Hannah is a registered nurse with a range of quality and service improvement experience in different sectors. Hannah has gained clinical experience in various NHS acute and community trusts, where her focus has always been the safety and experience of patients throughout their different – and often complex – clinical journeys. Before completing her MSc in Nursing, Hannah studied Philosophy, where she focused on phenomenology, ethics and the philosophy of law. Hannah’s MSc Nursing dissertation was a concept analysis of a ‘good death’, exploring different sociocultural perspectives and constructs.
Hannah leads the Deteriorating Patient workstream, managing projects including NEWS2 and the ED Safety Checklist, as well as a new project addressing healthcare inequalities for people with learning disabilities. Hannah set up the SAFER (Safety & Autonomy For Every Resident) Care Homes Collaborate, which aims to reduce avoidable harm for people in care homes by improving recognition and response to physical deterioration. The collaborative also promotes offering people choice, dignity and opportunities to be closely involved in future decisions about their treatment. This involves engaging with the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) project.