Sonia Barnfield

Clinical Adviser

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Sonia is a consultant obstetrician, with clinical interests in maternal medicine (women with pre-existing medical conditions who are pregnant), labour ward care and risk management.

She is speciality lead for obstetrics at Southmead Hospital Bristol (part of North Bristol NHS Trust) and is also the consultant lead for clinical governance, chairing the Trust’s clinical risk committee. Sonia’s passions are improving patient safety through learning from events and quality improvement.

She is on the PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) faculty and has trained many units in the UK and worldwide. These experiences have led her to taking a lead role as a clinical advisor with HSIB and training maternity investigators.

Sonia also has an interest in obstetric care in the developing world and used her expertise to improve the care available to mothers and babies in West Timor and Kenya during a one-year fellowship through the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). She has since run ‘train the trainers’ courses in Zimbabwe as part of PROMPT.