Patient safety videos

Watch our videos with trainees discussing error scenarios and discover how we can foster a positive culture of learning from those mistakes.  

Video 1 – Patient Safety Scenario: Cellular Pathology

Video 2 – Patient Safety Scenario: Molecular Pathology and Genomics

 Video 3 – Patient Safety Scenario: Medicinal Microbiology

About Dr Matthew Clarke

Matthew is a histopathology trainee (ST3) who is currently ‘out of programme’ working towards a PhD in the molecular pathology of infant gliomas at the Institute of Cancer Research. When he returns to training, he is aiming to enter neuropathology with a view to specialising in paediatric neuropathology and molecular pathology. He undertook a degree in Zoology at the University of Liverpool before completing his medical training at Keele Medical School. He applied for core surgical training and successfully achieved a post in London where he completed his MRCS examinations. However he applied to change specialties following his love for histopathology. 

Matthew is very actively involved in different pathology societies, including being ‘deputy meetings secretary’ of the BDIAP, the trainee communications officer for the ACP and assistant editor of the ACP News. He loves to teach and is very involved in public engagement projects to promote pathology to other healthcare professionals, to schools and the general public. 

Matthew is also Chair of the TAC.

About Laura Whitehouse

Laura Whitehouse is an oral and maxillofacial pathology trainee based in Leeds. She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010, and after completing foundation and specialty dentist posts and membership examinations to the Royal College of Surgeons, she began her specialty registrar training in 2015. Having undertaken a PGDip in Medical Education, Laura is involved in teaching and student support at the University of Leeds. She has trainee representative roles with the Royal College of Pathologists, the Pathological Society and the Specialty Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialties. She is actively involved in research and currently working towards a PhD in caries pathology and regenerative biomaterials at the University of Leeds. Laura’s work is regularly presented at national and international conferences and published in relevant journals. 


About Dr Hamed Sharaf

Hamed Sharaf is a medical microbiology and infectious diseases trainee based in Manchester. He graduated from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 2008 and completed an MSc degree in Medical and Molecular Microbiology at the University of Manchester in 2011. In 2017, after completing the relevant membership examination for Royal College of Physicians, he started training in medical microbiology and infectious diseases and is currently undertaking higher specialty training. Hamed has trainee representative roles within the Royal College of Pathologists and is the vice-chair of the Trainee Advisory Committee.

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