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Online interview with Andrew Lansley to broaden the debate to quality—Wednesday 1 June

31 May 2011

On Wednesday 1 June at 1:30pm, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley and Professor Derek Bell will co-host a webchat at www.dh.gov.uk/healthandcare, highlights of which will be tweeted live at twitter.com/clahrc_nwl.

On Wednesday 1 June at 1:30pm, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley and Professor Derek Bell will co-host a webchat at www.dh.gov.uk/healthandcare, highlights of which will be tweeted live at twitter.com/clahrc_nwl.

Mr Lansley and Professor Bell, Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London, will take part in a live online interview to connect the NHS quality improvement community with the Government's modernisation of health and care listening exercise.

The interview will focus on topics that cut across all four areas of the listening exercise, specifically focusing on the continuous quality improvement potential of the White Paper and draft Health and Social Care Bill.

Conducting this interview live online will enable people to follow it and comment via Twitter. Those interested in the topic can follow @CLAHRC_NWL and @DHgovuk and engage in real-time.

The interview will cover embedding quality improvement within a local healthcare setting, how the White Paper and Bill harness the link between research and improved service delivery, and how health and social care systems can become more sustainable.

Andrew Lansley said: "I am delighted to be taking part in this live online interview and hope people will follow it and comment on Twitter. Research is vital in providing the new knowledge necessary to deliver continuously improving quality services and outcomes for patients."

Professor Derek Bell said: "This interview aims to introduce a new angle to the listening exercise: continuous quality improvement. What is the quality improvement opportunity presented by the White Paper and the draft Bill? The interview combined with live tweets will hopefully continue the transparent inclusive debate to help answer the question."