Murray Anderson-Wallace is the Executive Producer of PATIENTSTORIES and an experienced specialist healthcare advisor, media producer and researcher. He has extensive knowledge of the NHS both as a clinician, manager and external consultant working with quality and safety issues.
He was a Special Advisor to Stephen Ramsden OBE in his role as National Director for Patient Safety First, the NHS campaign for patient safety improvement. Murray was then seconded part-time to work as Head of Strategy and Communications for the campaign. He led the delivery of the national campaign’s engagement strategies and produced a wide range of on-line resources and targeted campaigns including the first NHS National “Patient Safety First” week in 2009.
In addition to his role with PATIENTSTORIES, Murray is currently working with a wide range of networks and campaigns associated with quality improvement in healthcare including the Health Foundation, the Clinical Human Factors Group, AQuA, The Network, NHS Quest and NHS England.
He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeon’s “Never Event” Task Force and the Care Quality Commission’s expert reference group for the new inspection regime for acute hospitals and mental health trusts.
His work has contributed to the Public Inquiry into the failings of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust led by Robert Francis QC and the review of the Francis report recommendations by Don Berwick.
Increasingly his research and writing is focussing on the cultural and ethical dimensions of quality and safety in healthcare and he is currently producing associated content for broadcast media partners including The Guardian and the BBC.
Murray is a member of the Medical Journalists Association and in 2011 was shortlisted as a finalist for the MJA Winter Awards (investigative/broadcast category) for “Beth’s Story”.