Dr John Dean has extensive experience in service redesign and quality improvement. He is deputy medical director (Transformation) at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he works across the health economy leading service improvement.
John was appointed as clinical lead for quality improvement and patient safety at the Royal College of Physicians in 2017. He is clinical lead for the trust as a Future Hospital development site. He has been divisional director and chief of medicine at the trust where he has worked since 2012, initially sharing the role of associate medical director with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
As consultant physician in Bolton from 1994 he led the development and delivery of integrated diabetes care. He was clinical director for medicine at Bolton Hospitals 1997–2000. In 2005/6 he spent 12 months at Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard University, Boston, USA studying quality improvement and integrated care. As medical director of NHS Bolton from 2006–11 he led clinical quality and service redesign resulting in more integrated care delivery in a number of specialties, and a programme of continuous improvement based on IHI’s Triple Aim. John is a Health Foundation/IHI fellow and Q fellow.