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QISW 3.0

RECOVERY: shaping the NHS, empowering healthcare workers

QISW FREE Virtual Conference

Saturday 14th of August 2021

INTERNATIONAL conference for doctors, nurses, allied healthcare workers & students

Inspiring Keynotes, Engaging Workshops, Prizes and Certificates.


14th August 2021

09.45 AM


Grab a coffee, set up your youtube link and settle in for the day!

10 AM

Opening Remarks

Introduction to speakers, workshops, presentations

10.05 AM

Keynote Speaker

Successful QI - The Leeds Parkinson's Collective

10.45 AM

Refresh Session

Yoga with ReYo (@reyo_yoga) - a session to refresh your mind and energise your body

11.00 AM

Keynote Speaker

The Grief Space - Nici Harrison

11.40 AM*

Oral Presentations

An opportunity to present your projects with other category entrants and judges in breakout rooms

*(N.B. Intro 2 mins before)

12.45 PM


Use this time to have a break, explore our virtual poster room and network with other delegates

1.30 PM*


An opportunity to learn from one of our amazing workshop leaders! Sign up link available at the end of July

*(N.B. Intro 2 mins before)

2.40 PM

Poster Hall

Browse our fantastic selection of research posters, engage in Q&A and network (via MedAll)

3.15 PM

Coffee Break


3.25 PM

Keynote Speaker

Questions for Growing Old - Dr Lucy Pollock

4.00 PM

Awards & Closing Remarks

Category Prizewinners Announced


The Leeds Parkinson's QI Collective

Taking a QIP Nationwide

The Leeds Parkinson's QI collaborative formed as a response to concerns regarding Parkinsons care which were raised by Jane, the a wife of a patient with Parkinson's. As a result the Leeds Parkinsons QI Collaborative formed which included multi professional healthcare staff as well as Jane who remains a core member and will be presenting today. They set an initial aim of achieving timely Parkinsons medication administration and have had far reaching successes.

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Nici Harrison

Founder of The Grief Space

Nici Harrison is founder of The Grief Space, offering individual sessions, group grief circles, retreats, and workshops. Nici’s intention is to remember the lost art of grief tending, and to create a space where grief can be deeply acknowledged, witnessed and welcomed. She believes that, in time, grief brings us closer to the raw and vulnerable wonder of being alive. We emerge with the capacity to hold it all - love and loss, grief and gratitude, life and death. Nici’s heart’s path is to share all that she has learned about nurturing a reverence for grief as a way to heal and love more fully.


Dr Lucy Pollock

Author of The Book About Getting Older

Lucy read medicine at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital and trained in general and geriatric medicine in London before taking up a consultant post in Taunton in 2001. She wrote ‘The Book About Getting Older’ for her patients and their families, but it seems to chime with medics and associated professions too. Sandi Toksvig says it’s ‘The most important book about the second half of your life you'll ever read’; Ed Balls calls it ‘a lovely thoughtful caring and informative book which will help very many people’ and Prof Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, recommends it to ‘all medical students and doctors of any age’ as well as the general public.

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Scroll down for more information about our fantastic workshop leaders

There is still time to register to join us on the day - click to register via the link on the Welcome page

Please note: The registration link for workshops has also now closed. If you aren't attending a workshop, we recommend using this time to view our poster hall - see Welcome page for link.

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Dr Oliver Griffiths

Meditation & Mindfulness

Oliver Griffiths is an F1 in Severn Deanery aspiring to train in community psychiatry. He is interested in all things mental health, especially mindfulness, trauma therapy and evidence-based lifestyle medicine. He is the founder of the Birmingham Mindfulness Project, a mindfulness programme at Birmingham Med School, and co-founder of Mind Health, an organisation working to empower medical students with tools to support their mental wellbeing. 
Oliver is also passionate about medical leadership and leadership education. He is a Cohort Director with the Healthcare Leadership Academy and runs the HLA Financial Awards, a grant scheme for social enterprises in healthcare.



Hannah Cook

Programme Chair

F2 in Severn Deanery. Loves all things surgery & medical education. Passionate about Quorn sausages.

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Anna Politis

Vice Chair

F2 Gloucestershire Trust, Severn Deanery. An advocate for positive change in the workplace, makes a mean tzatziki.

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Miguel Fenech

Sponsorship & Finance Lead

F2, Musgrove Park Hospital, Severn Deanery. Interested in a career in medicine, love a good beach trip!

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Charlotte Cadge

Workshop Lead

F2 at Musgrove Park, Severn Deanery. Interested in a career in Medicine. Looking forward to a year in sunny Australia

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Tim Richards

Keynote Speaker Lead

CT1 ACCS Anaesthetics Musgrove Park Hospital, interested in Intensive Care Medicine, physiology and Ultrasound. Love being out on my bike and running trails.

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Rui Wei

Keynote Speaker Lead

CT2 in General Surgery, Severn Deanery. Working on a career in Colorectal Surgery. Lover of all things food related.

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James Shuttleworth

Abstracts Lead

F2, Musgrove Park Hospital, Severn Deanery. Interested in a surgical / interventional career, passionate about sport and airfix.

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Kate Mansfield

Participant and Attendee Lead

F2 Musgrove Park, Severn Deanery. Interested in a career in Medicine. Would love work all over the world.

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Khyzer Chaudhary

Judging Lead

A senior GPST1 that dabbled in medicine once upon a time. Severn Deanery. Sustained by a propriety blend of sarcasm and ice tea. Ambition in leadership and teaching.

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Anita Patel

Social Media Lead

F2 in University Hospital Bristol and Weston, Severn Deanery. Interests include  quality improvement, paediatrics and befriending all dogs.

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Jess Hatrick

Social Media Lead

F2 Weston General Hospital. Interested in a career in General Practice and Women's Health. Keen watercolour painter!

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Cary Tang

Publicity Lead

F1 Musgrove Park, Severn Deanery. Interested in interventional radiology and global health, but would happily be a part time baker!

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Alex Collingwood

Publicity Team

F2 RUH Bath, interested in a career in surgery. Rugby fan and an average golfer.

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Ben Morris


F2 Musgrove Park Hospital. Interested in all things Medicine, improvement and healthcare leadership. Recreational tuba player.


Michael Okocha

Creator & Past Conference Chair (January & April 2020)

General Surgery SpR, Severn Deanery. West of England AHSN Patient Safety Champion 2020. Lover of all things QI and Trauma. Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

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