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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:


If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Dr Zilla Huma Dr Zilla Huma

Huma, Dr Zilla

  • Position: Consultant Paediatrician
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, MRCP, FRCPCH
  • Specialty: Paediatric orthopaedics and endocrinology

Zilla graduated from Medicine at Glasgow University and very quickly concentrated her efforts on working with children at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, then Manchester and then at The Westminster Children's Hospital in London. After gaining her MRCP, in 1990, she moved to Cornell University/The New York hospital to undertake a post doctoral fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology with the then President of The Endocrine Society of America. After 2 years as a fellow she became an Assistant Professor and focused her research on genetic conditions leading to disorders of sexual differentiation.

In 1996 she decided to return to the NHS and became a Consultant Paediatrician at Wexham Park and the John Radcliffe Hospitals in Oxford. Over the next 18 years she became Regional Advisor for Oxford Deanery, Undergraduate Tutor, Clinical Director and continued her work as a Paediatric Endocrinologist.

In September 2015 Zilla moved to become the Director of Children's Services at RNOH and hopes to develop an Endocrine service around metabolic bone disease and disorders of growth, as well as promoting excellence in the care of children throughout the Trust.

Zilla is on the Board of the Cure2Children charity which performs hundreds of bone marrow transplants in children all over the developing world every year.