NCAA Annual Meeting 2019 - Speakers

Guest Speakers

Zoe Abel

Resuscitation Practicioner, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Zoe qualified as a nurse in 2006, working in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and later as a Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Adult Cystic Fibrosis. During this time Zoe maintained connections with the Resuscitation department and was seconded as a Resuscitation Trainer for the trust as well as a RC UK ILS instructor.

Zoe has been a Resuscitation Practitioner on the John Radcliffe site in Oxford since 2016 and is now an RC UK ALS instructor and acts as the department’s NCAA lead.

Zoe lives in Oxfordshire with her partner and three children.

James Cant

Chief Executive Officer, Resuscitation Council UK

Dr James Cant joined the RC (UK) as CEO in September 2019. Prior to that, he was Director of Devolved Nations at the British Heart Foundation, was Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at British Lung Foundation and previously held civil servant roles within the Ministry of Defence and Scottish Government.

With a specific interest in driving strategy and improving cardiac arrest survival rates, James is steering the RC (UK) into a new chapter of development.


Luke Jeyes

Senior Resuscitation Officer, United Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Luke is currently a Senior Resuscitation Officer at the newly merged University Hospitals Birmingham. He began his nursing career in the Emergency Department at Heartlands Hospital before undertaking his paediatric nurse training in 2010. Outside of the hospital, Luke was also involved in pre-hospital care. He joined the Resuscitation Service in 2014 and in 2015 became responsible for the input of data into NCAA. With the newly merged trust, Luke has been working to develop the infrastructure to support the introduction of NCAA into the Queen Elizabeth site in April 2020.

Alexina Mason

Assistant Professor of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

After completing a first degree in Mathematics and Computing (University of Bath), my early career was spent working as an aviation forecaster at the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services. This included a year studying at the University of Sheffield, where I gained an MSc in Statistics.

I returned to full-time education in 2005, and completed a PhD on Bayesian methods for modelling non-random missing data mechanisms in longitudinal studies at Imperial. Since then I have worked on the BIAS project, which developed Bayesian methods for integrated bias modelling and analysis of multiple data sources in observational studies, and as a trial statistician in the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, focussing mainly on critical care trials. I joined the School in October 2014 and am now working on methods for handling informative missing data in cost effectiveness analysis and eliciting prior
information.

Kelly Shiel

Resuscitation Officer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

I have been a Resuscitation Officer for the Trust since 2013 and have been the NCAA lead for over 3 years. Through my involvement with NCAA I have been able to implement several changes to improve current working practices surrounding resuscitation in our clinical setting. Being involved with NCAA has enabled us to focus on areas for improvement and implement change that will only continue to improve resuscitation practices within our Trust.

 




Matt Thomas

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, North Bristol NHS Trust

Matt Thomas trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in the UK and Australia. He has been a consultant in North Bristol for eight years, with the last four in Intensive Care only. His interests include research, quality improvement and cycling.






Savvas Vlachos

Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, King’s College Hospital

Savvas Vlachos is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at King’s College Hospital, where he is the lead for the Medical ICU. He has a background in Anaesthetics and ICU and trained in Athens, Nottingham and Toronto. He has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an interest in Neuro-Critical Care and outcomes after cardiac arrest.



 

NCAA Steering Group Speakers

Jane Carnall

Resuscitation Officer, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospital Trust

Jane is a Resuscitation Officer working at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust in the North West of England and a member of the NCAA Steering Group. She began her career training as an ODP in Liverpool and has since worked in both NHS and private sector organisations across the UK ultimately progressing into Theatre Management. Fro

m the earliest days of her career Jane has been actively involved in education in both perioperative practice and resuscitation. She also has a background in media production gained during a career break and uses that to aid innovation in clinical education. 

Jerry Nolan

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital Bath

Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine, University of Bristol

Jerry Nolan is Chairman of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit Steering Group, Chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the immediate past Co-chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Jerry is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resuscitation. His research interests are in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management, and post-cardiac arrest treatment – he is a co-investigator for the AIRWAYS-2 and PARAMEDIC-2 studies.

 




Jasmeet Soar

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital

Jasmeet Soar is a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthetics at Southmead Hospital Bristol, UK. Jas is the current chair of the ILCOR ALS Task Force, Chair of the European Resuscitation Council ALS Science Committee and an Editor for the journal Resuscitation.

Jas is a past Chair of the Resuscitation Council (UK), and chairs the ALS Course Subcommittee. He is a member of the NCAA Steering Group.





ICNARC Staff

James Doidge

Senior Statistician, ICNARC

James spent his post-doctoral years in the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research and the Administrative Data Research Centre for England at University College London. James has 10 years’ experience conducting research in epidemiology and health economics, mostly using large datasets of linked electronic health records in Australia and the UK. He is an acknowledged expert in data linkage and regularly provides advice to NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics.





Sarah Furnell

NCAA Programme Coordinator, ICNARC

Sarah joined ICNARC as NCAA Programme Coordinator in January 2018.

She began her career as a laboratory scientist in the NHS. After realising she would rather work with people than blood samples, she completed an MSc in Science Communications in 2008. For the last 8 years she has worked in the charity sector, with a particular focus on head and neck cancer.

She is excited to be celebrating this milestone event with NCAA and looking forward to seeing the audit go from strength to strength.




Kerrie Gemmill

Managing Director, ICNARC

Kerrie joined ICNARC in 2017 as Managing Director, with over 20 years experience in the charity sector. Previously, she held positions as Director of Operations at Gingerbread and Director of Operations at NatCen, establishing the UK’s largest research nurse panel collecting data for national surveys.
Kerrie came to the UK in the 1990s from Australia, where she was a District Nurse in rural communities.





David Harrison

Head Statistician, ICNARC

David is Head Statistician at ICNARC, responsible for overseeing all statistical aspects of ICNARC’s broad programme of clinical audit and research. David graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in mathematics and a PhD in mathematical modelling of disease progression and has worked for ICNARC since 2002. His main research interests are risk prediction modelling, health technology assessment and evaluation of service delivery and organisation in critical care.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

 

Tyrone Samuels

NCAA Data Coordinator, ICNARC

Tyrone joined ICNARC as a Data Coordinator in September 2018.

Since 2005, Ty has worked in the food industry for nine years as a Team Leader. During that time he also did charity fundraising and completed his BA(hon) degree in 2010 for Drama and Theatre Arts. Since 2015 he became a Timesheet Co-ordinator for LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare for three years.

Ty is keen to put voices to faces and learn more about Resus teams participating in NCAA.




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