A member of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed into a high profile, national role.
Dr Martin Myers, Consultant Clinical Biochemist and Lead Scientist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has been appointed as the Senior Clinical Advisor for Pathology in the NHS Improvement Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme.
This role is a high profile, national clinical leadership role; which will allow Martin to work alongside three other clinical leads to create a blueprint for the future of the pathology discipline. During his 22 years at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Martin has taken a lead role in a continuous program of pathology re-design; improving the clinical and operational effectiveness of pathology delivery and improving productivity. Martin will now use the experience gained throughout his time at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals at a national level.
Martin will work one day a week to look at every pathology department in the country to understand the best practices in service delivery, identify unwarranted variations, and improve clinical quality and efficiency. This review will culminate in a national report that will highlight existing good practice and include recommendations for improving the pathology service nationwide.
Martin said: “I am pleased to have been appointed to the national role of Senior Clinical Advisor for Pathology in the GIRFT Programme. Clinical services in primary and secondary care are changing and it is critical that the pathology services adopt best practices in order to support the new models of healthcare delivery. The GIRFT Programme will identify these best practices, and will make recommendations on improved service delivery models. Our recommendations will form the basis of the future strategy of pathology delivery in England”.