Introducing the Team

Dr Ed Capo-Bianco

thumbnail_image002.jpgEd is a General Practitioner in South Oxfordshire and is one of the clinical leads covering a variety of roles in the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West ICB. He has worked closely with Oxfordshire Paediatricians and Community Children’s Nursing Team in developing a children’s hospital @ home service in the county. In adopting Healthier Together as a website and an app for our county, this will help support parents / carers and young people, as well as clinicians in primary care, as a reliable resource with consistent advice and guidance to help manage minor illnesses and when to seek support.

Cheryl Crawford

Picture1.pngCheryl has been a Registered Children’s Nurse in the NHS for over 20 years and is currently the Senior Matron covering Children’s Community Nursing Services in Oxfordshire. Cheryl has worked in a range of Senior nursing, educational and operational roles within both the acute hospital and community settings. Driven by her passion for delivering care closer to home, she has led on significant service development including the introduction of the Oxfordshire’s Children’s Hospital @ Home, developed alongside acute paediatric and primary care colleagues. She is excited to be part of the Healthier Together project, delivering a valuable resource with safe, consistent, and up to date guidance for parents/carers and professionals alike.



Dr Usman Khalid

Usman is a Paediatric consultant with a special interest in epilepsy and neurology. He is a member of the Children's Hospital paediatric team working across Oxford at the Children's Hospital and Banbury at the Horton General Hospital. Usman has 14 years of experience working in paediatrics and is keen to work with the Healthier Together team to improve the care and experience of the children requiring care across the region. 

Christina Newbould

Christina is a Registered Children’s Nurse with over 20 years nursing experience. She has worked extensively in paediatric infectious diseases, and spent 9 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric HIV. Christina has worked in the Community Children’s Nursing Team in Oxfordshire for 6 years, and is the Matron for Children’s Hospital at Home and Acute side of the Service. Christina has recently published a service evaluation, highlighting the importance and benefits of a Children’s Hospital at Home service. Christina is passionate about the delivery of hospital level care in the home and looks forward to sharing Healthier Together with service users and colleagues across Oxfordshire. 

Dr Roy Osgood

download.pngRoy is a consultant paediatrician in Banbury and Oxford, with a specialist interest in diabetes. Roy is the Horton General Hospital link doctor for the Thames Valley and Wessex Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Network and has a keen interest in acute paediatric care. He has been inspired by the Healthier Together projects in other regions and is excited to be a part of a project designed to help guide and support young people and their carers in managing their health.

Dr Zoe Rooney

DSC_4735.jpgZoe is an acute paediatrician at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the lead for Paediatric Ambulatory care. She has over 20 years experience in Paediatrics and has been a consultant in Oxford since 2015. Since 2020 she  has been working with colleagues in primary and community care to develop paediatric ambulatory care including establishing the Childrens Hospital at home service. Healthier Together is a fantastic evidence based resource for families and professionals and Zoe is delighted to be able to work with colleagues to deliver this resource for Oxfordshire.

Kayleigh Simmons

tmp_1695735528898.jpgKayleigh is the Project Manager for Healthier Together in Oxfordshire, based within the Oxford Children's Hospital. She has worked in the NHS since 2011 when she graduated from University and has lived in Oxfordshire for most of her life. Kayleigh is responsible for managing the website content, editing pages and communicating with stakeholders to make sure the information is current and relevant.