NEICS President

Uwe FrankeDr Uwe Franke

Uwe Franke graduated from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany in 2001. Following research and postgraduate training in Medicine in Berlin he moved to North East England to undergo training in Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. He now works as a Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist in the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.






NEICS Treasurer

Generic ProfileDr Diane Monkhouse

Dr Diane Monkhouse is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where she is also the lead clinician for the General High Dependency Unit.  Dr Monkhouse regularly visits Sudan to deliver medical aid and to teach both medical and nursing staff.






Photo of Ian NesbittDr Ian Nesbitt

Ian Nesbitt qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1991, and trained in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He currently works in anaesthesia and on a 22 bed mixed adult intensive care unit in the Freeman Hospital. He is an examiner for the FICM and on the editorial board of “Surgery”.






NEICS Committee Members

Photo of Dr Jonathan BrandDr Jonathan Brand

Dr Jonathan Brand graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Pharmacology before undertaking his medical training at the University of Warwick.  Following his foundation training in the Northern Deanery, he embarked on training in anaesthesia & intensive care medicine (joint-CCT).   His professional interests include: adult resuscitation, extracorporeal therapies, mechanical support for heart failure, cerebral protection during cardiopulmonary bypass, in-situ crisis simulation and medical education.






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Sam Burnside qualified from Dundee University in 2003. With no real plan, he enjoyed working in A&E, ITU and acute medicine in the UK and New Zealand before deciding on anaesthesia as a career. Training in the North East he is now a Consultant in Anaesthesia with a specialist interest in liver transplantation at the Freeman Hospital. Other specific interests include perioperative care in major surgery and medical education.






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Dr Steve Chay qualified from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1989. He has been a SASG doctor in adult Intensive Care from 1995.







Dr Aylwin J ChickDr Aylwin Chick

Dr Aylwin Chick qualified from medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2003. He completed his registrar training in General Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine in 2013. He is currently a Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Northumberland, having recently returned from teaching & clinical work in Malawi, southern Africa.






Jane GibsonDr Jane Danby

Jane Danby completed a Physiology degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, after which she decided to remain at University and to continue her studies, qualifying in Medicine in 2007. She is now currently an anaesthetics and Intensive care medicine specialty trainee within Health education North East.






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Chris Johnson is a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. He also works as an aircrew doctor for the Great North Air Ambulance Service and is an Army Reservist with 201 (Northern) Field Hospital.

He has worked in developing countries including for an NGO delivering aeromedical retrieval services for most of East Africa

His medical interests include major trauma, humanitarian and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) medicine. He is one of the simulation leads for intensive care at the RVI and the trust lead for major incidents.

He is an associate clinical lecturer at Newcastle University and as part of his educational remit is the head of A-liNE (Anaesthesia Learning in the North East).



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Dr Suzi O'Neill

Dr Suzi O’Neill is a Consultant in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. Dr O’Neill is also the Training Programme Director for Intensive Care & ACCS within the Northern School of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine. 







Joe Nevin 116x177Dr Joe Nevin

After moving up from Bristol in 2005, Joe Nevin completed his medical degree at Newcastle University in 2010. He remained in the North-East to complete his Foundation and ACCS Anaesthesia training and is currently a dual ICM and anaesthesia registrar working within the Northern Deanery.







alexander scottDr Alexander Scott

Dr Alexander Scott completed in his medical training in the University of Leicester in 2004 and trained in the East Midlands, Anglia, West Yorkshire and Manchester before becoming a jointly-qualified Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. His professional interests are access to intensive care, point of care ultrasound and critical care echocardiograpy, and emergency and colorectal anaesthesia. He is the Faculty Tutor for GICM at STH.






 Dr Ola ShalabyOla Shalaby

Graduated from Cairo University 1992, consultant intensive care and anaesthesia at North Tees Hospital since 2010.





NEICS Trainee Representatives

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Dr Gavin Hardy

Ventured North from Hull to complete a medical degree at Newcastle University in 2010, and has never left! Currently training as a dual Intensive Care and Anaesthetic Registrar circulating the Northern Deanery.







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Dr Andrew Kane

Andrew qualified in medicine through the MB PhD programme at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 2013. He graduated with a first class Natural Sciences degree in Physiology and completed his PhD in fetal cardiovascular physiology under the guidance of Prof Dino Giussani. During his academic foundation programme in neurocritical care he worked with Prof David Menon and Dr Virginia Newcombe to develop neurotrauma outcome prediction models using MRI. He is currently undertaking ACCS training back home in the Northern Deanery aiming to become an academic intensivist.





NEICS Non-Medical Representatives

alex gatehouseAlexandra Gatehouse

Alex Gatehouse graduated from Nottingham University in 2000 with a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Following Junior Rotations in the Newcastle Trust she specialised in Respiratory Physiotherapy in Adult Critical Care, also working within New Zealand. In 2012 she trained as an ACCP completing a Masters in Clinical Practice in Critical Care and qualifying in 2014. Alex rotates within all of the Critical Care Units in Newcastle, enjoys teaching and audit and is one of the founders of the Northern Region ACCP group.





SDFSadie Louise Diamond-Fox

Sadie Diamond-Fox originally graduated from Northampton University with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing in 2008 and later a PGC in Advanced Healthcare Practice in 2010. Since graduating she has worked within various critical care environments and has been an Honorary/Associate Lecturer of various university faculties since 2010. She completed a Master’s in Clinical Practice in Advanced Critical Care Practice at Northumbria University in 2014 and has since worked across the critical care units at Newcastle Hospitals. In addition to her current clinical work she is an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University, which includes the regional ACCP training programme. Sadie has a keen interest in; education and mentorship, research and high-fidelity patient simulation (HPS).

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