Brian Dolan – Conference MC

Brian Dolan
Prof Brian Dolan FRSA, MSc (Oxon), MSc (Nurs), RMN, RGN
Brian Dolan is Director of Health Service 360 UK, which provides online 360 appraisals for nurses, doctors, allied health practitioners and managers. He works with organisations undertaking leadership development, culture change improvements in patient flow and whole systems reform. He works mainly in New Zealand (where is Director of Service Improvement in Canterbury District Health Board), Australia and the UK.
Brian has a clinical background in emergency and mental health care. He has published over 80 papers in a range of nursing, medical and management journals and is author/editor of five books, mainly on emergency care with a sixth, ‘Practitioner as Teacher’, will be published by Elsevier in June 2017. He holds Masters degrees in Nursing (King’s College, London) and Educational Research Methodology (Oxford University) and is writing up a doctoral thesis at Manchester Metropolitan University into the consultation skills of emergency nurse practitioners.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London and holds personal Chairs as Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare at University of Salford Manchester and Visiting Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research, Oxford.
Having previously originated #last1000days hashtag, in November 2016, Brian originated the #EndPJparalysis to encourage patients to get up, dressed and moving. This has become an internationally renowned with >16 million impressions by early March 2017 and enables staff to enhance patient dignity, safety and autonomy as well as improving staff wellbeing through the simple action of getting patients dressed while in hospital.
In March 2017, with Lynda Holt, CEO Health Service 360, Brian published ‘The Last 1000 Days: How to make patients’ time the most important currency in healthcare’ featuring their newly developed TODAY model (Time, Ownership, Diagnostics, Actions, You) which provides a framework for systems and culture change to reduce needless waiting by patients. Further information can be found at