Meet the Team


 in a-London NTS is staffed by a skilled multidisciplinary team of emergency medical technicians, neonatal nurses, doctors and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners.


D 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 – Lead Consultant

Syed is a consultant neonatologist specialising in neonatal critical care, retrieval medicine, human factors and patient safety. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). He is an experienced trainer, medical leader and coach.

Syed has held various educational leadership roles, including the RCPCH London regional lead and Training Programme Director for the London School of Paediatrics. He has extensive experience in team training, simulation and human factors. He is an NLS, ARNI and GIC instructor and is the program director for the internationally acclaimed NESTT course.

He holds a Master’s in Medical Leadership from the Bayes Business School and has a level 7 leadership certification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He is a non-executive director on the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London Northwest University Hospitals NHS Trust board. Syed is a digital and innovation enabler and clinical lead for the NeoMate App that won the NHS Innovation Acorn Award 2015.

Syed is passionate about improving patient safety and strives to ensure London NTS provides the highest standards of care in neonatal transport.  


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!


Sharon Lott – Matron

I have worked within the NICU speciality for over 25 years; having obtained my Neonatal Degree and ENNP qualification at Kings College University.  My passion is Neonatal Retrieval and Stabilisation; and the safe journey for both the baby and their family.  I am very focussed on Education, and enjoy and run a Simulation Training Course within London and the wider regions.  


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 Anup Kage
  • Dr Caroline May
  • Dr Vadivelam Murthy
  • Dr Anne Opute
  • Dr Burak Salgin
  • Dr Divyen Shah
  • Dr Ajay Sinha
  • Dr Catherine Warrick

Speciality Doctor

  • Dr Lee Collier

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners 2023

  • Nidhi Thomas
  • Prescillina Vincent
  • Nicola McCarthy
  • Barbara Aninakwa

St John Ambulance Technicians 2023

  • Colin Stafford – Team Leader
  • Angela Goodfellow
  • Bill Macinnes
  • Angela Meikle

Senior Sisters and Transport Nurses 2023

  • Jennifer Boardman
  • Becky Hopewell
  • Josie Mendus Edwards
  • Madeline Motsi
  • Zakiya Rania
  • Iva Richards
  • Patience Rusinga
  • Elsa Simoes
  • Becky Winn
  • Annette Bibby
  • Eddie Burgess
  • Marie Hines
  • Regie Bullous
  • Jasmine Pickavant

Administration Staff

  • Murad Hussain
  • Val Bulla