Anne Pullyblank

Anne Pullyblank

Medical Director, West of England Academic Health Science Network
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Anne is a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and Medical Director of the West of England AHSN.

From 2010 to 2015 Anne was Clinical Director for Surgery at Southmead Hospital. She participated in the Safer Patient’s Initiative 2 and was faculty for the peri-operative workstream for the South West Safety collaborative. She was shortlisted for a Health and Social Care Award in 2009 for work on the surgical safety checklist, winner of a National Patient Safety Award in 2011 for work on NG tube safety, shortlisted for a NHS leadership award in 2012 and shortlisted in two categories for a national patient safety award in 2014 for work on reducing surgical site infection.

Anne was Clinical Director for the patient safety programme at the AHSN from 2015 until 2018. In this role she oversaw the patient safety work programme which lead to the region winning national patient safety awards for work for on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS), emergency department checklist and emergency laparotomy.

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