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Dr. Kalipso Chalkidou, Director, NICE International
Countries around the world are working to improve the quality of healthcare for their citizens. Kalipso Chalkidou, founding director of NICE International, shared the latest experiences of "paying for quality" in the UK's National Health Service, in relation to ongoing reforms. These reforms are the largest scale re-organisation the Service has experienced since it was set up in 1948. The presentation touched on the process and methods for developing quality indicators as well as (mostly) monetary means of incentivising their uptake by the primary, secondary and also commissioning (payer) sectors. She shared early results on impact of these schemes and on the role of the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in developing and encouraging the uptake of these so-called Quality Standards. Kalipso's presentation was followed by a discussion on the relevance of the United Kingdom experience on paying for quality to the Results-Based Financing programs currently under design and implementation in developing countries.
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Kalipso Chalkidou, is the founding director of NICE International, which supports governments in building technical and institutional capacity in order to achieve good quality, affordable universal coverage. She has been involved in the Chinese rural health reforms and also in national health reform projects in Colombia, Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East, with funding from the World Bank, the British Department for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank as well as national governments. Kalipso is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, King’s College London. She holds a doctorate on the molecular biology of prostate cancer from the University of Newcastle (UK), an MD (Hons) from the University of Athens.