Hamish Laing

ABMU Health Board Medical Director

Person imageHamish Laing

IMedical Director, Director of informatics and Innovation Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Hamish is Medical Director of ABM University Health Board, taking up post in April 2014 having been Director of Clinical Strategy since 2012. In that role he has led the Changing for the Better programme since its inception and was also lead director for the Board’s first ever integrated medium term plan (IMTP), which was submitted to Welsh Government at the end of March and will run from 2014-7.

A fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he holds the inter-collegiate FRCS in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast) and in 2012 was awarded the Masters Diploma in Organisational Leadership with Distinction by the Oxford University. Hamish remains the clinical lead for the Sarcoma Service in South Wales

A founder member of the Faculty for Healthcare Improvement in Wales, he was national lead for the pressure ulcer prevention and the surgical complications streams of the 1000 Lives Campaign in Wales and believes passionately that safer and better care for patients can also be cheaper for the NHS and also that without transformational change the NHS will not meet the challenges facing it today. Hamish has advised NHS Scotland and the Danish Patient Safety campaign on their pressure ulcer prevention programmes.

More recently Hamish led the workshop on Prudent Healthcare in ABM University Health Board and also chaired the group that developed UK guidance for the commissioning of low priority procedures in plastic surgery which form the basis of the guidance in Wales.

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