About Summer School

The DAPS Global Summer School is one of our flagship events. The first Summer School was held in 2012 with the hope to bring together individuals with a real passion for innovation in healthcare.

Since then, we have held five Summer Schools which will make this the sixth. It is three days of inspiration for facilitators and participants alike. Set in the beautiful Lane End Conference Centre in High Wycombe, it is truly a unique experience…but don’t take our word for it, watch the video below 🙂

The normal cost of the Summer School is ÂŁ310 for the three days which includes accommodation, meals and use of the amazing facilities at Lane End. This year we are offering 15 part-funded places for ÂŁ100 for individuals who we feel will really take the maximal advantage of this fantastic experience. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, apply here. (Consultants and Qualified GPs are very welcome to apply and attend but will not be eligible for a funded place).

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Facilitators

The Summer School has been blessed to have some extremely experienced facilitators in field of quality and safety. Hover over their pictures to see their bios. We are as ever bringing in new talent that will pave the way for improving quality in the future.

Imran QureshiConsultant

Imran Qureshi is a Consultant in Infection at Croydon University Hospital where he is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead. Imran is also one of the Foundation Programme Directors and the Chair of the Consultants Committee.

Imran holds a degree in Computer Science which he completed at Queen Mary University of London and subsequently studied Medicine at St George's University of London qualifying in 2006. He was a Core Surgical Trainee in KSS before accepting a training number in London in Medical Microbiology and Virology which was undertaken mainly at St Georges University of London.

At the beginning of 2009, Imran set up the organisation DAPS Global (Doctors Advancing Patient Safety). He was formally trained in Quality Improvement and became an Improvement Fellow for the organisation which is now NHSIQ. He was seconded by the British Medical Journal to be their first Clinical Lead for their new division BMJ Quality in 2011. His work at BMJ Quality involved setting up the Quality Improvement Platform quality.bmj.com as well as setting up the online journal Quality Improvement Reports for which he sits on the Strategic Advisory Board and remains a Clinical Adviser to BMJ Quality. Imran also sits on the Frimley STP Advisory Board. He has lectured nationally and internationally on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

Imran is the founder of Clinirate, a platform dedicated to eliminating poor behavioural practices, bullying and harassment from the Health Service.

His specific interests include changing the culture of organisations and empowering junior healthcare professionals in undertaking quality improvement.

Imran QureshiConsultant

Imran Qureshi is a Consultant in Infection at Croydon University Hospital where he is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead. Imran is also one of the Foundation Programme Directors and the Chair of the Consultants Committee.

Imran holds a degree in Computer Science which he completed at Queen Mary University of London and subsequently studied Medicine at St George's University of London qualifying in 2006. He was a Core Surgical Trainee in KSS before accepting a training number in London in Medical Microbiology and Virology which was undertaken mainly at St Georges University of London.

At the beginning of 2009, Imran set up the organisation DAPS Global (Doctors Advancing Patient Safety). He was formally trained in Quality Improvement and became an Improvement Fellow for the organisation which is now NHSIQ. He was seconded by the British Medical Journal to be their first Clinical Lead for their new division BMJ Quality in 2011. His work at BMJ Quality involved setting up the Quality Improvement Platform quality.bmj.com as well as setting up the online journal Quality Improvement Reports for which he sits on the Strategic Advisory Board and remains a Clinical Adviser to BMJ Quality. Imran also sits on the Frimley STP Advisory Board. He has lectured nationally and internationally on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

Imran is the founder of Clinirate, a platform dedicated to eliminating poor behavioural practices, bullying and harassment from the Health Service.

His specific interests include changing the culture of organisations and empowering junior healthcare professionals in undertaking quality improvement.

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Agatha Nortley-MesheGP

Agatha Nortley-Meshe is a practising GP in South London and the Assistant Medical Director for the London Ambulance Service.

She was previously a Darzi Fellow for NHS South West London looking at improving care within the wider community setting. She teaches clinical and communication skills at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and provides mentoring for junior doctors. She also mentors potential business entrepreneurs via the Cherie Blair Foundation for women. Agatha has a strong interest in leadership and teaching and has become increasingly involved in the world of Patient Safety. She is a board member for DAPS Global and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Agatha Nortley-MesheGP

Agatha Nortley-Meshe is a practising GP in South London and the Assistant Medical Director for the London Ambulance Service.

She was previously a Darzi Fellow for NHS South West London looking at improving care within the wider community setting. She teaches clinical and communication skills at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and provides mentoring for junior doctors. She also mentors potential business entrepreneurs via the Cherie Blair Foundation for women. Agatha has a strong interest in leadership and teaching and has become increasingly involved in the world of Patient Safety. She is a board member for DAPS Global and brings with her a wealth of experience.

