Introducing the Team
Dr Nicola Jay (Project Lead)
Nicola is Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Sheffield Childrens Hospital. She has developed research interests in the prevention of food allergy, looking at minority population to improve health, moving allergy services into the community to improve access and de-labelling of antibiotic allergy. Nicola has a number of leadership roles including Royal College Paediatrics Child Health Officer for workforce and health services, Vice Chair of the clinical senate for Yorkshire & Humber which gives impartial advice to clinicians across the region regarding service delivery and the clinical lead for the acutely unwell child hosted network (HN) of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Chesterfield/Mid Yorks NHS Trust).
Nicola initially qualified as a RGN in Scotland and for the past 30 years has worked in both the voluntary sector and NHS, undertaking further training as a public health nurse and obtaining a MA in Sociology. She completed research on the physical and mental health inequalities of looked after children and following the research publication established a looked after children’s health service in West Dunbartonshire. Nicola went onto project manage the redesign of specialist children service in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and managed Children and Adolescent Mental Health services in Glasgow and then Sheffield.
Conrad is a Project Officer working closely on the Healthier Together website managing the content, editing pages and communicating with various stakeholders to maintain the website as a reliable and up to date source of information on paediatrics. Conrad completed an MSc in Arts and Cultural Management in 2019 and his first job after graduating was working in a cinema doing marketing and events. He joined the team in September 2020 and soon realised that the healthcare sector is a challenging and exciting environment which suits him well.
Dr Jason Page
Jason is a General Practitioner working in Rotherham. He is the Vice-Chair of Rotherham CCG and is the clinical lead for children’s issues. He is keen to see information being available to as many people as possible in an easy to understand and accessible way. He is also excited to be involved in a project which helps his colleagues manage with the complexity of dealing with children by providing a reliable and updated clinical website.
Leonie has 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS mainly in service improvement and project management. She has worked across a wide range of organisations in Sheffield, and has experience of community, acute and children’s services. She is currently Improvement Project Manager with Sheffield Children’s NHS FT focussing on a range of projects based on partnership working across the City.
Paediatric nurse trained at Bristol children’s hospital, after that worked in a special school in Sheffield, then joined Chesterfield Royal as a staff nurse. Currently Lead Nurse for children services and lead paediatric nurse for Eating disorder multiprofessional team at Chesterfield royal.
Dr Helen Stewart
Helen is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and is department lead for mental health and health promotion. She is also a doctor with a regional paediatric critical care transport service. She is the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Ambassador to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS, advocating for child health within the ICS agenda. This led to her involvement with the Healthier Together website, which she believes will empower parents to feel confident in managing more minor ailments at home and improve the consistency of advice that families receive from the variety of health professionals that they come into contact with. She also has an interest in Public Health and health inequalities, sitting on the RCPCH committee for Health Improvement as well as the Emergency Standards Committee.
Dr Anthony Gore
Clinical Director Children, Young People and Maternity, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. Anthony has been a GP for more than 20 years and is a partner at a Sheffield practice. He has spent most of that involved in commissioning and clinical leadership in Sheffield CCG and its predecessors. He has years of experience in cancer and end of life commissioning and in more recent years has led on community services and primary care before moving into children's services commissioning.
Jacqui has been a midwife for 12 years and has worked at Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Rotherham and Jessops Hospitals as a student and Midwife. She completed further Msc study in education, change management and leadership and has worked part time as a Midwifery Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Jacqui has joined the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) as a Transformation Midwife, working with partners and Service Users to improve Maternity and Neonatal Services, with a focus on prevention, reducing health inequalities, and digital work.