• Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant and Leicester Children’s Hospital Quality, Safety and Governance Lead, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Provides general and cardiac intensive care for children, and is responsible for quality, safety and governance at the children’s hospital
  • Interested in developing and implementing quality improvement
  • 2016 GenerationQ Fellow

Dr Simon Robinson has been a Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust since 2013. He previously worked within paediatrics across the midlands, including specialist paediatric intensive care training at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He also spent a year as a Senior Clinical Fellow at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

Based at Leicester Children’s Hospital, Simon works in a large team to deliver high-quality services to children of all ages. He provides both general and cardiac intensive care for children with acute deteriorations or immediately post-elective surgery. He is also one of four paediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) consultants in the largest ECMO centre in Europe.

In addition to his clinical responsibility, Simon is the Trust’s Paediatric Intensive Care Clinical Risk Group founder and chair, and Paediatric Organ Donation Lead. Since September 2015 he has been Leicester Children’s Hospital’s Quality, Safety and Governance Lead, which involves aligning quality improvement initiatives, and developing and maintaining governance structures.

Simon’s ambition is to fundamentally evolve the culture within Leicester Children’s Hospital to one of ‘fair accountability and proactive mitigation of risk’. He hopes GenerationQ will help him ‘to become a more effective leader through greater diversity of techniques, a wider network of resource, further developed flexibility and greater knowledge.

‘My organisation will benefit from structural development with a network of reliable quality improvement and governance processes that do not reinvent the wheel, but revolutionise available information for the trust by being relevant, real-time and appropriately challenging to drive ongoing improvement.’