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Update from the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences

Professor Jonathan Drennan, Head of Centre for Innovation and Leadership and Professor of Healthcare Research updates us on what's been going on in the Centre.

Invited Lecture from Sir David Dalton

We welcomed Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and author of the Dalton Review to the Faculty who was invited to speak on Driving Improvement in Quality of Care in the NHS.

The lecture was a collaboration between the Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences and Southampton Business School as part of our initiative to develop joint working between the two departments research, and organised by Dr Richard Giodarno (Health Sciences) and Dr Stefan Cantor (Business School). Staff and students from across the University attended as well as from our local NHS partners who all warmly received Sir David’s presentation.

Sir David Dalton: Sir David is Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Under his leadership, the Trust established an ambition to be the safest organisation in the NHS, and to that end has adopted a disciplined approach of applied ‘improvement science’ coupled with deep staff involvement. The Trust sustains an organisational culture of supporting clinical leaders to achieve clinical standards, and aligns an individual’s contribution to the Trust’s goals and values.

Sir David chairs a network of Foundation Trusts, NHS QUEST, and is Vice Chair of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network. During 2013 he was a member of the 'Berwick Review Group' which advised the Prime Minister on patient safety improvements for England and which published the report: A Promise to Learn - a Commitment to Act: Improving the Safety of Patients in England. He co-chaired the Royal College of Surgeons review of the 'duty of candour' in 2014 which advised the Secretary of State on supporting openness in reporting harmful events in the NHS.

In 2014 David was asked to advise the Secretary of State on options and opportunities for providers of NHS care. This resulted in the publication of the 'Dalton Review' which recommended actions to assure the delivery of high quality healthcare through sustainable organisations.

Sir David was knighted in the 2014 New Year's Honours for his services to Healthcare.

3-Minute Thesis Finals

Hannah Liversedge, a postgraduate research student who is a Registered Nurse (Child), and works clinically at the children's surgical ward at the Queen Alexandra in Portsmouth, ably represented the Faculty at the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) finals held on 6th May.

The title of Hannah’s presentation was 'Skin integrity in premature neonates' which she presented to an audience of over 400. Hannah’s excellent presentation can be viewed here. Hannah is in her third year of candidature, full time, and her supervisors are Professor Dan Bader, Dr Peter Worsley and Dr Lisette Schoonhoven.

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