Sandy Lewis

Associate Director of the Maternity Programme

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Sandy joined HSIB in March 2017 as a national investigator.

She moved into the role of Associate Director of Maternity Investigations, and later Maternity Programme Director, after the Secretary of State for Health asked HSIB to carry out the work around maternity safety investigations outlined in the Safer Maternity Care action plan. Since then she has successfully overseen the rollout of our maternity investigation programme across 130 NHS trusts in England.

Sandy has more than 26 years of healthcare experience, in the NHS and Australia. She started her career as a healthcare assistant and later qualified as a nurse practitioner. The high-risk areas in which she’s worked – including intensive care and theatres, critical care and day surgery – led to an interest in patient safety, quality improvement and patient experience.

Prior to joining HSIB she held the post of Associate Director of Nursing at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, where she led the development of patient safety policy and processes. Sandy holds an MSc in Leadership and Service Innovation.