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Keefai YeongConsultant

Keefai Yeong qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999 and is a Consultant Orthogeriatrician at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He has provided clinical leadership and made significant personal contributions to the success of his Trust as one of the leading centres for hip fracture care in the country.

He is experienced in managing multiagency projects and is a winner of a prestigious HSJ award in 2012 for his role in the Trusts’ successful Nursing Home project. Keefai is passionate about patient safety and is the current clinical lead for DAPS in his Trust, where he provides mentorship for junior doctors with an interest in patient safety. He is a Board Member of DAPS global and has a keen commitment to increasing the involvement of clinicians and other health care workers in the world of patient safety.

Keefai YeongConsultant

Keefai Yeong qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999 and is a Consultant Orthogeriatrician at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He has provided clinical leadership and made significant personal contributions to the success of his Trust as one of the leading centres for hip fracture care in the country.

He is experienced in managing multiagency projects and is a winner of a prestigious HSJ award in 2012 for his role in the Trusts’ successful Nursing Home project. Keefai is passionate about patient safety and is the current clinical lead for DAPS in his Trust, where he provides mentorship for junior doctors with an interest in patient safety. He is a Board Member of DAPS global and has a keen commitment to increasing the involvement of clinicians and other health care workers in the world of patient safety.

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Samah AlimamHaematology SpR

Sam Alimam is a haematology registrar and medical leadership fellow within the North Western deanery. Her interest in patient safety and medical leadership began in her undergraduate years and continued with her involvement with the Institute for Innovation and Improvement and her participation in the North West Medical Leadership School. She is a patient safety advocate and has undertaken and led numerous quality improvement projects, one of which she was awarded national recognition by the Royal college of Physicians. She is a DAPS summer school alumni and is passionate about increasing clinicians’ involvement in patient safety and keen to see more junior doctor’s interested quality improvement and medical leadership.

Samah AlimamHaematology SpR

Sam Alimam is a haematology registrar and medical leadership fellow within the North Western deanery. Her interest in patient safety and medical leadership began in her undergraduate years and continued with her involvement with the Institute for Innovation and Improvement and her participation in the North West Medical Leadership School. She is a patient safety advocate and has undertaken and led numerous quality improvement projects, one of which she was awarded national recognition by the Royal college of Physicians. She is a DAPS summer school alumni and is passionate about increasing clinicians’ involvement in patient safety and keen to see more junior doctor’s interested quality improvement and medical leadership.

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Sajeda YoussoufConsultant

Sajeda Youssouf graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked in Scotland, London and Manchester prior to commencing training in Nephrology in the East Midlands Deanery. She is now a Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal London. Sajeda was previously a Quality Improvement Fellow at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust working on projects to improve staff culture, and patient experience and engagement. Concurrently, she is also a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, looking at outcomes following implementation of a programme of Quality Improvement in dialysis care. .

Sajeda YoussoufConsultant

Sajeda Youssouf graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked in Scotland, London and Manchester prior to commencing training in Nephrology in the East Midlands Deanery. She is now a Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal London. Sajeda was previously a Quality Improvement Fellow at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust working on projects to improve staff culture, and patient experience and engagement. Concurrently, she is also a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, looking at outcomes following implementation of a programme of Quality Improvement in dialysis care. .

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Phil RiddellJunior Doctor

Phil is a Foundation Year Doctor working within East Anglia after qualifying in 2017.

He entered Medicine as a Graduate student after obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester. It was during his time at Medical School that he became interested in Patient Safety and began writing regularly for the Sign Up To Safety campaign.

His work around Patient Safety and Quality Improvement has earnt him recognition both locally and nationally.

A former DAPS Summer School alumnus, Phil is due to enter Anaesthetics training in 2019, where he intends to pursue his passion for Patient Safety.

Phil RiddellJunior Doctor

Phil is a Foundation Year Doctor working within East Anglia after qualifying in 2017.

He entered Medicine as a Graduate student after obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester. It was during his time at Medical School that he became interested in Patient Safety and began writing regularly for the Sign Up To Safety campaign.

His work around Patient Safety and Quality Improvement has earnt him recognition both locally and nationally.

A former DAPS Summer School alumnus, Phil is due to enter Anaesthetics training in 2019, where he intends to pursue his passion for Patient Safety.

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Testimonials

Read testimonials from previous Summer School participants. It has been a life-changing experience for many people who have gone on to do great things.

Thank you for the Summer School! It has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life!

It was an excellent weekend! I found it inspirational and am overwhelmed at the number of amazing ideas being generated

The atmosphere generated by the facilitators was amazing!

Was the most exciting and creative conference I've been to!

If I had the opportunity to attend again, I absolutely 100% would. I've already thought about making sure I can get the days off, so that I can book the leave a year in advance.

Just wanted to thank you again for such an inspiring and outstanding weekend. I loved being creative and looking at ways to improve our care and practice and how to go about it.

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