Improving quality and safety in healthcare – Cambridge Science Festival
In October 2018, THIS Institute director Professor Mary Dixon-Woods delivered the Harveian Oration at a gathering of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The oration was established in 1656 by English physician William Harvey, the first person to describe accurately the circulation of blood in the body. Each year, a leading doctor or scientist is selected to speak about important issues in their field.
For the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival, Mary will reprise her Oration, looking at the challenges to improving quality and safety in healthcare and asking why it’s so hard to answer the question ‘does quality improvement actually improve quality?’ Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of The BMJ, will then lead an interview style Q&A.