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.
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.
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/
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.
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
- 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
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
- 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.
A Doyle, D Stolady, M Mariyaselvam, G Wijewardena, E Gent, M Blunt and P Young. Preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation using Transnasal Humidification Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange for emergency intubation. Journal of Critical Care. 2016; 36: 8-12
M Mariyaselvam, A Gupta and P Young. Building safety into Medical Devices: The Non-injectable arterial connector preventing wrong route drug administration. Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Healthcare. Proceedings of the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics conference 2016; 482: 287-293
M Mariyaselvam, E Hodges, M Rosbergen, D Pemberton, M Blunt and P Young. Risk of hypoglycaemia from arterial blood sampling techniques. Anaesthesia 2016; 71(Suppl. 4): 16
A Livesey, M Mariyaselvam, S Sinha, H Young, J Patel and P Young. Preventing central venous catheter guidewire retention using a novel safety procedural pack: a pilot clinical simulation randomised controlled trial European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2016; 33(e-supplement 54): 462
M Mariyaselvam, M Wise, D Williams. Translating in vitro research: Improving endotracheal bench test methodology. Letter. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2015; 192(5): 642
P Young, M Mariyaselvam. Grassroots Medical Device Innovation in the NHS: A new model pioneered at a DGH. National Health Executive, September/October 2015
M Mariyaselvam. The needlefree non-injectable arterial connector. Anaesthesia News, The Newsletter of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. August Issue, 2015; No 337, ISSN 0959-2962
E Hodges, D Pearson, P Moondi, M Mariyaselvam, J Gibson, M Blunt, P Young. Drug Trolley surveillance alarms have a role improving patient safety. The Nursing Times 2015; 111: 40
Patient Safety Alert, level 1 warning. The risk of using different humidification devices simultaneously. NHS England and MHRA. NHS/PSA/W/2015/012.
A Doyle, M Mariyaselvam, G Wijewardena, N English, E Gent, P Young. The simultaneous use of a heat and moisture exchanger and a heated humidifier causes critical airway occlusion in less than 24 hours. Journal of Critical Care 2015; 30(4): 863
M Mariyaselvam, E Hodges, J Richardson, A Steel, P Moondi, P Young. The Coated Antiseptic Tip (CAT) Syringe. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology 2015; 39(5): 259-263
M Mariyaselvam, R Heij, D Laba, J Richardson, E Hodges, C Maduakor, J Carter, P Young. Description of a new non-injectable connector to reduce the complications of arterial blood sampling. Anaesthesia 2015; 70(1): 51-55
M Mariyaselvam, E Fawzy, P Young. Innovation in the NHS. Anaesthesia News, The Newsletter of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. May Issue, 2015; No. 334, ISSN 0959-2962
R Jones, A Hutton, M Mariyaselvam, E Hodges, K Wong, M Blunt, P Young. Keyboard cleanliness: A controlled study of the residual effect of chlorhexidine gluconate. American Journal of Infection Control, 2015; 43(3): 289-291
A Hutton, M Mariyaselvam, P Young. Guidewire Retention – not a problem? European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2015; Volume 32, Supplement 53, 16AP2-4
M Mariyaselvam, A Hutton, P Young. Accidental intra-arterial injection: an under-reported preventable never event. Critical Care 2015; Supplement A441
M Mariyaselvam, A Doyle, G Wijewardena, N English, P Young. The simultaneous use of a heat and moisture exchanger and a heated humidifier causes critical airway occlusion in less than 24 hours. Critical Care 2015; Supplement A431
M Mariyaselvam, D Stolady, G Wijewardena, P Young. Transnasal humidified rapid insufflation ventilatory exchange (thrive) for pre-oxygenation and apnoeic oxygenation during rapid sequence induction. Critical Care 2015; Supplement A407
D Stolady, M Mariyaselvam, H Young, E Fawzy, P Young. Pharyngeal oxygenation during apnoea following conventional pre-oxygenation and high-flow nasal Oxygenation. Critical Care 2015; Supplement A394
V Howell, A Thoppil, M Mariyaselvam, R Jones, H Young, S Sharma, M Blunt, P Young, Disinfecting the iPad: evaluating effective methods. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2014; 87: 77-83
M Mariyaselvam, L Marsh, M Wise, D Williams, An in vitro microbiological study comparing eight endotracheal tubes and their ability to prevent microaspiration. European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2015. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, Volume 3, Supplement S1: A382
M Mariyaselvam, T Clare, G Wijewardena, A Hutton and P Young. The incidence and complications of retained central line guide wires. Anaesthesia 2014, 69(Suppl. 4), 11–88. No 114, p67
M Mariyaselvam, G Wijewardena, A Hutton and P Young. Complications of accidental intra-arterial injections Anaesthesia 2014, 69(Suppl. 4), 11–88. No 136, p78
G Wijewardena, M Mariyaselvam, N English and P Young. An audit on the use of High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) therapy for pre-oxygenation, to reduce the risk of desaturation and making emergency management of airway safer in the anaesthetic and critical care environments. Anaesthesia 2014, 69(Suppl. 4), 11–88. No 155, p88
M Mariyaselvam, R Heij, D Laba, J Richardson, E Hodges, C Maduakor, J Carter, P Young. The Problems of Arterial Cannula Sampling: Introducing the Non-Injectable Connector. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2014; Volume 3, Agents for Change Supplement.
D Laba, M Mariyaselvam, R Heij, P Young. Introducing an arterial non-injectable connector into clinical practice Critical Care 2014, 18: Supplement 1:P88
M Mariyaselvam, D Pearson, P Moondi, P Young. The Limpet controlled drug cabinet alarm and camera Critical Care 2014, 18 Supplement 1:P2
James Richardson, Emily Hodges, Graham Rogerson, Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Chinedu Maduakor, Peter Young. Bacterial colonisation and transmission risk of intravenous connectors. Journal of Infection Prevention. 2013, 14: S3. Abstract ID: 2575, p S6
James Richardson, Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Chinedu Maduakor, Richard Windsor, Emily Hodges, Peter Young. The non-injectable connector: a novel solution preventing bacterial contamination of arterial lines. Journal of Infection Prevention. 2013, 14: S3. Abstract ID: 2574, pS35
Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Syed Jafery, Raja Nata. Treating Anaemia in Heart Failure. Transfusion medicine, abstracts of the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Blood Transfusion Society 16-18 October 2013, Birmingham UK. 2013, volume 23, Issue S2: 1-29, S124
Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Mike Irvine, Joe Carter, Mark Blunt, Peter Young. Attitudes of Intensivists in the United Kingdom to Withdrawal of Futile Therapy. Critical Care, 2013: 17 Supplement 2: P531
Mariyaselvam M, Sargen K and Hernon J. Midline extraction following laparoscopic assisted sigmoid colectomy increases CT detected extraction site hernias. Colorectal disease, Special Issue: Abstracts of the 7th Scientific and Annual Meeting of the European Society of Coloproctology, 26-28 September 2012, Vienna, Austria. Volume 14, Issue Supplements 2, pages 28–67, October 2012