Device is incompatible to play the video
Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Does a Good Bedside Manner Matter?

Professor Martin Elliott


Download the lecture video here

There is an apparent conflict between the increase in technology in medicine and the importance of a relationship between patient and doctor. This Valentine’s Day lecture considers the importance of that relationship.

Speaker_MartinElliott_370x370.jpg

Martin Elliott was Gresham Professor of Physic from 2014-2018. He is Co-Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London (GOSH). He led the cardiorespiratory and thoracic transplant teams at GOSH for many years, and established, and is Director of the National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children, the largest such service in the world.

Professor Elliott studied at Newcastle University both as an undergraduate and a postgraduate, and also in the Universities of Southampton and London.  He was appointed a consultant paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at GOSH in 1985 and has been Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL since 2004.

His research has covered several domains, including the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass (developing modified ultrafiltration, now used in most repairs of congenital heart disease (CHD)); the development and application of outcome registries in surgery for CHD (he developed the European Congenital Heart Defects Database, the forerunner of the EACTS and STS registries); the specification of the nomenclature for congenital heart defects (he was founding president of the International Nomenclature Society for CHD); the improvement of teamwork within cardiac care (consulting and working with Formula 1 teams, the airline and hotel industries); and most recently the management of severe tracheal disease in children, including the first homograft and stem cell-based transplantations of that organ in children.

Professor Elliott is passionate about improving the experience for patients and providing them with insight they and their families need to make informed choices.  At GOSH he leads on quality and safety, and GOSH has won several prizes for its work in this field.  He has given evidence to the Bristol and Francis Inquiries related to the importance of information provision for quality improvement.

He has published over 260 peer-reviewed articles and is in demand as a speaker, having delivered over 300 invited lectures worldwide, including 20 named lectures, to professional and lay audiences. He has taken part in several television documentaries. He reviews for many scientific journals and teaches and operates throughout the world.  He has trained many of the world’s leading paediatric cardiac surgeons and has been involved in service reform in several countries.

All of Professor Elliott's Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

[The image of Professor Elliott is used courtesy of Becan]

Read More
Read Less
Related Future Lectures
Related Past Lectures
WATCHED

Zombie Ants and Fearless Mice: Parasites and the Brain

Dr Tristram Wyatt
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

The Myth of the Lone Heroic Surgeon

Professor Roger Kneebone
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Food Security: A Poisoned Chalice of Plant Adaptation

Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

How Astronomy Changed our View of the Cosmos: from Gresham to the 21st Century

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Deep Learning: Miracle or Snake Oil?

Professor Richard Harvey
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Infections of the Abdominal Organs

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Volcanoes and Society

Professor Sir Stephen Sparks CBE
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED

Castles in the Air: Making and Inhabiting a Different Reality

Professor Paul Fletcher
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Infections of the Lung and Heart

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

50 Years of Lunar Exploration

Professor Joseph Silk FRS
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 1:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Evolution since Sir Thomas Gresham: How Changes Over The Past Five Centuries Have Moulded Evolution

Professor Steve Jones
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Infections and the Nerves

Professor Chris Whitty
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Media Reporting of Medical Advances: Helpful or Misleading?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Personalised Medicine - Made For You

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Half a Century of Heart Transplantation

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

What is Value in Healthcare?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life as a Children's Heart Surgeon

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

I Won't Have Blood! A Battle Between Belief and Duty?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Media Reporting of Medical Advances: Helpful or Misleading?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Personalised Medicine - Made For You

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

Half a Century of Heart Transplantation

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 6:00PM
WATCHED
Part of a series

What is Value in Healthcare?

Professor Martin Elliott
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 6:00PM