Dr Heaton’s qualifications are: B.M. (Southampton University), DCH (Otago University), MRCP (UK) and FRCPCH.

Having undertaken junior and training posts in both London and New Zealand Dr Heath became a lecturer and honorary senior registrar in paediatrics at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London in 1989. In 1992 he moved to New Zealand where, for ten years, he was a Consultant Paediatrician at New Plymouth Hospital. When he returned to the UK in 2002 he joined Yeovil District Hospital as a Consultant Paediatrician.

His special interests include general paediatrics, Kawasaki Disease, pain relief in the newborn, paediatric infectious disease and non-surgical management of spasticity.