Dr Sundeep Harigopal

Sundeep is a consultant neonatologist in Newcastle upon Tyne and works with Newcastle University with over 25 years of experience in the field of neonatology and paediatrics. He did his medical training and post-graduation in paediatrics in India before moving to the United Kingdom. He undertook specialist training in neonatology in Liverpool and Manchester.

Sundeep’s broad interests include system changes, quality improvement and research. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Northern Neonatal Network and successfully led the reconfiguration of neonatal intensive care services in the North of England, development of the standalone Northern Neonatal Transport Service and is currently leading the implementation of the National Neonatal Critical Review across the North East of England.

In his role as a member of the North East Clinical Senate, Sundeep has experience as an external expert in neonatal service reviews and clinical reviews. As a member of the National Neonatal Clinical Reference Group, Sundeep advises the NHS on clinical commissioning policies. In his role as neonatal lead for the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme, he leads quality improvement programmes by developing methods to implement proven interventions across the North East of England. Sundeep’s research interests include respiratory mechanics of high flow oxygen and severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia as well as MRI in brain injury and he has undertaken research and published in these areas.

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