Joanna Garrett

Improvement Lead (Patient Safety)

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Joanna is a paramedic with a long history of patient safety and service improvement in urgent and emergency care at local, regional and national levels. In every project, Joanna works towards supporting the system to manage patients in the right place, at the right time, by the right person.

Joanna joined the West of England AHSN in 2017 and manages the Deteriorating Patient programme, which includes the projects Safer Care through Early Warning Scores, Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) and the Emergency Department Community of Practice. Joanna is a huge advocate of the benefits of system wide approach to standardising communication and improving patient safety, and explores opportunities to support organisations to share and learning from each other.

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