Meet the TIPSQI faculty
Internal medicine IMT3
Rion is an ST3 in Urology who has recently relocated to Bristol. Her interest in QI developed whilst training in the North West and she has been involved in a number of QI projets most notably developing an app to improve urology on call induction.
Rion joined TIPS in 2017 and since this time has delivered QI teaching to foundation doctors across the North West Deanery. This year her role will be in delivering training to consultant supervisors.
Geriatric Medicine ST3
Sophie is an ST3 in geriatrics in the North West. Sophie’s interest in QI started during her foundation training when she led a project which reduced the number of weekend and out of hours drug chart rewrites and as a result reduced the occurrence of drug errors on the medical wards at UHSM. She joined the TIPSQI team in 2018 where she has been involved with the delivery of the training sessions as well as mentoring other leads
With an interest in QI, Cameron undertook an Improvement Science Fellowship at improvement organisation Haelo the year after finishing FY2, working on national improvement projects such as the NHS Safety Thermometer and NHS Quest – Improving Theatre Safety Clinical Community. This is also when he joined the TIPSQI team, being involved in organisation and delivery of sessions.
INTERNAL MEDICINE IMT3
I’m Eleanor and I am an Internal Medicine Trainee in South Manchester, hoping to specialise in Care of the Elderly. I have been involved in TIPSQI since FY1 and have worked my way through several roles.
I attended the TIPSQI session as an FY2 and found it engaging and interesting, I jumped at the opportunity to become a Lead in FY2, learning more about the TIPSQI context and getting some teaching experience delivering it back to the FY1s. The following year I stayed on as mentor, supporting the FY2 leads in their session delivery and was then invited to join the faculty, which I’ve now been a part of for 2 years. During this time, I have overseen the Leads – this has now involved recruiting the FY2 doctors, planning and delivering a leads training day and organizing which leads will delivery which sessions. I have also delivered an oral poster presentation for TIPSQI at the QISW conferense in 2020, helping us win the best educational intervention prize for TIPSQI.
QI is so important in all of day to day working lives, helping others to see how they can use QI to make changes that improves theur work life and patient outcomes is hugely rewarding and I really enjoy being a part of TIPSQI!
Fiona is a CT2 in Psychiatry in the North West. She is an new faculty member in 2021 after spending the last year as a TIPS QI mentor. She attended TIPSQI training as an FY1 and became a lead in FY2. After two years out of training living in New Zealand and travelling, she returned to the North West and was keen to get involved with TIPSQI again.
Fiona has taken part in a number of local QI projects including most recently undertaking a project to improve the quality of NEWS monitoring within a mental health trust, which was selected for an oral presentation at the TIPSQI showcase.
She is particularly interested in improving the parity of physical health outcomes in psychiatric patients and education.
Emergency Medicine ST4
Hannah is currently a ST4 in Emergency Medicine in the North West region. Last year she completed the FMLM National Medical Directors Fellowship and is currently working part time in this role within the Education team at the GMC alongside her clinical training. She currently chairs the FMLM Trainee Steering Group and sits on the National faculty for the EM leaders programme.
She set up TIPSQI in her foundation in 2013. Following its expansion and growth she undertook an Improvement Science fellowship alongside her training. Following this she now teaches on the medical leaders programme for AQUA and is part of the RCP’s QI faculty.
Kat is a paediatrics trainee, and is also undertaking an Academic Clinical Fellowship affiliated with Lancaster University. During her foundation years she was involved in multiple QI projects. In one of these she sought to improve the prescription of end of life medications in the acute medical unit at Royal Bolton Hospital and presented this work to the Society of Acute Medicine Conference in 2015. She has also undertaken multiple projects in the paediatric department.
Hello, I’m Sophie, an anaesthetics trainee in the Northwest. My role on the TIPS committee is website development and organising the annual TIPS QI Summer Showcase.
Quality improvement was always a little unclear to me before I received my first TIPS session during F1 and since then I’ve understood the potential greater impact that many small projects can have on patient care and trainee satisfaction. I recognised how valuable TIPS was to my own QI projects and applied to be a TIPS lead the following year, with progression to TIPS mentor and subsequently committee member.
I am particularly interested in improving emergency theatre efficiency and rest facilities for trainees.
Mila is a ST3 in ENT in Merseyside. She enjoyed TIPSQI teaching in FY1 and became a lead in FY2, before continuing her involvement with the project as first a mentor and now as a faculty member.
Mila has undertaken several QI projects, including improving rapid access referral pathways and access to surgical airway equipment on all wards in her Trust.
Mila would like to see surgical curriculums for specialty training follow the Foundation curriculum and adopt QI over classical audits to further benefit patients on multiple levels. She is leading on delivering the TIPSQI training to Foundation doctors on a national scale.
CORE ANAESTHETICS TRAINEE
CORE ANAESTHETICS TRAINEE
I’m Jack and I am a Core Anaesthetics Trainee based in the North West. I’ve been involved in TIPS since FY1, delivering the session to my peers before moving up to being a mentor and now a faculty member!
I’ve been involved in many QI projects, most notably a project reducing the amount of dual VTE prophylaxis used on a Critical Care Unit. I was very fortunate to have this project presented at regional conferences and the abstract published in a copy of Anaesthesia. I’m a keen educator having taken a year as an education fellow, helping medical students with bedside teaching, lectures, and simulated teaching sessions.
TIPS has been fantastic in helping me develop my skills both with teaching and QI methodology!
Junior clinical fellow (orthopaedics)
With an interest in QI, Ayoub led an app development project which he was awarded funding for after pitching to junior doctors’ Dragons Den. He has also been part of the youth health parliament where he worked with people from various backgrounds to develop the white paper “Handing Back Control”, which was presented at the House of Commons.
Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan
General Adult Psychiatry SpR
Deepa is a General Adult Psychiatry registrar in East Midlands deanery. She has been involved in leading QI projects during Foundation and Core Psychiatry training. She is currently doing a two year Leadership Fellowship and undertaking a part-time leadership masters in Swansea University. Deepa is a Quality and Service improvement practitioner (training by the ACT Academy). She is passionate about QI and teaching QI, hence involved in setting up a training programme in collaboration with the TIPSQI to engage trainees in QI in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Clare is a newly qualified GP working in Salford as a GP fellow in Quality Improvement funded by Salford CCG. Her role has developed her understanding and application of the Model for Improvement supported by the organisations Haelo and AQUA. The clinical role at Salford Primary Care Together has provided experiences in working with a diverse population with challenging health and social needs. Clare is also undertaking a Masters in Medical Leadership of which the focus is on clinical engagement in service development. She is passionate that clinicians need strong skills and understanding in leadership and management at all stages of their career to provide safe patient care. Clare is enthusiastic to teach other healthcare professionals to use quality improvement at the core of service development in order to sustain quality and effective care in the NHS.
Adeola is a GP with a special interest in Quality Improvement. Adeola has been a GP for 10 years with experience in a wide variety of primary care settings. She has a longstanding interest in improving population health and embarked on a 12 months quality improvement fellowship in May 2018. As part of the fellowship she learnt the principles of quality improvement and led two successful projects across two practice sites. She is keen to share her knowledge and experience to improve health outcomes for groups of patients.
CORE MEDICINE IMT3