The King's Fund Annual Conference 2019

27/11/2019 - 28/11/2019 • 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN


  • 27 November
  • 28 November

Registration opens, refreshments, networking and exhibition

08:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast debate: Challenges and opportunities to delivering population health

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Natalie Bohm

Benn Jupp

Owen Marks

Lesley Regan

Richard Sloggett

Session one: improving health locally: leading across complex health and care systems

10:00 AM 11:15 AM

KA Kirsten Alderson

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow

Pauline Kennedy

Jane Milligan

Richard Murray

Owen Williams

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM 11:45 PM

W2A: The role of social care in prevention: what’s the potential and where’s the evidence?

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Simon Bottery

Karen Coleman

Ewan King

Shak  Rafiq

Eleanor Roy

W2B: Unconventional health and care

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Ben Collins

Jane Lewington

Laura Neilson

W2C: From rhetoric to reality: how do you deliver population health for real?

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Professor Kate Ardern

PB Professor Ian Basnett

Shirley Cramer

Prof Durka Dougall

Liz Gaulton

W2D: Why Time Matters – using Intelligent Automation to give back time to staff

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Darren Atkins

Stephen Docherty

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

12:45 PM 01:45 PM

Session three: the parties’ pledges on health and social care

01:45 PM 02:15 PM

Siva Anandaciva

Suzie Bailey

Andrew  McCracken

Sally Warren

W4A: Thinking differently about commissioning

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Dr Kiran Chauhan

Leo Ewbank

David Hambleton

Ruth Robertson

W4B: Place-based approaches to reducing health inequalities

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Dr Onkar  Sahota

Professor Kate Ardern

David Buck

Dr John Patterson

W4C: Social prescribing – making it a reality

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Helen  Gilburt

Sarah Gorman

Dave Sweeney

Arabella Tresilian

W4D: Realising the potential of partnership working: the role of local authorities in integrated care systems

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Anna Charles

Greg Fell

Cllr Tim Oliver

Dr Nicola Walsh

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

03:15 PM 03:35 PM

Session five: Understanding the drivers of health inequalities and the role of health and care

03:35 PM 05:00 PM

PB Paul  Brant

Jo Davies

Fatima Khan-Shah

Sally Warren

Professor David R Williams

Dr. Tim Worthley

Drinks reception

05:00 PM 07:30 PM

Registration opens, refreshments, networking and exhibition

08:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast session: Dorset care record: better informed means better care

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Andy  Hadley

Tony  McDougal

Session one: valuing and supporting leaders: taking action on workforce and culture

10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Suzie Bailey

Professor Tom  Bourne

Anna Charles

Dame Moira Gibb DBE

Steve McManus

Steven Platts

Dr Afsana Safa

Refreshment break, scavenger hunt, exhibition and networking

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

T2A: Building effective teams within primary care networks

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Beccy Baird

Dr Michael Bosch

Patricia Boyle

DK Dr Taraneh  Khalafpour

T2B: Solutions to local workforce challenges

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Siva Anandaciva

John Herring

Patrick Mitchell

Jo Vigor

T2C: Exploring the polarity of compassion and performance

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Sarah Garrett

Matthew Rice

T2D: How machine learning can help segment and stratify patients for population health

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Dr. Lorna Barclay

Tom Binstead

Professor Alex  Bottle

Lunch, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

T3A: How do local areas realise the full potential of the VCSE sector in integrated care?

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Alex Baylis

Pip Goff

Val Hewison

Mike Ward

Lisa Weaks

T3B: Digital inclusion: how do we improve digital capability for all?

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Saira Arif

BD Bipin Dattani

Bob Gann

Matthew Honeyman

Emma  Stone

T3C: Clinician health and wellbeing: Rhetoric vs reality

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Suzie Bailey

Anna Burhouse

Professor Michael West

Refreshment break, exhibition, scavenger hunt and networking

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Session four: Will technology be the solution to the system’s challenges?

03:30 PM 05:00 PM

Dr Hasnain Abbasi

Christine Asbury

Charlotte  Augst

Dr. Natasha Curran

Dr Dominic King

Michelle Mackie

Richard Murray





Dr Hasnain Abbasi

GP and Founder
Director and Digital Lead, AT Medics
Dr Abbasi graduated from St. George’s, University of London gaining a Merit Award for “Outstanding Performance” in Medical MB finals. He attained Membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners with Merit Award in 2005. He is Joint Clinical Lead Director in East and South East London and is the Finance Lead for AT Medics as well as being involved with GP Leadership Development.

Dr Abbasi is an experienced GP specialist trainer for the London Specialty School of General Practice and he also supervises and assesses undergraduate students at St. George’s, University of London. He was elected by Lambeth GPs to the CCG governing body and chairs the Primary Care Development Programme. Dr Abbasi has successfully led the pan-Lambeth Federation bid for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, securing £3.5mil for Lambeth residents. He is now Joint Chair of the steering group leading extended access implementation in Lambeth.

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Kirsten Alderson

Chief Executive
Suffolk Family Carers

27 November

Siva Anandaciva

Chief Analyst
The King’s Fund
Siva is chief analyst in the policy team, leading on projects covering NHS funding, finances, productivity and performance.
Before joining the Fund in 2017, Siva was head of analysis at NHS Providers – the membership body for NHS trusts and foundation trusts – where he led a team focused on NHS finances, workforce and informatics. Previously, he was an analyst in the Department of Health working on medicines policy and urgent and emergency care. Siva has been a governor of the Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust since October 2014.

