Dr Tim Ubhi is a consultant paediatrician & fellow of the Royal college of paediatrics & child health. He has over 22 years experience in paediatrics & child health. The early part of his career was as a lecturer in paediatrics & child health at Leeds university. During this time he completed his research into using botulinum toxin to help children with cerebral palsy to walk. For this piece of work Tim was awarded the prestigious Michael Blacow prize by the Royal college of paediatrics & child health. Tim was then awarded a medical research council training fellowship looking at the development of novel treatments for childrens cancers. A large part of his training was in paediatric oncology but more recently Tim has focussed on general paediatrics. As a consultant and clinical director in the Yorkshire region he noted the improvements in patient care that were necessary in order for paediatrics and child care to survive as part of a National Health Service. Tim has completed the NHS leadership academy Nye Bevan executive training programme and graduated in March 2016. He founded the children's e-hospital in 2015 and is looking at using innovative ways to improve child health delivery in the UK. He is currently working with clinical commissioning groups and acute trusts in the UK to bring the children's e-hospital model into the NHS.
Dr Mark Lovell is a dual trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer working with some of the UK’s largest Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (LDCAMHS) for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. He is an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) trainer and trainer of trainers. He is a board member and the lead for CPD and Training for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), Editor of ‘the Bridge’ ACAMH’s magazine, Vice-chair of the Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Network, UK and EIRE, child and adolescent mental health lead for the children’s e-hospital, contributor to the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s CR163 Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Psychiatry advisory document (2016), member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Informatics committee author of the UK and EIRE Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Inpatients list and is a member of the children and young people improving access to psychological therapies (CYP-IAPT) learning disability and autism spectrum disorder curriculum group, he has had previous involvement with the British Medical Association at a regional level. He teaches medical students at Newcastle University, UK on both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities and previously tutored at Leeds Medical School and Hull-York Medical School, UK. His interests are the psychiatry of child and adolescent intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour and informatics. He has authored e-learning sessions for Pulse, the Children’s e-hospital and Disability Matters, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
I am a children's doctor in the north west region & a member of the royal college of paediatrics & child health. I have had a passion for child health and especially brain and nerve disorders from my early days of medical school at the University of Liverpool. Having carried out research in Alder Hey Children's Hospital & Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, I strive to find cutting edge methods of improving children's health care. I will be taking my enthusiasm for neurology (brain & nerves) forward by specialising in this area of child health. I see the children's e-hospital as a foundation for improved knowledge of childhood conditions for parents & health professionals to aid towards better healthcare for children.
Tonya is a GP working in the Yorkhire region. As a member of the children's e-hospital Tonya hopes to help improve the link between primary care (GP's) and secondary care (the local hospitals). Knowing first hand the current climate within the NHS, Tonya hopes to improve the care offered to the patients that we treat.
Juliette Penney qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984, A Registered Midwife in 1986 and a Registered Health Visitor in 1989. She also has a teaching qualification and is a nurse prescriber.
Juliette worked as one of the clinical leads for the children and young people Darzi workstream whilst working in Nottinghamshire and was one of the first chairs from a Health background of joint access teams and is familiar with partnership working on different levels.
Currently Juliette is employed as a clinical services manager in Rotherham and has developed integrated pathways which are child focussed. This has led to recognition of her leadership skills and abilities. Juliette became a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting March 2015 and has a greater understanding of parliamentary process and political influences on health policies. Juliette is a committed health visitor who completely understands the role of early intervention, prevention and empowering parents to make informed choices.
My name is Helen and I am a specialist community public health nurse (previously known as school nurse's) working for the healthy child team in North Yorkshire.
I worked on a paediatric ward and outpatients unit for 10 years before moving into the community setting as a school nurse in 2004. I manage a small skill mix team of healthy child practitioners, assistant practitioners and screening technicians and have extensive experience of working with children and young people aged 5-19 yrs.
I am involved in the staff training for both primary and secondary schools including asthma, epipen and epilepsy. I am part of the immunisation steering group and I run an enuresis clinic once a week, having a keen interest in childhood continence. I have just completed my community practice teacher course and enjoy teaching students in the practice setting.
I feel really passionate about my role and hope that I can contribute my experience and ideas in helping the Children’s e-Hospital to grow and develop further.
My name is Louise. I’m a mum to our two year old son Evan. I’m keen to combine my experiences of IVF, pregnancy and being a mum with my professional role as an Educational Consultant for Wakefield Diocese.
As a mum, I feel the e-hospital is something I would love to embrace and contribute to. There’s so much we can learn from each other and I hope that I can benefit others, knowing that a holistic approach is always the best approach.
I truly believe in a child-centred approach to work, personalising learning and putting the children’s health and well-being at the forefront of everything I do.
My expertise lies in supporting school leadership teams to improve the quality of teaching and learning, mentoring teachers in training, mentoring newly qualified teachers and training middle leaders.
My educational experience is varied and includes: 5 years as an Assistant Head Teacher, improving outcomes for children aged 2-11; 7 years as Inclusion Leader supporting families of children with mild to severe behaviour and learning difficulties; and teaching children on the Autistic Spectrum in a Special Educational Setting.
I have held a number of safeguarding roles and understand the importance of protecting children and vulnerable young adults.
For the past 8 years I have worked as Chief Executive Officer for the regional charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, for the last 4 of those years I have headed the award winning “Save our Surgery Campaign”.
