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Improving whole health systems – learning from Greater Manchester (GM) Health and Social Care Devolution in the UK with Professor Maxine Power

Date:  23 February 2017

Presenter:  Professor Maxine Power, CEO of Haelo

Track 1:  Governance, Leadership and Health Policy







Participants Feedback

This webinar was useful because I can adapt ideas from this presentation to similar but different health challenges in my community. I thought that there was good quality audio and good chronological flow activities embarked upon by the project team. Good presentation.”

Victor Williams
Technical Advisor, Swaziland


"We are undergoing system level change in Ontario, and in my quality lead role in a community care organization, this model, the benefits and challenges, was most useful. Dementia is prevalent in our home care population, and I have come away with some ideas to benchmark against.”

Patricia McKernan
Director Risk Management, Canada



About the Webinar

The webinar will focus on the following topic: Improving whole health systems – learning from Greater Manchester (GM) Health and Social Care Devolution in the UK.

Intended Audience 

Those interested in improvement.  



About the Presenter

Maxine is the Chief Executive of Haelo, Salford’s Innovation and Improvement Science Centre. She works with improvement teams in Salford, regionally in Greater Manchester, nationally in England and globally. Maxine has expertise in strategic leadership of improvement, regularly working with senior leaders within organisations and health systems. Having established the quality improvement system in Salford Royal and completed three years as the National Improvement Advisor at the Department of Health in England (2010-13), Maxine is in a unique position of having worked on improvement within an organisation and within government. She is an honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and developed their ground breaking Improvement Science for Academics Programme. Maxine is regularly asked to support organisations to develop their internal improvement infrastructure and advise on health policy. She has substantial experience in both the NHS and academia completing her doctoral training in neurophysiology in 2001, a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship in 2006 and a Master’s in Public Health at Harvard University in 2007. During her fellowship, she focussed her learning on two key areas: organisational culture and its impact on the adoption of quality and safety initiatives in hospital care and the implementation of large scale change in stroke care. She has over 20 peer reviewed publications and presents around the world on improvement, patient safety, measurement, evaluation and research. Her current interests are in using digital media to support knowledge curation and exchange.