Imperial College London

Dr Sam Pannick

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre








Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Sam undertook his undergraduate medical studies at St John's College, University of Cambridge, and University College London. Having completed his foundation and core training years as a junior doctor, he is now a specialist registrar in gastroenterology and internal medicine in northwest London.

He joined the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality in 2013. His research focuses on the delivery of safe and effective healthcare for patients on medical wards.

Sam coordinates the HEADS-UP (Hospital Event Analysis Describing Significant Unanticipated Problems) programme. This is a multi-centre programme to develop an effective, structured safety briefing for teams on medical wards. HEADS-UP has been acclaimed by the Care Quality Commission as innovative and outstanding practice. HSJ award finalist











Rajendran A, Pannick S, Thomas-Gibson S, et al., 2020, Systematic literature review of learning curves for colorectal polyp resection techniques in lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, Colorectal Disease, Vol:22, ISSN:1462-8910, Pages:1085-1100

Pannick S, van Ree K, Cohen P, et al., 2019, Occult gastrointestinal bleeding: two eyes are better than one, Gut, Vol:68, ISSN:0017-5749, Pages:1605-+

Pannick S, Archer S, Long S, et al., 2019, What matters to medical ward patients, and do we measure it? A qualitative comparison of patient priorities and current practice in quality measurement, on UK NHS medical wards, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055

Pannick SAJ, Athanasiou T, Long SJ, et al., 2017, Translating staff experience into organisational improvement: the HEADS-UP stepped wedge, cluster controlled, non-randomised trial, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Pannick SAJ, Archer S, Johnston MJ, et al., 2017, Translating concerns into action: a detailed qualitative evaluation of an interdisciplinary intervention on medical wards, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

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