NHS Chairman to address growing pressure on the NHS in Leeds Beckett inaugural lecture
The lecture, which will take place on Thursday 28 January at the University’s Rose Bowl building from 5.30pm - 7pm, is the third in a series run by the CGLGR, which sees some of the nation’s most reputed leaders leadership in the 21st Century. Previous lectures have featured Laurence Cockcroft, co-founder of Transparency International and Major General Skeates, former Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Speaking ahead of the lecture, Professor Fathers, Chair of Nottinghamshire Mental Healthcare Trust, said: “The demand on our healthcare system is overwhelming, largely due to an increase in the population and shift in demography. Having to look after an aging population is proving a strain on resources, and there are clear signs that some services are already suffering.
“However, the reality of it is that this is a situation that should be embraced, if only so that people are healthier and living longer. It provides an opportunity for innovative thinking amongst healthcare leaders – for improving value, and managing finances and resources that can support this change.
“My lecture will look at this fundamental challenge and suggest that some of the solution might just mean a break with conventional norms and received wisdoms.”
A Professor in Practice of Healthcare Management at Cass Business School, Dean is also a Professorial Fellow with the Institute of Mental Health; Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network; and Chair of the Steering Group, ‘National evaluation review of Schwartz Round Centres’ at King’s College, London.
Professor Simon Robinson, Director of the CGLGR at Leeds Beckett, added: “It is a pleasure to welcome Dean to our University. He has a wealth of experience in a range of organisations, from blue-chips in the private sector and national Government departments and agencies, to medium-sized private, entrepreneurial companies. He is also an accomplished director, having held numerous executive and non-executive board positions.
“Dean not only provides a valuable insight into the healthcare profession, but his passion and enthusiasm for leadership development and governance always ensures a great guest lecture event. Above all, he challenges us to bring together theory, value and practice.”
The CGLGR launched in 2015 as a University-wide research centre. It aims to address issues in governance and responsibility, across all sectors, in a global context. For more information go to the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility.
The remaining lectures in the series are:
‘Narrative – putting both strategy and culture in the shade!’ - David Welbourn, Thursday 18 February 2016 from 5.30pm to 7pm.
‘Process, practical coping and performance: Achieving sustainable excellence indirectly through phronetic self-cultivation’ - Professor Robert Chia, Thursday 21 April 2016 from 5.30pm to 7pm.