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Nancy Redfern is a consultant Anaesthetist in Newcastle upon Tyne, with interests in obstetric and neuroanaesthesia. Her long-term non-clinical interests include staff wellbeing, fatigue, mentorship, education, and workforce.

As Honorary Membership Secretary and Vice-President of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland she established mentoring at the Association and started their work on fatigue.
She leads mentor development at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and contributes to her local mentoring service, helping people manage difficulties and achieve their full potential.

She now co-chairs the National Joint Fatigue Working Group, which works to improve understanding and management of work-related fatigue. As part of this, she is involved in research on implementation of safe fatigue risk management in acute hospital settings and speaks widely on wellbeing issues.

She is also a member of the Workforce, Working conditions and Welfare group of the European Board, where she led the surveys on the impacts of fatigue on trainee and consultant anaesthetists throughout Europe. Because of this work, she also advises the European Patient Safety Foundation which has a major European project on fatigue risk management in healthcare.

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