East Lancs Doctor’s Royal College Appointment

Published January 24, 2017 at 11:06

One of East Lancashire’s most respected doctors has been appointed to a key role in the professional body which represents doctors, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Dr John Dean, Deputy Medical Director and Consultant Physician at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for the RCP Quality Improvement Hub which provides an infrastructure for the development of training and education in quality improvement across a range of disciplines.

Currently working across the Pennine Lancashire health economy, leading service improvement as part of the ‘Together a Healthier Future’ project, Dr Dean joined the Trust in 2011 after following a career with NHS Bolton, Royal Bolton NHS Hospital Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. He will now split his time between East Lancashire and his RCP duties.

Dr Dean said:

I am delighted to have been appointed to this role. The Royal College of Physicians has 33,000 members and fellows in the UK and across the world who work as physicians delivering and improving services in 30 specialities. I will be leading a growing team within the College that will develop new ways to support these physicians and their patients to continually improve care. I aim to bring much of the good practice we see back to East Lancashire, and continue to share the great work that we do here too.

Educated in England, Wales and the United States, Dr Dean is a Consultant Physician (in Acute Medicine and Community Diabetes) and has been Deputy Chair of the Advancing Quality Alliance, the North West NHS quality improvement organisation, since 2011.

In addition to publishing more than 30 peer reviewed publications, editorials and reports, Dr Dean has been closely involved in the development of Year of Care (Department of Health and Diabetes UK), a member of the specialist advisory group to the National Clinical Director for Diabetes and established the Diabetes and Obesity Research Network (NW). East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Medical Director,

Dr Damian Riley, Trust Executive Medical Director said:

 On behalf of everyone at the Trust, we offer our wholehearted congratulations to John as he is appointed to serve on one of the UK’s most influential medical bodies.

John has made an outstanding contribution to the progress achieved by the Trust in recent years. It is an honour to work alongside him and further proof that the high quality healthcare provided by our staff is recognised at a national level.