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NHS South Adult Critical Care Networks

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South West Critical Care Network

About us

The South West Critical Care Network consists of the Network Manager, Clinical Lead and Network Administrator.  We cover 14 hospitals in the South West from Gloucester Royal Hospital down to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Supporting and Developing High Quality Critical Care throughout the South West

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The Network Team

Graham Brant

Graham Brant
Network Manager and Lead Nurse

South West Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Graham's Bio

Graham has been Network Manager and Lead Nurse for South West Critical Care Network since June 2014. As a nurse by background Graham has worked for twenty six years in critical care, working in many critical care environments progressing to Matron, a post he held for fourteen years. Graham has a passion for ensuring high standards of patient care by supporting and developing high quality critical care throughout the NHS.

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Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller
Network Administrator

South West Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Sarah's Bio

Sarah has been the administrator for the Network since 2015, Sarah has a varied background with companies such as Sunlife, CompuServe and Sift plc. (as pensions advisor and Customer Service Manager respectively). Then more lately involved with catering and event organising. This is now coming in very handy with the organisation of study days for the network. Sarah is dedicated to ensuring high quality service and communication at all levels.

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Sam Waddy

Sam Waddy
Network Clinical Lead

South West Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Sam's Bio

Sam will be taking over from Tim in April this year. Sam has worked as a consultant in intensive care and acute medicine in Plymouth since 2007. He has been clinical lead for acute medicine and, since 2013, Clinical Director of the intensive care unit at University Hospitals Plymouth. Sam has always had great interest in developing and delivering high quality services and developing and nurturing the workforce. He is very keen that the Network should work with all the units across the region and the other networks to share our solutions and best practice. Delivering intensive care to the highest standards is very challenging in the health economy at present and we need to be innovative and thoughtful about how we drive standards up further and develop important new initiatives in intensive care, especially around long term outcomes and rehabilitation of our patients. The best ideas come from the clinical staff working with patients and Sam is very keen to listen to these on his visits to the units and our regional meetings.

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Network Geography

The South West Network includes 16 Critical Care Units, hosted by 13 trusts. We cover the counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire down to Cornwall, including Devon, Somerset and Bath (& North East Somerset).

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Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care Network

About us

The Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN team consists of a Network Manager, a Medical Lead, a Nurse lead, a Network Coordinator, an Education Project Lead, a Medical Lead for Transfers and a Data Analyst.

The Network Team

Kujan Paramanantham

Kujan Paramanantham
Network Manager

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Kujan's Bio

Kujan has been the Network Manager for the ODN since December 2014, having spent the majority of his time in the NHS working with Clinical Networks and Commissioners. With a background in Operational Research / Data Analysis, Kujan is especially interested in Quality Improvement and using Information/Data to improve Healthcare.

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Dr Steve Wimbush

Dr Steve Wimbush
Medical Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Steve's Bio

Steve has been a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in Winchester for the past 14 years and has been the Clinical Lead for Critical Care there for the past 9 and a half years. He is also the Clinical Lead for the BM4 graduate-entry medical school programme at the University of Southampton. Steve joined the ODN as Medical Lead in September 2021. His interests are in transfer medicine, medical education and learning from incidents through collaborative, multidisciplinary working.

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Gill Leaver

Gill Leaver
Nurse Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Gill's Bio

Gill is a Sister on the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and has been the Nurse Lead for the Network for several years. Gill has a wealth of experience and has worked with in critical care since 1981. Her role with in the Network Management Team ensures nurses working across the Thames Valley and Wessex have representation at National and Local level. Gill is an active member of the BACCN, previously on the regional committee, and has been involved in position statements and published several papers. She is also active with in the ICS and has been a member of the Standards Committee. Gill has worked outside the hospital environment for the Modernisation Agency and Connecting for Health, but has always remained linked to Critical Care. Gill has a passion for shared learning, and organises the yearly Network Study Day. She has also set up small specialist groups to share expertise across the Network

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Lynette Kinnaird

Lynette Kinnaird
Network Education Administrator

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Lynette's Bio

Coming from a leisure and tourism background, Lynette brings Operational Management, Logistics, Photographic Training and Design knowledge to the ODN team. She will be supporting the Education Projects Leads across Adult Critical Care and Neonatal Networks, through a newly introduced role to the NHS.

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Mary Meeks

Mary Meeks
Education Project Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Mary's Bio

Mary has been a Nurse in the Intensive care environment for the past 29 years in various hospitals in London, South East and Australia. Having worked in various settings as an Educator in Intensive care, as a Clinical Matron, and experience with the network as the Chair for the Transfer branch of the TV&WACC ODN for several years, Mary now joins the team at TV&WACC ODN as Education Project Lead, leading on providing a Network Collaborative 60 credit Adult Critical Care course.

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Wassim Shamsuddin

Wassim Shamsuddin
Network Medical Lead for Transfers

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Wassim's Bio

Wassim (or Sim as he likes to be known) is Clinical Director of Anaesthetics and Critical Care at Milton Keynes University Hospital, and a Consultant in Anaesthetics with an interest in Pre-Hospital Medicine. He spent some time out in Sydney working with Careflight and Ambulance Service of New South Wales as a Retrieval Registrar and subsequently completed his year with the RCSed Diploma in Retrieval and Transport Medicine. He currently also Chairs the Paediatric Critical Care ODN for Thames Valley. Previously flew with TVAA as a HEMS doctor from 2011 till October 2018. He joins the Network as the Medical Lead for Adult Critical Care Transfer, Thames Valley and Wessex.

