National NHS Managing Director for Quality during transition
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Ian started his career in the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist and later worked in research before moving into general management in the late 1980s.
Ian has held a variety of NHS senior management posts and has spent the last 16 years in CEO roles in the NHS. When Ian was first appointed as CEO in 1995, he was the youngest ever Chief Executive in the NHS.
Ian has a particular interest in the development of leadership skills in clinical staff and is an Honorary Professor in the Leadership Centre at Lancaster University Management School. Ian is also an honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria and was for three years a visiting Professor of Healthcare Leadership at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Ian has been involved for some time with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and spent 4 years as the Deputy Chairman of the UK’s Postgraduate Medical Education Regulator (PMETB). Ian is a past President of the National Association of Theatre Nurses (now the Association for Perioperative Practice).
In 2003 Ian was awarded the OBE for services to the NHS and in 2010 was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Also in 2010 Ian was made an honorary Doctor of Health by Manchester Metropolitan University and in 2011 an honorary Doctor of Science by Lancaster University.
Co-Director of the Right Care Workstream
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Sir Muir Gray has worked in the Public Health Service in England since 1972. He has carried out a number of tasks in that time, for example the development of the National Screening Committee.
Currently he is working half time for the NHS as Co-Director of the QIPP Right Care Workstream. The other half of his life he is developing Better Value Healthcare, whose mission is to publish handbooks and development programmes designed to get more value from health care resources in England, and worldwide.
Sir Muir is also a Director of the National Campaign for Walking, a small charity dedicated to promoting walking as the only type of activity relevant to tens of millions people.
He is married with two daughters and lives in Oxford.
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
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Sir Michael Rawlins has been chairman of the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) since its formation in 1999. He is also an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
He was the Ruth and Lionel Jacobson Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1973 to 2006 .At the same time he held the position of consultant physician and consultant clinical pharmacologist to the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust. He was vice-chairman (1987-1992) and chairman (1993-1998) of the Committee on Safety of Medicines; and chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (1998 - 2008).
Professor of Medicine, Director of Biomedical Research Institute
University of Dundee
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Andrew Morris is the Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Dundee. He leads a translational research team that uses informatics to study the epidemiological and molecular aetiological basis of diabetes and its complications. He also has a major interest in the use of eHealth to support quality improvement and inter-disciplinary patient care across geographical boundaries.
He was awarded the RD Lawrence Award by Diabetes UK in 2003, the Saltire Society Scottish Science Award in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and letters, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was appointed by the Minister for Health and Community Care to be Lead Clinician for diabetes in Scotland (2002-2006) and led a national programme of quality improvement in diabetes care. He is a Governor of the Health Foundation. Since 2010 has been Convener of the Scottish Academic Health Science Collaboration.
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Professor Rajan Madhok is the Medical Director at Manchester Primary Care Trust. He is a public health doctor and holds professorial appointments at Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Teesside Universities. He is the Director of Greater Manchester HIEC and also chairs the CLRN.
National Director for Improvement and Efficiency
Department of Health
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Presently the National Director for Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health, Jim has been an executive in the UK National Health Service for over 20 years. Working with the NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson, he is leading the drive over £15 billion major efficiency savings whilst improving the quality of services for the 51 million people in England.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
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In April 2008 Raj was appointed Chief Executive at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals devoted to heart and chest disease in the UK. Under Raj’s leadership it received the accolade of being the top performing hospital in the country for “Overall Patient Care” according to the Care Quality Commission’s National Inpatient Survey 2009.
NHS Writer, Broadcaster, and Commentator
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Roy Lilley is an established, independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. Previously, a Visiting Fellow at the Management School, Imperial College London. Formerly at the Centre for Health Services Management at the University of Nottingham. He also provides consultancy to NHS organisations and the companies that have services and products for the health service.
He was the vice-chairman of West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority and formerly a member of Surrey Heath Borough Council holding the position of Mayor in 1988/89. Between 1991 and 1995, Roy was the chairman of the Homewood NHS Trust, Chertsey Surrey, a first wave Trust with responsibility for People with a Learning Disability and Mental Health problems. Homewood is the only health provider in the world to have achieved British Standard 5750 for the whole of its services and the first NHS Trust to have achieved the coveted Investors in People Award for the whole of its human resource and training policies. It was the only NHS establishment to have a ‘no-strike’ deal with its staff.
