Lesley Durham - Board Member NOrF
North of England Critical Care Network (NoECCN) Director 
Secretary International Society Rapid Response Systems

Lesley trained at the Royal Masonic and Queen Mary's hospital in Roehampton London, qualifying in 1983. After consolidating her training as a staff nurse on a general surgical ward, Lesley spent 2 years working in Johannesburg Southern Africa on a neuro-surgical / high dependency unit. Caring for patients requiring a higher level of care prompted Lesley to undertake her Care (ENB 100) training at Kings College London.

Lesley has now spent over 20 years in critical care, and has recently been appointed as Director for the North of England Critical Care Network. Her previous role was Nurse Consultant in Critical Care & Clinical Lead for Outreach Services at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Lesley believes emphatically that since their introduction, ‘Outreach' services have made an immense and invaluable contribution to the quality of care for critically and acutely ill patients in hospital. To this end, she and NOrF believe that Outreach Teams are ideally equipped and positioned to significantly contribute to the successful implementation of the NICE CG 50 and the acute / critical care interface.

After 4 successful and fulfilling years as Chair of NOrF, Lesley step down from this role at the 2010 AGM.


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