North East and North Cumbria

Patient Safety and Quality Conference


Date: Friday 30th September 2022


Venue:    Glow Venue Hire (former known as Xcel Centre), Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham DL5 6AP


Health Education England in the North East and north Cumbria are holding a Patient Safety and Quality conference.  The purpose of the conference is to share innovations across the themes of the HEE Quality Framework and patient safety, discuss health inequalities, medication safety and learning from bad outcomes.

The event will bring together a multidisciplinary audience of healthcare professions from trusts and higher educational institutions throughout the North East and north Cumbria.  There will be an opportunity to network and share innovations.

To recognise and celebrate the great work going on in the region there will be an opportunity to share best practice with colleagues.  We will be inviting Trusts, Higher Education Institutes and Primary Care Hubs to showcase quality and patient safety initiatives and innovations using posters throughout the venue.

Conference Resources

Conference Booklet



If you have any queries regarding this event please contact the HEE NE Quality team at



Project title

Dr. Prathibha Rao, Dr. Jennifer Harris, and Emma Paisley

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

Learning from Serious Incidents – Support Programme for Trainees

Dr. Prathibha Rao, Val Tippins, and Claire McLoughlin

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

Is simulation a practical and effective training modality in Psychiatry? An evaluation of what works and doesn’t from our experience in the North East

Martina Khundakar, Robert Barber, Adrian Lloyd, Stacey Allsopp, Kamron Ashtiani, Alan Currie, Paul Walker, Mike Lennard

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

Evaluation of the introduction of a Safe Prescribing Course in Mental Health for the North East and Cumbria

Dr. Bruce Owen, Dr. Jonathan Richardson, Dr. Joe Thorne, Ms. Rachel Bryce

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

The COVID-19 Remote Inpatient Support Team: Creating a New Service in the Era of Coronavirus

Dr. Bruce Owen, Dr. Prathibha Rao, Isobel Cane, Chloe Burdess,

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

Development of a trust-wide out-of-hours training rota in psychiatry

Dr. Lachlan Fotheringham, Dr. Martina Esis

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear NHS FT

End of placement clinical development feedback (CFD) preparation and practice across CNTW base sites

Gemma Gordon, Karen Hooper, Emma McNeil, Marissa Jones

Gateshead Health NHS FT

Patient Safety Placement for final year student midwives: increasing student capacity by building the foundations of a safer culture & safer system

Greg Stamp

Health Education England

Skilled Conversations in Life-Limiting Conditions

LJ Clifton, N Whitelock, J Scott

Health Education England

Improving Foundation Taster Access – Are they an Underutilized Resource?

McPherson Iain, Clifton LJ, Stamp G, Phillips M, Brown L, Dearman SP

Health Education England

Continuing the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS): Where do we go from here?

G Stamp, M Arjunan, G Fattal, S Mercer

Health Education England

HEE’s Second National Learner Assembly

Gregory Stamp, Justin Green, Rijula Karanjkar

Health Education England

Barriers to Raising Concerns by Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists

R Houston, S Kundu

Health Education England

Evaluation of The North East ENT Mentorship Scheme (NEEMS)

Dr. Kathryn Siddle, Dr. Garan Riley, Dr. Leigh McDonald, Dr. Jill Harrison, Dr. Claire Granger, Dr. Emma Riley

Health Education England

Umbilical Venous Catheter E-learning: An initiative to improve the radiological assessment of neonatal devices and increase awareness of complications.

Dr. Emma Riley, Dr. Philippa Gaunt, Dr. Alexandra Battersby, Dr. Garan Riley, and Dr. Leigh McDonald.

Health Education England

 Intra-Professional Trans-Disciplinary Integrated Training – Connecting Paediatric and Radiology Trainees in Shared Learning Experiences

Professor Raj Das, Dr. Ash Mohammed, Rachel Mckenzie, Chris Ellis, Christine Allen

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

How we used a QI approach to improve the pathway for patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI?

Claire Winter

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Introduction of the NENC Theatre Education Network 2022 "For the people about the people."

Albert Lim

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Complaints – how they relate to the performance of healthcare organisations?

