A leading health service administrator knighted for his role in improving British health care will be a keynote speaker at the March 18-20 “Sustainable Healthcare Transformation” conference in Hobart

Sir Robert Naylor has been a Chief Executive in the UK National Health Service for more than two decades. Currently he is CE of University College London Hospitals, which runs six major hospitals in central London. He was awarded a Knighthood ‘for services to healthcare’ in 2008, and received an Honorary Doctorate from Greenwich University in 2009.

The conference is hosted by Health Services Innovation Tasmania (HSI Tas), a Commonwealth funded centre within the University of Tasmania that is working with the State’s health providers to improve the quality and efficiency of the state’s hospital system through the Clinical Redesign process.

Sir Robert will participate in the conference at a time of rising demand for health services and increasingly tight funding, both in Australia and internationally. He will be joined by an impressive line-up of leading innovators from the fields of healthcare, higher education and industry. 

Other highly regarded participants in the “Sustainable Healthcare Transformation” conference from 18-20 March 2015 will include

  • Professor Andrew Pettigrew OBE, Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and Senior Golding Fellow, Brasenose College. Previously at Warwick Business School, Yale University, London Business School and Harvard Business School.
  • Assoc Prof Kal Pasupathy, from the USA’s famous Mayo Clinic. Co Scientific Director for Healthcare Systems Engineering, and Scientific Director for the Emergency Department, Clinical Engineering Lab.
  • Holly Ransom, the world’s youngest Rotary president, last year’s finalist for Young Australian of the Year, planning board member for the 2014 Y20 (world youth) summit, and one of the nation’s ‘most influential women, according to The Australian Financial Review/Westpac.
  • Professor Chris Baggoley AO, Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and Principal Medical Adviser to the Minister and the Department of Health.
  • Anthony Moorhouse, Founder and CEO of Dynamiq, an emergency management firm operating globally. Formerly a Counter Terrorism Commander in the Australian Special Forces, he founded Dynamiq on his kitchen table with $19,000 – today it is a $20M concern.
  • Andrew Way, CEO of Alfred Health (Victoria), former Chief Executive of the Royal Free Hampstead National Health Service Trust, London. The Royal Free Hospital and its associated hospital, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, are key partners with University College London in providing and developing clinical academic services, research and teaching.
  • Ray Mostogl, General Manager Operations for Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA), winner of CEO magazine’s 2014 Manufacturing Executive of the Year. President of the Tasmanian Minerals Energy Council and a board member of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce.
  • Janet Compton, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Health (Victoria), with an extensive career in health. A transformational leader with a strong commitment to system-wide reform.
  • Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University.
  • Dr David Rosengren, Director of Emergency Centre, Greenslopes Private Hospital
    and Senior Staff Specialist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Member of Commonwealth Ministerial Clinical Advisory Council.
  • Dr Anthony McCann, prominent Irish social philosopher and scholar. International expert in training and coaching for culture change in organisations, communities, and environments.

Clinical Redesign is recognised nationally and internationally as the most innovative way of enhancing the performance of hospitals in key areas such as emergency department flow and bed utilisation.

The focus is on significantly improving the patient’s clinical journey in terms of the timeliness and quality of health care received. Approaching challenges in an innovative way is essential, and many lessons can be learned from workplace experiences in healthcare and other fields.

Conference organiser says it is a coup for Tasmania to attract some of the most innovative system thinkers to the Hobart event, which coincides with the University of Tasmania’s 125th Anniversary.”

Sustainable Healthcare Transformation will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania from 18-20 March 2015.  The conference dinner will be held at the now famous Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), created by gambling wizard David Walsh.  ‘Early bird’ registrations close on 10 Feb 2015.