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Roxanne Burns

Roxanne Burns
Network Data Analyst

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Roxanne's Bio

Roxy joins us with 10 years’ experience working within the NHS, predominately as a data analyst. With a background in NHS Trust Finance and having worked within TV&W Neonatal Network, Roxy is especially keen on improving data quality and using data to benefit services. Her role will be shared with the South East ACC ODN.

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Catherine Lawry

Catherine Lawry
Project Support Officer

Thames Valley & Wessex Adult Critical Care ODN

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Catherine's Bio

Catherine joined the ODN team in March 2021. She has 10 years’ experience of event management and project work and will be supporting the Adult Critical Care and Neonatal Networks with their work programmes and a range of projects to drive improvements in patient pathways.

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Network Geography

The Network covers 22 Critical Care Units, hosted by 14 Trusts. This covers all the Units in Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire as well as the Units in Salisbury, Chichester and Milton Keynes.

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Network

About us

About Us – For information on the role of the network and our network hospitals please see ‘Our Work – SECCN About Us’

The SECCN team consists of a network manager/lead nurse, a medical lead and a network administrator (in conjunction with South East Neonatal Network).

The Network Team

Tim Collins

Tim Collins
Network Manager

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Tim's Bio

Tim started in September 2020 as the Kent, Surrey & Sussex ODN Network Manager. He has been a critical care nurse for a number of years working within Intensive Care, Critical Care Outreach & Education. Tim has undertaken a number of roles as a Consultant Nurse, Lead Nurse, Lecturer Practitioner, ICU Clinical Nurse Educator, Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse within Critical Care. He is a Doctor of Education (EdD) and holds an MSc in Critical Care as well as a Masters teaching qualification. He has published a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented at a number of National, European & International congresses. Tim is an established Editorial Board member for Nursing in Critical Care Journal (Wiley 13/114 Nursing Science Impact Factor 2.205) and has sat as an elected member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and currently sits on the Critical Care Doctoral European Nurses Group. Tim has previously represented nursing on a number of national bodies including NICE, UK Transplant & Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He has a passion for promoting collaboration and best practice within Critical Care that leads to improvements in patient care and the clinical workforce.

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Mike Carraretto

Mike Carraretto
Medical Lead for South East Critical Care Network

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Mike's Bio

Dr Mike Carraretto MBBS FRCA FFICM has been medical lead for the network since April 2016. He has been a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia at the Royal Surrey Foundation Trust in Guildford since 2006 where he was the clinical lead and later clinical director of intensive care and oversaw a large expansion in the intensive care unit, including a new ICU build and a more than doubling of the workforce to care for over 1400 people requiring intensive care per year. He has been actively involved in the Surrey critical care network and the national networks group since 2007. Since becoming lead for KSS he has striven to ensure all the intensive care units in the region have the support needed to deliver the highest quality critical care service to patients across the network, in line with the nationally recognised standards for provision of intensive care services and the commissioned standards. Mike is a representative on the national clinical reference group for adult critical care and he is the chair for the group of medical leads of the national critical care networks of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mike is experienced in service and care pathway design and delivery, critical illness rehabilitation and follow-up, clinical psychology in critical care and is a senior appraiser within his trust.

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Stephanie Chan-Lok

Stephanie Chan-Lok
Network Administrator

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Stephanie's Bio

Stephanie began supporting the Neonatal and Adult Critical Care ODN in November 2020. She has vast experience of studying and working within the Health and Social care setting via the NHS, Private Hospitals and Clinics. Serving 10 years with the London Ambulance Service as a HR Assistant and most recently as Practice Manager to a Private Clinic for several years. Stephanie is keen to use her knowledge and strong administrative skills to support the team with the ODN Programme improving services for staff and Patients.

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Deborah Dykes
Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

Michele Bossy

Michele Bossy
Medical Transfer Lead

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Critical Care Operational Delivery Network

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Michele's Bio

I have been a Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist at the Royal Surrey Foundation Trust since 2015, having completed my dual training across KSS and London. My clinical interests include in-situ high fidelity simulation training, transfer of critically unwell patients and regional anaesthesia. I have been Trust Lead for medical simulation at RSFT since 2017. The Medisim centre is currently one of the busiest simulation centres in the region, delivering a range of regional and national courses as well as local in-house training. We have a reputation for innovation in clinical simulation training and have developed one of the first in-situ simulation labs within our busy Intensive Care Unit. We regularly have contributions accepted to international conferences including ASPiH and SESAM, and have been awarded grants from the TEL project at HEE for the development of several of our courses, including STricT (Simulation Tricky Trips: Transfer of the Critically Unwell Patient). I have been Transfer Lead for the KSS CCN since August 2020 when the post was created to develop a regional Adult Critical Care Transfer service in alignment with the National Model for ACC transfer services.

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Network Geography

The geography of SECCN covers all the critical care units in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. This includes all general intensive care and high dependency units as well as the cardiac intensive care unit at Brighton Hospital and the burns intensive care unit at Queen Victoria Hospital.

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