J Hamilton, M Gittins, G Walton, L Coats, T Irvine, D Nayar, M Moffat & Z Ritson

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Dental Treatment for Patients with Cardiac Disease: Preventing Infective Endocarditis

C Smith

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Keeping our care home residents safe and out of hospital. Specialist Care Home Support Team

L Clark

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

A Review of Parenteral Nutrition Supply

Oliver Weiner, Dr. Kadhim Kadhim, and Stephen Lord

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Who have we forgotten? Improving handover practice and safety in tertiary care cardiology

Daniel Weiand, Caroline Cullerton, Robert Oxley, Chris J Plummer

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Impact of Computerised provider Order Entry on the Quality and Quantity of Clinical Information included with Investigation Requests: an interrupted time series analysis

Dr Georgina Mynott, Dr Jennifer Hoye, Dr Craig Melrose, Dr Paul Landy, 

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

Discharge Summary Quality Improvement Project

Dr I Ranathunga, Dr C Idampitiya, Dr F Pambinezhut

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

Assessing the impact of an educational intervention for Foundation Doctors supporting the management of diabetic emergencies

Dr C Idampitiya, Dr I Ranathunga, Dr F Pambinezhut, Dr S Dearman.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

Reflections on Online Peer Observation of Teaching: Transformation of Postgraduate Medical Education in the Post-pandemic Era

Prof Sam Dearman, Dr. Ruth O’Dowd

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

Creating a professionally inclusive postgraduate program for NHS literacy and local health care needs

Dr. Gwen Baxter

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

Helping to build a sustainable workforce through development and support of learners and educators

Gemma Lumsdon, Elizabeth Klein, Ian Harrison,  Stephen Jarvis, Daniel Ivison.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

NCIC Digital Health Placement

Gemma Lumsdon, Natalie Godley, Helen Gannon, Jessica Allason, Kathryn Tweddle, Tara Brehaut, Claire Claringbold, Sarah Brown, and Celia Flagner.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

North Cumbria Integrated Care: Student Enrichment Sessions

Claire Claringbold, Steve Dobie, Andrew Nemeth.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT

PLACE Database- Placement, Learners, Audits, Capacity, Evaluations

Dr. Elaine Gouk, Mr. Michael Butler

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Enhancing Psychological Safety in Maternity Services

Dr. Homi Khasimai, Dr. Ignacio Cardona, Caroline Metcalf, Dr. Joseph McCrave

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Work Schedules: Our winning formula

Dr. Jacob. G, Dr. Jacob. J, Dr. Mazhani. T, Dr. Basu. D

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Integrating Overseas Medical Graduates Into The Workforce

Dr. Jude J, Ms. Ellner A

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Streamlining ARCP Processes for Best ARCP Outcomes

Dr. Basu D, Ms. Ellner A, Ms. Ghani D

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Self-Development Time (SDT) in Foundation Training

Dr Hannah Bashir, Dr Omar Fakih, Dr Sze Hwei Ooi, Dr Benjamin Prudon

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

A Novel Project To Embed Weekly Multi-Media Educational  Updates Into Frontline Healthcare

Dr. Landles A, Ms. Ellner A, Dr. Basu D

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Happier Doctors Improve Patient Care

Ms. Ellner A, Ms. Ghani D, Dr. Narayanan S

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Improving The Uptake Of Taster Sessions In Foundation Programme

Jodie Nicholson and Laura Ireland

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT

Midwifery Led Reflection Services

Sharon Harrison

Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT

A quality improvement project to improve the timeliness of NEWS2 observations of patients

Laura Massey, Lorna Barton, Owain Leng

Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT

Developing the Deteriorating Patient Simulation Day at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Julie Weeks and Tracey Garbarino

Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT

The gift of time for Primary Care Staff

Elaine Francis

Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT

Enhanced Care for Older People

Ruth Stevens

Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT

Active Ward – an innovation quality improvement (QI) project to co-create and test a model of care that promotes physical activity.

