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Meet The Team

Beverley Slater - Improvement Academy Director

Beverley provides overall leadership to the Improvement Academy team and directs the Academy work programme.

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Prof John Wright - Clinical Director

John is a clinical epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health. He represents the Improvement Academy on the AHSN Executive team.

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Alison Lovatt - Clinical Improvement Network Director

Alison's focus is on supporting frontline clinicians to improve Patient Safety. She leads the Clinical Network for the Academy’s 70 Improvement Fellows.

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Dr Michael McCooe - Associate Clinical Director

Michael is a Consultant in Anaesthetics and ICU at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Associate Clinical Director at the Improvement Academy.

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Prof Rebecca Lawton - Academic Advisor

Rebecca is Professor in Psychology of Healthcare at the University of Leeds and leads the Quality and Safety Research team at Bradford Institute for Health Research.

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Prof Mohammed Mohammed - Academic Advisor

Mohammed is Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness in the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford and Deputy Director of the Bradford Institute for Health Research.

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Dr Stefan Williams - Clinical Leadership Fellow

Stefan is a neurology registrar currently working with the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow.

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Abimbola Olusoga - Clinical Leadership Fellow

Abimbola is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist currently on a one-year secondment as a Clinical Leadership Fellow with the Improvement Academy

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Dr Usha Appalsawmy - Clinical Leadership Fellow

Usha is a Renal Registrar with the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery currently doing a year as a Clinical Leadership Fellow at the Improvement Academy.

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Dr Paul Ashwood - Clinical Leadership Fellow

Paul is a Palliative Medicine Registrar working currently undertaking a one year apprenticeship as a Patient Safety Leadership Fellow at the AHSN Improvement Academy.

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Dr Libby Slemeck - Clinical Leadership Fellow

Libby is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, working with the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow. Libby is currently on Maternity leave.

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Dr Claire Marsh - Patient & Public Engagement Lead

Dr Claire Marsh leads PPE in the Improvement Academy, supporting staff to enhance the patient and public voice in their work.

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Mel Johnson - PSC Programme Manager

Mel's role is to develop the Patent Safety Collaborative, ensuring objectives are met and achievements are built on, whilst also working on the AKI Scaling Up project.

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Sarah De-Biase - Improvement Programme Manager

Sarah is the Improvement Programme Manager for the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy Healthy Ageing Collaborative.

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Michael Rooney - Senior Improvement Analyst

Michael has a background in analysis and Information Technology, with an interest in new approaches.

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Dr Sally-Anne Wilson - PRASE Project Manager

Sally-Anne joined the team in September 2016. Her main aim is to help front line teams use the PRASE feedback to improve patient care.

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Shahima Begum - Admin Assistant

Shahima provides Administrative Support to the IA Team, and supports the coordination of events and Patient Safety research projects.

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Tania King - Programme Manager

Tania is the Improvement Programme Manager for the Patient Flow programme of work.

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Jane Hudson - Team Administrator

Jane provides administrative support to the Huddle Up for Safer Healthcare (HUSH) project and is also the first point of contact for the on-line Bronze Quality Improvement Training.

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Vicky Padgett - Project Manager

Vicky's work with the Improvement Academy focuses on the HUSH (Huddle Up for Safer Healthcare) project as Project Manager.

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Natalie Jackson - Project Manager

Natalie joined the Improvement Academy in May 2015 as project manager for the CARS project

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Jackie Hallam - Project Manager

Jackie joined the Academy in July 2015 as Project Manager for the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety, and the PM role for the Dementia project.

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Jaspal Bagral - Improvement Analyst

Jaspal provides analytical support to improvement projects, specialising in creative data visuals and alternative representation of data.

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Liz Watson - Implementation Manager

Liz joined the Improvement Academy in May 2014 working as an Implementation Manager.

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Debbie Clark - Academic Improvement Fellow

Debbie's work at the Improvement Academy includes the development of a Bronze level on-line Human Factors training package.

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Dr Naomi Quinton - Lecturer in Medical Education

Naomi is currently addressing how Quality Improvement is understood and incorporated in healthcare professional education.

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Dr Judith Dyson - Academic Improvement Fellow

Judith's work at the Improvement Academy includes half a day a week supporting front line teams in applying behaviour change techniques.

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Tony Jamieson - Medicines Safety Improvement Lead

Tony leads the Improvement Academy’s work on all aspects of medicines use and medicines safety.

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