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

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.