Sir David Dalton

10 - 11 April 2019
East Midlands Conference Centre.

Industry expert

Sir David  Dalton

Sir David Dalton

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive

Sir David Dalton has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 20 years, serving at Salford royal for over 13 years. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital. The Trust has a turnover of £460m, employs 6600 staff and provides local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

He was knighted in the 2014 New Year's Honours for his services to Healthcare. During 2013 he was a member of the 'Berwick Review Group', which advised the Prime Minister on patient safety improvements for England and which published the report 'A Promise to Learn - a Commitment to Act'. He co-chaired a review of the 'duty of candour' in 2014 which advised the Secretary of State on supporting openness in reporting harmful events in the NHS. In 2014 he was asked to advise the Secretary of State on options and opportunities for providers of NHS care. This resulted in the publication of the 'Dalton Review' which recommended actions to assure the delivery of high quality healthcare through sustainable organisations.

Sir David is currently working with colleagues in primary and social care to develop a new integrated care service for the city of Salford, with its triple aim of improved outcomes, better experience and lower cost.  He chairs Haelo which is an improvement organisation designed to improve the health of the population in Salford and beyond.  He has a particular interest in improving patient safety and the quality of the patient experience. He is leading a programme for Salford Royal to become the safest organisation in the NHS

He was the founder Chair of AQuA which supports over 50 healthcare organisations across the North West in their improvement activities and he now leads a self-governing network of highly performing Foundation Trusts - NHS QUEST – which aims to achieve unprecedented levels of quality improvement. He is the Vice Chair of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Centre - with the twin purpose of improving population health through programmes of large scale change and creating a new relationship with industry which will see Greater Manchester as the premier location for undertaking clinical trials and product development.

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