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Andy Leslie

Andy Leslie has been head of service at CenTre since helping set-up the service in 2010. It’s Andy’s job to provide leadership, vision and coordination to the running and development of CenTre. He spends some time engaged in the clinical practice of transport on the service Consultant rota or attending transfers, but is also engaged in a wide variety of projects locally and nationally which aim to improve neonatal transport for patients, families and staff.

Andy has been involved in neonatal transport since being appointed Transport Coordinator for Nottingham Neonatal Service in 1991. In this post he developed the UK’s first dedicated nursing team for neonatal transport. He trained to be an ANNP in 1995 and used that training, with colleagues, to deliver the country’s first ANNP-led transfer programme. His PhD, completed in 2003, was also concerned with neonatal transport and ANNPs and was followed by few years largely out of transport practice, undertaking a post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford. Andy was Chair of the UK Neonatal Transport Group from 2012-2015 and helped lead the development of the UK system for categorising and comparing the work of different neonatal transport teams.


Selected Publications

Laurence Blaxter, Mildrid Yeo, Donal McNally,John Crowe, Caroline Henry, Sarah Hill, Neil Mansfield, Andrew Leslie and Don Sharkey.  Neonatal head and torso vibration exposure during inter-hospital transfer. Proc IMechE Part H:J Engineering in Medicine 1–15.  

Shalini Ojha, Laura Sand, Nandiran Ratnavel, Stephen Terence Kempley, Ajay Kumar Sinha, Syed Mohinuddin, Helen Budge, Andrew Leslie. Newborn infants with bilious vomiting: a national audit of neonatal transport services.  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed2017;0:1–4. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312208 

Andrew Leslie, Alan Fenton Categorising neonatal transports. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2012;97:1 F77

 Alan C Fenton, Andrew Leslie The state of neonatal transport services in the UK.Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2012;97:6 F391

 Leslie A. and Stephenson T. (2003). Neonatal transfers by advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and paediatric registrars. Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal) 88: F509-F512

Fenton A C, Leslie A, and Skeoch C H Optimising neonatal transfer Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal). 2004; 89: F215-F219.

 Leslie AJ, Stephenson TJ. Audit of Neonatal Intensive Care Transport - Closing the loop. Acta Paediatrica 1997; 86: 1253-6

Cross J, Townsend S, Leslie AJ. Communication from a distance: A study of maternal satisfaction with information-giving during and after transfer of critically-ill neonates. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 1995; 1 (4): 32-35.

Leslie AJ, Middleton D. Give and take in neonatal transport - communication hazards in handover. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 1995; 1(5): 27-31.

Leslie AJ, Stephenson TJ, Audit of neonatal intensive care transport. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 1994; 71: F61-F66.


Barry, P. and Leslie, A. Eds. (2003). Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport. London, BMJ Books.