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Annual Teddy Chester lecture with Dr Mark Britnell

09 Nov 2021

Dr Mark Britnell, Vice Chair and Global Health Expert, KPMG UK, will deliver this year’s Teddy Chester lecture, Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare.

Tuesday 16 November 17:30 - 18:30 

Attend online or in-person at Alliance Manchester Business School

Read more and register here.

Dr Mark Britnell, Vice Chair and Global Health Expert, KPMG UK, and award-winning author, will deliver this year’s Teddy Chester lecture, Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare.

By 2030, the world will be short of 18 million health workers – a fifth of the total capacity to care. Mark draws on his work in 80 countries to offer solutions to this growing crisis and presents unique insights on what works, and what doesn’t.

Reframing the global workforce problem to one of health and national wealth, Mark invites us to refashion this wicked problem in new, adaptive ways in order to enhance productivity and prosperity. Harnessing technology, he asks us to reimagine new models of care and levels of workforce agility whilst always remembering that the kind heart of a human is the essence of care.

For 11 years, Mark was Global Head of Healthcare at KPMG International and Global Chair of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare for 3 years. He is one of the foremost global experts on healthcare systems and has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for health in both the developed and developing world. Mark has dedicated his entire professional life to healthcare and has led organisations at local, regional, national and global levels –provider and payer, public and private. Over the past 11 years, he has worked in over 80 countries on circa. 345 occasions, gaining a unique first-hand experience.

This annual lecture marks the contribution of Teddy Chester, who was the first professor of social administration at the University of Manchester. From his appointment in the early 1950s, to his retirement in the 1970s he was an influential pioneer in management development, using evidence and research with policy makers, and working with clinical leaders. He was involved in founding and leading the NHS Graduate Training Scheme, and in founding Manchester Business School.

Mark will be joined by Charlotte Refsum, Global Healthcare Executive at KPMG, and the event will be facilitated by Naomi Chambers, Professor of Health Management at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Read more and register here.