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Professor Kate Ardern

Director of Public Health
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Kate attended Manchester High School and read Medicine at Manchester University. She was awarded the RCGP Professor Patrick Byrne Prize for General Practice. Kate has an MSc in Epidemiology and Health and Membership of the Faculty of Public Health. She was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health 2006. Kate is an Honorary Professorship at Salford University where she is a co-researcher on the NIHR funded evaluation of Greater Manchester’s innovative Communities in Charge of Alcohol programme. Kate is also a Visiting Professor at Chester University. Kate is Lead Director of Public Health for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for Health Protection and Emergency Planning & Response, in addition to her substantive post as Director of Public Health for Wigan where she is also Chief Emergency Planning Officer and the Council’s chief commissioner for Leisure Services.
She is currently lead DPH for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnershipfor alcohol and substance misuse harm reduction and health protection transformation, including the development of a multi-agency antimicrobial resistance programme for the conurbation and has led the Greater Manchester health protection sector-led improvement work on which she was asked to attend and give evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee as part of their inquiry into public health functions in England post 2013. Kate co-chairs the Greater Local Health Resilience Partnership and is a member of the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum. Sheis a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity strategic advisory board and the Chief Medical Officer’s advisory roundtable. Kate is a regular contributor to the Kings Fund senior leadership programmes and has been asked to contribute to NHS Scotland’s Leadership Cubed programme and the reform s of the Scottish Public Health system.

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Saira Arif

Implementation Manager
Saira has just recently joined ORCHA, the health app evaluation and advisor organisation, as Implementation Manager. Previously, she was the Digital Citizen & Innovation Programme Manager for North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups where her passion to empower others can be seen in her Digital Citizen Education Programme which aimed to digitally enable local citizens. Saira is also a Fellow on the NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship (2019 Cohort). Prior to that, Saira has worked as part of the Integrated Care Pilot/Programme for Outer NW London, and the NW London Digital Programme.

28 November

Christine Asbury

Chief Executive
WCS Care
Christine joined WCS Care as Chief Executive in 2012 and has been the catalyst and architect of a programme of transformational and cultural change, which has positioned us in the vanguard of influencing and shaping the future of creative, innovative and high quality social care.
Christine has worked in a leadership role in a range of organisations encompassing social care, assistive technology, advocacy and special education. She was the first Chief Executive of Ambitious About Autism (then called TreeHouse) and has also led a local Age Concern, a local disability organisation and a health education and advocacy charity.
Christine has undertaken a number of non-executive roles and has been a non-executive Board member of the National Care Forum, which represents not-for-profit social care providers, since 2014. She is also a member of the NHS/Health Education England Digital Literacy Advisory Group, the AgeingFit Steering Committee, and in March 2019 was a delegate on the Healthy Ageing Expert Mission to China organised by Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network.
She appears frequently on public platforms advocating the importance of leadership, culture, innovation and creativity in social and health care.

28 November

Darren Atkins

Chief Technology Officer (Artificial Intelligence and Automation)
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT)
Darren Atkins is a multi-award winning CTO in healthcare automation within the UK's National Health Service. Using the philosophy of ‘Time Matters’, he has released over 16,000 hours in just 12 months. Darren's innovative automation for handling GP patient referrals was awarded Project of the Year from the Global Sourcing Association and he has been recognised by the UK Government as the regional winner of a Parliamentary Award. Darren has an ambitious roadmap for the future and freely shares his ideas and learning with other organisations.

27 November

Charlotte Augst

Chief Executive
National Voices
Charlotte is the Chief Executive of National Voices. Prior to joining National Voices in March 2019, Charlotte led the work of the Richmond Group for five years, developing strategy, facilitating discussions and representing the Group externally.

She came to London in 1997, after completing a law degree in Germany, to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of London. She holds a PhD in law and medical ethics. Charlotte has held senior positions in health and research policy – in Parliament, for national regulators, and in the charitable sector. She has been a Trustee of Mosaic Clubhouse, a Brixton based mental health recovery charity, since 2015.

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Suzie Bailey

Director of Leadership and Organisational Development
The King’s Fund
Suzie leads the leadership and organisational development team at the Fund. She is passionate about improving care through the development of people and cultures.

Before joining the Fund, Suzie was the director of leadership and quality improvement at NHS Improvement, where her work included the design and delivery of the first national framework for improvement and leadership development in England. Before taking up a national role at Monitor in 2014, Suzie worked in the NHS for more than 20 years in acute, community and mental health providers. Suzie is a Health Foundation Generation Q fellow and led the creation of the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy in partnership with the Dartmouth Institute in Massachusetts, US.

Read Suzie's publications.

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Beccy Baird

Senior Fellow in Health Policy
The King's Fund
Beccy works in the health policy team, leading research and analysis across a range of health care issues. She has worked in the NHS and social care for more than 20 years, and before joining the Fund was associate director for service improvement in a cancer network.

She spent two years in San Mateo County, California, developing a model of integrated health and social care funding and delivery for older people. She began her career as a researcher in older people and mental health services. She has an MSc in health systems management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Beccy is a trustee of Young Minds, the national charity for children and young people's mental health and is a qualified coach practitioner, accredited with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

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Dr. Lorna Barclay

Lead Research Analyst
Dr. Foster
Following a PhD in statistics and several years as a data scientist, three years ago Lorna Barclay entered the health sector. Laura has worked at Dr Foster for two years now and became a lead analyst in June.

