Dr Jennifer Birch

Consultant in Neonatal Medicine

Dr Jennifer Birch is a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust and was the NICU Clinical Director there from June 2013 to June 2020. She is currently the Clinical Director for Neonatal services for Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust covering the Bedford and Luton sites. Her clinical special interests include neonatal nutrition, Necrotising Enterocolitis and other neonatal gastrointestinal conditions and she is a member of the national neonatal nutrition network. She holds an MSc in Healthcare Leadership and the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership.   She is the Neonatal lead for Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Local Maternity System and sits on the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group, the Neonatal Care Transformation Review Implementation Board and has been a member of the Programme Board for Workstream 2 (Safety) of the Maternity Transformation Programme and later the Insights Oversights Group for the same programme, representing the Neonatal Critical Care Clinical Reference Group.