In-person event details
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Meet the Speakers
Janine has been a Paediatric Nurse since 2005, working in the field of Sleep Medicine as an experienced Nurse Specialist in Sleep since 2008. Janine runs the Paediatric Sleep Clinic in Sheffield Children’s Hospital, providing specialist sleep advice for parents and care givers, as well as children and young people. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary consultant-led team, she contributes to the growing Sleep Advisory Service, and as the leading Specialist Nurse in Paediatric Narcolepsy, Janine looks after the day to day running of a supra-regional Paediatric Narcolepsy Service, its cohort of patients and families, including nurse-led clinics and visits to schools. As part of her role, Janine regularly undertakes clinical audit and research whilst still finding time to support other staff in the Paediatric Sleep Disorders Service.
Claire has been a Paediatric Nurse (RSCN) since 1996. She has a medical nursing background prior to specialising in sleep. Claire has worked as a Specialist Sleep Nurse since 2008, initially on the Sleep Unit setting up sleep studies before moving across to the Nurse-led Sleep Clinics.
Claire deputises and also manages Paediatric Sleep Clinics to provide specialist sleep advice to educate and support parents / carers and children / young people. Claire provides high quality evidenced based care of children/young adults attending the Sheffield Sleep Disorders Service. Claire works as part of a multidisciplinary consultant-led team and take the lead in managing recruitment and retention of staff for this expanding sleep advisory service. More recently she has taken the lead on the new referral system.
Heather has been consultant in Sheffield since 2008, having trained at Alder Hey and Melbourne Children’s Hospitals. She leads the sleep service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, managing a comprehensive range of sleep disorders. Heather holds an Honorary Chair with the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her collaborative work in research, leading nationally funded projects, including the “Wake Up to Sleep” project promoting awareness of the impacts of sleep deprivation.
Heather is passionate about improving sleep for children and their families. She has spoken at The Sleep Charity’s manifesto launch at the Houses of Parliament and has appeared regularly in the media in support of the importance of children’s sleep.
Dr Hemant Kulkarni is a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Sheffield Children's hospital. He works closely with other members of the paediatric sleep service including other consultants, sleep physiologists, specialist sleep disorders nurses and sleep practitioners.
His special interests are sleep disordered breathing and long-term ventilation. The sleep service in Sheffield is unique in many respects and offers a holistic approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep issues in children and young people.
Rachael Goodman is an Associate Director of the Medicine Care Group at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Rachael has spent 15 years in NHS management in a range of operational roles as well as programme management and corporate performance and planning. At the Children’s Hospital, Rachael’s portfolio covers the Emergency Department, acute medical services and specialist medicine.
Hannah Sharpe is a Deputy Divisional Manager in the Medicine Care Group at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. She has worked in a variety of healthcare-related voluntary-sector organisations and joined the NHS in 2020. Hannah supports a number of clinical services at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, including sleep, respiratory, and A&E.
What will the event cover?
Key learning objectives
- To provide an overview of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital nurse-led sleep service and review the new referral and discharge criteria.
- To propose a sleep pathway for the region.
- To gain an awareness of the differences between melatonin preparations, including prolonged-release and immediate-release.
- To better understand the implementation of a sleep service from a management perspective.
- To explore collaboration opportunities by gaining feedback from the region.