Niall Dickson to present this year's Thackrah Lecture

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Medical Council will be presenting this year's Thackrah Lecture, with a talk titled 'Compassion, Care and Treatment after Francis'.


The Francis Inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has major implications for healthcare professionals, patients and carers. There has been a great deal of media coverage about the inquiry’s findings. Governmental responses have indicated that individual blame is inappropriate and that the problem resides with culture. Not everybody has agreed. As health organisations focus on what they will do to improve culture in the wake of the report, will the Francis report make a difference to the NHS in the long term? Will it change culture and how will healthcare professionals respond?

Previously Chief Executive at leading independent think tank the King’s Fund, Niall Dickson is an experienced health journalist; a  former Editor of ‘Therapy Weekly’ and ‘Nursing Times’ and former Health Correspondent, Chief Social Affairs Correspondent and more recently Social Affairs Editor for the BBC, focusing mainly on Radio 4's Today programme and the Ten O'clock News on BBC 1.

The lecture will take place:

On:  Wednesday 29 May

At:   12pm

In:   Yorkshire Bank Lecture Theatre, Leeds University Business School

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Lunch will be available from 1-2pm in the foyer of the Charles Thackrah Building.

High demand for places is anticipated so please email the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences to reserve a place.

More information on Charles Thackrah and the Thackrah lecture series is available online. 

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