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Cat Chatfield

Cat is the Quality Improvement Editor for The BMJ, working in partnership with UK charity The Health Foundation to create a series of articles discussing key challenges and providing practical support to help clinicians to improve healthcare: Cat co-leads The BMJ's work to support clinician wellbeing and also sits on the Steering Committee for the International Forum in Quality and Safety in Healthcare. In previous roles Cat created learning resources and a digital platform to teach and support clinicians to undertake QI work as Clinical Lead for BMJ Quality and was editor of the journal BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, now BMJ Open Quality. Cat is a GP by training. She qualified as a doctor from St George's, University of London in 2006 and has a degree in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge.

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Competing Interests:
I declare that that I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.

I have received an honorarium for speaking and travel expenses from The Norwegian Physicians Association for quality and patient safety improvement which is part of the Norwegian Medical Association (Den Norske Legeforening)

I expect to receive, and will donate to the BMJ charities, an honorarium for speaking from Quironsalud, organisers of the 5th International Patient Safety Seminar. I will also receive travel expenses.

My salary as Quality Improvement Editor is funded by The Health Foundation, however as series editor I have editorial independence.

I regularly speak at the International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, which is co-organised by BMJ and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and I sit on the steering committee. My travel expenses are paid by BMJ.

Unpaid positions (current)
I sit on a strategic advisory board for Patient Voices, a social enterprise which creates digital stories.