Joanne Hughes' passion for Patient Safety and Care of those Harmed by Healthcare comes from suffering the loss of her then only child, Jasmine in 2011.
In 2013 Joanne set up the website www.mothersinstinct.co.uk to support improvements in communication and parent engagement in children’s patient safety, and to provide information and support to parents bereaved through healthcare harm. She was a member of the Infant Children and Young Persons Patient Safety Expert group for NHS England and subsequently the National Patient Safety Response Advisory Panel.
Joanne was a steering group member for development of the National Quality Board Learning from Deaths: Guidance for NHS Trusts on Working with Bereaved families and carers. She is an advisor in a number of research projects including BeArH – Before Arrival at Hospital, MOPPet – Medicines Optimisation in Paediatric In Patients, PFI-SII – Patient and Family Involvement in Serious Incident Investigations, and LfDLA Learning from Deaths – Learning and Action.
Joanne speaks at local and national training events and conferences on Parent Engagement in Paediatric Patient Safety, Harmed Patient and Family Engagement after harm, and Care of those Harmed by Healthcare.