This is my first teaching post as a lecturer in Midwifery, which I am undertaking part time while studying for my PhD full time at the University of Leicester. I have a healthcare career spanning over thirty years within the NHS, having worked as a healthcare assistant, a ward clerk, an internal auditor, an adult nurse and latterly for the last twenty years I have worked as a Midwife (with a brief spell as an Interim Equality Lead). I am passionate about the delivery of safe, compassionate woman-centred care, and am equally committed to improving the staff experience of delivering intelligent healthcare.
I was awarded a National PhD Fellowship in 2019 researching 'The role of visual management tools for the coordination of teams in healthcare' sponsored by The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS), which is directed by Professor Mary Dixon-Woods. THIS is supported by The Health Foundation. I am supervised jointly by Dr Nicola Mackintosh Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health (SAPPHIRE), and Dr Nicola Bateman Associate Dean Marketing and Global Engagement ULSB, and Associate Professor for Operations Management (School of Business). My PhD title is 'Visual Management Tools (VMTs) for escalation of care in Maternity Services #Whatdoesgoodlooklike?' I am researching the staff experience of asking for help in maternity services through the visual management tools of early warning scores, sepsis tools and SBAR tools.
De Montfort University and University of Leicester (2022) International day of the Midwife 2022 celebration video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DugBur41uHc Published 05/05/2022
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) How do power & hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services? A narrative synthesis. Podcast and Poster. Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) Conference 2022. Accepted 11/04/2022 https://vidm.org/ and
https://vidm.org/vidm-podcast/ and https://vidm.org/vidm-2022-research-posters/
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) Visual Management Tools (VMTs) for escalation of care in Maternity Services #Whatdoesgoodlooklike? Poster Presentation. Midlands Maternity Festival 2022, Birmingham Edgbaston. Accepted 07/04/2022
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) How do power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services? Online presentation with Q&As. British Journal of Midwifery Conference 2022. Accepted 19/11/2021
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) Visual Management Tools (VMTs) for escalation of care in Maternity Services #Whatdoesgoodlooklike? A Poster presentation. The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) Research Festival 2022, East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham University. Accepted 23/03/2022
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) A midwife’s exploration into how Power and Hierarchy influences both staff and patient safety. Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management 27(1) p9- 14 Accepted 01/06/2021 Published second occasion February 2022. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/25160435211027035
Elliott-Mainwaring, H et al (2021) Exploring the needs and lived experiences of women hospitalised during pregnancy in the United Kingdom: A qualitative diary study. The Practising Midwife (December 2021-Accepted 11/08/2021). December 24:11 :26-30. Oxfordshire. Available at:-https://www.all4maternity.com/exploring-the-needs-and-lived-experiences-of-women-hospitalised-during-pregnancy-in-the-uk-a-qualitative-diary-study/
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2021) Exploring using Nvivo software to facilitate inductive coding for thematic narrative synthesis. British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) (Accepted 28/05/2021) November;29(11):1-6. P628-632
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2021) A midwife’s exploration into how Power and Hierarchy influences both staff and patient safety. Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management Accepted 01/06/2021 Published Open Access 24/06/2021 Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/25160435211027035 and, The Patient Safety Learning Hub 30th July 2021 https://www.pslhub.org/learn/patient-safety-in-health-and-care/high-risk-areas/maternity/a-midwife%E2%80%99s-exploration-into-how-power-and-hierarchy-influence-both-staff-and-patient-safety-june-2021-r4945/
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2022) “A midwife’s exploration into how power & hierarchy influence both staff and patient safety” Volume 27, Issue 1 of Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management and is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/25160435211027035
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2021) I have found my tribe. The Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. Accepted 11/06/2021 published Open Access 30/06/2021 available at:-https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/25160435211029523
Elliott-Mainwaring H. (2021) How do power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services? British Journal of Midwifery (BJM). August;29(8):1-10. P430- 439 (Accepted 30th March 2021)
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2021) Helen Elliott- Mainwaring & The role of visual management tools for the coordination of teams in healthcare. Thru the Pinard podcast 03/02/2021 https://thruthepinardpodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2021) Women’s Needs in Maternity Services in a Pandemic. All4maternity Blog 02/02/2021 https://www.all4maternity.com/womens-needs-in-maternity-services-in-a-pandemic/ Oxfordshire, and
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2020) Human factors review of a safety-critical system in a pandemic MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 30:4 p462-468.