My background is Sales and Marketing, working 6 years for Leeds Chamber of Commerce. I am business minded, but I carry the values of a third sector leader. I feel very passionate about the every aspect of the NHS, however, I am currently involved with the new national review of Congenital Heart Disease. I am thrilled to be asked to be part of the e-hospital steering group and I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience, in any way I can to its success.
Over the last 15 years, Rob has held a number of senior management roles within publicly listed and private businesses operating in a range of sectors including technology, retail and manufacturing. In 2010, Rob was appointed as Group Chief Executive in Airedale Group, a specialist design and manufacturing company operating in the hospitality industry. Over the last 4 years and supported by private equity investment, Airedale has grown, both organically and through acquisition to become one the market leaders employing over 200 people across the UK.
Rob is a parent who has had first had experience of having a child that was unwell and who needed the care of the NHS. He is therefore aware of the anxieties that sick children and their parents experience. Rob hopes to use his past experience, both as a CEO and as a parent, to help steer the children's e-hospital.
I am the Managing Partner of Makin Dixon Solicitors. I am an Advanced Family Panel member specialising in domestic violence and matrimonial finances with particular expertise in high net worth financial proceedings and divorce. I also have a keen interest in children's matters. I am a member of the Law Society Family Panel and an accredited member of Resolution with my chosen specialist subjects being domestic violence and co-habitation.
I have personal experience of having a sick child and as a parent I hope to help steer the children's e-hospital to make a difference in the health & wellbeing of children and also to empower their parents.
Jessica's background is in product development and key account sales. Following the birth of her second child Jessica decided to take a career break to focus on looking after her two children. Jessica's second child was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Although this brought its own challenges the family dealt with the condition and the various obstacles that came their way head on and have a very positive outlook. By being able to reflect on their own experiences and journey to date, they hope to help support and direct the Children's e-hospital.
Wendy is a parent who has had first hand experience of having a child who was unwell and who needed investigating and treating. Wendy hopes to help direct the children's e-hospital to ensure that the patients and their families are at the heart of the organisation.
Heidi is first and foremost a parent who understands how difficult it is to have a sick child. This is through her personal experiences. As a member of the parents steering group, Heidi hopes to ensure that the children's e-hospital puts the patient and their family at the centre of any decisions.
Jennifer is a family nutrition consultant and mother of three.
She is passionate to underpin the importance of childhood nutrition, both in homes and schools.
She created a powerful video highlighting the issues many parents face when trying to make the best choices for their children, along with a free kids nutrition e-book including the children's e-hospital autumn and winter diet books.
Jennifer has appeared on "Good Morning Britain" as part of the fuel for school project, aiming to support childhood nutrition in schools. She has also done radio Interviews for BBC Radio Leeds, Radio Aire, Hallam FM and Ben Coomber Radio
Jennifer is keen to make a difference to child and family nutrition through the work of the children's e-hospital.
I am Danielle Ralton an advanced paediatric nurse practitioner currently working in acute paediatric services across County Durham and Darlington; providing assessment, diagnosis and the safe discharge of children referred from primary care and the emergency care department.
I have been a paediatric nurse for 10 years, 5 of those as an APNP, with qualifications from Teesside university and Northumbria university at degree and masters level. The majority of my nurse practitioner career has been spent working in a paediatric emergency care department, which has given me vast experience and knowledge of dealing with Childhood conditions and illness. I have also worked jointly with consultants in paediatric outpatient clinics , and have experience in the assessment and care of the neonate.
I am very keen to be involved in the Children's e-Hospital project & developing and changing services within paediatrics, to integrate the role of the APNP in the most effective and resourceful way.
Hello, my name is Sarah Myers, I'm a paediatric staff nurse currently working on a general acute children's ward. I was born in Newcastle until I was 18 then took the jump to move to Glasgow to live and study children's nursing, we were the last cohort who complete project 2000. I qualified as a children's nurse in 2003.In 2004 I moved down to the north east & initially worked at James Cook Unibersity Hospital in the surgical unit for 6 months then moved to Darlington where I currently work. I have two gorgeous energetic boys who keep me on my toes. I have a keen interest in children's mental health, an area I do feel passionate about, I am the link nurse for the eating disorder team, which I really enjoy. I would like to be part of the Children's e-Hospital as I feel it's an excellent tool for parents to utilise and to reassure them at anxious times. It's extremely informative and if it helps to reduce parents anxiety and doctors appointments then it's serving a great purpose. I'm excited for a new adventure.
Rob Greenacre is an engineer by background but has a passion for motorbikes, golf & running. His first experience of charity work was with the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015 when he travelled to the Greek islands to provide humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees as part of the Children's e-Hospital refugee aid programme. Rob continues to support the refugees with regular shipments of clothing. He became a trustee for the Children's e-Hospital in 2016 and is continually involved in directing the charitable work of the organisation.
For the majority of my career, I have worked in the European Institutions learning about policy and regulatory frameworks across Europe. More recently I have been involved in project and programme management in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of getting things done through results and benefits driven implementation. Projects I have led and managed have ranged from regulatory reform, IT development and also multinational projects with EU funding. Even though I am legally trained my drive comes from impact of actions and their measurements thereof.
I am also a frequent participant in the United Nations volunteer programme and have been fortunate enough to be able to use my language and legal skills and training in project management in Cameroon and projects involving children's schooling and health issues. It is this amazing experience that has led me to get involved in the wonderful initiative of Children's e-hospital.