2 Oct: NHS at 70: Honorary Title awards and lecture: 'Leadership: we live life forwards and understand it backwards'

Posted by dmrbp1 at Jun 14, 2018 11:05 AM |
Award of Honorary Titles and Lecture about the National Health Service

On 2 October, the University held a ceremony to recognise the outstanding contribution of healthcare professionals to its academic mission by awarding honorary titles to NHS colleagues who have worked in partnership with the University.

21 honorary titles were awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in research studies, education and training, or have led clinical innovation in addition to their clinical duties.

The evening concluded with a public lecture about the NHS to celebrate its 70 year anniversary. This lecture was given by Peter Homa CBE, entitled:

“Leadership: we live life forwards and understand it backwards”.

see lecture here

In this 70th anniversary year of the National Health Service, Peter reflected on selected leaders that have shaped the NHS and suggested leaders that will help create its future.

Peter has 36 years NHS management experience including 27 as chief executive in three university teaching hospitals and two national organisations including the Commission for Health Improvement.

In November 2017 Peter retired from being Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH); one of the largest and most complex teaching hospitals in the UK. Peter served as NUH’s chief executive for over eleven years. During this time, NUH became the most research active teaching trust outside of London, Oxford and Cambridge. Peter chaired the Association of UK University Hospitals Chief Executive forum between 2014/2017. He has a track record of leading innovative management that simultaneously improves the quality of patient care, teaching and research alongside value for money.

Following retirement, Peter was appointed foundation Chair, NHS Leadership Academy. Peter also provides advice to many NHS organisations across the UK.

Peter was elected President, Institute for Health Services Management, in 1998/99; appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2000 for contributions to the health service. Peter was one of four independent experts appointed by Sir Robert Francis to review the recommendations following the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry. Peter was also a member of the Freedom to Speak up review, also led by Sir Robert Francis.

Peter’s first degree is in economics and he has Master and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration. Peter has held Honorary Chairs at London School of Economics; Universities of Lincoln; Surrey and Nottingham Business School.

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