Inspiring improvement in the NHS: meet our Faculty of Improvement


Members of the Faculty of Improvement tell us what improvement means to them.

We set up a senior advisory group, the 'Faculty of Improvement', including internationally recognised clinicians, to advise and enable the creation of an improvement movement across the NHS in England.

Dr Mike Durkin: We need to allow clinicians time and space to improve.

Dr Mike Durkin, NHS National Director for Patient Safety, talks about giving clinicians, hospitals and general practices time and space to improve.

Annie Laverty: A personal ambition of mine would be for NHS Improvement to lead the way in changing how we work with patients and carers to improve care.

Annie Laverty, Director of Patient Experience, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the new opportunities available for working with patients and carers.

Dr Don Berwick: I care deeply about improvement and progress within the NHS.

Dr Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, spoke to us about how the NHS can enourage the sharing of best practice, improvement methods and approaches as widely as possible.

Professor Sir John Burn: We have to change if we're going to carry on delivering the health service that everyone expects.

Professor Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University says the NHS needs to change to meet rising expectations.

Will Warburton: We know that change takes time, I hope the Faculty will create the environment to support improvement over time.

Will Warburton, Director of Improvement at The Health Foundation, says he’s committed to supporting improvement in the NHS.

Professor Michael West: The purpose of the Faculty is to ensure the delivery of high quality, compassionate and continually improving care for patients across the country.

Professor Michael West, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, talks about the Faculty of Improvement’s role.

Professor Mark Radford: The Faculty of Improvement will give us the opportunity to make sure that the NHS is world-class.

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nursing Officer at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust says the Faculty of Improvement has the opportunity to help make the NHS world-class.

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