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Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr McArdle is dentally and medically qualified and has attained dental, surgical and maxillofacial fellowships. He has just completed a two year programme with the Health Foundation gaining an MSc in Leadership for Quality
He is a proud recipient of the Maxillofacial Surgery Gold Medal - National Award
Mr McArdle joined Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 2003 and held the post of Clinical Director 2007 - 2011. In 2011 he was appointed Assistant Medical Director and is now the AMD for Quality.
BDS FDSRCS MBCHB FRCS FRCS(OMFS)
Postgraduate certificate in Healthcare Management
MSc in Leadership
General areas of clinical expertise:
General Maxillofacial Surgery
Specific areas of expertise:
Head and neck cancer
Salivary gland surgery
Combined facial/cranial problems (combined with Neurosurgeons)
Assistant Medical Director, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
His areas of responsibility include:
Medical lead for the Trust Quality Improvement Programme
Lectures delivered in: Oral health; smoking related diseases; salivary gland pathology; salivary function; benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavity, third molar removal and complications of third molar removal, Fascial space infections of the head and neck and management of the dental patient with spreading infection, understanding the anatomy of the cranial nerves, top tips in the management of upper respiratory tract infections.
Head and Neck Cancer Quality Improvement and Audit.
Root cause analysis.
Safety team Quality Improvement programme
Recent publications and presentations:
Mr McArdle has just completed a programme of work with the Health foundation. He was selected form 140 applicants nationally to study on the GenerationQ two year programme of Leadership for Quality through Ashridge business school. A highly prestigious programme for senior leaders.
He now leads the Quality Faculty and is developing a Quality Academy for Derriford Hospital. The aim being to develop organisational Quality Improvement capability, provide a mentoring and coaching service and support the Trust Quality and safety programme
In 2012 and 2013 he visited Michigan in the United States where he developed links as part of a team with Michigan State Unversity around the delivery of safe care for patients and a project looking at the management of patients with severe abdominal problems. This project was kindly sponsored through the Charitable funds Committee of Derriford Hospital. Much of this learning has now been applied in the Quality ambition of the Hospital.
In recent years he has run a programme providing oral health advice and oral cancer awareness for school children featured on Plymouth radio and BBC Spotlight. This project ran as a Special Study Unit with the Peninsula Dental School and was assessed part of the Peninsula Dental School curriculum.
Mr McArdle has featured in several BBC3 productions, including Bizarre ER, which featured a patient who was treated for a severe facial injury when she was attacked by a cow! This programme was screened in June 2009 and again in September 2009
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