State of the Art 2019

JAMES TITCOMBE

James Titcombe OBE has campaigned for patient safety since his son Joshua Titcombe sadly died nine days after being born at Furness General Hospital, UK in 2008.

Following Joshua’s death, James worked tirelessly to uncover the truth about what happened at the hospital, culminating in the ‘Morecambe Bay Investigation Report’ in 2015 led by Dr Bill Kirkup. Since Joshua’s loss, James’ career has changed dramatically from working as a project manager in the nuclear industry to a career in patient safety – championing improvements in culture and learning.

Previously James was working with the Care Quality Commission as their National Advisor on Patient Safety and recently has advised on the establishment of the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).