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Karl Emms

Lead Nurse for Patient Safety
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT

Hello, my name is Karl Emms. I am a Paediatric Nurse with over 25-years’ experience working in the NHS.

I have been in my current role as Lead Nurse for Patient Safety at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHSFT since 2015. I am co-lead of the Trust’s Human Factors Faculty and am one of two Patient Safety Specialists working jointly with NHSE on the national patient safety priorities.

I have a particular passion for:

  •  designing clinical systems that make it easier to get it right
  •  staff / patient / family inclusion in clinical systems design
  •  listening to uncomfortable feedback with the same gratitude and enthusiasm that we listen to compliments

I have worked in numerous clinical roles including liver, gastroenterology, renal, general medicine, and ED. I have also held various education posts in the NHS and also as a clinical lecturer at Birmingham City University.