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Dr Cheryl Crocker

Executive Regional lead, EMAHSN Patient Safety Programme and Chair,
Chair of the National Patient Safety Collaborative Leads Group

Cheryl is a registered nurse and teacher, having qualified in the 1980’s at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.  Cheryl developed a career in Critical Care Nursing and worked as a Nurse consultant at the City Hospital, Nottingham, and was lead nurse for the Mid Trent Critical Care Network. She was a recognised author and conference speaker having co-written and edited a text book ‘Nursing the Critically Ill’. Before this she was a health lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Cheryl was awarded a fellowship at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement where she trained in patient safety at the Institute of Health Improvement, Harvard. Following this Cheryl has worked in senior roles for the East Midlands Ambulance Service and as Director of Quality and Nursing for three Clinical Commissioning Groups in the South of Nottinghamshire. Cheryl works as the Executive regional lead for the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and has a  national role as the AHSN Network Chair of the Patient safety Leads group.

  • Rolling out the LPZ audit tool to 30 care homes to measure and overcome common care issues in social care including pressure ulcers, continence, pain management and nutrition
  • Using audit data to drive early interventions to prevent deterioration and to support regional benchmarking on social care responses
  • Acting on data to reform training programmes, with a ‘React to Red’ initiative to support the prevention and management of pressure ulcers
  • Supporting care homes to identify their key areas for concern and how practice could change
  • Sharing insights from this leading audit project in the common data trends emerging and solutions identified in tackling common care issues

Finalist of the 2018 Patient Safety Awards