25th October 2004

 

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN THE NHS

 

The Lincoln Academy is to hold a special guest lecture at the University of Lincoln next month which will highlight the needs of NHS patients.

 

Professor Chris Ham, who is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham, will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Clinical Leadership: Breaking Down the Barriers between Primary and Secondary Care in the NHS’.

 

His lecture will argue that the NHS needs to break down the barriers between primary and secondary care to meet the needs of patients in the future.

 

It will focus particularly on the needs of patients with chronic and long-term conditions and will draw on experience from the US and elsewhere to suggest that the health care system of the future needs to be integrated and patient-centred.

 

Professor Ham is an internationally celebrated health policy analyst who has extensive experience of working with health agencies in the UK and overseas.

 

The lecture will also be the occasion when the development of the Centre for Health Improvement and Leadership in Lincoln (CHILL) is announced.

 

CHILL is a partnership arrangement at the University of Lincoln with a variety of health and social care organisations, including Trent Strategic Health Authority.

 

The guest lecture will take place in the AR0107 lecture theatre in the university’s architecture building at 6pm on Tuesday 16th November.

 

Registration and refreshments will be available at 5.30pm, with wine and a buffet following the lecture at 7pm.

 

The public are welcome to attend, and places can be booked by contacting Faith Cobaine on fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk or call (01522) 886626.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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