Notes to editors
1. For further information contact Hetty Crist, Interim Head of Press and Public Affairs on tel: 020 7307 2594 email@example.com
2. Mark Doughty is speaking at the Patient Safety Congress and Awards in Manchester on Tuesday 5 July 2016.
3. The King’s Fund launched their national development programme Leading Collaboratively with patients and communities (the collaborative pairs programme) in September 2015 with £20,000 contributed by NHS England.
4. We are now recruiting for a second cohort of the collaborative pairs programme starting in September 2016. Pairs will join a five-day programme to develop their collaborative relationship and will also have an opportunity to join a national network of collaborative pairs.
5. NHS England, Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Public Health England (2014). NHS five year forward view [online]. London: NHS England. Available at: www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/futurenhs (accessed on 31 May 2015).
6. Department of Health (2015). The NHS Constitution for England. Available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england#principles-that-guide-the-nhs (accessed on 30 June 2016).
7. Mark Doughty full biography: Mark co-founded the Centre for Patient Leadership (CPL) in 2012 where he was responsible for designing their model of patient leadership. This was shortlisted for the Guardian Healthcare Innovation Awards in 2013. He was also a finalist in 2012 for the International Ashoka Changemakers Innovation for Health Award. Since 2012 Mark has facilitated leadership development programmes for more than 800 patient leaders. He has also coached and supported lay assessors for the CQC, the People Champions on the board of the NHS Leadership Academy as well as CCG and Healthwatch chair and board members. He co-authored a series of articles written for the HSJ on patient leadership and his work is quoted and referenced in The King's Fund's report on Patient-centred leadership. Mark has worked as an L&D manager in primary care, supporting staff to develop their leadership potential. He is also a member of faculty at the NHS Leadership Academy, and he runs a business supporting people with disabilities and health conditions to become leaders in their organisations. He has been a member of the BMJ Learning Advisory Committee and an associate with The Employers Forum on Disability and a trustee with Arthritis Care. In 2015 he was chosen as one of the HSJ Top 50 Patient Leaders where he received a ‘star’ award. The judges stated that he ‘is seen by many as originating the idea of patient leaders.’