Sarah is an Improvement Associate supporting the Improvement Academy’s ‘Just Culture’ Network. This network aims to bring together representatives and individuals who are passionate about improving safety culture within their organisation. The network aims to reach a range of healthcare provider organisations and bring together different perspectives from other parts of the health care system, allowing for pooling of knowledge and experiences related to support for second victims as well as wider approaches to improving safety culture within healthcare.
Sarah has significant experience leading and facilitating networks, including the Healthy Ageing Collaborative network, established to support the development of new, evidence-based models of care for older people with frailty.
Sarah is passionate about quality improvement, particularly improving care for older people, and the use of improvement strategies/techniques which support clinicians to translate research into practice and demonstrate improvement. Networks are a vector for improvement providing a mechanism to share learning and spread successful change quickly, leveraging the power of members and connections.
Prior to joining the Improvement Academy, Sarah worked as a clinical lead physiotherapist in London. She has extensive clinical experience as a physiotherapist specialising in the rehabilitation of older people for 12 years. Sarah has an MSc in Gerontology from King’s College London and is currently Vice Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s professional network – AGILE.
Our partnerships are centred in the Yorkshire and Humber region but extend nationally. We are continuously developing our partnerships and relationships with health and care organisations.