The UK Sepsis Trust team is made up of both medical and non-medical staff predominantly based in our Birmingham office, with teams in London and Wales. We are all dedicated to raising awareness, instigating change and supporting those affected by SEPSIS. Our team comprises of strategy to support and education to fundraising. Find out more below.
David Coleman is a Birmingham based businessman. He became involved with the charity following his own personal experience of sepsis.
Richard is a chartered accountant and Chair of the UK Sepsis Trust. Richard has been involved with the charity since 2015.
Dr Julian Hull is a recently retired Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Consultant from Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield. During his years of work, he has witnessed the devastating effects of sepsis on both patients and their relatives.
Mark is a Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office and specialises in medical law, inquests and civil litigation. He acts for individuals with sepsis and bereaved families. Mark has witnessed the incredible impact of sepsis on his clients and their families and is motivated to raise awareness. He also enjoys a fundraising challenge and is committed to making a difference to the Trust and its supporters.
Phil Harrold is a chartered accountant recently retired from PwC after 22 years as a partner. He is a former president of the Nottingham Derby and Lincoln Society of Chartered Accountants and a previous member of the CBI regional council.
Nick Randle is currently a Relationship Director in financial services, having held various roles in this sector for the last 17 years. Nick is passionate about the community and is keen to use his corporate experience to support this growing charity in its aim to raise awareness and provide support for those affected by sepsis.
With a background as an NHS Consultant in Intensive Care, I founded the charity having watched one too many people die needlessly. I'm now privileged to be able to save lives globally by providing solutions and by influencing change through advising the UK Government and World Health Organisation.
My interest and experience working in the voluntary sector spans decades! In order to save more lives we’re looking for a ‘call to action’: one that develops and builds partnerships that genuinely benefit both organisations. This is one of my main responsibilities which I’m fortunate to be doing as it’s something I both believe in and enjoy.
I’m a nurse with a background in the care of the acutely ill. I was the first nurse in the UK to work as a sepsis Nurse Practitioner with a project funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research and worked with Ron to develop the Sepsis Six. Ron and I, with a team of professionals, then undertook a piece of research that demonstrated that patients who received the Sepsis Six within 1 hour were half as likely to die.
I am the Executive Lead Nurse for Education and work closely with the Birmingham office team.
In my clinical role as an NHS consultant anaesthetist I see the devastating effects of sepsis first hand. I joined the UK Sepsis Trust as I was inspired by their passion to change the system and improve patient outcomes. My executive role focuses on raising awareness through good PR and engaging corporates and others who share our values and want to join our mission to save lives.
I first became aware of sepsis and its scale in June 2012 after the sudden death of my 41 year old brother Mark. I then realised the crucial importance of raising awareness. I became involved with the UK Sepsis Trust mid-2013, initially as a non-medical trustee. Being a Cardiff-based Welshman, my role has since developed to become the executive lead for Wales, proudly responsible for helping the charity deliver its important mission this side of the Severn Bridge.
I’ve been with the UK Sepsis Trust since ‘the start’ and was part of the original team that developed the ‘Sepsis Six’. I have an interest in sepsis systems, risk stratification and early treatment. Outside of the UK Sepsis Trust I work as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, the lead doctor for an air ambulance service and as Honorary Professor of Prehospital Critical Care at the University of Plymouth.
I joined the UK Sepsis Trust in February 2017. I am based in South Wales and having had sepsis in 2012 I am keen to raise awareness of both the condition and the after effects of having had sepsis. In March 2017 I organised our first support group in Wales, in Cardiff which takes place quarterly. I hope to help facilitate more support groups around Wales to help those affected by sepsis and create awareness of survivor rehabilitation requirements.
I joined the UK Sepsis trust after 35 years of working in the private sector predominantly in projects and operational management. My past experience centres around the organisation of people, ensuring they are in the right place at the right time with the right skills and have accurate information to complete the task. I am immensely proud to be working here and will make sure that the work of the charity continues to save lives.
I’ve been with the UK Sepsis Trust since April 2017 working on a range of different projects focused around education, learning and development. My background is primarily in adult education and injury rehabilitation both here in the UK and Australia.
I’ve been with the UK Sepsis Trust since April 2017 in an official capacity, but have worked with them extensively as an Ambassador since losing my one year old son William to sepsis in 2014. I am passionate about patient safety and public awareness. My background is in the financial sector.
