Quality and Patient Safety Lead for Gynaecology

University Hospitals B
St Michaels Hospital, Bristol
Competitive salary
05 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Are you an experienced nurse, midwife or HCPC professional who has a passion for quality improvement and supporting staff ? Do you have experience in risk management and patient safety incident investigations? Have you led on incident reviews and implemented change as a result? This is an exciting time of change with patient safety. We are looking for a highly organised, motivated and dynamic individual to lead on divisional quality and patient safety with a focus on Gynaecology.

We currently have 30 hours a week, permanent post available in our quality and patient safety team within the women's side of the women's and children's division. You would be a part of a small team of midwives, nurses and doctors whose responsibility it is to review all risks and incidents, undertake investigations, follow through on action plans and support quality improvement within the division.

The post holder will lead on the investigation of incidents and ensure they are investigated in a timely manner, ensuring that all learning is disseminated. The post holder will provide highly competent professional advice on the protection of patients, staff, and visitors to ensure patient safety remains a priority. They will be expected to work alongside staff to deliver a planned programme of improvement work to meet the healthcare governance agenda.

The post holder will provide leadership, guidance and expertise within the wider multi- professional team for Women's Services for clinical governance and risk management. This will include putting in place frameworks to ensure that the service meets the Trust standards for clinical governance.

They will act as a specialist in the field of risks within gynaecology and ensure that national recommendations are met from MBRRACE-UK; Mothers and babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (MBRRACE), National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), NHS England and Improvement and NHS Resolution guidance. The post holder will work with the Quality and Patient Safety Manager, Clinical Governance Lead Consultants, Matron for gynaecology, Practice Development Midwife and Health and Safety Advisors, to develop and implement an appropriate training programme for all groups of staff. As a senior post within the Division they will network with other internal and external colleagues and agencies as part of this role including where services are provided on different sites. We have a well established quality improvement programme which covers maternity, neonatal and gynaecology.

Bristol and Weston is a forward thinking NHS Foundation Trust. We are proud of our gynaecology services which include:

Our gynaecology ward has 22 inpatient beds offering surgical day surgery, care of patients with medical and surgical termination of pregnancy in addition to gynaecology medical inpatients, specialising in gynaecology oncology.

We treat all gynaecological problems and provide comprehensive, specialist services for the diagnosis, staging, treatment and hospital care of patients with cancer of the ovary, cervix, womb, vulva and some rare gynaecological cancers for women of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

We provide specialist clinics including

  • Colposcopy service which is part of the national NHS cervical screening programme
  • A one-stop shop multi-disciplinary tertiary vulvaL skin clinic

We pride ourselves on delivering holistic care through our flexible and dynamic approach within a caring, welcoming and friendly team.

We are located in the Centre of the beautiful city of Bristol, which has been voted best place to live. It is bursting with character and provides the
perfect work-life balance.
The ideal candidate for the role will:
• Have relevant and extensive experience
• Be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills
• Be flexible with a caring attitude.
• Have excellent and extended clinical skills
• Have evidence of change management

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameIngrid HendersonJob titleQuality and Patient Safety Manager Women's ServicesEmail addressingrid.henderson@uhbw.nhs.ukTelephone number0117 342 7173

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

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