Posts by Dr Damien Roland

Dr Damien Roland is Consultant and Lecturer Paediatric Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

He is one of the core team for NHS Change Day, which used social media to share thousands of pledges of action.

It was the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS and won a global challenge for management innovation prize from Harvard Business Review and McKinsey.

He was also named a top 50 innovator by the HSJ in 2013 and a rising star earlier this year.

Dr Roland is co-director of QuackApps, which produces bespoke mobile and website enabled products. These include the Paediatric Observation Priority Score, a checklist that demonstrates an acuity score (0-16) of acutely ill children using data that is easy to collect.

Dr Roland is also operational director of the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic Group, a social enterprise dedicated to improving the care of ill or injured children.

He also founded Running Horse Group, a network of paediatricians who are interested in learning the skills required to improve and develop services for children and young people.