Geoff Cooper

Programme Manager & Improvement Coach

Geoff is a qualified nurse with a background in intensive care and coronary care nursing, specialist high dependency unit management and clinical information system project management.

He has more than 15 years experience in quality, governance, assurance, clinical risk and patient safety as well as user involvement projects and research governance programmes.

Geoff has project managed a number of Trust level accreditation assessments, has conducted corporate reviews as an external reviewer and service reviews including SIRIs and never events. He has worked on quality, audit and governance projects at local, regional and national level. He has experience of collaborative working in regional quality and governance networks.

Geoff also has significant experience in staff development via classroom and work based learning with an MSc in professional development and has been an author, lecturer and national speaker on aspects of risk management and clinical governance. He is also an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accredited Level 5 Coach registered with the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy.

Geoff is currently a member of the Wessex PSC Faculty with specific responsibilities for: co-ordinating the Breakthrough Series Collaborative activities; facilitating the Deterioration / Sepsis work streams, overseeing the Patient Safety Collaborative’ s information platforms and communication systems and developing the Collaborative approach to patient and public engagement. He is also a member of the national ‘Q’ community which aims to connect people with improvement expertise across the UK.

In his spare time Geoff is a nationally accredited assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and is currently exploring a variety of water based activities including kayaking, dinghy sailing and diving.

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Patient Safety Collaborative

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