NCAA Annual Meeting 2018 - Speakers

NCAA Steering Group Speakers

Jane Carnall

Resuscitation Officer, St Helens & Knowlsley NHS Teaching Hospital Trust

Jane is a Resuscitation Officer working at St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust in the North West of England & NCAA Steering Group Member. She began her career training as an ODP in Liverpool and has since worked in both NHS & private sector organisations across the UK ultimately progressing into Theatre Management. From the earliest days of her career she have been actively involved in education in both perioperative practice & resuscitation, She also has a background in media production gained during a career break and uses that to aid innovation in clinical education.

Peter-Marc Fortune

Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

Peter-Marc is a consultant in paediatric intensive care at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH). He is also Associate Medical Director and Chief Clinical Informatics Officer.

Peter-Marc has been actively involved with the delivery of resuscitation services and training throughout his career. He also developed a significant interest in Human Factors. He is Chair of the ALSG NAPSTaR working group and previously Chaired the ALSG Human Factors Group.

Peter-Marc has maintained an interest in end-of life care. He co-developed the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Limitation of Treatment Agreement, a first of kind approach, which contributed to a more holistic approach to advance care planning. He has been a member of the ReSPECT working group and recently Co-Chaired this group. He also has a significant interest in clinical informatics and is a member of the RC(UK) IT Strategy Group and Chair of ReSPECT Digital sub group. 

Sue Hampshire

Acting CEO, Resuscitation Council (UK)

Sue Hampshire has worked for the RC (UK) since 2012. She has worked on the development of guidelines, courses and their materials with the Executive and Subcommittees.

Sue is responsible for the day to day management of the organisation working closely with the leadership team and Trustees and as Acting CEO is looking to take the organisation forward with new developments.

Chair: 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.

Gary Smith

Visiting Professor, School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University

Gary Smith has a long-standing interest in the early recognition of, and the response to, patient deterioration, and the prevention of cardiac arrest. He has contributed to guidance and reports in these fields from RC (UK), European Resuscitation Council, National Patient Safety Agency, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, Department of Health and Royal College of Physicians of London (RCPL).

He co-developed the Acute Life-Threatening Recognition and Treatment (ALERT) course, and contributed to the development of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) and Ill Medical Patients Acute Care & Treatment (IMPACT) courses. He was a member of the RCPL group that developed the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). He described the ‘Chain of Prevention’ and led the clinical team that developed a hand-held, computer-based system (VitalPAC) for the early recognition of patient deterioration. Gary served on the RC (UK) Executive Committee between 2002-2010 and 2011-2015. He has been a member of the NCAA steering committee since its inception.

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.


Guest Speakers

Sara Morrison

Lead Resuscitation Officer, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

In her career to date Sara has gained a wide range of experience across acute and community trusts and a special health authority. Most of her experience has been gained in Critical Care and Emergency Care before moving to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital as a Resuscitation Officer in 2014. In 2016 Sara became the Lead Resuscitation Officer. Sara is passionate about service and quality improvement and patient safety.

Gavin Perkins

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Warwick University

Prof Gavin Perkins is Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and Professor of Critical of Care Medicine at the University of Warwick. He holds honorary consultant appointments with University Hospitals Birmingham and West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The talk will outline the work being undertaken by the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Registry. The programme of work is supported by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and British Heart Foundation.

Claire Stocks

Senior Sister, Cardiac Arrest Prevention Team, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

In 2004 Claire began her nursing career in Leeds where she completed her training. Her first post was on an Acute Medical Unit which provided a sound knowledge base of acute medicine with frontline nursing.

In 2008 Claire moved to the North East and after a short term in critical care joined North Tees University Hospital as a critical care outreach nurse. Claire developed a passion for responding to deteriorating patients and alongside this completed her BSc following the acute pathway.

After the birth of her son Finley (now 8) Claire joined the Cardiac Arrest Prevention Team at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust. It became evident that although the team were very small there were vast opportunities to assist in quality improvement projects and support ward staff with positive change.

Since 2016 Claire has assumed the role of Senior Sister, responsible for the operational management of the cardiac arrest prevention service. Claire has another son called Samuel (now 5) and lives with both her sons and husband Chris in Darlington. Claire is a ‘blue belt’ in taekwondo and is about to finish her Masters degree.

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.

Lisa Ward

Lead Nurse for Resuscitation and Deteriorating Patient, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa has worked at CDDFT for the last twenty years. She started out in trauma and orthopaedics but soon realised her passion was frontline emergency nursing and began a career in Accident and Emergency at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

After eleven years Lisa took a brief pause in her career to have her daughter Jasmine (now 9). On her return, she began to work part-time within the Resuscitation Training Department. In her corporate training role, Lisa began to see the wider picture and how organisational change could be achieved. After the birth of her second son James (now 5), Lisa took on the role of Resuscitation Lead and spearheaded the team into a Cardiac Arrest Prevention Service with a vision to reduce in hospital cardiac arrests by ensuring teams can recognise and respond appropriately to deteriorating patients.

In December 2016, Lisa’s vision of introducing a bespoke nursing team to support the organisation with deteriorating patients was realised. Lisa is now lead nurse for the Acute Intervention and Cardiac Arrest Prevention Team. Very recently Lisa has taken up the role of Mortality Lead for the Trust working within the Medical Directors team and is also about to finish her Masters in Patient Safety, Quality and Governance. Outside of her very busy and rewarding work life, Lisa enjoys running, socialising with friends but most importantly family time.

Kim Watts

Resuscitation Service Lead Nurse, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kim Watts has been Resuscitation Service Lead for the last year and Senior Resuscitation Officer for three years prior to that. During this time she has helped to change the way that Trust training services are delivered, build a strong team and diversify the approach to research to implement local change. This has been driven by a passion for learning, exploring new concepts, teaching approaches and a focus on patient safety.

Kim holds Qualifications in Paediatric Intensive Care; Mentorship; Children’s Advanced Nurse Practicing; Instructor for GIC; ALS; NLS and APLS. Before moving into resuscitation services, her background was in paediatric ICU (4 years) and HDU (4 years).

ICNARC Speakers

Sarah Furnell

NCAA Programme Coordinator

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, most recently as Assistant Programme Manager for the Head and Neck Cancer Audit.

This is the first NCAA Annual Meeting under her watch and she is looking forward to engaging with participants face-to-face. 

Kerrie Gemmill

Managing Director

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.

Doug Gould

Senior Researcher

Doug joined ICNARC in January 2018 after obtaining his PhD from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Leicester where he conducted a randomised clinical trial in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Since joining ICNARC, Doug has worked on a number of studies including the ReSPECT and Resuscitation Service Provision evaluation studies, the Renal Replacement Anticoagulant Management (RRAM) study, and the FEVER Feasibility study.

David Harrison

Head Statistician

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.

Paul Mouncey

Head of Research

Paul has over 15 years’ experience of conducting multicentre randomised clinical trials, joining ICNARC in 2009. He graduated from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with an MSc in epidemiology.

Paul managed the POPPI (NIHR HS&DR: 12/64/124) trial and is Chief Investigator for the ongoing 65 trial (NIHR HTA 15/80/39). These large multicentre trials within the critical care setting use extensive data collected by the CMP database. Paul also sits on the NIHR Critical Care National Specialty Group.

Kathy Rowan

Director of Scientific & Strategic Development

In 1994, Kathy founded ICNARC following completion of her PhD from the University of Oxford. Through her audit and research work with ICNARC, in 2004, she was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists for her significant contribution to critical care.

Kathy jointly leads ICNARC and is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Tyrone Samuels

NCAA Data Coordinator

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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