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Dr John Dean

Clinical vice president

John is clinical vice president (CVP) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and consultant physician/deputy medical director (transformation) at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

As CVP, he is a member of the RCP senior leadership team, with specific responsibility for the college’s strategic aim of improving health and care, as well as overseeing the work of the Care Quality Improvement Directorate.

As clinical director for quality improvement and patient safety, and then improvement clinical director at the RCP from 2017, he represented the college and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on a number of NHS improvement boards and provided leadership to several RCP patient safety and quality improvement programmes.

In East Lancashire, he works across the health and care system, leading service improvement. He works clinically as a consultant physician in acute and general medicine and diabetes.

He has previously worked in improvement initiatives across the Department of Health, royal colleges, NHS NW, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Health Foundation.  He was faculty and non-executive board member of the Advancing Quality Alliance.  He was previously medical director of NHS Bolton, clinical director of medical and elderly service for Bolton Hospitals, and clinical lead for diabetes services in Bolton.

He is a Health Foundation/IHI fellow and Q fellow.