I joined the UK Sepsis Trust in November 2016 having spent the previous 30 years working in Critical Care Nursing. My key roles are to develop support services for those who have been affected by sepsis, provide telephone and digital media support and to organise and deliver sepsis support groups.
I have been a Qualified Nurse on the Intensive Care Unit for over 13 years. I have been a Support Nurse for the UK Sepsis Trust since March 2017. I take calls from people suffering from Post sepsis and speak to people with general concerns about sepsis.
I started at the UK Sepsis Trust in 2013 and so far it’s been a remarkable journey. My role is to look after the charity’s accounts. My job has given me the opportunity to learn so much, including the very important task of raising awareness on sepsis. I look forward to continuing helping to raise awareness of this awful illness and seeing the charity grow further.
I worked on an Intensive Care Unit for 18 years and witnessed the devastating effects of sepsis on patients and their families. I joined the Trust in March 2015 and work as part of the administration team primarily dealing with emails and correspondence and supporting the Executive team, the Support team and the Trustee board.
I joined the team in 2016 after graduating from the University of Birmingham and have loved seeing the charity grow and the difference it makes to those affected by sepsis. As part of the fundraising team I get to work with our amazing supporters to achieve their fundraising goals whether that be a school bake sale or running the London Marathon.
I’ve been working for the charity since April 2017, working within community and corporate fundraising. The charity is such a worthwhile cause, and it’s great to be a part of a growing and dedicated organisation.
I have been working for the UK Sepsis Trust since May 2017, helping to look after and organise the efforts of all the wonderful passionate volunteers and supporters we have. My background is in volunteer management in the UK and overseas.
I previously worked within the NHS. I joined the Trust in 2016 and work as part of the administration team primarily dealing with emails and correspondence, organising and coordinating our speakers and representing the trust at conferences with our information stand.
I’ve worked with the UK Sepsis Trust since 2015 to raise the condition’s profile in the press, spark media debate and amplify calls for better sepsis care across the NHS.
I am a Qualified Nurse with over ten years of experience in Acute Medicine and Critical Care. During this time I have witnessed the devastating and long term affects Sepsis can have. My role as support Nurse for the UK Sepsis Trust involves me providing telephone and media support for those affected by Sepsis and helping to organise and deliver support groups throughout the UK.
I joined the UK Sepsis Trust in August 2017. My main strengths lie in social media and brand awareness, as well as analytics, web maintenance and copywriting. My background is in the education sector, mainly focusing on healthcare.
I am a Qualified Nurse working in Recovery. I have been working for the UK Sepsis Trust 2015 as a Corporate Liaison.
I’ve been at the UK Sepsis Trust since October 2017, joining as a member of the fundraising team. It’s exciting to constantly be developing our fundraising initiatives for such a motivating cause. My background is in oversees challenge fundraising and supporter relationships.
I began working for the Trust in September 2017; having watched it grow and develop since its inception in March 2012 I always wanted to get involved myself. My role involves helping to co-ordinate and organise events, with a focus on the "Shine A Light On Sepsis" Campaign.
Dr Ranj is a media doctor and paediatrician. He says: ‘As a children’s doctor, I’ve seen only too often the devastating effect sepsis can have on infants and children. I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for the UK Sepsis Trust and I’m committed to working with this fantastic charity to help stop people of all ages dying needlessly from sepsis’.
News presenter Mark Austin says: ‘sepsis is a little-known but common condition that kills 44,000 people a year in the UK. That’s more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined and the real tragedy here is that it is almost always easily treatable if identified early. I’m extremely proud to be supporting the UK Sepsis Trust in their work to raise awareness of the condition. Thousands of lives depend on it’.
Actor Jason Watkins and his wife Clara tragically lost their 2 year old daughter Maude to sepsis back in 2011. In his role as Ambassador for the UK Sepsis Trust Jason has helped lobby the government to raise more awareness.
Patrick Kane was critically ill with meningococcal sepsis when he was just 9 months old. He lost digits and forelimbs as a result, and was the youngest person ever to be fitted with a bionic upper limb prosthesis.
His determination to embrace the sequelae of his illness as a part of who he is, and to develop his life and future career regardless, is inspirational.