Consultant Anaesthetist, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (for improvement and innovation) Improvement lead of National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Chair RCoA Quality working group
St George\'s University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustEngland - London (South)
Consultant anaesthetist in a large teaching hospital covering sessions in prehabilitation/ cliniic, with speciality interest in obstetrics. Interested in both improving quality in my clinical environments of pre assessment clinic, operating theatres and in maternity and QI training.
Deputy Chief medical officer (for improvement and innovation)- establishing QI training and project coaching/facilitation as well as QI training for Foundation Doctors in St George's Foundation School.
Improving QI training and the establishment of a 'quality network' within the Royal College of Anaesthetists, chair of RCoA Quality working group. Editor of RCoA 'QI compendium'.
Improvement lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit www.nela.org.uk
Currently working on 'prehabilitation' before major cancer surgery, elective and emergency theatres efficiency, improving reporting of patient experience, staff wellbeing and our unit's social media. Experience in the past of inpatient flow programmes, human factors and safety training in hospital at night and patient experience based co-design. Spent a year out of training as a clinical leadership 'Darzi' Fellow.
I am a trustee of Birthrights- a charity protecting human rights in childbirth.
Q Exchange ideas
Drawing together over 132 quality standards and quality improvements across perioperative care, Q member, Carolyn Johnston shares the resulting 'recipe book' for improvement in anaesthesia.
Carloyn Johnston shares the inspirations and experiences of her improvement journey - as well as a request for help around QI improvements to help her Trust's current DOLS (deprivation of liberty safeguards) and MCA (Mental Capacity Act) training and awareness.
Member Carolyn Johnston reflects on how we can find inspiration for improvement in unexpected places.
Areas of interest
- Acute care
- Efficiency and productivity
- Improvement research
- Patient and public involvement
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Person-centred care
- Quality improvement
- Clinical Audit in Quality Improvement
- Measurement for Improvement
- Q Special Interest Groups/Communities of Practice