The Network Team

  • The core Network Team is made up of Lead Clinician Dr Fiona Willcoxson, Lead Nurse Jo Quirk, General Manager Alison Conchie and Administrator Natalie Machnik.
    They are supported by a number of Speciality Leads;
    • Specialty Lead for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Services – Dr Kate English
    • Specialty Lead for Congenital Surgery – Mr Osama Jaber
    • Specialty Lead for CHD Anaesthesia (Adults) – Dr Mike Cross
    • Specialty Lead for CHD Anaesthesia (Children) – Dr Jutta Scheffczik
    • Specialty Lead for CHD Dentistry – Dr Frankie Soldani/Dr Heather Pontefract
    In October 2020 the Network team was joined by Dr Lawrence Miall, Consultant Neonatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Dr Sam Wallis, Consultant Neonatologist Bradford Teaching Hospitals as Speciality Leads for Neonatology.

  • Our vision

    Our vision is to be a Network…
    • where our patients have access to the highest quality CHD care, irrespective of age or where they live
    • where care is provided as close to home as possible, and there is a seamless transition between services and locations
    • which listens to and respects what patients and their families tell us is important to them and adapt our services accordingly
    • committed to collaborative working and continual service improvement.

  • Our key priorities are

    • to provide strategic direction for CHD care across Yorkshire and the Humber
    • to drive improvements in quality of care
    • to support equitable and timely access to care for all patients
    • to support improvements in patient and family experience
    • to support education and training
    • to make information sharing as easy as possible

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