We are delighted to welcome Sir Mansel Aylward back to our shores, to Counties Manukau, and to Ko Awatea.
Sir Mansel was our visiting professor earlier in the year and through talks in April and May he engaged us in discussions about the key challenges facing our health system. (See links below to videos of both discussions.)
During his busy time with us, Sir Mansel worked closely with Ko Awatea’s Jonathon Gray and with Pam Muth from KPMG. Together they produced the first two of a series of Ko Awatea White Papers designed to address major issues in ongoing healthcare improvement work. They are titled:
- A Case for Change: Moral Obligation and Pursuit of Quality
- Establishing an Independent Commentator Panel
These white papers can now be downloaded as PDFs. Links are included in an introduction to the white papers by CMDHB CEO, Geraint Martin.
On Monday 20 August, Sir Mansel will give a brief presentation about the two papers, so pop the details in your diary now.
Bookings are not required, but last time it was standing room only so come early!
> Video of the April talk (discussing ‘What are the key population health challenges?’)
> Video of the May talk (discussing ‘What has had the greatest impact on the New Zealand health system?’)
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB is widely recognised as an expert in the area of healthcare innovation, including those that address integrated system approaches, patient safety and health inequities. He chaired the Bevan Commission – an independent advisory body to critically assess the alignment of the NHS Wales to the principles and delivery of health services as articulated by Aneurin Bevan, the architect of the NHS. The Commission tabled its report in May 2011 and has been successful in influencing thinking and development within NHS Wales. Sir Mansel is the first-ever Chair of Public Health Wales – a new unified NHS Trust responsible for the delivery of public health services at national, local and community level in Wales. He previously served as Chair of the Wales Centre for Health, established to be the ‘hub of connected organisations’ and to communicate better health messages to the people of Wales. He is also Director of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University. Sir Mansel was knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2010 for services to health and healthcare.