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James Titcombe recognised as a patient leader

8 July 2015
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James Titcombe, our national adviser on patient safety, culture and quality has been recognised for playing an important role to improve health services.

James, who was recently awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours, was announced as one of 50 Patient Leaders at Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Patient Safety Congress in Birmingham last night (7 July).

The award recognises patients and members of the public not working directly in patient care, but who make a significant contribution in the design and development of health services.

HSJ invited its readers to nominate individuals which were considered by a judging panel. The panel included former health secretary Alan Milburn, Roger Kline, director of Patients First and Neil Churchill, director for patient experience at NHS England.

Commenting on the award, James Titcombe, said:

“It’s a privilege to be nominated. I am glad there is recognition of the significant contribution that people make so that the voices of the people who use services are heard.”

David Behan, chief executive at the Care Quality Commission, said:

“I am delighted that James has been recognised for his contribution to patient safety. He has campaigned tirelessly since the death of his son, Joshua and that has led to improvements in the way safety is addressed throughout the NHS and also here in CQC. “Congratulations to James and all the other patient leaders who have been recognised.”

The nomination panel were looking for people who have made an impact in the area they work in, whether their ideas were innovative or whether their work has inspired others.

Meanwhile, Professor Sir Mike Richards and Professor Steve Field have been named in HSJ’s list of 100 Clinical Leaders.

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29 May 2017