Professor Keith McNeil to deliver BIR/Toshiba Mayneord Lecture at UKRCO

Keith McNeilProfessor Keith McNeil  will be delivering the BIR Toshiba Mayneord Memorial Lecture at UKRCO in Manchester on Tuesday 13 June 2017.  His lecture will be titled “A 21st Century NHS – Delivering Tomorrow’s Medicine, Today".

The BIR Toshiba Mayneord Memorial Lecture is an annual award made to an individual or a group of collaborators in recognition of recent or current contributions in the wide and expanding field of radiology. The lecture was founded in 1984 in memory of Professor William Valentine Mayneord CBE FRS, past president and honorary member of the BIR. The lecture is given at the annual UKRC.

Toshiba Medical sponsors this BIR award which recognises values, skills and contributions at the forefront of medical imaging, as it is in line with Toshiba Medical commitment to education.

Professor McNeil is NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer Health and Social Care and was previously Chief Executive Officer at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. He was formerly CEO of Metro North Health Service in Brisbane.

Appointed in 2016 and the first in this role, he is overseeing the implementation of the national digital agenda for health IT. He is committed to ensuring patients receive high quality, safe care in a sustainable system construct, through the digital transformation of the NHS.

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Toshiba Medical Systems, said  “We are really looking forward to what Professor Keith McNeil will have to say on new ways of working that will help the NHS to deliver more with less.”

Mr Andy Rogers, President of the BIR, said, “We are delighted that Professor McNeil is going to deliver this lecture this year. It promises to be a fascinating and relevant talk on a topic that will be crucial in developing the healthcare services of the future for the benefit of all patients.”

The lecture will take place at UKRCO on 13th June at 1pm.

Previous recipients include Professor Adrian Dixon (2016), Professor Sir Muir Gray (2015), Professor John Buscombe (2014), Professor Richard Ehman (2012), Professor Sir Mike Richards (2011) and Lord Darzi (2010).


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