Nanthini Subbiah is Deputy Secretary General of the Trained Nurses Association of India, and was one of four health professionals who spent time learning about patient safety issues in a range of health agencies in the UK on Commonwealth Professional Fellowships between December 2009 and February 2010.

Based at NHS Manchester, the Professional Fellows also spent time at the Department of Health, National Patient Safety Agency, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the General Medical Council, and the World Health Organization.

Nanthini is seeking to implement measures following her return to India including improving information amongst health professionals, encouraging nurses to adopt WHO guidelines on infection control, and the integration of patient safety into training programmes.