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.

Neonatal Transfer Service - June 2014 - 012Dr Nandiran Ratnavel (Rats) – Consultant

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.

Dr Syed Mohinuddin – Consultant

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.

Dr Faith Barker – Consultant

I have been a Consultant with the service since 2016.  I began my paediatric training in the Midlands (2006), before moving to South Yorkshire (2007) and then moving to the East of England (2013) whereupon I took up a place on the national neonatal grid training program (2014-2016).  I especially liked the aspects of retrieval and transfer and have varied experience across three regions, now with three different transfer teams.

My clinical interests lie in both Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI Instructor, 2017 and APLS instructor, 2013) and Neonatal Palliative Care.  I have been responsible for the development of the London NTS Palliative Care pathway.  I am a regular faculty member on the Compassionate Extubation study day with the Palliative Care and PICU teams from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In addition I hold an MBA in Healthcare Management (2017, Anglia Ruskin University) and a Diploma in Sports Psychology (1997).  Both of these qualifications have given me valuable skills and knowledge to strategically develop individuals, teams and the service.  I am proud to have developed the London NTS Outreach Program (2016-17), which has since grown and continues to be regarded as a valuable means of learning by both medical and nursing professionals of all seniorities within this team and across the London Neonatal Units.

My husband, a young daughter, two dogs and an active lifestyle are what I balance work with – whether it be at home or away on an adventure life is never dull!

Laura Kelly – Lead Nurse

Biography coming soon

Sonya Silby – Team Co-ordinator

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.

On-Call Consultant Neonatologists
(Royal London Hospital NICU)

  • Dr Rainer Ebel
  • Dr Michael Hird
  • Dr Caroline May
  • Dr Vadivelam Murthy
  • Dr Anne Opute
  • Dr Divyen Shah
  • Dr Ajay Sinha
  • Dr Catherine Warrick

Speciality Doctor

  • Dr Lee Collier

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners 2020

  • Nidhi Thomas
  • Kate Convery

London Ambulance Service (LAS) Technicians / Paramedics 2020

  • Ahomadun Ali
  • Geoff Buddin
  • Kevin Espinosa
  • Vait Haidari
  • Vince Peacock
  • Simon Nicklin
  • Hannah Szczublewski
  • Liz Turner
  • Paula Baxter

St John Ambulance Technicians 2020

  • Angela Goodfellow
  • Colin Stafford

Senior Sisters and Transport Nurses 2020

  • Louise Andrews
  • Jennifer Boardman
  • Maysze Change
  • Leann Davies
  • Becky Hopewell
  • Laura Lazzari
  • Sharon Lott
  • Josie Matthew
  • Josie Mendus-Edwards
  • Madeline Motsi
  • Jitka Ragazan
  • Zak Rania
  • Patience Rusinga
  • Eilis Scully
  • Elsa Simoes
  • Julie Stockwell
  • Becky Winn

Speciality Trainees and Senior Clinical Fellows 2020

  • Lieve Boel
  • Conrad Bosman
  • Sandipto Dhar
  • Oyebolanle Diya
  • Katharine Jamieson (KJ)
  • Sinny Lau
  • Yinru Lim
  • Binod Rana

Administration Staff

  • Murad Hussain
  • Mohammed Foysal Uddin
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