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Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Network

About us

The network is one of three neonatal networks in the South Region and comprises 14 hospital neonatal services, parent representatives and voluntary organisations working with commissioners for local maternity care and NHS England Specialised Commissioning for neonatal care.

Neonatal care is provided across three levels of service caring for preterm and sick newborn babies in our network: Special Care Units (SCU), Local Neonatal Units (LNU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).

Short term intensive care and high dependency care is provided at LNUs but for complex intensive care, NICU services are provided at Oxford, Southampton and Portsmouth. Babies requiring surgical referral or treatment receive their care in Oxford or Southampton, and babies born in the network who need cardiac surgery will usually transfer to Southampton.

The network aims to promote keeping mothers and babies together through our work with maternity services and in situations where transfer between hospitals is needed for mother or baby. The SONeT service is the Southampton Oxford Neonatal Transfer Service and is dedicated to safely transferring babies for uplift in care to a NICU or closer to home to a LNU or SCU. This is the key service to providing expert care across a network system.

The Network Team

Gina Outram

Gina Outram
Network Manager

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Gina's Bio

Gina joins the Network in May 2018 after a long career in neonatal nursing. Gina has recently worked as the Senior Nurse for the Neonatal Service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is a member of the National Neonatal Network Nurses Group and the National Neonatal Audit Programme Board.

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Dr Kenny McCormick

Dr Kenny McCormick
Clinical Lead - Thames Valley Network area Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Kenny's Bio

Dr Kenny McCormick is a Consultant Neonatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Oxford University and clinical lead for Thames Valley Neonatal ODN

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Dr Victoria Puddy

Dr Victoria Puddy
Clinical Lead - Wessex Network area lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Victoria's Bio

Victoria provides the Clinical Leadership to the Wessex system and is a Consultant Neonatologist and previously Service Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS FT.

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Lambri Yianni

Lambri Yianni
Neonatal GRID trainee

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Lambri's Bio

I am a neonatal GRID trainee in Wessex and has been appointed in September 2020 as the neonatal Transformation Fellow for TV&Wessex. She has a special interest in medical education and has just completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

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Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards
Lead Nurse and Lead for Preceptorship/Foundation Education Programme

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Kim's Bio

Kim has worked within Neonatal care for over 30 years with over 20 years as a Sister and Practice Educator on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She has always been passionate about nurse education and quality improvement initiatives and how that can influence and develop nurses new to the specialty of neonates and beyond. Kim has recently completed her master’s degree in Professional Health Sciences at the University of Southampton and undertook empirical research into network preceptorship education for her dissertation which evaluated the lived experiences of the Preceptee within the Neonatal Preceptorship programme.

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Susi Hill

Susi Hill
QIS Educational Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Susi's Bio

Susi trained as a teacher and a nurse in Valencia, Spain. She has worked in neonates since 1997 and is currently leading PHU neonatal education. Susi joined the ODN in 2018 to develop the TV&W Neonatal QIS project with Kim Edwards and currently co-leads the course with Lindsey Macfarlane. She became Network Educator in 2020.

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Lindsey Macfarlane

Lindsey Macfarlane
QIS Educational Lead

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Lindsey's Bio

Lindsey originally qualified as a paediatric nurse and has worked in neonates in a variety of units since 2004. Lindsey has been involved in neonatal education for the last 9 years and is currently the neonatal Lecture Practitioner in Oxford. Lindsey joined he ODN team in July 2020 and co-leads the QIS programme with Susi Hill.

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Lynette Kinnaird

Lynette Kinnaird
Network Education Administrator

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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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 Neonatal and Adult Critical Care Networks, through a newly introduced role to the NHS.

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Jacqui Bobby

Jacqui Bobby
Data Analysis

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Jacqui's Bio

Jacqui has had a career in healthcare information analysis. She has been with the ODN since 2018. She has extensive experience in healthcare research and analysis, public health intelligence, modelling, benchmarking and report development.

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Pippa Clark

Pippa Clark
Project Manager

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Pippa's Bio

I support the ODN team to implement the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Review. Professional Background: Midwifery/ Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner experienced in Clinical Practice, Education and Workforce development.

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Catherine Lawry

Catherine Lawry
Project Support Officer

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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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 Neonatal and Adult Critical Care Networks with their work programmes and a range of projects to drive improvements in patient pathways.

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Lisa Leppard

Lisa Leppard
Lead Care Coordinator (Wessex)

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards
Lead Care Coordinator (Thames Valley)

Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Sarah's Bio

Sarah joined the ODN team as a lead care coordinator in May 2021. She has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years in the NHS, specialising in paediatrics and neonates. Her role will be to support the development of family integrated care within the Thames Valley Neonatal Units.

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Network Geography

The Network has an organisational structure to cover hospitals across Thames Valley into Milton Keynes and in the Wessex network area including Chichester West Sussex, Dorset and South Wiltshire.

