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Dr Tricia Woodhead
Tricia has spent 24 years as a consultant radiologist in the NHS. During 12 of these years she was Medical Director and Director/ Quality and Patient Safety. She is a Health Foundation and IHI Quality Improvement Fellow and Improvement Advisor, having been awarded the Fellowship in 2010.
Tricia is Associate Clinical Director for the West of England AHSN with a major responsibility for continuing the five-year South West Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Programme. She works across the South West, South of England and London on collaborative projects to improve reliability and patient safety in acute, community and mental health services. This includes Improvement Advisor to Zero Suicide, a recently launched four-year collaborative across the whole community in the South West and is leadership coach to the Wessex AHSN. She also supports Wessex AHSN in their Patient Safety Collaboration Programme.
Until January 2016, Tricia was Patient Safety Advisor to the Royal College of Radiologists. She is currently supporting the Royal College of Physicians as they develop their Quality Improvement Hub. She teaches Leadership for Patient Safety as Associate Clinical Lecturer at Keele University Medical School. She is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath, working with The School of Management on systems and networks in Healthcare. During 2015 Tricia co-authored the Health Foundation Report ‘Building the Foundations for Improvement’, and presented at the International Forum for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in London on how to build systems to secure sustainable improvement in clinical care. She is one of the programme visit leads for the IHI/ Commonwealth Fund Innovation Sharing Network with particular focus on frail care and the safer management elderly patient. She teaches the Patient Safety Officer Course in the UK with IHI.
Miss Anne Pullyblank
Anne is a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and Medical Director of the West of England AHSN.
From 2010 to 2015 Anne was Clinical Director for Surgery at Southmead Hospital. She participated in the Safer Patient’s Initiative 2 and was faculty for the peri-operative workstream for the South West Safety collaborative. She was shortlisted for a Health and Social Care Award in 2009 for work on the surgical safety checklist, winner of a National Patient Safety Award in 2011 for work on NG tube safety, shortlisted for a NHS leadership award in 2012 and shortlisted in two categories for a national patient safety award in 2014 for work on reducing surgical site infection.
Anne was Clinical Director for the patient safety programme at the AHSN from 2015 until 2018. In this role she oversaw the patient safety work programme which lead to the region winning national patient safety awards for work for on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS), emergency department checklist and emergency laparotomy.
Dr Mark Juniper
Consultant in Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine since 2000. Currently lead co-ordinator for National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. Clinical lead for Quality at Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Previously Associate Medical Director for Unscheduled Care. Clinical interests include sleep and ventilation as well as all aspects of general chest/respiratory medicine. Also specialises in intensive care medicine.
Professor Wai Tse
Dr Tse was appointed as a consultant physician and nephrologist at Derriford Hospital in 2000. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the Peninsula Medical School. She graduated from Leeds University medical school in 1989. She received her training in Birmingham and was awarded a three-year Medical Research Council training fellowship to study her PhD on ANCA-related vasculitis. Dr Tse is one of six nephrologists providing a renal service to East Cornwall and South Devon and renal transplantation to approximately half of the South West peninsula and parts of Dorset. Dr Tse is the current lead clinician for nephrology, audit and governance lead, PHNT representative for the Peninsula Renal Network and is one of four foundation programme directors