Lord Darzi - Inaugural ISQua Global Leadership Lecture
On 7th and 8th May 2014, Lord Darzi presented the inaugural ISQua Global Leadership Lecture streamed live from the Hospital Authority Convention 2014 in Hong Kong.
Lord Darzi delivered two presentations: 'Innovation in Patient Safety' and "Reform in Primary Care". Both presentations were followed by excellent Q&A sessions.
About the Speaker
Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC KBE FRS FmedSci HonFREng is a distinguished leader in Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
Lord Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London where he is Head of Section for Biosurgery and Surgical Technology within the Division of Surgery. He is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden Hospital and holds the Chair of Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research. He is director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College.
Research led by Lord Darzi is directed towards achieving best surgical practice through both innovation in surgery and enhancing the safety and quality of healthcare. His contribution within these research fields has been outstanding, publishing over 800 peer-reviewed research papers to date. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in research and development of surgical technologies, Lord Darzi was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
He was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002. In 2007 Lord Darzi was introduced to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords as Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health. He relinquished office in July 2009 when he was appointed the United Kingdom’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences as well as United Kingdom Business Ambassador, an appointment re-confirmed in 2010 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Lord Darzi was appointed as a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in June 2009.