Chris Learoyd

Chris Learoyd

Senior Project Manager
West of England AHSN
christopher.learoyd@nhs.net

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Chris is a Senior Project Manager in the Patient Safety team at West of England AHSN. Working in the Medicines Optimisation Programme, focusing on Medicines Safety issues, his key areas of focus are around improving management of chronic pain by reducing harm from Opioids and reducing polypharmacy (when patients take multiple medicines).

Find out more about the Medicines Safety Improvement Programme.

Chris joined the West of England AHSN in 2019 after working as a Learning Disabilities Physiotherapist for over seven years in Bristol and Wiltshire community service and gained further experience in Acute settings.

Whilst working as a Physiotherapist, Chris’ focus was towards empowering individuals to achieve their potential and holistically improve their health and well-being through meaningful activity and promoting independence. He has been involved in preventative health initiatives and has a passion for reducing health inequalities and improving health and well-being.

He retains a vested interest in reducing inequalities and promoting improved independence for people with Learning Disabilities as a Board of Trustee member for a local charity called ‘The Hive Avon’.

Chris uses his skills and knowledge to bring a person centred, positive and proactive approach to his work, and sees great value in effective communication, teamwork and a positive work culture. Through this approach, he likes collaborating to develop ideas and see them come to fruition; valuing the challenge of complex problems where improvements can improve the lives of people who access health and care services.

“I love working here because it really feels like a whole team approach and a supportive and nurturing environment. There’s no question that’s too big or too small, or silly, and this allows you to feel comfortable sharing your ideas and thoughts, whilst given you empathy for external colleagues to ensure we promote an open and inclusive network and culture. I really feel this allows the work we do to flourish.”

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