A founder member of the NHS Trust Federation, Roy held the positions of Chairman of the Supplies and Purchasing Standing Committee and Chairmanship of the Standing Committee on HR Issues. He has been a member of the NHS Steering Group on women’s issues and a member of the NHS Training Executive’s Group on training Boards and Non-Executive Directors. He was appointed a Trustee of the Patient Choice initiative and voted the top UK speaker in the Partnerships for Healthcare speaker survey. He has been a guest speaker on management and related subjects at the Civil Service College, Sunningdale. He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Director of Life Sciences Innovation
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Mark Wilkinson is the Director charged with promoting life sciences innovation in the UK’s National Health Service.
Mark is an NHS leader with 10 years as an executive member of various NHS boards (including five years as a Primary Care Trust Chief Executive). More recently, he has worked for AstraZeneca with roles in Global Marketing and Global Government Affairs. The NHS has established a Life Sciences Innovation Delivery Board to increase the uptake of cost effective medicines and medical technologies, and to improve the strategic relationship between the life sciences sector and the NHS. Mark leads a small unit supporting the work of the Board, as well as being a full member of it.
Mark has recently graduated from McGill University in Canada with a Masters Degree in Health Leadership.
Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation
Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Keith is the Director of Innovation at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has regional and national experience in NHS research and innovation management, and manages the Trust’s extensive R&D portfolio.
Keith is a founder of TrusTECH, the North West NHS Innovation Hub, which brings together nearly 60 NHS Trusts (in close collaboration with the region’s universities) to discover and exploit bio/health intellectual property in the North West.
“Our aim is to help the NHS to accelerate the development of innovations to deliver the very best healthcare”.
The Health Foundation
Fiona Martin is a Programme Manager at the Health Foundation, and has worked on many of the Health Foundation’s major improvement programmes including Co-creating Health, Closing the Gap and Shine. She has worked very closely with the 18 Shine 2010 projects.
The Health Foundation
Helen Crisp is an Assistant Director at The Health Foundation, leading work on ‘Inspiring improvement through better value for money’. The Health Foundation is funding innovative service-level projects to demonstrate how improved quality can save costs and is working with leading researchers to better understand costs, value and best use of resources in healthcare.
Helen has worked in healthcare accreditation and, as a consultant, on projects such as QOF practice assessment methodology, implementation support for NICE guidance and development of a competency framework for commissioning. Helen has also advised on healthcare quality improvement projects in Portugal, Denmark and the Balkans.
Consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Arpan is an award winning consultant in Critical Care & Anaesthesia at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and former founder Director of the Cheshire & Merseyside Regional Patient Simulation Centre. In addition, he is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Education, University of Liverpool and the Lead for Simulation Education in Mersey Deanery.
Arpan is interested in promoting health care safety by focussing on the human elements and the human factors that often lead to adverse conditions in health care.
He is an accredited Team Resource Management trainer, and uses this to facilitate team management.
His current research interests include leadership and team working in hospital teams, and the study of human factors in drug errors.
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor McMillan oversees the promotion and facilitation of research at all levels and in all areas of the university. Core areas are research development, relationships with major funding bodies and other organisations, performance indicators and RAE policy.
Trevor McMillan is Peel Professor of Cancer Biology and a member of the Biomedical and Life Sciences in the division in the School of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University.
Director of Large Scale Change
Alison is Director of Large Scale Change for the NHS and is jointly responsible for a programme to encourage innovation and build expertise and capacity amongst senior NHS professionals to effectively tackle the most challenging public health issues.
On behalf of North West Employers, Alison is currently coaching several Local Authority CEO’s to use a large scale change approach to reduce alcohol related public sector costs by 5% in three years.
She is also co-Director of Drink Wise North West, which provides an independent voice for people who want to end alcohol harm and supports the public sector to change behaviour and challenge cultural attitudes to alcohol.
Most recently, Alison was Regional Alcohol Manager for the Department of Health’s national alcohol improvement programme, which was set up to introduced to support the NHS to reduce alcohol related hospital admissions. She was responsible for a £1.6 million change programme to support Primary Care Trusts to ‘go further, faster” in reducing alcohol harm and she managed relationships with 80 NHS organisations in the North West on behalf of the Department of Health. Alison also worked across Government Office departments to co-ordinate all public sector alcohol policy in the North West.
