Southend Hospital pair join Improvement Fellows Programme
26 February 2017
Two members of staff at Southend University Hospital have been chosen to take part in the prestigious Improvement Fellows Programme delivered by UCLPartners, an academic health science centre located in London.
Dr Gowrie Balasubramaniam, Consultant in Nephrology, and James
Currell, General Manager for Medical Specialties and Acute
Medicine, are taking part in the programme for 2017, which will
help benefit their departments and the Trust as a whole.
They join 38 people from a range of backgrounds; primary and
acute care, mental health and social services, junior doctors and
GPs, allied health professionals and general management.
Established in 2016, it aims to create a network of people who
have the enthusiasm, motivation and capability to drive improvement
within their organisations and professional communities.
Dr Balasubramaniam said: "I want to consolidate my learning in
quality improvement and then apply it to wider areas in the Trust.
It will also help with any changes that will take place in the near
James said: "As a Southend resident and staff member this will
help me to lead on positive change to benefit our fantastic
hospital for the good of patients and staff. As part of the Mid and
South Essex Success Regime, we must collaborate closely to develop
Southend's strengths whilst working with our neighbouring Trusts to
provide sustainable, high quality and patient centred
Throughout the 12 month Improvement Fellows Programme, those
taking part will support each other, their own organisations and
others in delivering better results for patients and
Importantly, they will also better equip themselves and their
organisations to progressively improve.