About us

This website was designed as a resource for clinicians who are involved in a patient safety incident, their colleagues and the organisations they work for.  It has been developed by a team from the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group and the Improvement Academy. It is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. The team includes researchers, academics, and clinicians from a range of backgrounds including psychology, nursing, medicine and allied health professions.

Team members for this project are: Angela Grange, Gillian Janes, Judith Johnson,  Rebecca Lawton, Jayne Marran,  Vicky Padgett, Ruth Simms-Ellis, Juliet Reid, Iona Elborough-Whitehouse, Francesca Hill and Sarah De-Biase.

We are very grateful for the input of clinicians who have been involved in patient safety incidents, and who have shared their experiences and expertise. This has helped shape the tone and content of the website.

We welcome your views on how we can improve this website via our survey.

Unfortunately the team are unable to offer advice to individuals; however we do provide the contact details for a range of partner organisations who are able to offer Emotional support.

If you would like to contribute or suggest content for the Second Victim website, please contact Vicky Padgett.