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Our people: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley Directors and Board members are listed first. Scroll down or click through to the next pages for other members of our team. Alternatively, you can refine your search by using the specialties listed below.

Katherine Edwards

Katherine leads on Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement, running a large number of quality improvement projects across the region, and contributing to national patient safety programmes. Katherine has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS and healthcare, starting her career in midwifery and progressing through clinical management of wards and departments. She moved into […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
Katherine Edwards

Steve McManus

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a role he has held since January 2017. Steve’s NHS career dates back 35 years and includes both clinical and managerial responsibilities. He began training as a nurse in 1987 and has gone on to hold a number of senior roles. He chairs the […]

Specialties: Oxford AHSN Board Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Geri Briggs

Geri has over 30 years’ experience as a therapeutic radiographer, working clinically in both planning and treatment, in service management and quality management. She has been involved in national initiatives to improve patient safety in radiotherapy.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Eileen Dudley

Eileen leads on the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme and continues to practise clinically as a midwife. Eileen has held various NHS positions including operational, supervision and quality improvement roles. She is project lead for the award-winning intelligent intermittent auscultation in labour programme.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Fran Butler

Fran has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS including in data and information, public health, as GP practice manager and, within the Oxford AHSN as Dementia Clinical Network Manager and then Mental Health Programme Manager. She has facilitated increasing access of older people to psychological therapies for anxiety and depression , and […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Alice Dean

Alice joined in July 2019. She has more than ten year’s experience as an executive assistant working at board and director level in the NHS, higher education and publishing.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
Alice Dean

Hayley Trueman

Hayley joined in 2021. She is a mental health nurse with experience 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.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Rebecca Monk

Rebecca joined in August 2022. She has over ten years’ experience in mental health and talking therapies services.  She is a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) with a keen interest in improving patient outcomes. Rebecca has worked in primary care on depression and anxiety, progressing to clinical leadership roles.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Nigel Sims

Nigel joined 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 has been passionate […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
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Julie Hewish

Julie, who joined in 2022, is a tissue viability (TV) nurse with 12 years’ experience within acute, primary care and community services. She is national tissue viability lead for the AHSN Network Transforming Wound Care Programme and a trustee at the Society of Tissue Viability. Julie’s expertise lies within practice-based service improvement, formulary/medical device innovation, […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement