Why is it so hard to be open? The pitfalls and promise
of transparency in health care.
This event will bring together world leaders in thinking about
transparency from New Zealand, the UK and Australia.
Discussion will focus on the scandals, principles and history
driving the transparency agenda, alongside some of the nuances of
transparency in practice - how has it been done elsewhere and how
can it be done intelligently and thoughtfully in New Zealand? How
do we give the public what they want while driving quality
improvement and increasing patient safety?
The programme can be viewed here.
Mr Samer Nashef, Royal Papworth
Mr Samer Nashef qualified as a doctor at the University of
Bristol in 1980 and trained in general surgery in London and
Exeter. His specialist training in cardiac surgery was in Glasgow,
Sheffield, Manchester and Bordeaux in France. He was appointed
consultant surgeon at Papworth in 1992.
Samer is active in research, with a major interest in the
evaluation and monitoring of the quality of surgical treatment. In
that field, he has led national and international initiatives,
including the EuroSCORE Project.
He is the author of two books:The Naked SurgeonandThe Angina
Monologues. In his spare time, he compiles cryptic crosswords for a
number of publications, includingThe GuardianandThe Financial
Samer Nashef is presented in partnership with the New Zealand
Festival of the Arts. Read more about Mr Nashef here.
Dr Stephen Duckett, Grattan
Dr Stephen Duckett is director of the health programme at
Grattan Institute. He has a reputation for creativity,
evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the
introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals, to new
systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care
An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social
Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and
Read more about Dr Duckett here.
Find out about the other speakers here.
The cost to attend is $295 + GST per person. Register here.
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