I have worked as an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in Liverpool Women’s Hospital since 1996, after qualifying from the University of South Hampton. Being one of the first ANNPs in Liverpool I have been very involved in establishing the role locally and promoting the role nationally. I am now part of a fourteen strong team of ANNPs in Liverpool.
I have been involved in the world of neonatal intensive care for over twenty years, coming from a background of general nursing and midwifery.
I am currently seconded to the Bedside Assessment, Stabilisation and Initial Cardio-respiratory Support (BASICS) trolley project which is part of the NIHR Cord Clamping Programme: Improving quality of care at very preterm birth. My particular role involves the development and assessment of the Lifestart trolley which provides initial assessment and care of the newborn at the bedside, allowing parents to see and if they wish touch their baby at birth with the umbilical cord still intact.