Mike Durkin

Mike Durkin

Associate Non-Executive Director


Dr Mike Durkin one of our Associate Non-executive Directors. Prior to this appointment he was NHS National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement and before that the Medical Director of the South of England Strategic Health Authority. He has also held Executive Medical Director positions at a Strategic Authority and at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. He qualified at The Middlesex Hospital and has held research and teaching appointments in London, Bristol and Yale University. He has led performance and governance reviews in the UK and overseas. He was the National Clinical Director for VTE, is an appointed Expert by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare and was on the core team for the Patient Safety Campaign for England. He led the National Patient Safety Programme for England and supported the international development of patient safety systems. He was the Chair of the Management Board of the NICE National Clinical Guideline Centre until March 2022.

He convened the Berwick Advisory Board (2013-14) to advise on creating the conditions to improve the safety of patients in England and he was Chair of the Expert Advisory Board (2015-16) that advised the Secretary of State for Health on the establishment of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

He holds Visiting Professor appointments at Imperial College, London and the University of the West of England.

Registered interests

Status on NHS Resolution Board: Associate Non-Executive Director

Main occupation/employment: Associate Non-Executive Director of NHS Resolution

Senior Advisor, Patient Safety Policy and Leadership, IGHI, Imperial College London

Directorships, partnerships or registrable shareholdings: Director of Zero Harm Consulting Ltd

Membership of governing bodies or other public bodies: Chair of the Trustees of Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Irvine, CA, USA; Trustee of Patient Safety Watch; Advisory Group member to the Patient Safety Commissioner for England; Advisory Panel member of Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

Interests of close family members: None

Interests from previous recent employment: None

Party political activity: None

Other interests notified: Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists; Fellow of Royal College of Physicians; Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine; Visiting Professor Appointments at Imperial College, London and the University of the West of England

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