Dr Seema Srivastava (NHEHS 1993) is Associate Medical Director for Safe Care for the North Bristol Hospital Trust and Consultant Physian at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. We are delighted to hear she was awarded an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, for her services to the NHS in Patient Safety.She is the lead Consultant for safety and quality improvement and led the development of a combined ‘National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and Pain’ chart across the Trust. This helps the early identification of patients at risk of deterioration, thereby ensuring early intervention. Seema also developed a novel NEWS chart for Neurosciences, which helps detect deteriorating neurological health.
Sophia Djili (NHEHS 2008) has been awarded the 2018 Victor Watson Trophy for Young Persons of Outstanding Achievement in the Print Industry, which was set up by the British Institute of Printing Federation (BPIF). She is a project engineer at De La Rue, a printing company that specialises in security products such as banknotes, passports and tax stamps, and it is for her part in the design of the new sterling notes for the Bank of England, that she was awarded this prize.