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Governance and risk: A military and medical collaboration

RCPE Lecture Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is pleased to announce a series of unique evening talks and discussions on governance, safety, quality improvement and leadership. This is the third in the programme of events which will feature speakers from healthcare and other industries with a distinct focus on safety – for the patient and organisation wide.  The purpose of these events is to look at how the NHS can learn from industry models of safety and governance, and vice versa. It will encourage the sharing of good practice and how this might be sustained.

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Thursday 14 June 2018

Governance and risk: A military and medical collaboration

Chair: Professor Michael Deighan


Welcome and introductions

Professor Derek Bell, President


'The future for governance in the NHS in Scotland’ 

Claire Sweeney, Associate Director, Audit Scotland


'The Scottish Government’s perspective on governance in the NHS and the delivery of patient services'

Alan Hunter, NHS Scotland Director of Performance and Delivery


‘Governance and risk management: A military perspective’

Major General Bob Bruce, Military Secretary and General Officer Scotland


Q&A and discussion with audience


Closing remarks

Professor Derek Bell



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There is a small fee of £15 to attend this event. Tea and coffee will be available at the start. Please book online.

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Further Info

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to themain historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

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