Richard (Dick) Waite is an independent healthcare consultant with a background in
outcomes and regulation, drawing on 25 years of experience as a senior manager with
the Healthcare Commission, Audit Commission and the Institute for Employment Studies.
To help ensure that patients receive safe, effective services that provide good value
for money, clients can call on specialist knowledge about:
Management: complex interim and project management.
Research: eg, service reviews, online and postal surveys.
Quality improvement: working with the NHS to unravel quality problems and implement
Outcomes: clinical outcomes and audit, and patient reported outcomes systems.
Efficiency: adopting a value-for-money approach - increasingly relevant in a future
of ‘flat’ or declining budgets.
Regulation: eg, the new demands that registration places on the NHS.
Current and recent contracts include...
Interim Chief Operating Officer for the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes
Research (NICOR) at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, UCL.
Reviewing clinical audit systems for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Surveying universities and NHS trusts about the inclusion of patients’ experiences
within education and training (part of a King’s Fund/King’s College London project
for the DH Patient and Public Involvement Team and the NHS Institute for Innovation
Evaluating synergies between national audits for stroke and falls (for the Healthcare
Quality Improvement Partnership, HQIP).
Reporting on issues of patient confidentiality and consent in national clinical audit
(for the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care).
Tender evaluation for the Health Foundation’s Closing the Gap programme.
Analysing interviews with children and teachers in relation to outdoor learning (the
Exmoor Curriculum) for the University of Plymouth.
Helping commissioners, services and national organisations improve outcomes for patients
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