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Network

About us

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Network consists of 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Units, 3 Local Neonatal Units and 6 Special Care Units. South East Coast Neonatal Transfer Service operates across the Network, undertaking both emergency retrievals and repatriation back to local units.

The Network Team

Jennifer Lomas

Jennifer Lomas
Network Manager

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer joined as the Neonatal ODN Manager in May 2020. She has long standing career with the NHS as an adult nurse, midwife and neonatal nurse. Jennifer has practised in the field of Neonates since 1990 and prior to taking up her post with the ODN was working as the Head of Nursing for Paediatrics and Neonates at Frimley Health. She has a keen interest in NHS Leadership and completed the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leadership Programme. Jennifer is committed to improving the quality of neonatal care and improving outcomes through the ODN programme of work.

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Dr Aung Soe

Dr Aung Soe
Clinical Lead (Joint)

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Aung's Bio

Dr Soe has been a consultant neonatologist since 1996. He is a full time NHS consultant at Medway, where he is the Clinical Lead in Neonatology and he is also the Clinical Lead for South East Coast Neonatal Network. He has many relevant academic credentials through local and multi-centre research activities. He has been a Principal investigator in various research projects including studies on neonatal brain, lungs and nutrition

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Dr Peter Reynolds

Dr Peter Reynolds
Clinical Lead (Joint)

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Peter's Bio

I have been a Consultant Neonatologist at St. Peter’s Hospital since 2005. My particular interest is the non-invasive respiratory support of the preterm baby, and I have published work on nasal High Flow in the Delivery Room. I am interested in research and have been PI for a number of neonatal studies. I also enjoy quality improvement work, which can be a quick and effective way to facilitate clinical change, and many of our practices at St. Peter’s have been implemented as a result of QI work led by myself or my colleagues. I do quite a lot of teaching and lecturing, and the wide use of MS Teams during the pandemic has enabled us all to join up with new audiences everywhere. In my role as joint network lead, I am particularly interested in minimising variations in care, and I led the Time=Brain project to enable any eligible baby in our network to have immediate access to accurate, servo-controlled therapeutic hypothermia. A recent published audit shows that KSS is the best in the UK for access to servo-cooling. Our network continues to develop and strengthen, and we are moving to greater clinical consistency which helps to address the issue of variation, as part of our GIRFT response. I recently reduced my NHS commitment at St. Peter’s to spend more time working in the medical devices industry, where I am looking forward to help deliver high quality products primarily for neonatal use but also to innovate and ensure safe use of our devices globally. However I am committed to my network role and to providing advice and support for all colleagues across KSS

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Louise Proffitt

Louise Proffitt
Lead Nurse

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Louise's Bio

Louise started the Lead Nurse role in December 2020. She has worked as a registered nurse in the NHS since 1983. Her chosen speciality is neonatal nursing. She was a Matron of a NICU for 10 years before becoming a Senior Matron for neonates, children and young people. Following completion of a MBA in Healthcare Leadership and Management she is keen to use her knowledge and experience to focus on the care of babies and families who require neonatal services to ensure that they have the best outcomes possible.

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Stephanie Chan-Lok

Stephanie Chan-Lok
Network Administrator

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal 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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Tamsyn Crane

Tamsyn Crane
Lead Network Educator

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Tamsyn's Bio

Tamsyn started working as network educator for KSS neonatal ODN in July 2020. Before that, she was the education lead for Neonatal Services in University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust. Tamsyn has worked in neonatal care for 10 years and her passions are staff education and development; family centred and developmental care, and supporting staff mental health. Outside of work, Tamsyn spends most of her time looking after her 2 small children, a greyhound and a Dale's pony. She is also a baby-carrying peer supporter, a writer, a foodie, and when she has time, an avid reader.

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Jacqueline Bobby

Jacqueline Bobby
Data Analyst

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

Anna Francis

Anna Francis
Lead Care Co-Ordinator

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

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Anna's Bio

Anna started in the Lead care co-ordinator role in June 2021. She joined the NHS in 1987 as a student nurse and has been a proud and passionate neonatal nurse since 1993. Prior to taking up the care co-ordinator role Anna was a NICU Matron for 4 years. She completed MSc in leadership and management in 2018 producing a final research project which explored the lived experiences of parents on the local neonatal unit. She is keen to use the knowledge gained to develop, improve and enhance family integrated care (FIC) across KSS ODN, fostering a culture where FIC is embedded in everyday practice so that parents and families are at the heart of and are fully involved in their baby's care.

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Network Geography

South East Neonatal Network covers Kent, Surrey & Sussex; there are 11 Acute Trusts and 13 units in the Network. Two acute Trusts straddle the borders with Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Network, we work collaboratively to ensure that patient flows are appropriate for the level of care required.

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