It’s time to have more Paediatric Critical Care provision in your DGH – Peter Wilson (Pro) & Anna Batchelor (Con)

Peter Wilson (Pro) & Anna Batchelor (Con)

Dr Peter Wilson has been a consultant in paediatric intensive care medicine at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust since 2003 and has been involved in delivering critical care for 15 years.

Peter has been Clinical Director of Southampton Children’s Hospital since 2010 and has created a number of regional networks to improve care and efficiency.

He is immediate past President of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society, a position that involved creating national standards, implementing national plans and working with commissioners around issues such as capacity management especially during winter pressures.

In 2015, Peter took up a post with NHS England delivering paediatric and women’s specialist services nationally. He is involved in the national reviews of paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, paediatric surgery and cardiac surgery.

Anna Batchelor: Until summer 2017 I worked as an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle spending 50% of my time in each with anaesthetic interests including patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns and reconstructive surgery. Since taking on the national lead for Getting It Right First Time for Critical Care I am now “ just” an intensivist. I am a Past President of the ICS and Past Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. I led the production of the new curriculum for ICM and the ICM component of the anaesthesia curriculum. I led the production of the DH framework for Advanced Critical Care Practitioners and the FICM curriculum for ACCPs.