Suzanne Sweeney


Suzanne Sweeney is the Network Director for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. A graduate in health sciences, she has 15 years of operational management experience gained in acute London NHS hospitals. She has worked in a variety of senior roles across major trauma (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), A&E and NHS England. Suzanne’s journey with neonates began in 2011, managing the then north central London Perinatal Network. In January 2014, Suzanne was appointed as the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN) Director. She holds a first class honours degree in Early Years (Health & Development) which allows her to combine her interest in child health with a role which brings her into contact with babies and families at a vulnerable time in their lives. She leads an exciting programme of work to improve the quality and outcome of neonatal care in London.

Grenville Fox


Dr Grenville Fox is the Clinical Director for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. Grenville has been a Consultant Neonatologist at Guys’ & St.Thomas and the Evelina London since 1996, having trained previously in Leicester, London and Toronto.

Grenville sits on the NHS England Neonatal Intensive Care Clinical Reference Group (CRG) the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Executive Committee and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health Specialist Advisory Committee (RCPCH CSAC) for Neonatal Medicine. He also has clinical and research interests in neonatal respiratory support and quality improvement and currently leads the New Models of Care Workstream on behalf of NHS England for the Neonatal Critical Care Review.

Tim Watts


Dr Tim Watts is the joint clinical lead for the South London Neonatal ODN.  Tim has been a consultant neonatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2001.  Tim has previously been college tutor at the Evelina and is currently joint education and training lead for child health at King’s Health Partners. His clinical interests are in quality improvement, neonatal infection and neonatal haematology.

Justin Richards

Justin Richards

Dr Justin Richards is the joint clinical lead for South London Neonatal ODN. He trained at the London Hospital Medical College, and the majority of his post-graduate medical and neonatal grid training has been in London, with and additional 2 years spent in Canada in a Neonatal Fellowship training program. He has been working as a consultant neonatologist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2007. He was service lead for the Neonatal Care Group at St George’s hospital from 2011 to 2015, and from 2015 is the Clinical Director for the Children’s Directorate at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (including general paediatrics, community paediatrics and specialty tertiary paediatrics – neurology, gastroenterology, respiratory, neurodisability, endocrinology, infectious diseases, haem/onc, allergy, paediatric surgery, and paediatric and neonatal intensive care). He is also an active member of the South West London Maternity network. His clinical interests include quality measurement and service improvement for children and their families, neonatal brain injury and team and system resilience.

Nandiran Ratnavel

Dr Nandiran Ratnavel is the joint clinical lead for the North Central & East London Neonatal Network. He trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School London, qualifying in 1994. After house jobs he leapt straight into paediatrics with senior house officer (SHO) rotations through Lewisham & Guys followed by six months of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Guys which also involved retrieval with the as then new South Thames Retrieval Service in 1998. Nandiran then went into neonatology in the first year of grid training culminating in a final six months as a registrar with the London Neonatal Transfer Service. Following this I took up a consultant position in the same service which also included working attending weeks on the neonatal unit at The Royal London Hospital. Since then he has served three years as Chair of the UK Neonatal Transport Group, two years as Chair of the Thames Perinatal Group and is currently Lead Clinician for the Neonatal Transport Service.

Lidia Tyszczuk


Dr Lidia Tyszczuk is the clinical lead for the North West London Neonatal ODN. Lidia has been a consultant neonatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2003 and currently works both at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital. She has an interest in medical education particularly through the use of simulation and is a course director for the Resuscitation Council (UK) Newborn Life Support and Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant courses. Lidia is committed to improving the quality of care provided for babies and their families.

Giles Kendall

Dr Giles Kendall is the joint clinical lead for the North Central & East London Neonatal Network.  He is clinical lead for Neonatal Medicine at University College London Hospital where he has been a consultant since 2012.  Giles is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London where is was previously Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Neuroimaging and Neuroprotection.  He has PhD in developmental neuroscience from UCL examining the mechanism pf perinatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury.

Jenni Jagodzinski

Jenni Jagodzinski is the Lead Nurse, Quality Improvement, for the London ODN.  Jenni has been a qualified nurse for 27 years, with over twenty of those as a neonatal nurse. Jenni originally trained as an adult nurse in Brighton and then as a Midwife more locally in Greenwich. Jenni has worked in various neonatal units across South East London. Jenni has a first-class honours degree specialising in neonatal nursing and is also an enhanced neonatal nursing practitioner (ENNP); Jenni has worked as a Senior Nurse/Matron since 2007 and is currently on secondment full time to the ODN from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, where Jenni has been the Matron for Neonatal Services since 2012.

Adedoyin Yissau

Dee Yissau is the Practice Educator, for the London ODN.  Dee has been a neonatal nurse for 14 years. Working in a busy level 3 Neonatal unit, caring for extreme premature babies and babies with complex needs. She has a passion for developing training and education programs for all staff within the NHS. She looks forward to influencing a cohesive approach to education across London.

Clinical Governance Leads

North Central & East London

Mark Sellwood:

South London

Karen Turnock:
Arun Kumar:

North West London

Currently vacant
But please contact: Lidia.Tyszczuk@imperial.nhs.