The Q Initiative in Kent, Surrey and Sussex​


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​Working together for safer services

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​​​Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Collaborative team 

The Patient Safety Collaborative's work is led by a core team of improvement specialists. Each workstream is supported by a reference group made up of staff and patient representatives from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Find out more about the PSC core team below. Find out more about the reference groups on each workstream page.

KSS PSC Core Team

Peter Carpenter, Programme Director

Passionate about service improvement in health and social care, Peter is responsible for the delivery of all Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative workstreams.

Tony Kelly, Clinical Lead for Leadership, Culture and Capability

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and quality improvement specialist, Tony provides us with valuable insight into leadership, maternity and neo natal workstreams. Read more about Tony >>>

Ursula Clarke, Senior Programme Manager

Ursula works on projects to evaluate the effect of Patient Activation (PAM) within Housing and with Clinical Commissioning Group Clinicians. She is the KSS PPI lead and PSC lead on the National Maternity and Neonatal Safety Collaborative. Read more about Ursula>>>

Jacqui Parfitt, Programme Manager

Jacqui is the lead for our Leadership, Culture and Capability work. Read more about Jacqui >>>

Jo Wookey, Senior Programme Manager
Jo is the programme lead f​or the acute kidney injury (AKI) workstream and the National AKI Cluster. 
Read more about Jo >>>

Lisa Devine, Programme Manager
Lisa is the programme lead for the medication errors workstream. Read more about Lisa >>>

Jo Hughes, Programme Coordinator
Jo supports the Programme Managers for the Deteriorating Patient programme as well as Leadership, Culture & Capability.  Read more about Jo >>>

Ellie Wells, Programme Manager
Ellie works on the Atrial Fibrallation and Heart Failure projects. Read more about Ellie >>>

Ian Manley, Communications
Ian is the AHSN's communications lead for patient safety. Rea​d more about Ian >>>


Everybody with an interest in patient safety can join KSS PSC, whether you are a patient, carer, healthcare or social services staff, student, educator, researcher or work in industry, patient safety is everybody's responsibility!

Your level of involvement in entirely up to you - you can choose to stay up to date on our work by joining our mailing list or you can take a more active role in one of our clinical workstreams. All you need to do is get in touch with us: