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Why patients' time is the most important currency in healthcare

Date - Wed 10 Apr 2019

Time - 6.00 pm

Duration - 1 hour

Cost - free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - University of Salford, Chapman Lecture Theatre 1, Chapman Building


The connecting currency of healthcare is not money, it's time. Professor Brian Dolan OBE, will reflect on this in his lecture

Event details


We are delighted to invite you to a Public Lecture by Professor Brian Dolan OBE, at 6pm on Wednesday 10 April in Chapman Building.


Brian, a visiting Professor in our School of Health and Society, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list for “Services to Nursing and Emergency Care.” He is a nursing leader with over 30 years’ experience in international health care environments and a key influencer in the sector on social media. 


Brian believes that the connecting currency of healthcare is not money, it’s time and one of the greatest wastes is that of patients’ time. His lecture will reflect on this and consider that while staff time is naturally important, patients’ time is sacred.


Brian has also created a global social movement called #EndPJparalysis. This supports patients to get up, get dressed and moving while in hospital, thus reducing the risk of deconditioning. Ten days in hospital can cause ten years of muscle deterioration.


In his talk, Brian will talk about the origins of EndPJparalysis, its impact, and the remarkable results achieved by the Northern Care Alliance. Find out how Bohemian Rhapsody played a part in encouraging staff engagement in the movement. 


EndPJparalysis ties into another, more personal, social movement which Brian developed, called #Last1000 Days’. This considers the sobering thought that one third of acutely- admitted medical patients will be in their last year of life and poses the rhetorical question: ‘If you had 1,000 days left to live, how many of these would you choose to spend in hospital?’


Join us for this thought-provoking lecture by registering here.


Prior to the lecture, light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm.