Dr Chris Grant
Chris is the Executive Medical Director at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS). NWAS serves more than seven million people across approximately 5,400 square miles – the communities of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Glossop (Derbyshire).We receive approximately 1.3 million 999 calls and respond to over a million emergency incidents each year. We make 1.5 million patient transport journeys every year for those who require non-emergency transport to and from healthcare appointments. NWAS also delivers the NHS 111 service across the region for people who need medical help or advice, handling more than 1.5 million calls every year.
• Chris has Board responsibility for all the clinical elements of NWAS services and provides professional leadership for the healthcare professionals. This includes paramedics, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, emergency medical technicians and doctors. Research & Development, and Freedom to Speak Up are some of his key Director responsibilities.
• He completed his undergraduate training at Kings College London before continuing his post graduate training in hospitals across the North West. In recent years, he has worked both in Australian and the United States. As a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) he studied Quality Improvement in order to utilise improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health care.
Guest speaker as part of NHS75 talk series