Murray Anderson-Wallace, PATIENTSTORIES Executive Producer is to advise two key patient safety improvement consultation processes, both of which launch later this month.
His work as a member of the Royal College of Surgeon’s / NHS England “Never Events” Task Force began in April. The public consultation is due to begin later this month.
Clare Bowen, mother of Bethany Bowen, with whom we collaborated to make our award-winning documentary “Beth’s Story” in 2010 will join Murray as a member of the Task Force.
Murray will also be joining an expert reference group to support the Care Quality Commission’s forthcoming consultation on the new inspection regime for acute hospitals and mental health trusts.
“I’m delighted to have been invited to advise on these crucial initiatives. It is particularly encouraging to see that the experience and knowledge of those who have experienced harm is not only being heard but actively valued and used. For too long their stories have at best been unheard and at worst, ignored. Both processes have real potential to influence policy and practice to reduce harm but not if they are run like committees. So far, I am encouraged and our stories are helping to keep people grounded in the reality of what it means to people’s lives when things go wrong”
If you would like to participate in these consultations, simply follow us on twitter @patientstory or register on the website and we’ll let you know how you can join in the process.