Jane Greaves, Dilupa Samarakoon, Alison Steven, Samantha Browning, Julie Alderson,

Northumbria University HEI

Enhancing patient safety in Learning Disability by training care givers to use RESTORE2 mini to aid communication with health professionals

Dr. Hezekiah Olateru

School of Primary Care

A quality improvement activity and evaluation of the ‘buddy/new trainee’ mentorship scheme of the North Cumbria GP Training Programme

Helen Stainsby, Joanna Vintis

School of Primary Care

Nurses on tour – piloting student led health roadshows in primary care

Dr. Robert Carter, Barbara Foggo, Lisa English, Beth Duggan, Jonathan Devitt

School of Primary Care

Approving a practice to be a learning environment

Dr. Vanessa Perrott

School of Primary Care

HEENE’s innovative response to the “wicked” question of reforming General Practice specialty training

Dr. Samantha Robinson, Dr. Simon Gardner, Dr. Deborah Wilmot

School of Primary Care

Clinical and Academic Support Process (CASP)

Ms. Jade Hind, Dr. Emily Heaton

South Tees NHS FT

Improving Civility at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Charlotte Mutton

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Forever Cherished Care Bundle: Quality and Safety

Alison Thompson

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Inpatient Falls Prevention and Management Quality Improvement Project

Connor Knox

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Sepsis Improvement Project South Tyneside & Sunderland Community Services

Teresita Carlos, Jo-Anne Matthews, Karen Gibson & Michelle Arkley.

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

New To Care Training

Dr. D Coady, Dr. S Ahmed, Mrs. A Chapman

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

International Medical Graduate (IMG) Office at STSFT

Mohana Das, Claire Stocks, Melissa Thirkeld, Nicola Holt, Dr William Hinchliffe, Dr Saeed Ahmed

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Improving time to dialysis initiation for AKI in patients admitted to non-renal hubs through the introduction of a Renal AKI in County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust

Dr. Grace Hillsmith, Dr. Niall Mullen, Alison Blake

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

A Pilot Non-Technical Skills Course including Multidisciplinary Simulation for Theatre Staff

Dr. Jessica Selwood, Claire Stocks, Melissa Thirkeld, Nicola Holt, Dr. William Hinchliffe, Dr. Saeed Ahmed

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Setting up a novel AKI service in a Trust without on-site renal services: Early experience and impact

Diane Palmer, Rob Common, Laura Smith, Suzanne Dutton, Gail Tunstall, Mark Taylor, Bob Olley.

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT

Encouraging and promoting physical activity amongst our Older People

Anne Aboaja, Oluwatosin Atewogboye, Mudassar Arslan, Lucia Parry-Newton, Lindsey Wilson

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT

A feasibility evaluation of discovery group: determining the acceptability and potential outcomes of a patient-led research group in a secure mental health inpatient setting.

Dr. Mani Krishnan, Lauren Bennett, Charlotte Fox

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT

The Tees Remote ECG Pathway The adoption of mobile ECG technology for monitoring patients on antipsychotic medication.

Olusegun Sodiya, Akinkumni Odutola, Michel Hakeem

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT

The various faces of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD);  a case of CJD presenting as psychosis in a middle-aged woman.





The Unequal Pandemic: COVID and Health Inequalities

Professor Clare Bambra Prof. of Public Health

Me and My Medicines

Graham Prestwich, Patient

Patient Safety: a global health priority

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, NENC Integrated Care Board Chairman



Stephen Cooper, Team Leader, Melissa

Delirium Journey? Are we #DeliriumReady yet?

Dr Mani Santhana Krishnan FRCPsych

Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry/Liaison Psychiatry, HEENE Associate Dean/Delirium Lead

North Cumbria School of Generalism – delivering a multi-professional place based training program

Dr Ruth O’Dowd, Consultant Anaesthetist, Associate Medical Director Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, HEENE Head of North Cumbria School of Generalism

Veterans Health

Dr Sarah Troughton, HEENE Associate Dean for Veterans Health


Reflections on COVID and moral injury

The Reverend Katie Watson, Newcastle Hospitals Chaplaincy

Delivering safe environments and care in public spaces:

Safety and Risk Assessment in Pre-hospital Environments

Supporting Sporting Events and Pre-hospital Medicine

Dr Joe Cosgrove, Consultant Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine,

The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS FT

Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS): Delivering Quality and Patient Safety

Dr Phil Dowson, Consultant in Emergency and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS FT and Great North Air Ambulance Service


NCEPOD role in Patient Safety and Health Inequality

Dr Marisa Mason, Chief Executive, NCEPOD

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death

'Multi-professional education & training:

System working, and the link to patient safety - the HEENE model'

Professor Namita Kumar, Regional Postgraduate Dean