About Us

NOrF provides a representative forum for Critical Care Outreach, Rapid Response, Medical Emergency, Acute Care Teams or equivalent services, and also providers and recipients of these services, to express opinions, share resources and work collaboratively. We will continue to strive to optimise the quality of care for the acutely ill and deteriorating patients, adults and children, and their families.

The National Outreach Forum Mission Statement and Purpose:

  • To optimise the quality of treatment, care and experience of patients.
  • To provide a representative forum for Critical Care Outreach or equivalent providers and recipients across UK and Ireland.
  • To underpin Critical Care Outreach practice and service development with the best evidence where it is available.
  • To ensure there is a strategic approach to the delivery of Critical Care Outreach Services or equivalent nationally in the UK and Ireland.
  • To meet the National Health Service objectives for critical and acute care services.
The NOrF Team
Alison Phillips
Vanessa Jones (co-opted: Wales)
Siobhan Pyke (co-opted: Ireland)
Debbie van der Velden NOrF Vice-Chair
Sophie Hadfield (co-opted: iSRRS)
Jenny Bull (co-opted: Paediatrics)
Duncan Smith (co-opted: Research)
Emma Lynch NOrF Treasurer
Jayne Turner
Alison Cammack BSc (Hons) Band 7 Critical Care Outreach Physiotherapist
Jonathan Downing (co-opted: Health Technologies)
Julia Phillips
Jason Gittens
Claire Rowley
Liz Staveacre
Mark Wilson
Misha Virtudazo
Natalie Pattison NOrF Chair
Isabel Gonzalez Past-Chair NOrF
Victoria Metaxa NOrF Secretary
Vanessa Jones Senior Nurse Acute deterioration and Outreach Services Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB WALES
David Antcliffe