Last night saw London’s Science Museum host Professor Chris Ham, chief executive, The King’s Fund, for the second Bupa Cromwell Hospital quality lecture.
Launched in 2011,the annual quality lecture series recognises the importance of quality in healthcare systems. Each year, the lecture honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the quality agenda at Bupa Cromwell Hospital.
The King’s Fund is a charity which seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Professor Ham used a number of international examples to show how high performing healthcare organisations maintain and improve quality.
Ham joined Bupa Cromwell Hospital chief executive Michele Lahey and a host of healthcare professionals from across London for the event. Fadil Fouad, who heads up the team looking after Bupa Cromwell Hospital’s international patients, was honoured at the lecture for his enormous contribution to the quality of care at the hospital.
Michele Lahey, chief executive officer, Bupa Cromwell Hospital, said, "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to welcome Professor Ham to deliver this year’s quality lecture. At Bupa Cromwell Hospital, we’re passionate about the quality of care we give to every patient and we want to deliver an outstanding patient experience. That’s why we’re embarking on an ambitious transformation programme to become the most advanced private hospital in London."
Professor Ham, chief executive, The King’s Fund, said, "Any high performing healthcare organisation needs to make sure that the quality of care provided is at the top of their agenda. This means ensuring that doctors, nurses and other clinicians lead work on quality improvement, and investing in the training and development of staff to enable them to improve patient care."
Watch Professor Ham's lecture.