Dr Henriette van-Ruiten
Dr Henriette van Ruiten is a paediatric neurologist in Newcastle. She specialises in neuromuscular diseases. These are conditions which cause progressive weakness and wasting of all muscles leading to significant disability and often a shortened life. Dr van Ruiten is passionate about speeding up the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders, as an early diagnosis allows early access to care standards and new treatments, which greatly improve outcome. She has developed a new RCPCH eLearning module (and accompanying free workshops) to help spot abnormal motor development in babies and children, often a first sign of a neuromuscular disease.