Dr Ula El-Kafrawy

Consultant - Neo-natal Unit

Telephone Number: 01204 390390 x3458

Professional Background

Dr El-Kafrawy obtained an MB ChB from the Royal College of Surgeons - Ireland in 1985, in 1988 she obtained a DRCOG and FP Certificate, she got an MRCP from London in 1994 and in 2008 a Certificate in Work Based Medical Education from Manchester University and an Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University Law School.

Dr El-Kafrawy has previously worked as a consultant neonatologist at Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between 2003 and 2011. She was made an Honorary Consultant at Manchester University in 2010 and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2011. She came to work for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

In 2001 she became a Neonatal Life Support Provider, in 2002 a Neonatal Life Support Instructor for the Resuscitation Council UK and in 2012 she became Neonatal Life Support Director for the Resuscitation Council UK.

She is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, the British Medical Association, the Medial Protection Society and the Associate Practitioner Higher Education Academy.

Special Interests and Research

Dr El-Kafrawy has interest in neonatal echocardiography and has participated in research in optimising the management of the extremely premature neonate particularly with respect to the assessment of fluid and electrolyte balance. She has completed a research study at Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital which showed to a high degree the statistical significance that the current method of weighing ventilated neonates is inaccurate. In conjunction with the Medical Physics Department she developed a ventilator tube compensator device to counterbalance the inaccuracy of weighing ventilated neonates on integral incubator scales.

She is also currently looking to improve neonatal training particularly at ST2 level looking at the required competency of neonatal intubation.


R J Taylor, El-Kafrawy U. A simple, inexpensive audio-visual reminder of infection control procedures on entry to a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Hospital Infection (accepted 23/9/12)

U El-Kafrawy. R J Taylor. Effectiveness of an NICU access intercom linked audio-visual display monitor highlighting infection control procedures. American Journal of Infection Control (accepted September 2012)

El-Kafrawy U. A novel device to improve the accuracy of incubator scale weight on ventilated neonates. October 2010. Proceedings of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies Third Congress, Copenhagen.

El-Kafrawy U. Optimising the care of ventilated neonates by obtaining accurate incubator scale weights, obviating the risks of disconnection from ventilation. April 2012. Proceedings of the Paediatric Academic Societies, Boston.

El-Kafrawy U, Settle P. A novel device to improve the accuracy of incubator scale weights on ventilated neonates . March 2010. Proceedings of the Neonatal Royal Society of Medicine, London.

Das Gupta S, El-Kafrawy U. Minerva. BMJ 2007

Kafrawy.U, Stewart. D. An evaluation of brain stem death documentation: the importance of full documentation. Paediatric Anaesthesia July 2004.

Dr Ula El-Kafrawy works in the following services:

Children’s Outpatients

The children’s outpatients service is delivered from a child friendly and welcoming department based at Bolton One. Children are seen by consultant paediatricians who work as part of a team of professionals including experienced children’s nurses, play specialists, allied practitioners, support workers and clerical staff. Apart from general paediatric clinics, there are various other clinics, phlebotomy (blood testing) clinics and some day case investigation and specialist immunisation services.

Neonatal Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bolton is one of three centres of excellence within Greater Manchester providing specialist care to sick and preterm infants. Our highly skilled professional team provides family centred care to ensure an excellent, positive family experience. The unit provides care for Bolton families as well as serving Greater Manchester and other areas when required.

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