Dr Manjula Samyraju
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; Associate Medical Director for Human Factors; Lead Clinician for Labour Ward (PCH), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Manjula Samyraju works as Lead Clinician for Intrapartum Care and Maternity Governance at Peterborough City Hospital, and was appointed as Associate Medical Director for Human Factors from 2017 at North West Anglia NHS Trust. Her projects on improving maternity care have been nominated for British Medical Journal Awards 2015 (Runner up on reducing post-partum haemorrhages), Patient Safety Awards in 2015 (commendation for reducing blood transfusions) and in HSJ National Awards 2018 (cultural change with improved clinical outcomes). As a result she has been asked to deliver training courses on application of human factors training across the East of England. The projects were highly successful in reducing clinical risks, improved collaborative team working and staff satisfaction.
Manjula introduced an effective fetal monitoring training culture which has led to successful reduction of brain injuries during birth at Peterborough City Hospital. She is Lead Clinical Expert Advisor for fetal monitoring in labour for the East of England region and is working towards reducing brain injuries during birth across the region. Over the years she has developed a strong interest in exploring the vital role of combined clinical and non-clinical skills (human factors) in improving safety and clinical outcomes in the delivery suite and beyond the maternity care team.