Dr Foster has a deep understanding of healthcare, and specifically the NHS, combined with technical tools and capabilities. Laura worked as a data scientist for a customer science company where she gained experience using machine learning techniques to enhance products. She looked, for example, at how the impact of in-store promotions and advertising in supermarkets could be measured and predicted, and developed a dashboard around this. In another of her previous roles she used machine learning and predictive modelling to support pharmaceutical clients in understanding their target population. 

Laura is one of three lead analysts – she leads on statistics, data science projects, and predictive analytics. Dr Foster has recently launched the Analysis Managed Service, which provides support from the whole analytics team that is tailored to customer needs. Laura will be working with organisations on building patient-level risk models, implementing the emergency admissions model, and predicting future demand and forecasting costs, so that they can plan better for the future.

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Professor Ian Basnett

Public Health Director
Barts Health

27 November

Alex Baylis

Assistant Director, Policy
The King’s Fund
Alex joined The King’s Fund in March 2016, and is assistant director in the policy team, overseeing and leading policy projects on a range of health care, care quality and NHS system topics.

Before joining the Fund he worked at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), where he led development of the framework and approach for inspecting and rating hospitals, and at the Healthcare Commission, where he introduced risk-based regulation in the independent sector. Alex also led CQC’s work with the Department of Health on the policy and legal framework for quality regulation, and with the Department and other national bodies to agree roles and responsibilities for responding to serious concerns.

Before working in quality regulation, Alex worked in management in two NHS trusts. He has also worked at the Department of Health and at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen.

Read Alex's publications.

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Tom Binstead

Director of Strategy and Analytics
Dr. Fosters
Tom Binstead is a health data and information specialist with nineteen years of experience working in the healthcare sector, including six years in analyst roles within the NHS. Tom is director of strategy and analytics at Dr Foster, where he is responsible for defining and developing the business’ future portfolio of advanced analytics and insights solutions, driving Dr Foster’s growth as a strategic partner to UK and global health systems.

Tom manages a team of specialist analysts and leads on population health management solutions for the NHS, helping systems to shift from a reactive model of healthcare to one that is proactive, capable of predicting which individuals and population groups are most likely to benefit from health and care interventions. In this role, Tom leverages his 12 years of experience working for a global population health delivery organisation and 3 years as a public health information specialist in Hampshire.

Tom has a degree in Mathematical Statistics and Operational Research from the University of Exeter and a diploma in Health Information Science from the University of Warwick.

28 November

Natalie Bohm

Pfizer UK
Senior Medical Affairs Manager for Corporate Affairs & Health and Value
Natalie is currently working as Senior Medical Affairs Manager for Corporate Affairs & Health and Value in Pfizer UK. She is a post CCT ENT surgeon (board certified) and is completing a PhD through the Department of Neurosciences, UCL, in Health Services Research and Policy.

Her current role at Pfizer crosses business units and therapeutic areas, with a focus on healthcare policy, systems and value. Prior to this role she worked in Medical Affairs in Immunology and Inflammation at Pfizer, where she led on a UK product launch, taking it through HTA approval, and set up real world data studies and cross-functional activities.

Natalie's academic interests are in multi-stakeholder prioritisation of research, pathway design, value-based healthcare, outcomes, real world data and qualitative methods.

27 November

Dr Michael Bosch

Smallfield Surgery, Horley
Michael is a GP in Surrey who came to the UK after graduating in Germany in 1994. Having spent a year of his undergraduate training at St George’s Medical School he was impressed not only by the NHS but also fell in love with general practice.

After completing his GP training in 1999, he worked part time for East Surrey Health Authority’s Public Health Department where he developed guidelines for managing depression and projects. In 2001 he completed an MSc in General Practice at King's College London GKT Medical School.

Since 2002 Michael has been a GP partner in a practice in Smallfield, Surrey, but he continued throughout to work part-time for the local PCG, PCT and CCG and since 2014 he is also a director in his local GP Federation.

Michael is passionate about the principles of the NHS and believes that it can continue to provide high quality services in an extremely efficient way as long as it nurtures its unique system of general practice and primary care. Clinical leaders across all specialities need to come together with patients who use services and adapt and improve publically funded healthcare for all. 

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Simon Bottery

Senior Fellow, Social Care, Policy
The King’s Fund
Before joining The King’s Fund in September 2017, Simon spent almost 10 years as Director of Policy at the older people’s charity Independent Age, researching and campaigning on issues including care home quality, unmet needs for care, social care funding and the social care workforce. He was vice-chair of the Care and Support Alliance in 2017.

Simon has wide experience in policy, communications and journalism, including as Director of Communications at Citizens Advice. He has also worked for ActionAid, in the commercial sector for Guinness and in BBC local radio.

Read Simon's publications.

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Professor Alex Bottle

Professor of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine
Imperial College
Many of us rely on our local hospital, but how do we know if it's safe? Or better than the other one down the road? Every year we expect our healthcare system to treat more patients with more problems and to ever higher standards. We clearly need useable information on performance. The NHS benefits from huge but complex databases, and it's my job to help doctors, managers and patients make sense of them.

After secondment to the public inquiry into the crimes of GP Harold Shipman, I devised the statistical methodology behind the flagship information tool of our commercial partners, Dr Foster. With my analysis, this tool correctly identified Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust as having unacceptably high death rates and was a trigger for the national regulator to investigate. My research today continues to measure and monitor the quality of healthcare in hospital and in the community for patients with chronic disease such as heart failure and COPD using databases such as HES and CPRD. My heart failure work was cited in the 2019 NHS Long-term Plan.

Among my teaching roles, I am the Academic Lead for my "Statistical Analysis with R for Public Health" specialisation that's now live on Coursera and is part of Imperial's forthcoming online Global MPH. I am also on the Programme Board responsible for the degree's delivery. As a consultant, I train the UK public sector on statistical thinking and data analysis to improve staff effectiveness.

