Meet the Midlands Committee

 

Rob Furby
Chair 

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My Name is Rob Furby and I’m the midlands regional committee Chair Person. I took on the role in 2017 following a few years on the committee in a variety of different roles.

My background is predominantly Adult Critical Care. I qualified from Sheffield University and I came to Nottingham in 2010 where I initially worked as a staff nurse on ICU before a promotion to Clinical Nurse Educator in 2014. Alongside my educator responsibilities, I am the Lead Nurse for medical devices for our service.

Along with my passion for education and development of staff within critical care I am also an aspiring academic. I am currently completing an MSci with a view to take my research to doctoral level study.

 

Katie Burns 
Treasurer

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My name is Katie and I took on the role of treasurer for the Midlands committee in 2015. After qualifying in 2014 with a Masters in Nursing Science from the University of Nottingham I have held a staff nurse post on Critical Care in Nottingham. 

I recently completed both a secondment to an acute medical unit and our in-house rotation programme to the other Adult Critical Care areas in the city. I have interests in uses of technology within Critical Care and palliative care. I had the opportunity to present my dissertation results (as a short talk) at the BACCN conference in 2015 and at the Mid-Trent Critical Care Network conference (as a poster) the same year. 

Being recently qualified I don’t feel like my inexperience in the field holds me back at all. I feel I am able to represent a growing demographic – newly qualified nurses, new to Critical Care! 

 

Dan Knight
Committee Member

HelDAn Knight.pnglo, my name is Daniel. I qualified as a nurse in 2015 via a postgraduate-entry course, and am presently working as a Staff Nurse in Critical Care at Nottingham University Hospitals.

Entering critical care in another trust, as a newly-qualified nurse, was a challenging and frustrating experience for me. That all changed when I attended the BACCN national  conference.

Sharing and exploring points of view with other critical care nurses, I came to truly enjoy our speciality. I joined the BACCN Midlands regional committee with the hope of kindling that enjoyment in others.

 

Lovely Sorianosos
Committee Member  

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My name is Lovely (I always try to live up to my name) and I am a Clinical Nurse Educator in Adult Critical Care at Nottingham University Hospitals.

I have worked in Critical Care since 2007 in a variety of roles including a Staff Nurse, Rehabilitation After Critical Illness Nurse, Deputy Sister and Practice Education Support. I am passionate about developing future nurses to be both competent and compassionate.

I support the BACCN’s agenda of providing a national voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing and this is an excellent avenue for me to network with other nurses around the country. I am a firm believer of staying true to one’s values and beliefs.

 

Nikki Sarkar
Committee Member

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My name is Nikki and I am a Practice Development Matron in Critical Care at Nottingham University Hospitals.

I have worked in Critical Care since 2001 in a variety of roles including a Staff Nurse, Deputy Sister and Clinical Nurse Educator. I draw on my knowledge and experience to drive for the highest standards of care for our patients. 

I am proud to call myself a nurse and work with the most committed, passionate team you could ever meet, known as the NHS.

 

Debbie Brown
Secretary

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Hello, my name is Debbie. I am currently in a dual role of medical devices educator and staff nurse on adult critical care at NUH.

I qualified in 2003 and started my nursing career on Emergency Medical Admissions. I spent 3.5 years learning my trade before a new challenge came to me in the form of Critical Care. I have been in critical care for nearly 11 years. I have spent most of my time there as a band 5 nurse. 

My main interests and link roles are around resuscitation. I am passionate about good, patient care (and immaculate charting!). I am relatively new to BACCN and hope that I can help and learn from other members to continue to give our patients the best care possible.

 

Rebecca Sumnall
Committee Member

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My name is Rebecca and I am Education and Practice Development Sister on Critical Care at Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

I qualified from De Montfort University in 1998 and completed my 'ITU Course' there in 2005.  I have been working in Critical Care in Leicester for 15 years.

I have been working in Critical Care Education for 5 years and enjoy helping staff to develop as Critical Care Nurses.