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Tackling National Healthcare Challenges – A Workshop with the National Medical Director

Speaker: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE FRCS FRCP, National Medical Director, NHS England When: 5:30pm-7:00pm Where: Rhodes House

Tackling National Healthcare Challenges – A Workshop with the National Medical Director
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE FRCS FRCP, National Medical Director, NHS England
Monday 5 June, 5.30 - 7pm, Rhodes House
Hosted by the Rhodes Healthcare Forum 

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE FRCS FRCP, National Medical Director, NHS England, will lead a hands-on workshop with the Scholar community to understand and address one of the major challenges he is currently working on. This will give scholars a unique opportunity to switch gears and think about healthcare issues from the very top of a medical system. Aligned with the 2017 Rhodes Healthcare Forum’s theme – Forward Together: Approaching Global Inequities in Health - the workshop will focus on ways to improve children’s health, an area in which the UK is behind other countries. It will explore this both through the lens of changes to national policy and from the perspective of a hospital trying to improve community health.

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is NHS England’s Medical Director and professional lead for NHS doctors. He is responsible for promoting clinical leadership, quality and innovation. Formerly, Sir Bruce had a distinguished career in surgery. He was Director of Surgery at the Heart Hospital and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at UCL. He has been President of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland, Secretary-General of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, International Director of the US Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and President of the Cardiothoracic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has served as a Commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and the Healthcare Commission. He was knighted for services to medicine in 2003.

Scholars can register on the Rhodes Scholar Network