Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden

Dr Samantha Bat-Rawden@NHS from 15/10/18 to 19/10/18

Twitter: @sbattrawden

Job title: Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine Registrar and Chair of The Doctors’ Association UK

Place of work: Royal Surrey County Hospital

#HelloMyNameIs Sammy. I am a Registrar in Emergency & Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, mummy to baby Joshua and wife to my wonderful husband Alex! I have worked on the frontlines of the NHS for many years and feel incredibly privileged to be able to support patients and their families in their darkest moments, through critical illness and injury. I have a keen interest in human factors, and a particular research interest in empathy.

Following Joshua’s premature birth at 27 weeks, and a stormy 3 months in NICU, I am a passionate advocate of the NHS, Britain’s greatest treasure. Joshua spent most of his admission at a tertiary centre, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust. I have no doubt that the expert team saved Joshua’s life, and I will be eternally grateful for the care he received. Joshua spent his last few weeks in SCBU at the Royal Surrey, the hospital I now work in as an Intensive Care Registrar. I now run a support group for medical mummies who find themselves on the other side of the NHS and have a child in neonatal or paediatric intensive care.

Relevant links:

www.dauk.org

www.10thingstoknow.org

www.theresuscitationist.com

www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk

www.uhs.nhs.uk/OurServices/Intensivecare/NeonatalIntensiveCare(NICU)/NeonatalUnit