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Professor Tom Bourne

Consultant Gynaecologist
Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Professor of Practice, Imperial College, London
Tom Bourne is Professor of Practice in the Department of Surgery & Cancer, within the Faculty of Medicine and Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital London. He is also visiting Professor at KU Leuven in Belgium. He has an H-index of 78 with Google Scholar and 54 with Web of Science. He is an authority on the use of ultrasound in gynaecology and the management of early pregnancy complications in particular.

Appointed consultant in 1996, until September 2008 he was Senior Lecturer and then Consultant Gynaecologist at St George’s Hospital, in South London, and from 2005 Reader in acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound at St George's University of London. At St George's he ran the diagnostic and surgical aspects of the early pregnancy assessment unit, the gynaecological ultrasound unit and the acute gynaecology service.

He was appointed as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St George's in 1996. He was made FRCOG in 2003. He was conferred the title of Reader in acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasonography at St George's University of London in 2005. After collaborating for many years as the "London-Leuven" research group he was appointed Visiting Professor, at KU Leuven in 2007 and he has medical registration to practice in Belgium. In September 2008 he left St George's in order to continue to pursue his clinical and research interests with the University Hospital of Leuven whilst taking up a post with Imperial College and at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea hospital.

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Patricia Boyle

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development
The King's Fund
Tricia contributes to both the open and tailored leadership programmes at The King’s Fund, as well as offering customised consulting and coaching services.
Before joining the Fund in 2016, she was Head of Organisational Development in a regional board in Scotland, providing services in both the acute and community sectors. Before joining the NHS, Tricia worked as an external consultant across all sectors and in senior management positions in local government.
Among her consulting skills she has specialist skills in the design and facilitation of dialogue processes for resolving organisational issues. These skills are best employed where there is a need for open conversation about complex issues, usually helping stakeholders to find a collective way through the issues. Collaborative leadership is a particular area of interest and current research.
Tricia has a Masters in organisational consulting, is an accredited coach and is British Psychological Society accredited in psychometric test use.

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Paul Brant

Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care
Liverpool City Council

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David Buck

Senior Fellow, Public health and inequalities, Policy
The King’s Fund
David works in the policy team.

Before joining the Fund, David worked at the Department of Health as deputy director for health inequalities. He managed the Labour government's PSA target on health inequalities and the independent Marmot Review of inequalities in health. While in the Department he worked on many policy areas – including on diabetes, long-term conditions, dental health, waiting times, the pharmaceutical industry, childhood obesity and choice and competition – as an economic and strategy adviser. He has also worked at Guy's Hospital, King’s College London and the Centre for Health Economics in York where his focus was on the economics of public health and behaviours and incentives.

Read David's publications.

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Anna Burhouse

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Anna is director of quality development at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust supporting NHS staff from across the UK to develop quality improvement and innovation capability and capacity, and to lead complex quality improvement work.

Prior to this Anna was executive director of quality for the West of England Academic Health Science Network where she combined her passion for improvement with innovation to lead improvement work in stroke prevention, maternity, tissue viability, renal services, MSK and tele-healthcare. Anna established an academy to train NHS staff and patients in innovation and improvement methods and launched the Health Foundation’s Q programme in the West of England.

Anna has more than 25 years’ experience working in health, education and social care. Alongside this Anna works as a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist for 2gether NHS Foundation Trust one day a week.

Anna is skilled in involving service user and carers in the co-production of services. Using this approach she has won national awards, improved patient safety and patients’ experiences of care. She has generated income for the NHS in mental health, acute hospital and primary care settings.

Anna coaches individuals and teams and runs learning events which provide organisations with practical grounded bespoke approaches. These combine a love of quality improvement theory with years of operational experience.

Anna is a Health Foundation improvement fellow, an Ashridge Business School alumni and a visiting senior fellow for the University of Bath and the University of West of England.

Anna has helped to develop a massive online open course on quality improvement in healthcare for the University of Bath which has trained more than 10,000 students to date.

In her spare time Anna volunteers at the Severn Wye Recovery College to co-produce peer led educational courses for young people recovering from mental illness. Anna is an active member of the Q network and a member of the West of England Q Commons Stewardship Group.

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Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow

Independent Chair
Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainable Transformation Partnership
Paul has a wide range of public policy and leadership experience. He currently holds a number of non-executive leadership roles across the health and social care sector. As the Independent Chair of Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) he is working with system partners across local government, NHS and community and voluntary sector to develop population health working and integrated care.
Paul for 18 years Paul represented the constituency of Sutton and Cheam as a Liberal Democrat. He was appointed Minister of State for Care Services in 2010, during which time he was responsible for developing the government's mental health strategy, No Health Without Mental Health, and for drafting the care provisions of the Care Act.
He is also Chair of the independent charity SCIE (The Social Care Institute for Excellence) which works with local government, independent sector and Government by sharing knowledge about what works, translating policy into practice and supporting transformation to improve the lives of people who use care services. He combines his interests in social care with an interest in technology enabled care (TEC) as President of the TEC Services Association where he advocates citizen centred service design that makes the best use of data and technology to enhance outcomes.
Paul interests in mental health saw him appointed Chair of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust where he is involved in promoting the Trust’s work in developing and deploying new models of children and young people’s mental health and new approaches to workplace resilience.
As a part-time Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, Paul Chaired the Mental Health Policy Commission and is working to promote the findings and recommendations of its report.

