PCCS Council Officers
Carli is a Critical Care Educator at Nottingham Children's Hospital Paediatric Critical Care Unit.
Her interests are paediatric intensive care, renal replacement therapies, neuro trauma, education and simulation, human factors and travel.
VICE PRESIDENT (MEDICAL)
Sarah is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She is PICU Lead for Training, Trauma and HCID. Sarah was elected as medical representative to the PCCS Council in October 2017.
Her interests are training, trainee and Fellow recruitment and Education, particularly simulation.
PCCS IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
James Fraser is a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care in Bristol. He was elected onto Council in 2015 and to Honorary Secretary in 2016. He had been President since 2019.
His interests are ethics, organ donation, and palliative care.
Adrian is a paediatric intensivist at Birmingham Children's Hospital. He was elected to PCCS council in 2020, and to honorary secretary in 2021. His interests are sepsis, epidemiology and Learning from Excellence (LfE).
Patrick is lead consultant for the Nottingham Paediatric Critical Care Unit, and works also with the CoMET retrieval team. He has a strong interest in research, publishing widely on diverse topics such as electrical impedance tomography, pharmacostability of Plasmalyte, and the alcohol consumption of James Bond. He has an interest in physiology, many and varied sports, and looking after his chaotic family.
VICE PRESIDENT (NON-MEDICAL)
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 PCCS council in 2016 as an AHP/Nursing representative.
PCCS Elected Members
DOCTOR IN TRAINING
PCCS Trainee Rep
I am a first year PICM GRID trainee at Birmingham Children's Hospital and have also previously worked in Southampton PIC. My particular interests are Cardiac Intensive Care, POCUS and Palliative Care. I feel privileged to have a trainee rep role + hope I can promote trainee wellbeing and facilitate effective communication between trainees + the ISAC. Outside of work I love running and am busy with a crazy small person.
Tracey is a Sister on PICU, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Tracey has extensive nursing experience both clinically and managerially in Paediatric Critical Care including a previous post as Matron for PICU and working with the Paediatric Critical Care Society Managers group. Tracey was elected as a nursing representative to PCCS Council in November 2018.
Tracey is passionate about ensuring critically ill children and their families receive the best care possible and also has a particular interest in governance and global health. Tracey is also part of the PCCS membership committee, produces the PCCS newsletter and is co-chair of the PICS SG for global health.
Mark is the operational, nursing and advanced practice lead for the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS). He has been an active member of the PCCS Nurse Managers, Advanced Practice and Acute Transport Groups for many years.
His interests are in advanced practice and inter-professional education in paediatric critical care transport. He is passionate about global healthcare education, mentorship and delivery and supports this through Paediatric BASICS and deployments with the UK-MED disaster response charity
Miriam joined PCCS Council in November 2019 and has a lead role in Communications. She is a Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the South Thames Retrieval Service for Children, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Her specialist interests include: ECMO, critical care transport, education, child mortality, healthcare policy, medical writing and medical communications.
DOCTOR IN TRAINING
PCCS Trainee rep
Fiona has been a nurse for 35 years, working in the PICU environment since 1996.
She has a passion for retrieval and transport medicine and trying to bring order to chaotic situations.
A trailblazer in Regional education and supporting staff at District General Hospitals to be empowered to speak up for their patients.
She has recently been appointed at the Nurse lead for PICU and STRS at The Evelina London.
PCCS Co-opted Members
Padmanabhan Ramnarayan (Ram)
PCCS SG REPRESENTATIVE
Ram is the Chair of the PCCS Study Group. He 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 a PCCS Council elected medical member since 2013.
His interests are critical care transport, epidemiology of paediatric critical illness, use of information technology, and clinical trials.
Zaf is one of the paediatric intensivist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He is also the programme director for the paediatric critical care programme.
Zaf was elected to WFPICCS board of directors in 2018 and reelected in 2020. He is the Medical chair for the International scientific committee for WFPICCS2022 conference in Capetown.
His interests are education, cardiac critical care and developing critical care in the low and middle-income country (LMIC).
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.
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE (Co-Chair)
Dr Ajay Desai is a consultant in paediatric intensive care medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He is the lead for the paediatric ECMO programme, with a special interest in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR). He is a faculty member of the SPRinT (simulated interprofessional team training) programme, and has been a member of the education committee of the International Paediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) since 2012.