Dr Elizabeth Haxby is the lead clinician for clinical risk at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She was a consultant adult and paediatric cardiothoracic anaesthetist until 2002, but now devotes her time to clinical risk management, patient safety and medico-legal work including inquests.
Elizabeth has a Master's in Medical Ethics and Law, and also in Risk Management, the latter focusing on how staff record adverse events in clinical records. She is also a trained mediator and was a specialist advisor to the CQC until 2019.
Currently, she is a member of the ICHP Foundations of Safety Programme Board and is an appointed member of the HFEA appeals panel. She is also an adjunct Reader at the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Elizabeth has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Commission, and more recently the RCP QI lead for London. She was a Fellow of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, sitting on the faculty of the Leadership in Patient Safety programme. She was also a member of the core team for Patient Safety First, focusing on leadership and junior doctors.
She lectures widely and has a particular interest in patient safety and human factors as well as training in quality improvement. In 2010 she was a joint editor of the book An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety.