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People: Core team

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 Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN). She leads a large number of quality improvement projects spanning the Thames Valley region, and contributes to a number of national patient safety […]

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Geri Briggs – Senior Programme Manager – Patient Safety

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. […]

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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 […]

Core team Mental health

Hayley Trueman – Mental Health Improvement Project Manager

Hayley joined the Oxford AHSN in 2021. She is a mental health nurse and had experience working in acute inpatient care and treatment-resistant depression before becoming a safety and quality improvement lead across mental health and community health services. Hayley is a graduate of the Oxford AHSN Masters programme in partnership with the University of Oxford.

Mental health Core team

Jon Vollam – Senior Programme Manager – Patient Safety

Jon leads the deterioration programme. He  joined the Oxford AHSN in 2021. Jon is an intensive care nurse by background. He has extensive experience in the Royal Air Force Medical Services where he held a variety of clinical leadership, assurance and policy development roles. Jon has a professional interest in human factors and ergonomics.

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Nigel Sims – Patient Safety Improvement Manager

Nigel joined the Oxford AHSN in 2021. He has 25 years’ experience in the public sector, working in health and wellbeing roles, designing and implementing service improvements. He has an MBA qualification and has held a number of senior roles working alongside and within the NHS on wellbeing and deprivation projects. Throughout his career Nigel […]

Core team Mental health

Alice Roberts, Executive Assistant

Alice joined the Oxford AHSN in July 2019. She has more than ten years’ experience as an executive assistant working at board and director level in the NHS, higher education and publishing. Alice is Executive Assistant to the Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement (Katherine Edwards), and Project Support Officer.

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Alice Roberts