Dr Helen Hogan


Associate Professor
in Public Health

Room 117

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

020 7958 8293

 I joined LSHTM in September 2006 following completion of public health training in the UK NHS. Prior to entering the world of public health I was a General Practitioner. The focus of my work has been on the assessment of healthcare-related patient harm and understanding the mechanisms that drive that harm.

I was PI on the Preventable Incidents, Survival and Mortality studies that determined the scope and scale of avoidable deaths in the English NHS acute hospitals and the utility of mortality review for quality improvement. I have a national advisory role related to the implementation of the National Mortality Case Record Review Programme across English hospitals.

From 2017-2020 I was a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow. The focus of the 3 year fellowship was on understanding how safety might be conceptualised and strengthened in different health and care settings.

From January 2019 I become an Associate Director for the Quality, Safety and Outcomes of Health and Social Care Policy Research Unit leading on the patient safety theme. I have been examining how NHS Trusts are learning from mortality reviews and the feasibility of implementing a framework for assessing resident safety in care homes.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy


I am an Educational Supervisor for the London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex (LKSS) Public Health Training Programme with responsibility for ensuring the quality of placements for LKSS public health trainees based at LSHTM.

I teach on the Issues in Public Health and Principles and Practice of Public Health Modules.


My research interests include healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.

Research Area
Health services research
European Union

Selected Publications

Type of Track and Trigger system and incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest: an observational registry-based study.
Hogan H; Hutchings A; Wulff J; Carver C; Holdsworth E; Nolan J; Welch J; Harrison D; Black N
BMC health services research
Interventions to reduce mortality from in-hospital cardiac arrest: a mixed-methods study
Hogan H; Hutchings A; Wulff J; Carver C; Holdsworth E; Welch J; Harrison D; Black N
Health Services and Delivery Research
Quality metrics for the evaluation of Rapid Response Systems: Proceedings from the third international consensus conference on Rapid Response Systems.
Subbe CP; Bannard-Smith J; Bunch J; Champunot R; DeVita MA; Durham L; Edelson DP; Gonzalez I; Hancock C; Haniffa R
Rate of avoidable deaths in a Norwegian hospital trust as judged by retrospective chart review.
Rogne T; Nordseth T; Marhaug G; Berg EM; Tromsdal A; Sæther O; Gisvold S; Hatlen P; Hogan H; Solligård E
BMJ quality & safety
Effectiveness of ways to improve detection and rescue of deteriorating patients.
Hogan H; Carver C; Zipfel R; Hutchings A; Welch J; Harrison D; Black N
British journal of hospital medicine (London, England
Measuring harm and informing quality improvement in the Welsh NHS: the longitudinal Welsh national adverse events study
Mayor S; Baines E; Vincent C; Lankshear A; Edwards A; Aylward M; Hogan H; Harper P; Davies J; Mamtora A
Health Serv Deliv Res
The problem with preventable deaths.
Hogan H
BMJ quality & safety
Learning from preventable deaths: exploring case record reviewers' narratives using change analysis.
Hogan H; Healey F; Neale G; Thomson R; Black N; Vincent C
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Relationship between preventable hospital deaths and other measures of safety: an exploratory study.
Hogan H; Healey F; Neale G; Thomson R; Vincent C; Black N
International journal for quality in health care
Preventable deaths due to problems in care in English acute hospitals: a retrospective case record review study.
Hogan H; Healey F; Neale G; Thomson R; Vincent C; Black N
BMJ quality & safety
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