Dr Sean Weaver

Deputy Medical Director
@ Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

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  • Bio

Dr Sean Weaver splits his time between being a consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and being deputy medical director at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

Sean trained in Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney and Bath where he obtained a PhD in molecular pharmacology. He was appointed in Bournemouth in 2005 and specialises in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colonoscopy. He has been clinical director and subsequently associate medical director for safety and quality. During this role Bournemouth obtained the highest feedback nationally for safety in NHS staff survey and achieved ‘outstanding’ for well led in a CQC inspection. He has completed a Masters in Quality Improvement and Leadership as part of the competitive Generation Q programme funded by the Health Foundation.

He was the national lead for the Royal College of Physicians Inflammatory Bowel Disease Quality Improvement programme. As deputy medical director at HSIB he has co-authored the national learning report on Never Events.