids as well as being the point of initial and continued contact for autism enquiries.

Lucy is passionate about enabling children to be fully understood and accepted in order to reach their potential and understands the often challenging dynamics that can occur when a child and family face the uncertainty of childhood concerns and difficulties.

Alison Marland - Finance Administrator

Alison Marland

Alison has more than 15 years experience in organisations around Warwickshire and the West Midlands, working with Directors, Chief Executives and Senior Managers to provide reliable, professional and streamlined business support.

Since graduating from The University of Birmingham in 1999 she has had a varied and interesting career alongside bringing up her 2 children, including client support in leadership development and 5 years as a childminder. This varied experience both in business and the childcare sector helps her relate to the challenges faced by parents whilst providing professional and organised support to the administration team at Healthcare4kids.

For any everyday kids issues or more specialised problems or a “Children’s MOT” please contact Dr Jo Jones at doctorjojones@healthcare4kids.co.uk

For any administration, invoicing or payment queries please contact Becky Freeman at office@healthcare4kids.co.uk.

Cheryl Jackson - Administrator

Cheryl Jackson

Queenie, as we call her, joined the team as an administrator in March but it feels like she's been here forever. She makes good tea but more importantly ensures Medical Reports are sent out as soon as possible and also reminds you not to forgot your appointment. We have a very close team at Healthcare4kids and all have one goal for the day and that is to ensure we can help parents....

Cheryl has enjoyed over 15 years of Marketing and advertising account and project management within many industries. She is also a qualified beautician so when she's not with us or being a Mum of two boys, she is pampering people.