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Chief Medical Officer speaks at University

27 February 2007 @TeessideUni


The safety of patient care will be explored in a free lecture at the University of Teesside on Wednesday 14 March 2007. Entitled ‘Safety in healthcare: today's challenge,’ the lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer.

The lecture will take place in the Centuria Building, Victoria Road, Middlesbrough, from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Refreshments are available from 6pm. The lecture is part of the University’s free Honorary & Professorial Public lecture series.

Professor Sir Liam’s lecture will provide an overview of the latest international thinking on approaches to patient safety. He will also describe future challenges for NHS leaders in this area.

Teesside-born Professor Sir Liam Donaldson was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 1998. He also chairs the World Alliance for Patient Safety.

In Professor Sir Liam’s 30-year career he has worked in all sectors of health care, hospital medicine, general practice, public health, academic medicine, health service management and central government. During this time, Professor Sir Liam has held a number of key posts including Regional Director and Director of Public Health, Northern and Yorks NHS Executive. He has published over 100 papers in medical journals and is co-author of the standard text book of public health.

He was knighted in 2002 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Teesside in 2004. To book a place for the lecture contact Lucy Owens on 01642 384255, email