Updated: Mar 22, 2018
22 July 2015
Patient safety remains a priority for most health care systems around the world. The burden of avoidable harm remains worryingly high. During this webinar, Sir Liam Donaldson reflects on some of the key challenges for health systems trying to make themselves safer.
Professor Sir Liam Donaldson is recognised as an international champion of patient safety and public health. He was the foundation chair of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety, launched in 2004. He is a past vice-chairman of the WHO Executive Board. He is now the WHO’s Envoy for Patient Safety and Chairman of the Independent Monitoring for the Polio Eradication Programme. In the UK, he is currently Chair of Health Policy at Imperial College London and Chancellor of Newcastle University.
Prior to this appointment Sir Liam was the Chief Medical Officer for England, and the United Kingdom's Chief Medical Adviser, from 1998-2010. He has produced landmark reports which have set health policy and legislation across multiple healthcare fields.