PICS Council Officers
Peter-Marc is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist based at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. He has been PICS Conference officer since 2011 and Vice President up until Summer 2015 when he was elected as President. He will now work as President-Elect up until 2016 when he will take up the Presidential role.
His interests are Resuscitation, Patient Safety and Medical Ethics. He is a member of the RCUK Executive Committee and Chair of the NAPSTAR course.
VICE PRESIDENT (MEDICAL)
Peter has been a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Southampton Children's Hospital for the past 12 years. He has been PICS Council member for 7 years and PICS President for the past 2 years.
His interests are in system re-design. He is currently undertaking an MSc through Ashridge Business School. He has two young children and spends most of his free time on his bicycle.
James Fraser is a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care in Bristol. He was elected onto Council in 2015 and to Honorary Secretary in 2016.
His interests are ethics, organ donation, and palliative care.
PICS Elected Members
Ram is Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval at the Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) based at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at St Mary's Hospital London. He has been PICS Council member since 2013.
His interests are critical care transport, epidemiology of paediatric critical illness, use of information technology, and clinical trials. He is the PICS Website Lead.
Yvonne is Lead Nurse for Education and Workforce Development, Birmingham Children's Hospital PICU, and is currently Acting Nurse/AHP Vice President on the PICS Council.
Margarita is the Lead Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Royal Brompton Hospital. She has been PICS council officer since 2014 and is the PICS rep at PICMISAC.
Her interests are in improving patient care and safety through using simulation to teach inter-professional teamwork and systems improvement.
She is founder and Director of SPRinT, Simulation Co-Chair for Health Education North West London and is an executive member of ASPiH.
Having studied medicine at Cambridge and St. Thomas's, I completed training in both Anaesthesia and Adult Intensive Care before being appointed as an consultant adult intensivist in 1989 in Southampton. The PICU opened here at the same time and I transitioned to paediatric critical care in 2006
I am a steering group member of the PICS-Study Group and involved nationally and internationally in PIC research. I am also local lead for research and an Associate Professor at the University of S
Lynda's current roles include Lead Nurse for North East Children’s Transport and Retrieval (NECTAR), North of England Critical Care Network Lead for PIC, Care Quality Commission specialist advisor, Elected nurse member of PIC Council.
Her areas of interests are paediatric intensive care, adult, paediatric and neonatal transport, high dependency, the deteriorating patient, outreach and patient safety.
Carli is a Critical Care Educator at Nottingham Children's Hospital Paediatric Critical Care Unit. Currently an elected nursing member of PICS Council.
Her interests are paediatric intensive care, renal replacement therapies, neuro trauma, education and simulation, human factors and travel.
DOCTOR IN TRAINING
PICS Trainee Rep
Year 2 Grid trainee in Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust
I am passionate about making the PICM training better, and to encourage trainees to take an interest in the future of the specialty by engaging them in organising Masterclasses, circulating news and dabbling in a bit of social media. Being a new mum and pursuing grid training is possible, and I am happy to support any other trainees who have questions about it, or about PICM training in general!
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Simon is the lead physiotherapist for PICU at Nottingham Children's Hospital. He has special interests in novel methods of respiratory assessment, the use of nebuliser therapy and ethics. Simon was elected to PICS council in 2016 as an AHP/Nursing representative.
RCPCH TRAINEE REP.
I am an ST7 grid trainee at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the RCPCH trainee representative on the PICS council. I work with El to maximise training opportunities for current trainees and encourage as many people as possible into PIC training. We are happy to answer any queries, be they about entering the sub-specialty, education or career planning. My interests are in palliative care in ICU, especially the use of advanced care plans for our changing patient population, and I am currently working towards the EPIC diploma.
PICS Co-opted Members
Karen is a DGH consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in paediatrics. She has been in post in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHSFT since 2002, and is the trust lead for paediatric anaesthesia. She is an elected council member of the APAGBI (Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland), future Meetings Secretary for 2018/19, and has recently been the APAGBI Linkman Scheme Coordinator, and also previously a member of the PCC Clinical Reference Group and RCPCH High Dependency Care for Children initiative “Time to Move On”.
Joe is Medical President of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, and is a co-opted member of the PICS Council. He is Consultant in Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE (Co-Chair)
Akash is the Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at King's College Hospital, London, and Chair of the Renal/CRRT section of ESPNIC. His interests include sepsis, liver failure, neurotrauma and acute kidney injury/CRRT.
PICS SG REPRESENTATIVE
Mark is the Vice Chair of the PICS Study Group. He is currently Professor in Paediatric Intensive Care at University College London/Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has been a co-opted member of the PICS Council since 2010.
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE (Co-Chair)
Adrian has been a Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham since 2009. Clinical interests include sepsis, oncology and palliative care, as well as quality improvement, epidemiology, technology and education. He blogs on the topic of learning from excellence in quality improvement (http://www.learningfromexcellence.com)
PICS SG REPRESENTATIVE
Barney is the new Chair of the PICS Study Group. He is currently an NIHR Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Intensive Care at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and has been a co-opted member of the PICS Council since 2017. His Interests are clinical trials, post-cardiac arrest neuro-protection, prognostic modelling and advanced neuro-monitoring.