Lynne Paterson has been in nursing for over 30 years; starting initially in adult intensive care and then quickly moving to neonatal intensive care.  Lynne has experience from both the UK and also overseas.  She has held a number of posts including that of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Lecturer/Practitioner and has been in her present post in Middlesbrough since 2001.  She is also the Lead Nurse for the Northern Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.  Lynne undertook her Doctoral programme at the University of Sheffield and investigated prescribing errors and near misses and since then has been involved in working in Research & Development’ within her Trust as well as attempting to continue to fly the flag for NMAHP research (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals).