9th December 2004




The Government’s Chief Medical Officer will visit the University of Lincoln tomorrow (Friday) to give a special lecture at an NHS conference.


Professor Sir Liam Donaldson OBE will give the lecture at 10.15am on Friday 10th December in the AR107 lecture theatre of the university’s architecture building.


The lecture is part of a conference which will focus on preventing injury to children and the elderly and aims to remedy road traffic accidents and accidents in the workplace.


A public health physician by training, Sir Liam received an OBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours List and was previously Regional Director of the Northern Region of the NHS.


His particular experience and interests have been in strategic management and planning, health policy, public health programmes, clinical governance, problems of poor professional practice and health services research.


He is also co-author of a standard text book of public health and has published widely on health and health service research subjects and has authored several major government reports.

In 1998 Sir Liam became the 15th Chief Medical Officer for England, succeeding Sir Kenneth Calman. His role makes him responsible for policy development and implementation in protecting and improving the population's health.

The event will be opened by the university’s Pro Vice Chancellor Mike Saks and introduced by the Chief Executive of the Trent Strategic Health Authority (TSHA), Professor Alan Burns.


It will also include talks by the Director of the East Midlands Public Health Observatory David Meechan and the Chief Fire Officer for Nottinghamshire Paul Woods, and it will be concluded by TSHA’s Director of Public Health Dr Sarah Wilson.



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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