"Hello, my name is Vicki Whiteley for the last 18 years I have worked in the area of paediatric neurology, where I developed a very keen interest in the ketogenic diet and its application.In January 2012 and thanks to support and funding from The Daisy Garland, I joined the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to focus on developing a much-needed ketogenic service, along-side Royal Manchester's enthusiastic team of consultants and nurses.  This is a very exciting opportunity to develop and expand a much-needed service.

Our patient group is growing rapidly - some of them have been waiting more than five years for the opportunity to start the ketogenic diet. My aim is to provide as much advice and support as I can, helping families to adapt to the diet and have a positive experience. I look forward to helping more families interested in starting the ketogenic diet.

Educating parents/carers and health professionals about the ketogenic diet and the service we offer is a very positive and stimulating part of my job.  A big thank you to The Daisy Garland - without your funding this work would not be possible."