The art and science of making improvements in healthcare

Management in Medicine webinar

Saturday 28 November 2020   09:30


Dr Anny Sykes, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals.
Azom Mortuza, Deputy Integrated Care Director NELFT NHS Foundation Trust.

Part of the Management in Medicine Programme.

Most healthcare workers recognise the need to make improvements in clinical pathways, processes, systems, and outcomes. So do their patients. Yet making these improvements often feels impossible alongside the challenges of day-to-day work and in the complex cultures of healthcare organisations.

This interactive workshop is for anyone who has ever wished they knew more about the science of healthcare improvement and the art of leading change in organisations.

About the speakers:

Anny SykesDr Anny Sykes
Anny trained in Medicine at Imperial College London, qualifying in 1998, and completed junior medical jobs in London. Following achieving MRCP she lived and worked in Sydney, Australia specialising in Respiratory Medicine and ICU. On her return to the UK, whilst undertaking formal training in Respiratory Medicine, she completed a MSc and was then awarded a MRC Clinical training fellowship to complete a PhD into the mechanisms of virus induced asthma exacerbations. On completion she then spent two years as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer continuing this work during which time she completed the NIHR Future academic Leaders programme, at Ashridge business school in Hertfordshire, where her interest in management and leadership really took hold.

Anny joined Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust as a Respiratory Consultant specialising in Lung Cancer in 2013. She has led the Lung MDT at Oxford and is the regional lung cancer lead for the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance. She has also completed a MSc in Quality Improvement and medical leadership and in May 2019 was appointed as Director of Clinical Improvement and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Anny’s aim is to encourage a culture of universal quality improvement and empowering people to put patients at the heart of the improvement process.

Azom Mortuza
Azom is an experienced senior manager who has worked in health and social care for the past 15 years. In that time, Azom has taken up a range of leadership roles in Primary Care and Community Trusts, Acute NHS Trusts and more recently as an Executive of a ‘spin-out’ social enterprise in East London. In that time, Azom has led transformation programmes, managed mergers and created new delivery models to improve care in the NHS. Currently, Azom is Deputy Director of Acute and Crisis Mental Health services at North East London Foundation Trust, responsible for mental health wards and crisis services in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.

Azom is a Health Foundation Quality Improvement fellow as part of the Generation Q programme, and has completed a Masters in Leadership and Quality Improvement at Ashridge Business School. He has also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration that focussed on strategy development and change management.

Azom is passionate about tackling health inequalities and aims to use quality improvement as a means to drive meaningful change.

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Type: Lectures and Seminars