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Expert paediatrician visits Lancashire and South Cumbria

27th June 2018

Top paediatrician, Dr Peter Wilson, visited health and care staff today to discuss the future of paediatric surgery and services in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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 was previously 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 was involved in the national reviews of paediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, paediatric surgery and cardiac surgery and is now NHS England Clinical Programme Lead for women's and children's services.

Vanessa Wilson, Programme Lead for Women’s and Children’s services in Lancashire and South Cumbria said:

“It was great to see professionals from health and care organisations come together today to discuss the future of partnership working within paediatric care in Lancashire and South Cumbria. We were honoured to have Dr Wilson join us today to lead these discussions, his extensive experience in both clinical and strategic roles allowed for well-balanced and varied perspectives, which were appreciated by our diverse audience.

Today’s event encouraged a cross-sector discussion and developed future working relationships between individuals and organisations - something we are keen to continue through similar events in the future.”

The event was held at Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston. For more information on future events and local maternity services please contact visit www.healthierlsc.co.uk/betterbirths or contact Vanessa Wilson Vanessa.wilson6@nhs.net

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