27 November

Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser
The King’s Fund
Anna works on a range of areas including NHS reform, new models of care and community services. She conducts research and analysis, as well as working closely with local and national health system leaders.

Since joining the Fund in 2015, Anna has published work on community health services, social care, financial pressures in the NHS and the development of new care models and integrated care systems. In 2018, she acted as a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Health Select Committee during its inquiry into integrated care.

Before joining the Fund, Anna worked as a doctor at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She holds a medical degree and a degree in health care ethics and law from the University of Birmingham.

Read Anna's publications.

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Dr Kiran Chauhan

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development
The King’s Fund
Kiran joined the leadership and organisational development team in April 2019. He has a broad experience of the health sector having held roles including acute service management, commissioning, provider capacity and capability building at national level, and as a strategy consultant. His most recent work prior to joining The King's Fund focused on provider leadership policy development, talent management, and increasing the professional diversity of board-level teams.

Kiran enjoys working with groups on their development and is an experienced facilitator, team coach and action learning facilitator. He has research interests in complexity and practice theory, and has been inquiring into relational perspectives on expertise, practitioner shame and ethics in organisation development.

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Karen Coleman

Communications and Engagement lead
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System
A career in marketing communications of over twenty years, Karen has worked in delivering strategic communication and engagement strategies for CEOs, politicians, executive boards, government departments and business executives. An award-winning communication professional, Karen is marketing, media and public relations trained. Previous roles include working for Rank Leisure; the International Committee of the Red Cross; Regeneration, and Kirklees Council. Karen is now PROUD to be the Communication and Engagement Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, where she has worked since 2016.

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Ben Collins

Projects Director
The King’s Fund
Ben joined the King’s Fund in 2015 as a project director, working for the Chief Executive and across the Fund, including on policy and supporting the NHS in developing new care models.

Before joining the Fund, Ben worked as a management consultant. He has advised central government and the national bodies on a wide range of issues including economic regulation, provider finance, the provider failure regime and new organisational models. He has also worked with large numbers of NHS purchasers and providers on strategic and operational challenges.

In his earlier career, Ben was a fast stream trainee and manager within central government and an advisor at the European Commission. He has academic training in industrial economics and business strategy.

Read Ben's publications.

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Shirley Cramer

Chief Executive
Royal Society for Public Health
Shirley has been the CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health since 2013. RSPH works across the UK and internationally to improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing. She chairs the ‘People in UK Public Health’ advisory group, a cross government committee which advises on the future of the workforce for the public’s health and she is Vice Chair of the Public Health System Group in England. Prior to this she has been a CEO in education charities in both the USA and UK and a non – executive in the public and voluntary sectors.
She is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the US and a Commissioner on the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. She chairs think tank, British Future and is a trustee of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Dr. Natasha Curran

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine
University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust and Medical Director, Health Innovation Network
Dr Natasha Curran, BSc Hons, MB ChB Hons, FRCA, FFPMRCA
As a United Kingdom Faculty of Pain Medicine certified specialist, Dr Curran/Natasha specialises in the care of patients with acute, chronic, and complex pain. Her clinical work is especially recognized for the care of patients with perioperative, abdominal and pelvic pain; as is her leadership of a multidisciplinary inpatient team who integrate care with community-based colleagues. Using a biopsychosocial approach, Dr Curran/Natasha heads a team expert in behavioral change, reducing healthcare utilisation and opioid use, improving patient related outcome measures (PROMs) and the patient and staff experience. Dr Curran/Natasha regularly speaks at international conferences such as those of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and continuing medical education symposiums on improving the care of patients with painful disorders and preventing chronic post-surgical pain.

Dr Curran/ Natasha’ s research interests in anesthesia and pain are broad based, having run intervention trials of pain-modulating medication such as ketamine in healthy volunteers. Her interest in health services research uses mixed methodology, for example using quantitative PROMs, qualitative interviews and health economics analysis of an inpatient pain management team. Most recently, her research focus was on a series of trials using a hand-held device which allowed patients to track their pain, goals and other experience and used content developed by her team to influence these. Dr Curran/Natasha leads both UCLH and regional-level initiatives to improve safe opioid prescribing, including the instigation of an opioid contract and “tracker” for all prescribers and shared educational events with GPs and pharmacists. Dr Curran/Natasha created a dashboard able to track UCLH’s performance against other leading national centres and is a strong advocate of using electronic and data resources to guide and deliver more effective and timely care.

In addition, Natasha has served on NICE guidance committees and NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Pain, including as Lead for Improving Value and London region. She gained significant commissioning experience as the secondary care clinician on Wandsworth’sClinical Commission Group’s Governing Body until September 2019.

Dr Curran/Natasha has been Medical Director for the Health Innovation Network (HIN) since June 2018. The HIN is South London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and is part of the national AHSN Network. The HIN’s aim is to speed up the spread and adoption of the best innovations in health and care, across a broad range of disciplines for example from patient safety through diabetes, mental health and healthy ageing. The HIN is a founding partner of DigitalHealth.London; a programme focused on accelerating the development and scaling of digital innovations and pioneering their adoption by the NHS and local authorities.
In October 2019, the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) were re-licenced and Dr Curran/Natasha is the Implementation Co-Lead for NIHR SouthLondon ARC. This role is to ensure that applied research is linked to local need and considers implementation at the outset, whilst also promoting completed research for boarder adoption. In October 2019, Dr Curran/Natasha commenced as the Joint Director for Clinical Strategy for King’s Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of six Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) in England and Dr Curran/Natasha is mainly responsible for the development of it’s clinical academic groups and institutes to deliver world class clinical care, research and education.

