Suzanne Sweeney is the Network Director for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. A graduate in health sciences, she has 13 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 recently graduated with 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.
Jessica is the Junior Project Manager for the London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. She has several years experience in project management in science. Jessica holds a BSc Hons in Biological Anthropology from Kent, and an MSc in Forensic Anthropology from Cranfield Defence and Security. She previously worked in osteology, and as a researcher in carbon monoxide poisoning. She is a qualified Project Manager with an interest in human sciences, and the prevention and outcome of victims.
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. He is also currently the Clinical Director for Children’s Medical Specialties & Neonatology at the Evelina, having trained previously in Leicester, London and Toronto. Grenville currently sits on 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.
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. He has been head of service for the neonatal unit at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2011. 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.
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.
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.
Dr Angela Huertas shares the Lead of the North Central and East London Neonatal Network. She has been a consultant in Neonatology and Neurodevelopment at University College London NHS foundation trust for more than 15 years and has more than 25 years of experience in her field. Dr Huertas’ special clinical interest is brain protection and she is an expert in developmental care, family intervention and early nutrition. She has led the neurodevelopment follow up programme for the North-Central London Region, now recognised as the Gold Standard for London and England, and has been an influential member of the outcomes subgroup at the Thames Regional Perinatal Group for more than 10 years. Other important roles where Dr Huertas has excelled include Neonatal Unit Training Director, principal investigator for multi centric research trials, Regional Advisor at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Governance Lead for the North Central London Network.
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.
Jenni Jagodzinski is the Pan London Lead Nurse for the London Neonatal ODN. Jenni is a Registered Nurse and also trained as a Midwife. Jenni started her general nursing career in Brighton after qualifying in 1991 and then relocated back to South East London in 1995 to undertake her midwifery training. Once qualified as a Midwife, Jenni discovered her passion for neonatal nursing and has worked in various neonatal units within South London since. Jenni has undertaken various professional training courses including neonatal intensive care and ENNP (enhanced neonatal nursing practice); culminating in a first class honours degree specialising in neonatal nursing. Jenni has worked as a Senior Nurse/Matron since 2007 and is currently the Matron for Neonatal Services at University Hospital Lewisham alongside her role as Pan London Lead Nurse.
Jenni is committed to delivering family centred and developmental care and strives to achieve the highest standard of care for all babies and their families.
“The role of Pan London Lead Nurse offers me the opportunity to be involved with, and influence, many aspects of neonatal care, as well as working alongside clinical and Network leads to achieve a sustainable and skilled nursing work force across London”.
Mae Nugent RN BSc Hons MSc is the Lead Nurse for North Central London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. Mae is a qualified nurse educator and the Practice Development Nurse on the Neonatal Unit at University College London Hospital. She has a deep empathy regarding the individual experiences of infants and their families throughout their neonatal pathways. Mae has a keen interest in recruiting, educating and retaining nurses to deliver the highest standards of neonatal care.
Ureka Singh RN BSc Hons MSc in Education is joint Lead Nurse for North Central London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network. Ureka has 20 years of neonatal experience and is currently employed at BHRUT as Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She is also an experienced nurse educator who has worked at London South Bank university for 10 years as Senior Lecturer and Course Director for advancing neonatal nurse education. Ureka is passionate about providing up to date and safe care that is based on evidence for neonates and their families.
Vivette Wallen- Mitchell (RN PGDip MSC in Education) is the Lead Nurse for North West London Operational Delivery Network. Vivette has over 20 years of Neonatal and Paediatric experience and is currently employed as the Education Lead for Paediatrics and Neonates across Chelsea and Westminster, and West Middlesex Hospitals sites. Vivette has previously worked at London South Bank University as programme leader for Neonatal post-qualifying modules. She has also worked in an advisory role as a member of the Neonatal Steering Group with Health Education England NW London. Vivette takes keen interest in nurse education and is actively involved in nurse recruitment and retention initiatives.
Emily Hills is a Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust. Emily graduated as an occupational therapist from Brunel University in 2001 and has since worked in a variety of paediatric settings. She currently works at the “Starlight” neonatal unit at Barnet Hospital where she leads on developmental care, neurodevelopmental assessment and developmental interventions; including follow-up after discharge. Emily is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) and leads on the OT-SI intervention clinic at Royal Free Hospital which particularly focuses on early years intervention for the ex- preterm infant. She has completed both her Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) certification and is a lecturer for the Brazelton Centre in Great Britain. Emily is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and is currently undertaking her NIDCAP certification and MSc in Advanced Neonatal Studies at Southampton University.
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