Linda is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife and is qualified in specialty . She holds an MSc in Public Services Management. Linda has worked across midwifery, neonates and transitional care for several years, many of which were in Cambridge, before relocating to the Midlands. Linda ensures that the baby and family journey are integral to all Network projects and works collaboratively with the parents to achieve that aim. She is passionate about ensuring that every opportunity is taken to improve standards of care and safety. As Director and Lead Nurse, she is constantly striving to ensure consistency and collaboration across all the constituent units in order to deliver high quality, equitable services across the Network . She endeavours to raise the profile of nursing by engaging with nurses at all levels and encouraging Network involvement, and education and development opportunities. Linda is the current chair of the National Networks Lead Nurse group.
Clinical Lead, North Hub
Anneli graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and undertook paediatric and neonatal training in the East Midlands. She was appointed to her current consultant post in 2010 as Nottingham's medical lead for the CenTre Transport Service. After a very happy 10 years there, Anneli took up a new consultant neonatologist role, staying within the East Midlands network, and moved to UHDB in September 2020. Anneli has been the Clinical Lead for the EMNODN North Hub (formerly Trent Perinatal Network) since September 2013.
Clinical Lead, South Hub
Jo is a consultant neonatologist working jointly within the Leicester Neonatal Service and CenTre Neonatal Transport. She graduated from the University of Dundee in 2002 and entered the specialist register in 2012 having trained in the Yorkshire and Humber region and Trent. Prior to undertaking her current consultant role she spent one year as a neonatology fellow in Melbourne, Australia working within the Victoria State Perinatal Network doing newborn retrieval and neonatology. She has been the Clinical Lead for the EMNODN South Hub (formerly Central Newborn Network) since July 2015.
Deputy Lead Nurse (Workforce & Education)
Judith is a registered general and children’s nurse. She is qualified in neonatal nursing and has an MA in Independent Practice in Health. Judith worked in a variety of roles in neonatal nursing for 30 years before joining the network team. As Education and Project Lead Judith aims to support the delivery of high quality neonatal care within the Network through nurse education and training initiatives and quality improvement projects.
Service Improvement Lead
Zara is a registered nurse with a specialist qualification in Neonatal Nursing. She has worked in Adult general medicine before working in Neonates where she has worked at NUH for the past nine years, in various roles. Zara joined the Network team in 2019 on secondment to lead on Family Integrated Care across the Network, ensuring Family Integrated Care is at the heart of each of our Neonatal units to enhance the neonatal experience and outcomes for our babies
Rachel recently joined the Network team, having previously worked at Derbyshire Children's Hospital. She has over fifteen years experience of working with data and Excel is her weapon of choice! As Data Analyst she will support Network projects and also hopes to work with clinicians to develop reports that will help the neonatal units to monitor and improve their performance.
Chair, Parent Advisory Group
Lynsey is the Chair of the Parents Advisory Group for the North Hub (formerly Trent Perinatal Network). Lynsey also attends the Board meetings as a Parent Representative. She has had two premature babies, one at 28 weeks and one at 33 weeks, both born at Nottingham City Hospital. Although most of their time was spent within the Neonatal unit at City Campus they also spent a month at the QMC Campus. Lynsey's role as Chair and Parent Representative within the Network is on a voluntary basis.