28 November


Bipin Dattani

Expert by Experience
Champion Digital Ambassador

28 November

Jo Davies

Chief Executive
WILD Young Parents Project
Jo has 27 years experience in the voluntary sector. She specialises in project management, fundraising, partnerships and work with children and young people. She works in this sector for the same reasons she did 27 years ago - social justice, equality and hope.

WILD was set up by a small group of young parents in 1992. Since then we have grown to cover the whole of Cornwall, and we are now the largest young parents' charity in the UK. The charity's mission is to provide whole-family service for young mums, dads, and their children, working with families to meet their individual needs and create a positive start to family life.

27 November

Stephen Docherty

Health Industry Executive
Stephen joined Microsoft in June 2019 as Industry Executive for health, working across the sector as industry expert and digital transformation leader. Stephen spent the previous 4.5 years as Chief Information Officer for South London and Maudsley NHS FT, a trust known for achieving success on its digital transformation journey. From 2016 - 2019, Stephen was Chair of the London CIO Council for health providers across the capital.

27 November

Prof Durka Dougall

Senior Consultant, Leadership and Organisational Development
The King’s Fund
Durka is a senior consultant in the Leadership and Organisational Development team. Before joining the Fund, Durka worked for NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group as Head of Population Health Improvement and Transformation supporting 13 health and care organisations to improve the health of 600,000 people across two London boroughs. She has also worked for Health Education England as a public health consultant and quality improvement specialist. Previously, Durka worked in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at King’s College Hospital and as a senior NHS commissioning manager in London.

Durka has experience of working across local, regional and international organisations to improve health and care by understanding needs, designing interventions to address these, evaluating outcomes, supporting system re-design and leading change on a large scale. Durka holds a Masters in health care leadership, a Masters in public health, a Fellowship in public health and was named NHS Emerging Leader of the Year by the London Leadership Academy in 2014.

Read Durka's publications.

27 November

Leo Ewbank

Researcher, Policy
The King’s Fund
Leo is a researcher in the policy team. Before joining the Fund, he worked at Demos, the cross-party think-tank. He has also worked in the policy development team at Cancer Research UK. He first worked on health care policy while at Reform, a think-tank focused on public services. He began his career at the Economic and Social Research Council.

Read Leo's publications.

27 November

Greg Fell

Director of Public Health
Sheffield Council
Greg Fell is a Director of Public Health in Sheffield. He graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in biochemistry and physiology in 1993. He has worked as a social researcher in a maternity unit; a number of roles in health promotion and public health before jointing the public health training scheme. Greg worked as a consultant in public health in Bradford in the PCT then Bradford council. Since Feb 2016 he has worked for Sheffield as director of public health.

27 November

Bob Gann

Digital Inclusion Specialist
NHS Digital in England
Bob is an independent consultant, specialising in digital inclusion and combating digital health inequalities.

He is Digital Inclusion Specialist for NHS Digital in England, and is the author of NHS Digital’s Digital Inclusion Guide for Health and Social Care. He was commissioned to carry out an independent review of digital inclusion and health in Wales, and continues as Expert Advisor to the Digital Communities Wales programme.

Previously in his career Bob was Director for the NHS Widening Digital Participation programme and Director of Strategy & Engagement for the NHS website . He is Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at Plymouth University

28 November

Sarah Garrett

Associate Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant,
The King’s Fund
Sarah is a Leadership Associate with the Kings Fund and a freelance consultant in improvement and patient safety. Her King’s Fund work includes the Senior Leaders Programme at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust, the Florence Nightingale Fellowship programme and the Senior Clinical Leaders Programme.
With a background in NHS management, Sarah has spent much of her healthcare career working with senior leaders and frontline teams on new approaches to improving quality, safety and patient experience. She was a founding member of the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team, national manager of the Pursuing Perfection initiative with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and NHS Modernisation Agency, and is a co-author of the NHS Institute book, Thinking Differently.
Sarah’s international work has included programmes on the leadership of improvement and innovation for the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the Leadership and Quality Academy for Legacy Health System in the United States. She is guest faculty for the Washington State Hospital Association’s Executive Safety Academy and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

28 November

Liz Gaulton

Director of Public Health
Coventry City Counci
Liz Gaulton is Director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Coventry City Council. Liz has worked in Coventry since 2016. Liz started her career as a general and mental health nurse and joined the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health in 2006.
Prior to her move to Coventry in April 2016 Liz has worked predominantly in Merseyside and was previously Director of Public Health for St Helens and led on a number of work streams across Merseyside. She is an advocate of local government’s leadership of the public health agenda and believes that public health has come home. In additional to inequalities her interests include system leadership and boundary spanning. She is also Sector Led Improvement (SLI) Lead for West Midland Directors of Public Health
Liz is proud of the public health approach in Coventry and its reputation for innovation and whole system working. In addition to her leadership role in Coventry as a Marmot City, she is leading the 2019 Year of Wellbeing across Coventry and Warwickshire and has a leadership role in shaping the wellbeing contribution and evaluation of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 .

27 November

Dame Moira Gibb DBE

Skills for Care
Dame Moira Gibb was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Camden, one of England’s most successful local authorities, for eight years until 2012. Prior to that she was Executive Director, Housing and Social Services in Kensington and Chelsea and worked in a number of other local authority social services departments. She has also been a lecturer in social work and a teacher. She chaired the Government's Taskforce on Social Work which reported in 2009.

