Pharma Managers Series – HSE Update

Venue Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Date Thursday, May 31st , 2018
Time 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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In August 2017, John Connaghan took up the role as the Deputy Director General, Chief Operations Officer, with the HSE, a brand new role within the HSE.   

John will be responsible for the overall operational performance management of the service delivery system within the health services.  In this role, John will have operational responsibility for Acute Hospitals, Community Care, National Ambulance Services, Primary Care Reimbursement Services (PCRS) and the Special Delivery Unit (SDU).   The Chief Operations Officer role is performed in close liaison and co-operation with the Deputy Director General, Strategy and Planning – Dean Sullivan. 

A key area of focus for John will be to enable front line services to become more integrated, effective, efficient and more directly accountable for the services that they deliver, while working within the limits of the resources made available.  

Join us on May 24th for an overview these new roles, the challenges the HSE faces, and how these will be tackled. 


John Connaghan HSEJohn Connaghan, Deputy Director General, Chief Operations Officer at the HSE.

John has over 30 years’ experience of both the private and public sector. John joins the HSE from the Scottish Government as NHS Scotland Chief Operating Officer. Since joining NHS Scotland in 2006, John has held three different Chief Executive positions with responsibility for some of the largest teaching hospitals in Scotland. He has also spent some time as interim Director General and Chief Executive of the NHS with accountable officer status for £12.Sbn and 156,000 staff.  John was one of the founding Directors for the Maggies centres cancer charity- now one of the UKs biggest cancer caring charities and served on the Board for a period of ten years as a non-executive Director. In 2014 John was awarded CBE for services to Health.  

John will also be joined by a member of the DDG’s Strategy & Planning leadership team. 


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Date: 31/05/2018


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