Anne Pullybank

Time: 03:20AM – 03:40AM


Topic: Sepsis Safety and the System


Brief presentation description:

Together Anne and Dr Alison Tavaré, GP Clinical Lead, West of England AHSN, will discuss how the national early warning score was spread across a health system. We will present existing evidence for the use of early warning scores in pre-hospital care. We will show the system change was delivered and present a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the project



Anne Pullybank has been a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust since 2003 and Clinical Director for Surgery 2010 -2015, overseeing the move of 2 sites into a new hospital building as well as several service reconfigurations. Anne has been principle investigator for clinical research and has collaborated with the University of Bristol researching the National Early Warning Score and surgical site infection.

In addition to this, Anne Pullybank was shortlisted for a Health and Social Care Award in 2009 for work on the surgical safety checklist, winner of a National Patient Safety Award in 2011 for nasogastric tube safety, shortlisted for an NHS leadership award in 2012 and a national patient safety award in 2014 for reducing surgical site infection.

Furthermore, Anne has been Clinical Director of the Patient Safety Collaborative at the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) and lead for the West of England Emergency Laparotomy collaborative.

The AHSN work on implementing the National Early Warning Score across the health system won a BMJ and HSJ award in 2018. She is now Medical Director of the WEAHSN


About the Speaker
Anne Pullybank Medical Director
  • Profession
    Medical Director
  • Company
    West of England Academic Health Science Network