Dr Libby Slemeck

Clinical Leadership Fellow 2015-2016

Dr Libby Slemeck - Patient Safety Leadership Fellow

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Libby is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar who worked with the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow.

Libby worked on the region-wide Mortality Review Programme, as well as an involvement in measuring and monitoring of safety, scaling up safety huddles, the development of a quality data Observatory project, the Better Start Bradford initiative and has an interest in work surrounding the Second Victim phenomenon.

Libby shared some reflections at the end of her year working with the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow:

During my Fellowship year, I led a successful national bid to provide a retrospective case record review for Trusts across England and Scotland. Putting the bid together gave me, not only a unique opportunity to gain experience into the practical aspects, but a truly fascinating insight into the politics and processes involved on a national level; something we don’t see very often as clinical trainees.

Working for the IA in conjunction with the RCP, Datix and several other partner organisations, I learned invaluable lessons about collaborating across multiple organisations, the importance and benefits of strong, clear leadership and I had the chance to learn about negotiation and compromise from experienced, senior colleagues. The learning, experience and skills I have developed during this project will undoubtedly prove invaluable in my future career as a consultant as well as in the quality improvement work that is my passion.

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