London NTS is staffed by a skilled multidisciplinary team of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, neonatal nurses, doctors and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners.
The senior team consists of two consultants, lead nurse, service manager and team co-ordinator supported by consultants on call for the service.
I trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School London, qualifying in 1994. After house jobs leapt straight into paediatrics with SHO rotations through Lewisham & Guys followed by 6 months of PICU at Guys which also involved retrieval with the as then new South Thames Retrieval Service in 1998. I then went into neonatology in the first year of grid training culminating in a final 6 months as a registrar with the London Neonatal Transfer Service. Following this I took up a consultant position in the same service which also included working attending weeks on the neonatal unit at The Royal London Hospital. Since then I have enjoyed 3 years as Chair of the UK Neonatal Transport Group, 2 years as Chair of the Thames Perinatal Group and am currently Lead Clinician for Neonatology at The Royal London Hospital.
In my spare time I play the drums in an imaginary band.
Syed graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India in 1995 and was awarded the prestigious Colonel Malhotra gold medal in Medicine. He subsequently moved to the UK and completed his core and higher specialist training in Paediatrics. He completed the national grid program in Neonatology and was appointed as a Consultant to the service in 2009.
He is passionate about multi-professional education and was appointed the RCPCH Tutor in 2013. He is a faculty trainer for the school of paediatrics simulation training program and an instructor on the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) and Resuscitation Council UK programs such as NLS, PANSTAR and GIC. He leads the simulation training and outreach education program for NTS. He was elected to the membership of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2014. His interests include critical care neonatology, patient safety and team training. He is the program director of the Neonatal Emergencies Team Training Simulation (NETS) Program. His non-medical interests include spirituality, metaphysics and classical music.
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I trained as an adult nurse at the University of North Staffordshire at Keele, qualifying in 1994, and initially worked in ophthalmology, and then acute medicine and oncology. In 1996, I was delighted to be offered a job on the neonatal unit at Lewisham Hospital, and came to the Royal London the following year ‘just’ to undertake the specialist neonatal intensive care course for six months but ended up staying!
After a few years, I moved to Kent to escape London life, but I missed the hustle and bustle of a busy London unit, and returned to the Royal London in 2003 when I was appointed as the first NTS lead nurse to set up the service. My son was born in 2007, and I returned to work as a clinical sister on the team, before being appointed as NTS Service Manager in 2011.
I also hold the prestigious appointment of being the NTS ‘official cake maker’, but dream of one day owning a little tea shop in the Cotswolds!
I started working at Barts Health in 1988, my first job was in the Gynaecology and Antenatal clinic but after a year I moved department to the paediatric outpatient clinic, and by 1998 I was managing the staff and clinics in paediatric outpatients and paediatric medical records, both at the Royal London and the St. Bartholomew’s sites. In 2003 I was successful when I applied for the post as coordinator in the Neonatal Transport Service, and this is where I have been ever since, as you can tell I enjoy working in Paediatrics / Neonates and hope to continue until I retire. I have gained lots of experience in my time at this trust and I am pleased to be working with such an excellent team.
Outside of work I enjoy being creative, both through crafting and baking and I am rather nifty at DIY. If anyone needs anything not in an ordinary office store cupboard they would usually find it in my desk drawer.