Tara Marshall

Clinical Lead for Deterioration – Eastern Academic Health Science Network

I have a plethora of clinical experience in critical and intensive care nursing, specialising in the deteriorating patient, escalation and response. I have worked in general, tertiary referral and teaching hospitals across the UK.
I have a Master’s degree in Patient Safety Management from Loughborough University and have utilised this to support clinical teams as they respond to the deteriorating patient through using the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2), soft signs and communication tools through the introduction of medical safety handover.
I have a special interest in Human factors, culture, digital transformation and am a member of Loughborough’s alumni, the CIHFE and Q
As a key influencer have facilitated the roll out of electronic observations, completing QI projects on device management and workforce utilisation out of hours through utilising live data feeds and am now utilising these experiences across non-acute care supporting systems with better connected care.
I am working as Clinical Lead for Deterioration, as a team we support the national workstreams and our systems to use quality improvement methodology to improve health outcomes, reduce harm and inequalities.
Leading the deterioration workstream has been both an honour and an opportunity to enable all healthcare staff to have a voice through the adoption of one language, alongside NEWS2, soft signs and SBAR we are working across the Eastern region to create a system wide approach to support both patients and care workers across all healthcare sectors.