Quality Improvement Leaders: A conversation with Mike Farrar CBE

Date: Wednesday 10th March 2021 2pm-3pm
Where: Virtual session (1hr)
Registration: Please register for the event here

Quality Improvement Leaders: A conversation with Mike Farrar CBE

We look forward to welcoming you to NHS Quest’s ‘Quality Improvement for Leaders’ webinar session with Mike Farrar CBE, former Chief Executive of NHS Confederation on Wednesday 10th March 2021. This is part of a series of short webinars from prominent QI leaders from across the NHS and beyond.

About the session
Mike Farrar is delivering a session for NHS Quest focussing on the skills of being a CEO or Executive Director in the next 5-10 years. Is it time for a different type of leadership? What should we be expecting of our senior leaders in the decade ahead?

Mike is a highly respected management consultant with 15 years of CEO experience in the NHS. In his consultancy work Mike has been a senior advisor to the PwC Public Sector Health practice leading their NED and Board development programmes. As part of his portfolio he has built a successful independent consulting practice, working with clients such as Celesio, ABPI, J and J, Health Foundation, Medtronic, intuitive, and Pfizer,

Mike Farrar CBE

He remains a prominent thought leader and consultant to the NHS, supporting system wide leadership groups including Greater Manchester, Humber, Coast and Vale, Hereford and Worcester, South Yorkshire, Birmingham and Solihull, and London, along with development work with a large number of individual NHS boards. Additionally, he works internationally, transforming healthcare in the Middle East, Japan, Russia, US, Spain and Australia.

Mike was previously the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, North West England SHA, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire SHAs, Tees Health Authority and Head of Primary Care at the Department of Health.

He also works in the charitable sector and in sport, where he has held a variety of influential roles including Chair of Swim England, having also served as the Vice and Interim Chair of Sport England, and as National Tsar for Sport and Health.

He was awarded the CBE in 2005 for services to the NHS and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of GPs and of the Royal College of Physicians

During the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery, Mike has been working pro bono as the Deputy CEO at Kings College Hospital NHSFT in London.


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