James Titcombe OBE named Associate Editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management

Published: 17 Jan 2019

James Titcombe OBE

James Titcombe OBE

AvMA is pleased to name leading patient safety campaigner James Titcombe OBE as the new Associate Editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management.

A former project manager in the nuclear industry, James became a leading figure in the Morecambe Bay Investigation following the death of his son Joshua due to failures in his care at Morecambe Bay Trust in 2008. He is a former National Advisor on Safety for the Care Quality Commission, a founder of Patient Safety Learning and speaks and writes regularly about patient safety. James is also a patron of AvMA.

The Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management (JPSRM) is an international journal considering patient safety and risk at all levels of the healthcare system, starting with the patient and including practitioners, managers, organisations and policy makers. It publishes peer-reviewed research papers on topics including innovative ideas and interventions, strategies and policies for improving safety in healthcare, commentaries on patient safety issues and articles on current medico-legal issues and recently settled clinical negligence cases from around the world. The Editor in Chief is Professor Albert Wu MD, Faculty Director of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University, USA.

AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh said “We are delighted to have James on board as Associate Editor. The Journal is an important voice on patient safety and medical negligence, and James brings a wealth of experience to the role.”

James said “The JPSRM makes an important contribution to Patient Safety research and thinking. I’m thrilled to be appointed to the role of Associate Editor and I am very much looking forward to working with AvMA and the Editor in Chief at a time of significant international focus on improving the safety of healthcare.”

The Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management is published bi-monthly by Sage Publications.