Datix appoints James Titcombe OBE as Patient Safety Specialist

James Titcombe OBE
James Titcombe OBE

Datix has appointed James Titcombe OBE in an advisory capacity as Patient Safety Specialist.

James will work alongside the Datix senior management team on the development of the company’s pioneering software platform to help protect patients from harm in the UK and around the world.

Formerly a project manager in the nuclear industry, James underwent a career change to become actively involved in patient safety following the tragic loss of his baby son Joshua, in 2008. Most recently, he has been working for the industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as National Advisor on Patient Safety, Culture & Quality.

Delighted to welcome James to the team, Jonathan Hazan, Director of Datix said, “James is widely respected in the patient safety community in the UK and I am delighted to have him join our team. His enthusiasm is contagious and his commitment to improving patient safety is inspirational. James will be a real asset to Datix as we work on introducing new products to improve the quality of health and social care, improve patient outcomes and protect patients from harm.”

James is looking forward to the new challenge. He added, “I've come to know Datix over the years and I've been impressed with the company’s commitment and passion for improving patient care. I will be working with the team on exciting and innovative developments to the software to support improvement in patient safety."

In 2015, James was awarded an OBE for his services to patient safety and became a published author with his first book, Joshua’s Story: Uncovering the Morecambe Bay NHS Scandal. James speaks at national and international conferences and has had articles published in journals such as the British Medical Journal, Health Service Journal and Nursing Times, as well as the national press. He is currently a member of the expert advisory group established to set up a new national Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

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