Patient Safety Lead
Ursula is our Patient Safety Lead for the Patient Safety Improvement Programmes of which there are currently five. She is dual trained and has worked in senior positions as in her career to date as a Head of Midwifery followed by the role of Deputy Chief Nurse.
Following academic achievements listed above Ursula also hold the Kings Fund Athena course and Nye Bevan Executive Leadership award. While very experienced as a midwifery clinician, Ursula also led a strong clinical specialist team covering Tissue Viability / Falls prevention / VTE / Dementia & Delirium / Blood Transfusion & Nursing, Midwifery, AHP Education & Training.
As Patient Safety Lead, Ursula leads the team in Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Collaborative, commissioned by NHSE/I on workstreams which are reviewed on an annual basis.
Her role supports the team of programme managers while being the link to our commissioners in NHS E/I. She facilitates connections and locally has flexed programmes to respond to local needs, encouraging a focus on Quality Improvement models and taking the lead on planning measurement while looking through an inequality lens and use of coproduction where available.
As a national workstream co-lead, Ursula will also discuss and support different models and archetype of delivery in order to support and enhance rather than obstruct progress in Patient Safety issues.
Sean has worked in the healthcare sector for over 30 years. After practising as a mental health nurse, he moved into workforce development and commissioning. His breadth of experience includes leading commissioning in a PCT, regional service transformation with London Health Programmes and policy development with the National Commissioning Group.
More recently, after several years as a Dean of Healthcare Education in London, he supported some of London’s ICSs with the development of their workforce strategies and led the CapitalNurse programme in south London.
His work with the Patient Safety Collaborative builds on his passion for supporting people working in health and care services to develop their quality improvement skills. He currently works on the Medicines Safety and Managing Deterioration programmes.
Kerry Dudley joined the Patient Safety Collaborative in April 2021. She has extensive experience of working in health and social care through a combination of roles, including as an HCPC registered podiatrist, CQC compliance inspector, commissioning quality lead and most recently leading the implementation of a community Positive Behaviour Support Service in Kent.
Kerry was awarded an NIHR funded master’s in clinical research from the University of Brighton in 2015.
She works across the region and is currently supporting the Mental Health and Managing Deterioration National Patient Safety Improvement workstreams. Kerry is an active member of the South of England Mental Health Collaborative (MHC) and committed to sharing learning and best practice across her workstreams.
Patient Safety Lead
Bhav joined the team in May 2017.
She graduated from Kingston University in 2015 with a BSc in Business and after a short stint in advertising, knew she wanted to work in healthcare. Bhav’s work supports the Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Lead, as well as each individual Patient Safety Workstream. She also supports with QI, collaborative events and networks. Bhav finds working within Patient Safety very rewarding, knowing that the work they do is contributing towards helping others.