HSIB selected eight members who bring a broad range of experience, skills and expertise to the Panel. The key role of the Advisory Panel is to provide external challenge, critique and comment on HSIB’s work and processes. They have several functions, including providing expert advice and feedback from their own networks.
The panel meets four times a year.
The current panel members are:
Murray Anderson-Wallace is an independent healthcare advisor and journalist. He is an expert in socio-cultural change within complex human system and Visiting Professor at the Health Systems Innovation Lab, London South Bank University. He is co-leading applied research to improve the quality of learning from serious incident investigations for the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and teaches within the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
Steve Clinch first joined the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) in 2004, becoming the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents in August 2010. Steve is the current chairman of the Marine Accident Investigator’s International Forum (MAIIF) and the EU Permanent Co-operation Framework for Accident Investigation Bodies. He is also a Trustee of Maritime CHIRP.
Dr Mike Durkin
Dr Mike Durkin holds Visiting Professor appointments in Patient Safety at Imperial College London and the University of the West of England. He is also an Associate Non-Executive Director at NHS Resolution. He was National Director of Patient Safety at NHS England and NHS Improvement and led the National Patient Safety Programme for England.
Farrah Pradhan is currently a lay member with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). She works as the Invited Reviews Manager for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and supports a team of lay assessors along with clinicians. She is committed to working with stakeholders to influence the work of healthcare organisations to improve and maintain standards for members of the public.
Dr Joe Rafferty
Dr Joe Rafferty is the Chief Executive of Mersey Care NHS Trust. Previously, he was Director of Commissioning Development for NHS North West, working on design and delivery of elements of the Liberating the NHS commissioning reforms. Included in the HSJ’s list of 100 most influential people in health, Joe has been championing Expert by Experience as a major driver for transformation.
Suzanne Shale is an independent consultant in healthcare ethics, medical education, and patient safety. Suzanne chairs the UK’s leading patient safety charity, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and much of her current portfolio of work focuses on improving investigations into healthcare harm, and enhancing the support available to patients and professionals following adverse events.
Richard von Abendorff
Richard von Abendorff, previously spent 17 years working in services for frail older people and dementia care in health, social services and home settings. He has spent the last six years campaigning in a voluntary capacity for learning and action in end of life care, following many serious avoidable failings in his mother’s palliative care in hospital. Richard wants to ensure incident reporting leads to robust evidenced action and also an end of what, too often, becomes an attack on the messengers of harmful incidents.
Jennie Stanley qualified as a registered Nurse in 1988 and went on to specialise in Emergency Nursing. Jennie became a whistleblower following patient safety concerns in her organisation. Jennie endured a 4 year legal battle to vindicate her name engaging during the process with the High Court. Jennie has gone on to be Lead Nurse at Patients First supporting whistleblowers and runs her own training company which is regularly utilised by Trusts. Jennie wants to bring a whistleblower’s perspective to the panel and believes very strongly in making the patient the first concern.