NHS Quality: Improving Patient Care
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
David Wood is currently Associate Director of Safe Services at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. His role is to lead the Trust strategically in relation to a portfolio of clinical and corporate governance, compliance, assurance and regulation which effectively contributes to the Trust’s delivery of safe services.
He graduated from Keele University with a first degree in Biomedical Sciences and his career since has spanned 15 years during which time he has been employed in many diverse areas within the NHS, substantially in senior clinical governance lead roles (including North Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire/ Wirral) within mental health and learning disability services, primary care and community physical health services.
David has professional interests in strategic approaches to healthcare quality, and more recently professional practice including leadership, development and change as part of his Master of Science degree in Professional Studies. His dissertation was on early warning and pre-emptive systems to improve the safety of patients and reduce avoidable harm, graduating from the University of Chester in 2013 with a distinction.
David has a demonstrable track record in clinical quality and governance with extensive experience of quality improvement and change through strategy development and implementation. He was a former longstanding member of the Department of Health hosted National Audit Governance Group, is a professional reviewer of the standards of inpatient mental healthcare through the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services initiative, and a regular Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership consultee. David has recently become a director of assurance representative on the Foundation Trust Network’s Quality Reference Group.