Alison is a GP by background and Primary Care clinical lead at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. She has a special interest in the prompt identification and management of the deteriorating patient and particularly the use of NEWS2 as a common language across the NHS. This has led to a collaboration with Health Education England and other stakeholders to develop videos to support the training of families and carers to communicate concern.
Alison also co-leads the West of England Learning Disability Collaborative. The WELDC is a network of clinicians, carers, families and experts by experience who are working together with academics and policy makers to improve outcomes for people with a learning disability.
She has a portfolio career and is now a NHSE regional clinical lead for the south-west which includes work on COVID-19 and the evolving NHS@home. Alison is also a clinical co-ordinator at NCEPOD.