Deputy Branch Head - Innovation
Department of Health
Graham is a senior policy adviser in the Department of Health, responsible for developing and implementing a portfolio of key initiatives to support the adoption and diffusion of innovation in the NHS.
He is the DH sponsor of the GBP20 million NHS Evidence programme to provide all NHS staff with access through a web-based portal to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice.
Graham leads the design and implementation of the GBP1 million EXPO 2010 conference. He also leads a national Design-Led Innovation programme GBP3 million which uses design and design thinking to stimulate innovation, collaboration and invention across the UK. Graham oversees a work programme to incentivise innovation at a local level including setting the strategic direction for how patients and the public can support the adoption and diffusion of innovations as well as leading the innovation communications and engagement strategy.
Graham draws on significant experience from previous roles, including developing the world’s largest patient survey programme to improve patient experience and designing and developing the first national accreditation scheme for health and social care patient information
Before joining the DH Graham worked in the private sector.
Chief Executive Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus
In July 2010 Graham was appointed to the joint post of Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council and NHS Teaching Care Trust Plus Graham Burgess has been chief executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council since October 2006. Graham joined the authority in 1998 as executive director (regeneration & technical).
Before this he worked at Liverpool City Council as assistant director social services. Graham chairs Pennine Lancashire Chief Executives (PLACE) group which was instrumental in achieving the Pennine Lancashire MAA. He plays a key role across the county, including co-ordinating counter terrorism initiatives and chairing the newly established Lancashire CONTEST Board with the support of Lancashire Constabulary.
Blackburn with Darwen council has recently received 4 star CPA for the 8th time, and one of only 17 local authorities in the country to consistenly receive the 4 start rating. This is an important recognition of the high quality of council leadership and services.
Office of Health Economics
Jon is an independent producer of health economics and policy research, and provider (as OHE Consulting) of economic and policy consultancy to the pharmaceutical and health care sector in the UK and internationally. Jon is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. He is an economist with over 20 years’ experience researching and advising on health sector policy and its implementation.
Jon is an economist, with research interests in the financing, organisation and performance of health care systems – currently focusing on the role of competition in provision of publicly funded health care – and in the economics of the pharmaceutical industry.
Primary Care IT lead and Map of Medicine
Dr Amir Hannan is a full-time general practitioner in Hyde, UK. Developing a “Partnership of Trust” between patient and clinician, he has enabled over 14% of his patients (more than 1,500 citizens) to access their GP electronic health record on-line, helping them to self care and become eMPOWERed.
Presently he is the Primary Care IT lead and Map of Medicine clinical lead for NHS North-West and a member of the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team (www.northwest.nhs.uk/HICAT). He is a member of the Clinical Leaders Network and an editorial board member for the Journal of Communication in Healthcare. He has set up an innovative health 2.0 website for his practice, www.htmc.co.uk putting patients, managers and clinicians at the heart of healthcare, giving them “control” and enabling “Real-time Digital Medicine”.
Innovation Unit Manager
TRUSTECH NW NHS Innovation Service
Programme Lead for Provider productivity
Helen is currently on secondment to AQuA (Advancing Quality Alliance) an NHS membership organisation in the North West, as a Programme Lead for Provider productivity. Helen has extensive experience in the NHS, industry and voluntary sector as a physiotherapist and in managing community services, including membership of the Professional Executive Committee, prior to joining the NHS Institute where she has worked as part of the High Volume Care pathways team and Innovation Practice.
Helen led on the experience based design approach, the Innovation Practitioner Programme and the Innovation Challenge Prizes for the NHS institute as well as working with the Innovation Practice Team to develop and explore the application of novel processes, tools and techniques for the NHS. Helen completed an MSc in Continuing Professional Development (Health) at the University of Greenwich in 2005. Helen is a trustee at a local hospice, leading on the implementation of strategy and workforce planning and development.
Service Improvement Lead
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Wendy Lewis is a Service Improvement Lead at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. She is the Enhanced Recovery Programme Manager across the North West for Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) and sits on the national Enhanced Recovery Advisory Board as a nurse representative and for the North West region.
Wendy has worked for the Department of Health in a Service Improvement role supporting Organisations, Boards and clinical teams to adopt and sustain service redesign that both improved patient outcomes and improved productivity across elective surgical patient pathways.
Wendy has worked for the NHS for 21 years in a variety of nursing leadership roles including that of Ward Manager and Clinical Teacher.