Time: 02:40PM – 03:10PM
Topic: Improving Patient Safety in Healthcare in Wales
As an important step in this project, I managed the implementation of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) as the standard in all acute Welsh hospitals by 2013, the first large healthcare system in which this was achieved.
Prior to this, from 2006 to 2008 I led the Welsh Critical Care Improvement Programme (WCCIP), showing that reliable implementation of care bundles in all Welsh ICUs was associated with sustained reductions in central line infections.
I have sat on the Expert Advisory Groups for the NCEPOD ‘Just Say Sepsis’ Study, the NPSA ‘Matching Michigan’ Study and the European Union IMPLEMENT Programme. I am a Fellow of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and sit on the National Outreach Forum (NOrF) Executive Board.
My background is in critical care nursing and clinical education with a particular interest in patient safety, quality improvement, measurement, behaviour change and human factors.