She now chairs Skills for Care, the workforce development agency for the 1.6 million social care staff, and City Lit, the UK’s largest Adult Education College She is also a member of NESTA’s Health Advisory Board.
She was a non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority for 10 years and was a member of the Council of Reading University. She now chairs the National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Board.
She chaired an improvement board for a local authority and is now chairing a Governance Review for a London Borough
She sat on the Board of NHS England and chaired its Investment Committee from 2012- 2018.

She was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services in 2000/01 and was appointed CBE for Services to Social Services in 2002 and DBE in 2012 for services to social work and local government.
She received an honorary doctorate from the University of East Anglia and from Kingston University.

28 November

Helen Gilburt

Fellow, Policy
The King’s Fund
Helen joined the policy team in 2013. She has expertise in health service research and a particular interest in mental health and service user and carer involvement. During this period she has led on a number of projects covering service transformation and pressures in the mental health system, and on the role of individuals including supporting self-management, involvement of patients and carers across the health system, and an evaluation of local Healthwatch.

Previously she worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, where she remains a visiting researcher. This research has included a national study of residential alternatives to psychiatric hospital admission, implementation of recovery-orientated care in the community, and a trial of assertive outreach treatment for people with alcohol dependence.

Helen holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Birmingham.

27 November

Pip Goff

Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager
Forum Central
Pip is the Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager.  Pip Goff joined Forum Central in May 2019 as Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager to ensure that the third sector is fully engaged and represented in LCPs in order to reshape future health and care provision in Leeds.

She is based in the new citywide LCP Development Team, alongside a team of colleagues providing a support and resources to help LCPs develop as well and as quickly as possible.

Pip brings to the role extensive experience of partnership working and third sector innovation; a strong understanding of funding and how the sector can capture and articulate health outcomes and demonstrate social value; and a passion for addressing health inequalities.

A frequent cyclist, Pip would love to see improvements to Leeds’ transport so more people can live healthier lives and enjoys any excuse to be outside.

28 November

Sarah Gorman

Chief Executive
Edbert's House
Sarah is a GenerationQ Fellow and Project Director at Edberts House, a community organisation in East Gateshead that works with local people to create healthier, happier communities.

Sarah began working at Edberts House in 2010, shortly after its inception, and is the most senior member of staff in the charity. With responsibility for finance, fundraising, marketing and policy, she has increased the annual turnover almost 10-fold and has raised the organisation’s profile in the region.

Sarah has previously been a Board member at Blue Sky Trust charity, and Officer/Chair of Trustees at Oasis Aquila housing charity.
Edberts House in East Gateshead addresses health issues through tackling the wider determinants of health, and seeks to develop joined-up approaches to health care, partnering with public health, the local authority, GPs, clinical commissioning groups and housing development. It looks to design new approaches to engaging with harder-to-reach communities.

Sarah is interested in creating a joined-up approach to social prescribing and health creation across Gateshead that could potentially be replicated in other areas of high deprivation. This has already been implemented in East Gateshead through encouraging public health and CCGs to devolve budgets to avoid possible duplication across social prescribing and health lifestyle agendas.

Sarah recognises that there is a need to develop a more robust system of measurement and reporting, and a strong evidence base, and she is hoping GenerationQ will give her the skills and expertise to achieve this: ‘I am particularly interested in impact evaluation measures, as good use of these is vital if our organisation is going to secure ongoing funding. Peer learning around evaluation techniques would be extremely helpful to me and timely for our organisation.’

27 November

Andy Hadley

DCR Solution Architect and Head of IT Development
NHS Dorset CCG
Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, having held senior Informatics leadership roles at several organisations around Dorset. He has held the role of Head of IT Development at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group for the past 5 years, developing the use of Digital technologies across the organisation, for Dorset’s GPs and providers. Andy advises the commissioners and works actively with all partners across Acute, Community, Mental Health and Social Care. He has worked from the inception on the development of the Dorset Care Record and is also the Solution Architect for the Wessex Care Records (LHCR). A Medical Physicist by background, Andy has a Master’s in Health Informatics from Erasmus University, and is a member of the NHS Digital Interoperability Board. He is also a Councillor and Cabinet member at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council.

28 November

David Hambleton

Accountable Officer
NHS South Tyneside CCG
David Hambleton studied medicine at Manchester and worked in Chester, Liverpool and the West Midlands before returning to his native North East as Consultant Geriatrician at City Hospitals Sunderland.

Before taking up his current role, he was Director of Commissioning and Reform at NHS South of Tyne and Wear and held a number of clinical managerial posts, including Head of Performance and Clinical Governance and Director of Surgery.

27 November

John Herring

Strategic Lead for Organisational Development
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
John is the Strategic Lead for Organisational Development in the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and spends his time working on culture, leadership, equality and inclusion across public services in Greater Manchester. Prior to this John has been an operational senior manager across a range of services in the voluntary and community sector, private sector and the NHS and started out on the front line delivering services in both health and social care. This breadth of experience has informed his current focus of work which looks at how leadership and workforce can come together to deliver unified public services for the people of Greater Manchester.
John is an experienced chair, facilitator and coach and is passionate about not only supporting people to be the best they can be but ensuring that public services are inclusive and diverse. John currently leads the work on race equality in the workforce across Greater Manchester.
John is the main carer for his mother who has dementia, has a passion for non-league football and was once a singer/songwriter!

28 November

Val Hewison

Chief Executive
Carers Leeds
Val is the Chief Executive of a key third sector organisation supporting unpaid carers in Leeds with 11 years experience of leadership, change management, training and mentoring. She is passionate about partnership working and staff development.

