4 September 2015

Jason Leitch visits ELFT

Jason-Leitch-sizedIn early September we were delighted to welcome Jason Leitch to the Trust. Jason is the National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality in the Scottish Government.

We have learnt a lot from the approach to QI the NHS in Scotland has taken and Jason was eager to see how we are progressing with QI.

During the day he met with the Executive team, Clinical Directors and finished off with a visit to see the teams working on QI at East Ham Care Centre.

View this video to hear Jason’s reflections from the visit

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Jason’s biography

Jason has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007 and was recently appointed as National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy in the Health and Social Care Directorate. He is a member of the Health and Social Care Management Board and one of the senior team responsible for implementation of the NHS Scotland Quality Strategy.

Jason was the 2011 HFMA UK Clinician of the Year.

Jason holds an academic post as an Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery at the University of Glasgow Dental School in Scotland. He is a non-executive Board member of AQuA in the North-East of England. He was a 2005-06 Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Boston, sponsored by the Health Foundation. Jason is also a trustee of the UK wing of the Indian Rural Evangelical Fellowship which runs orphanages in southeast India.

He has a doctorate from the University of Glasgow, an MPH from Harvard and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He chairs the Conduct and Health Committees of the General Dental Council, the regulatory body for dentistry in the UK

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