Making the safety of patients everyone's highest priority

Who's who

Who’s behind the Patient Safety First Campaign?

Headed up by Stephen Ramsden, Campaign Director, the Core Team has been drawn from across England. Passionate about patient safety, the team, made up mainly of clinicians from various parts of the NHS, all have valuable experience to contribute to improving the safety of patients within their organisations.

  • Stephen Ramsden, OBE
    Campaign Director,  Patient Safety First Campaign for England
    Chief Executive, Luton & Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lori Trott
    Director of Communications & Campaign Development
    Patient Safety First Campaign for England

Core Team Members

  • Judith Bottriell
    Associate Director Governance
    Barts & The London NHS Trust
  • Martin Bromiley
    Airline Pilot/Chair
    Clinical Human Factors Group
  • Stephen Brown
    Director of Pharmacy
    University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Medicines Adviser, NHS South West
  • Dr Peter Cavanagh
    Consultant Radiologist ex Medical Director
    Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Mike Durkin
    Medical Director
    South West SHA
  • Mark Emerton
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Elective Orthopaedics
    Chapel Allerton Hospital - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Judy Gillow
    Director of Nursing,
    Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Elizabeth Haxby
    Lead Clinician in Clinical Risk
    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust
  • Dr Ann Keogh
    Director of Medical Safety
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alison Lovatt
    Assistant Divisional Director: CWS
    Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
  • Marie-Noelle Orzel
    Director of Nursing & Patient Care
    Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
  • Bunis Packham
    Nurse Consultant,
    Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust
  • Mark Patten
    Consultant Anaesthetist  & Clinical Director
    Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • John Pickles
    Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon
    Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maxine Power
    Associate Director of Quality Improvement
    Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jane Reid
    Association for Perioperative Practice
  • Dr Donald Richardson
    Renal Physician
    York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Carole Smee
    Head of Lean Implementation
    The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals
  • Dr Ian Sturgess
    Associate Medical Director Patient Safety
    East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mike Williams
    Former NHS Chief Executive and now an NHS Senior Research Fellow
    University of Exeter

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