Professor Carol Peden
Carol Peden, BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, FFMLM, MPH.
Professor Carol Peden is Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath, UK. She is a Visiting Professor at Bath University's School of Management Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement, teaches on the University of Oxford Surgical Sciences MSc and is a visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey. Carol was the 2014 Macintosh Professor of Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and was awarded the Humphry Davy Medal by the College in 2013. In 2014 she was seconded to NHS England as Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality, developing quality and safety strategy for the South region (one quarter of the English NHS). Carol teaches regularly on quality and safety programmes around the world including Scandinavia, the Middle East and the Fare East. She is an author of major papers, books, reviews and standards including quality standards for the Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the High Risk Surgical Patient and Emergency Surgery standards of the Royal College of Surgeons UK and Editor of the RCOA, Audit and Quality Improvement Guidelines. She is a co-founder of the Emergency Laparotomy Network, quality improvement lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit and has been National Clinical Director for Enhanced Recovery pathways in Emergency General Surgery in the UK. She was a 2008-2009 Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the USA and completed a Masters degree in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard University School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the NHS Improvement Faculty and the Faculty of Medical Leaders and Managers Carol has Chaired the Executive Board of the Dr. Foster Global Comparators project, composed of over 40 hospitals around the world collaborating to improve outcomes. She was a member of the "Keogh" review team of High Mortality Hospitals and a member of the new Care Quality Commission Inspectorate.