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Dr Cat Chatfield

Dr Cat Chatfield

Director of Health Services Research (HSR) UK, based at the Nuffield Trust in London and Editor in Chief of the NIHR Journals Library

Cat Chatfield is the Director of HSR UK a self-supporting membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of health services research in policy and practice.

She is a GP and has been involved in healthcare quality improvement (QI) since undertaking a Darzi leadership fellowship during which she created leadership and QI development projects for doctors in training in the London Deanery before joining The British Medical Journal (BMJ).

As the BMJ’s Quality Improvement Editor, she worked in partnership with, and was funded by, the Health Foundation to publish a series of articles on the science of improvement and the translation of research into practice. She has created resources to teach and support clinicians to undertake QI work as Clinical Lead for BMJ Quality and has briefly edited BMJ Quality Improvement Reports (now BMJ Open Quality). She was the founder Research Integrity Editor, managing research ethics issues across the BMJ and BMJ Journals portfolio. As the Head of Education at the BMJ, she led on the commissioning and production of all education content in the journal. In addition, she led the BMJ’s work to support clinician wellbeing during the pandemic, including co-hosting the BMJ’s wellbeing podcast before joining HSR UK in June 2022.

Cat currently sits on the International Programme Advisory Committee for the International Forum in Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

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