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2020) Can healthcare managers learn to lead? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 30:3 p319-323
Elliott-Mainwaring, H (2020) Who is ultimately responsible and accountable for patient safety in maternity services? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 30:2 p187-191
Not currently available to supervise PhD students
I currently teach on Clinical Skills; Leading the Self in Healthcare; Participating in Care-Midwifery Practice; Contributing to Care; Developing Care Partnerships; Promoting Safe and Effective Care; Emergencies in Midwifery; Social and Psychological Concepts of Public Health; Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice. I also support Inter Professional Education and Patient Safety Week within the School of Medicine.
My areas of interest include Freedom to Speak Up, Employee Voice, Risk as Fluid, Palliative Care, Leadership, and Quality and Safety Improvement.
Press and media
Freedom to Speak Up; Employee Voice; Risk as Fluid; Palliative care; Patient and Staff Safety; Leadership; Whistleblowing in the NHS; Quality & Safety improvement in Healthcare.
I am an active member of the following groups:- SAPPHIRE Research Group (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare) University of Leicester (2020); AFHEA (Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy) (2021); Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Registered Midwife (June 2001) with current registration ENB/NMC 93I0648E - since 1993 (Registered Adult Nurse -September 1996); Q Community; Unison member; Lean Six Sigma Practitioner (August 2021); Prince 2 Practitioner (March 2019); British Academy of Management (BAM); British Sociological Association (BSA); Academic Professional Midwifery Advocacy- National Group (PMA); Patient Safety Managers member.
2014 MSc Health (Midwifery Studies) 2014 University of Northampton. Funded by Learning Beyond Registration -Health Education East Midlands. Value £1.5K.
2019 PhD Fellowship University of Leicester: The role of visual management tools for the coordination of teams in healthcare /MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare University of Leicester. Funded by The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS). Value £150K.
I have Guest Lectured at the following institutions:-
South Bank University 17/11/2020 Final year student nurses and midwives How do Power & Hierarchy Influence Staff Safety in Maternity Services
University of Northampton 28/04/2021 Second year Patient Safety in Healthcare MSc students The A-Equip model
University of Leicester 16/12/2021 MSc Quality & Safety in Healthcare The A-Equip Model
University of Leicester 10/02/2022 MRES/MSc QSH/ PhD Intro to Nvivo
Nominated for Images of Research - Autumn 2020
Nominated for best Personal Tutor - Summer 2021
Judging Panel Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year 2021 London 20/09/2021 with Dr Sally Pezaro
THIS Institute QQR Health Foundation Review presentation 14/10/2021 with Dr Alex Komashie
Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Yellow and Green Belt 2021 The Knowledge Academy
AFHEA (Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy) 2021
MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare Merit 2020 University of Leicester
Prince 2 Foundation & Practitioner 2019 The Knowledge Academy
Medway Super User 2016 Northampton General Hospital (NGH)
MSc Health 2014 Merit Northampton University
Immediate Life Support (ILS) 2013 Northampton General Hospital (NGH)
Band Six Development 2012 Northampton General Hospital (NGH)
Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) (re-certification) 2013 Northampton General Hospital (NGH)
Mentorship and Work based Learning and Assessment in Health and Social Care 2010 Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough
BSc Hons Midwifery (BSc)(shortened course) 2:1 2001 Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Continuing Care of the Dying Patient and the Family. Studying with Open University (ENB 931) 1999 The Open University
Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing (Dip HN) 1996 Coventry University @ Worcester College of Higher Education
Diploma of Higher Education In Infant Education (Art & Design) 1992 Rolle Colle, Exmouth, University of Plymouth