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Nursing and AHP


Bhuvana Bibleraaj

Nursing & Allied Health Professional Lead

Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy is a Nursing & Allied Health Professional lead for the SCTS from February 2021, Senior Lecturer at Edgehill University and Senior Surgical Care Practitioner at Manchester Foundation trust. She has been an Educational SCTS NAHP Chair from 2014 and she has designed and developed many national educational courses, webinars with numerous national SCTS faculties. She has actively participated and worked with SCTS from 2008 with Mrs. Tara Bartley on education. 


Bhuvana is a faculty member of Fellow of Perioperative care and NAHP lead of Cardiothoracic Specialty Specific group for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Reviewer for Advanced Practice for Health Education England. 
Bhuvana is also a postdoctoral National Institute of Health Research and interested in clinical research, teaching and academic publications. 

Anna Gesicka

NAHP Subcomitte Lead for Critical Care


Senior Sister, Cardiac Intensive Care Lead
Royal Sussex County Hospital
NAHP subcommittee Critical Care Lead 


Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse and accomplished leader with strong academic background, combined with over 23 years of experience in a range of cardiac surgical and intensive care settings. Experienced in delivering high quality; evidence based patient centred-care, and possess specialist skills in Cardiac and General Intensive Care and Cardiac Theatres. 
In 2016, Anna was appointed to the Clinical Sister position in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Royal Sussex County Hospital, and recently taken up the role of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Lead. She has a dedicated drive for evidence based practice to enhance the patient’s experience through documented improvements in the patient care plan and practice guidelines development.  Anna is a driving force in implementing and promoting the Cardiac ERAS programme components and Patient First initiative in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 

Winnie (Xiaohui) Liu

SCTS NAHP thoracic surgery subcommittee lead

She is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working in the Thoracic department of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a lead for 8 years in her department, and she gained her MSc Advanced practice degree in 2020. She has taken over this job to transform the thoracic surgical practice and support thoracic NAHPs.

Her few objectives for next three years are:

  • To improve the thoracic activities within the SCTS NAHP committee and disseminate best practices nationally.
  • Encourage teamwork and promote health and wellbeing among thoracic NAHPs.
  • Teaching and promote education.
  • Reducing waste is vital within the NHS and she has planned to act on reducing the waste campaign with national colleagues by developing strategies.  

Lisa Carson-Price

NAHP subcommittee lead: Perfusion lead 2

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Having qualified as Clinical Perfusion Scientist in 2005 I have worked in numerous NHS Trusts in the UK, in both substantive and locum positions. Since 2007 I have worked at Glenfield, Leicester; gaining experience in both adult and congenital cardiothoracic surgery. Additionally, we provide an adult and Paediatric ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) service. Inclusive of a transport ECMO service for both patient populations.

My vision:

1) Change perceptions that SCTS is just for surgeons: that it is a forum for all disciplines that work in cardiothoracic area

2) Play an active role in work force change: maintain minimum standards in a holistic manner through shared knowledge & bench marking

3) Improve communication & relations between centers: Promote positivity of communication between centers especially between nurses and AHP’s.

Jeni May Palima

Communication Lead

Jeni May Palima is a Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioner at New Cross Heart and Lung Centre, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. She qualified as an SCP in 2017 and is also currently completing her MSc in Surgical Care Practice in order to progress in her career. She has a nursing background in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiology and Critical Care. Her surgical skill set includes radial artery harvesting, open and endoscopic vein harvesting as well as first and second assisting. She is currently working on expanding the role of SCPs in her department by exploring the follow-up care of patients who have undergone concomitant or standalone surgical AF ablation.

Rosalie Magboo

Senior Sister

Rosalie Magboo is a Senior Sister in Cardiac Critical Care Unit at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Rosalie is also one of the Barts Charity Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. She has real passion for research even prior to her nursing career. Her research interest focuses on aortovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery and surgical site infection.  As the SCTS NAHP research lead,  her vision is to encourage, promote and assist in the development of NAHP clinical academic career and research opportunities in cardiothoracic surgery in the UK.

Zoe Barratt-Brown

NAHP Physiotherapy Lead  

Zoe Barrett-Brown is the Team Leader Physiotherapist for Thoracic Surgery at Royal Papworth Hospital. Zoe completed her MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice in 2019 focusing on the benefits of early mobilisation and exercise post Thoracic surgery. She has a keen interest in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and advancing clinical skills within Physiotherapy.

Nisha Bhudia

Pharmacist NAHP Audit Subcommittee lead.

Nisha has practised as hospital pharmacist for 23 years, 20 of which have she has spent working at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, one of the largest cardiothoracic centres in UK. Nisha has gained a range of specialist clinical expertise in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical support (VADs/ECMOs), critical care, theatres and anaesthesia. She is currently the lead pharmacist for critical care and anaesthesia at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital part of Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

 

 

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