Usher Institute Guest Speaker Seminar: Aidan Fowler 2019-05-13
From Susan Buckingham
Chair: Aziz Sheikh
Speaker: Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement
Title: National Policy Development in relation to Patient Safety
What we asked him to talk about: From a government perspective, what is the current status, what needs to be taken forward and what is down the line?
Aidan Fowler is the National Director of Patient Safety in England and a DCMO at DHSC. He was previously the Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Director of the 1000 Lives Improvement Service for NHS Wales. He had responsibility for QI/PS across the Welsh NHS and was a board member of Public Health Wales.
Aidan was a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Gloucestershire for ten years and Chief of Service for Surgery for four before entering the NHS Leadership Academy Fast Track Executive Training Programme during which he worked as an executive at University Hospitals Bristol and subsequently worked briefly as a Medical Director in Mental Health and Community care in Worcestershire. Aidan trained as an Improvement Adviser(IA) with the IHI in Boston and was IA to the South West Safer Patient Programme and has worked on Patient Safety with WEAHSN. He has also worked as faculty with the IHI in the peri-operative safety domain in Qatar, infection reduction in Portugal and teaching improvement and safety in the UK and internationally. Aidan's surgical training was in the South West but he graduated in medicine from University College London.