Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam, BSc, MBBS

Maryanne trained at The Norwich Medical School and completed her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region. She has led three regional patient safety projects, supported by the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network and has taken this work nationally through the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme.

Maryanne is reading a Doctorate at the University of Cambridge and her research interests are in the field of patient safety, human factors and the use of innovation to design engineered solutions to prevent never events and serious adverse events.

As well as her national fellowships with NHS England, she is becoming recognised as a patient safety expert in the NHS and is an invited speaker at numerous national conferences. She worked with the NHS improvement developing national patient safety alert, participated in the Accelerated access review and was invited to attend the ministerial Patient Safety Global Action Summit at the department of health. 

Fellowships

The NHS Innovator Accelerator Programme

From a worldwide call, I was selected as one of 17 fellows for Sir Bruce Keogh and Simon Steven’s NIA programme. This programme helps to create the conditions and cultural change for proven innovations to be adopted in a fast and systematic manner throughout the NHS, to deliver tangible patient benefits. My innovations are the Non-Injectable Arterial Connector (NIC) improves the safety and care of all patients requiring arterial lines in the NHS and the WireSafe which prevents retained central line guidewires.

This programme is delivered collaboratively by NHS England, The Health Foundation, UCL Partners and the Academic Health Science Networks.

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

This fellowship offers opportunities for doctors working in the NHS to develop entrepreneurial skills and aspirations. Through this fellowship I am working on a further arterial line safety device which prevents hypoglycaemic deaths in healthcare. This programme is delivered by NHS England and Health Education England

More information: england.nhs.uk/ourwork/innovation/nia/biographies/

The Q Initiative

Nominated by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network as a safety expert in the NHS, I am a member of the founding cohort of the Q Initiative, a programme based on the recommendations of the Berwick report. The founding cohort designed the programme for 5000 fellows working in health care to develop an expertise in Quality Improvement and be able to apply this in their clinical work. This programme is delivered by NHS England and the Health Foundation.

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2016

    Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group Patient Safety Conference, Royal College of Anaesthetists (WireSafe)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2016

    Original Research Presentation prize, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (Risk of Hypoglycaemia from arterial blood sampling techniques)

  • Finalist, highly commended – 2016

    National Patient Safety Award (WireSafe)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2015

    Health Enterprise East Innovation Voucher (CAT Syringe)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2015

    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Award (NIC)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2014

    Health Enterprise East Regional Innovation Award for Patient Safety (Utilising chlorhexidine to improve hospital cleaning)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2014

    Health Enterprise East Regional Innovation Award for Software/ICT/Assistive Technology (Limpet Drug Trolley Alarm)

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2014

    Curiosity Award, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn Shining Stars Awards.

  • 1st Prize Winner – 2013

    Best Presentation for The Andy Fletcher Prize, The East Anglia Intensive Care Group (Infection risk of needlefree venous connectors)

  • Finalist – 2013

    BMJ Group Improving Health Awards (Utilising chlorhexidine to improve hospital cleaning)

Maryanne is an invited national conference speaker, on topics such as human factors, errors in healthcare, engineered solutions and innovation in the NHS.

2016

  • Homerton Simulation Conference, 2016

  • Innovative practices in Medical Education, Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham, 2016

  • Clinical Human Factors Group Conference, Birmingham, 2016
  • Sign up to Safety Webinar, 2016
  • NHS Expo, Manchester, 2016
  • The Healthcare Commissioning Show, 2016
  • NHS Confederation, Manchester, 2016
  • The Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting. Birmingham, 2016
  • The Clinical Pharmacy Congress. London, 2016
  • Innovation from Industry. North East Transformation system. Sunderland, 2016

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Winter Scientific Meeting, London, 2016

2015

  • Patient First, London, 2015
  • Medtech UK, Healthcare Technologies, Excel, London, 2015
  • Regional Controlled Drug Workshop, Stansted, 2015
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Winter Scientific Meeting, London, 2015

2014

  • The East Anglia Intensive Care Group, Rougham, 2014

  • British Association of Critical Care Nurses, Suffolk, 2014

  • The Infection Prevention Society, 4th Annual IV Forum Conference, Peterborough, 2014
  • Introduction to Eastern Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Projects, BMA House, London, April 2014

2013

  • The Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting, 2013

If you would like to contact Maryanne regarding a speaking opportunity, please contact here here

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