Adding quality to quantity: a holistic approach to healthcare
Professor Umesh Kadam, Professor of Health Services Research & Clinical Epidemiology at Keele University, will give the next lecture in Keele's programme of Inaugural Professorial Lectures 2015-16, on Tuesday, 15 December 2015, in the Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, on the University campus. The title of his lecture is: "Adding quality to quantity: a holistic approach to healthcare for multiple conditions".
People are living longer and many will experience multiple conditions or diseases. This creates a burden for the person in managing their conditions and the treatments associated with them. The challenge for the NHS system, which generally operates in single disease ‘silos’, is to coordinate care of the patient rather than treat each disease separately.
In this lecture, Umesh Kadam will show how this critical issue was first developed as a research programme locally, the impact of multiple conditions on quality of life and care of the patient, and the implications for the NHS now and in the future.
Umesh Kadam is a Professor of Health Services Research & Clinical Epidemiology and leads an international research programme on multimorbidity. He is also leading multimorbidity and frailty academic-service partnerships with local hospitals, commissioning groups and public health departments.
Keele's programme of Inaugural Lectures are given by newly established professors within the University and aim to give an illuminating account of the speaker's own subject specialism. The lectures, which start at 6 pm in the Westminster Theatre, are chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillan.
This lecture is free and open to all.