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Ian Litchfield has a background in occupational medicine and interests in health service delivery. He uses qualitative and quantitative research methods in the evaluation of service delivery interventions in both primary and secondary care. He leads the research group, Service Redesign in Primary Care and Hospital Settings with a particular interest in process mapping and the development of care pathways. He uses collaborative improvement methodologies, with a variety of stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate strategies for improved health care delivery. He is a member of the European Care Pathway Association and notable recent work involves the mapping of communication pathways in primary care, and the detection and resolution of conflict in multiple clinical pathways.