• Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, trauma team leader at the Major Trauma Centre and governance lead for the department.
  • Clinical lead for patient safety for the trust’s patient care improvement plan.
  • Interested in developing and improving his leadership skills within quality improvement.
  • 2015 GenerationQ fellow.

Edward Rysdale has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital North Midlands NHS Trust since 2012. Prior to then he was a Consultant at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

His role involves running the ‘shop floor’ and leading the trauma team in the Major Trauma Centre, as well as supervising the junior doctors and medical students. He is also the governance lead for the department and clinical lead for patient safety for the patient care improvement project. In his previous post at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital he was clinical lead for the Leading Improvement in Patient Safety Programme.

Through GenerationQ Edward is interested in developing and improving his leadership skills within quality improvement: ‘I am interested in the links between the clinical and non-clinical aspects of quality improvement, and the advances and knowledge that the NHS can learn from non-clinicians.’

The trust is undergoing significant changes, with one of the aims being to set up a new patient safety centre. Edward hopes that GenerationQ will help him to develop his skills as a leader in quality improvement, as he will be leading a new patient safety initiative within an innovative patient care improvement programme: ‘The programme will be patient-centred and will reflect what is actually happening with patients in our trust.

‘There are specific quality improvement projects that I am involved with, for example in improving safer medicines management, and I want to develop my leadership skills in leading, designing, delivering and supporting these projects.’