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DCV Project Lead to speak at IHI National Forum 2019 in USA

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 11th September 2019
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Tommy Whitelaw will address delegates at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in December 2019.

The ALLIANCE are delighted to announce that Tommy Whitelaw, Project Lead for the Dementia Carer Voices project will speak at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, USA.

The four-day conference has been the home of quality improvement (QI) in health care for more than 30 years. It brings together health care visionaries, improvement professionals, world leaders and industry newcomers. It will take place from December 8–11 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center.

As a part of this conference, Tommy and colleagues will be leading the session ‘What Matters to You? Experience from 5 Countries.’ This interactive session will explore the story of the rapidly growing ‘What matters to you?’ (#WMTY) movement and promote tools and methods to help embed the approach into practice.

Shaun Mayer, Principal Educator for the QI Team with NHS Scotland and Strategic Advisor for Person-Centred Care and Improvement for the Scottish Government stated:

“The spread of the “what matters to you” movement in Scotland has been significantly aided by the tireless work and support of Dementia Carer Voices and Tommy Whitelaw. With support from The ALLIANCE and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Tommy will be sharing his Story and Scotland’s “what matters to you” story, along with other members of this global movement, at an international gathering with more than 5000 delegates in the USA this December. This is an exciting opportunity to share this important work with a wider audience as well as a richly deserved recognition of contribution of Dementia Carer Voices and Tommy.”

Tommy would like to extend his personal thanks to Ian Welsh (Chief Executive, the ALLIANCE), and Irene Oldfather (Director, the ALLIANCE), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Mauren Bisognano (IHI’s President Emerita and Senior Fellow) and Shaun Maher for their continuous support and opportunity to both attend and speak.

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