Patient Safety Lead
Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science NetworkEngland - Kent Surrey Sussex
I work within Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network - an exciting organisation that supports members in Kent,Surrey and Sussex to spread health and care improvements and innovation. I am the Patient Safety Lead and currently lead on 5 workstreams commissioned by NHS E/I. These include Maternity & Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (SIP), Managing Deterioration SIP, Safe Medicines in Care Homes SIP, Adopt & Spread COPD / Asthma care bundles and Mental HealthSIP. I am a founding member of `Q` and have participated in `Q`iLab looking at how to enhance peer support. I also have been involved in Q applications / Q Exchange bids and took the opportunity to learn & present Pecha Kucha at a national conference!
Previously, as Deputy Chief Nurse I led on reducing harms within a Patient Safety portfolio in a secondary care environment. I supported the implementation of safety bundles that have reduced pressure ulcers and the number of falls. I led on Patient Safety CQUINs, including Dementia and collaborative working with community partners to reduce admitted pressure ulcers and VTE. I completed the Trust Quality Account for 3 years up to 2014 / 15 and was awarded local IWL Innovation award for Productive Ward and Implementation of Schwartz rounds. When Head of Midwifery, I wrote the first business case for a new Co-located Midwifery Led Unit.
I am dual trained RGN / RM and academically have been awarded Advanced Diploma in Midwifery / BSC(H) in Midwifery Studies and MA (Distinction)in Professional Practice (Management & Leadership Route). I am also an alumni of Nye Bevan Leadership Academy.
I love reading, travelling & walking.
Q Exchange ideas
Ursula Clarke, Q member and Patient Safety Lead for KSS AHSN, describes how a “Rapid Insights and Learning” approach can help health and care system colleagues to reflect on work done as part of the pandemic response.
Contact Ursula Clarke
You need to be logged in to contact Q members.
If you are already a Q member, please log in using your account details.
If you are not a member, you can find out more about joining Q.