Speakers, trainers and consultants from a patient/family perspective

Patients and their loved ones with lived experience of avoidable harm can play an invaluable and powerful role in supporting or leading work on patient safety. We have created this listing to make it easier for healthcare providers, regulators, or event organisers to identify suitable people to involve in their work.

The people listed here are known to, but independent of, AvMA. All of them have signed up to our Memorandum of Understanding. Have a browse through their respective experiences and what they offer, which ranges from speaking slots to providing training or consultancy. Contact them via the online contact form provided.

All arrangements or undertakings are made directly with the individuals concerned. AvMA is simply providing a platform to enable promotion of patients/family members’ role in patient safety work. Please note that AvMA can also provide training and consultancy itself, drawing on our experience of working with people affected by avoidable harm in healthcare and involving others as appropriate. Visit our Training & Consultancy section.

Carolyn Cleveland

Offers half or full day training to empower healthcare and legal organisations and professionals to develop their empathy, emotional awareness and a compassionate culture; talks and presentations.

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Dorit Braun

Offers talks on her family’s experiences of traumatic death, inquests, complaints processes and what should have been learnt; and training development and facilitation on engaging with families, the importance of working with families and how this can be done

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James Titcombe OBE

James Titcombe OBE

Offers talks sharing Joshua’s story and the lessons of the Morecambe Bay scandal

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Julie Bailey CBE

Offers talks on how to improve patient safety and care within the NHS; staff training; and consultancy

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Lisa Richards-Everton

Offers presentations on patient safety; raising awareness for correct procedures for high risk drugs; educating junior doctors regarding patient safety and errors; and her story about Paul

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Maureen Tuitt

Offers counselling; wellbeing support and advice; talks on the psychological impact on medical harm; and consultancy

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Paula McGowan

Offers talks sharing Oliver’s story and on reasonable adjustments and better healthcare outcomes for people with autism and learning disabilities, available in person or via Skype

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