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Katherine Edwards – Director of Patient Safety & Clinical Improvement

Katherine Edwards is the Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement at the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative, and part of the senior team of the Oxford AHSN (Academic Health Science Network). In this role she leads a large number of quality improvement projects spanning the Thames Valley region, and contributes to a number of national […]

Geri Briggs – Patient Safety Manager

Geri is a highly experienced therapeutic radiographer with a clinical career of over 30 years in Radiotherapy service delivery and quality management, and involvement in national initiatives to improve patient safety in the radiotherapy field. Her previous improvement work at Oxford PSC has involved pressure damage, specialised paediatric care in the home and safety culture. […]

Katie Lean – Patient Safety Manager

Katie has 25 years NHS experience as a nurse and midwife in community and hospital settings. She has been responsible for investigating adverse incidents in perinatal care and quality improvement at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Patient safety programme responsibilities: reducing the incidence of acute kidney injury, maternity.

Jo Murray – Patient Safety Manager

Jo has over 20 years NHS experience as a Respiratory Physiotherapist in several London hospitals and for the last 8 years as Patient Safety Manager working in the Governance Team at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has been responsible for investigating incidents; supporting clinical effectiveness, including mortality reviews; and quality improvement programmes such as […]

Eileen Dudley – Patient Safety Manager

Eileen has 30 years NHS experience as a nurse and midwife working in acute and community settings. She has been a Supervisor of Midwives since 2013. More recently she has worked as Quality Improvement Educator with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  

Fran Butler – Senior Programme Manager, Mental Health

Fran leads the Oxford AHSN/Patient Safety Collaborative mental health programme. She has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS including in public health, as GP practice manager and, most recently as Dementia Network Manager for the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). In this latter role Fran has managed a number of […]

Rasanat Nawaz

Rasanat is a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford. She supports the Patient Safety Collaborative with literature reviews and publication writing.  Rasanat has a background in psychology, neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases including dementia.  Currently Rasanat is working towards publishing findings on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in older adults.

Steve McManus – Chair of Oversight Group

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a post he has held since January 2017. He began his career in the NHS in 1987 as a registered nurse.  He completed his BA Hons in healthcare studies at Oxford Brookes University followed by a postgraduate certificate in evidence based healthcare from Oxford […]

Prof Charles Vincent

Charles is a leading national figure in the patient safety field having devoted much of his working life to research into how to make healthcare safer. Read more about Charles and his research interests Charles sets out the aims and priorities of the Oxford AHSN around patient safety in this video

Andrew Brent – Clinical Lead, Sepsis Clinical Safety Programme

Andrew is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Internal Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the epidemiology and diagnosis of invasive bacterial infections.

Mr Lawrence Impey

Mr Lawrence Impey has been a consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford since 2001.  Lawrence is the Oxford AHSN Maternity Network Clinical Lead.

Dr Ian Reckless

Dr Reckless took up post as Medical Director at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in April 2016.  Dr Reckless continues to undertake clinical work both at Milton Keynes and in Oxford where he remains Honorary Consultant Stroke Physician / Senior Clinical Lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He contributes to the work of […]

Prof Heather Loveday

Heather Loveday is Professor of Evidence based Healthcare and Director of the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London. She is a registered nurse and nurse teacher, and a principal investigator with particular interest in infection prevention and control. She is lead for research and development at the Infection Prevention Society and […]

Douglas Findlay, Lay Partner

Douglas takes an active role in public and patient involvement, engagement and experience around the health and social care agenda. He is involved locally, regionally and nationally alongside a wide range of different organisations. At a national level, Douglas consults with a number of academic and public bodies where he contributes to health research and health […]

Alison Provins, Lay Partner

Alison has a background in financial services specialising in customer experience, staff development and change management. She now uses this experience to help a wide range of organisations to improve. Alison is a lay representative for Health Education England and a member of the Pharmacy Executive Stakeholder Group at the University of Reading. She completed the Leading Together programme in 2016. Her Oxford AHSN […]

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