28 November

Matthew Honeyman

Researcher, Policy
The King’s Fund
Matthew is a researcher in the policy team, and is interested in the effective, fair use of digital and data-driven technology in the health and care system. He specialises in research, policy advice and comment in this area. His recent work includes projects on digital change in health and care, the impact of technology on productivity and digital primary care models. He chaired the scientific committee for The King’s Fund annual Digital Health and Care Congress.

He contributes to the Fund’s research and analysis across the health and social care system too, most frequently on primary care. He has worked on acute sector, social care, community care and mental health care projects.

He returned to the Fund from sabbatical in 2017, having studied for an MSc in social science from the Oxford Internet Institute. His thesis focused on the development of artificial intelligence in health care.

Matthew joined the Fund in 2013. Before that, he worked at the Innovation Unit for Public Services and University College London’s Constitution Unit. He holds a philosophy, politics and economics degree from Oxford University.

Read Matthew's publications.

28 November

Benn Jupp

Director of Policy
Social Finance
Ben Jupp is a Director at Social Finance. He leads Social Finance's work on investment in health and social care, as well as supporting commissioners develop their full range of services. Prior to joining Social Finance in 2011, Ben was Director of Public Services Strategy at the Cabinet Office.

27 November

Pauline Kennedy

Expert by Experience and Resident and Trustee
Healthier Fleetwood
Pauline is a retired lady who has been involved in Healthier Fleetwood(HF) since it’s very early days and is now a trustee and spokesperson. She has been a resident in the town since 1988. She has benefited from many of the activities which HF has encouraged and supported in the town. Pauline is proud to state that HF has empowered her to make hugely beneficial changes to her life in terms of health and well being and is keen to spread the word about the good things happening in Fleetwood so others may benefit.

27 November


Dr Taraneh Khalafpour

The Wall House Surgery, Reigate

28 November

Fatima Khan-Shah

Patient Leader and Partnership Lead for the Unpaid Carers Programme
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
Fatima is known regionally and nationally for actively championing patient involvement and the recognition of carer support. She also works as a patient and public voice partner with NHS England and Health Education England and is a member of the NHS Assembly.

Fatima is currently leading the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Programme for Unpaid Carers. She has also worked in the past as a Non Executive Director ; being a Lay Member for NHS North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups and most recently for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Joint Committee of the CCGs.

27 November

Dr Dominic King

Director and UK Lead
Google Health
Dominic led the health team at DeepMind Health that has recently moved into Google Health. At DeepMind his team advanced AI research projects in medical imaging and electronic health records research that led to publications in Nature and Nature Medicine. They also built Streams a mobile medical assistant for clinicians that is deployed in leading NHS hospitals and has been proven to deliver faster, better care and reduce costs. Dominic is a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, where he previously worked for nearly a decade as an academic general surgeon. He has published >100 academic articles in patient safety, digital health and public policy. Dominic has a PhD in Behavioural Economics and co-wrote the ‘Mindspace’ framework, which was used by the UK Prime Minister to establish the Number 10 ‘Nudge Unit’ or Behavioural Insights Team. The clinical app company he co-founded, Hark, was acquired by Google in early 2016.

28 November

Ewan King

Chief Operating Officer
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Ewan King joined SCIE in September 2014 and leads the organisation’s business development, marketing, research, consultancy and communications functions. Ewan is also the Engagement Lead for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

Ewan leads SCIE’s work on integration of health and social care, personalised care, asset based approaches, innovation and children’s social care. Ewan has been Director of Research at the OPM Group, an employee owned research organisation and consultancy. Before joining OPM, Ewan worked as a researcher for the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP.

Ewan was until recently a Trustee of the Charity Penrose, which seeks to re-integrate ex-offenders and people with mental health conditions into society. He was educated at the London School of Economics and Warwick University.

27 November

Jane Lewington

Chief Executive Officer
Jane spent 34 years working in the NHS before taking up her Chief Executive role at NAViGO – the social enterprise delivering mental health and well-being services in North East Lincolnshire. Jane spent most of her NHS career working in wider Lincolnshire as both provider and commissioner including time as CEO of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Working in close partnership with N E Lincolnshire Council Jane led the development of the N E Lincs Care Trust Plus, an integrated health and social care approach that started in 2007. Jane is passionate about delivering mental health services that not only meet the immediate needs of the people who use our services but also support longer term and sustained recovery.

27 November

Michelle Mackie

Research Director
Ipsos MORI
Michelle Mackie is Head of Ipsos Dialogue at Ipsos MORI and oversees our public dialogue work, as well as deliberative and participatory research concerning health, data and science. This year Michelle has worked with Wellcome, using public dialogue to shape their neuroscience and mental health research strategy, and is currently leading a programme or deliberative research for the OneLondon Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE), exploring public acceptability, expectations, concerns and trade-offs concerning the use of data for different purposes within health and social care services (primary and secondary uses).

Michelle has supported various dialogues over the past few years, including for the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (looking at public attitudes towards online targeting), the HRA and HTA (around the consent model for sharing patient health data with human tissue for research purposes) and is currently supporting a dialogue for the ORION open science project, looking to understand public views on genetic technologies and genome editing.

Michelle is a Research Director in the health and social care policy team, where she works across research and evaluation. Michelle has led a number of high profile evaluations including for the Department of Health and Social Care (evaluating the impact of introducing ID checks into secondary care), for the Medical Research Council (evaluating the impact of its translational research funding programme over the past 10 years), and for NHS England, evaluating the Commissioning Capability Programme and Aspiring ICS programmes. Michelle’s 15 years’ experience in social research means she has worked across multiple policy areas, not just health and social care, and for a range of different government and non-government clients. She has a background in survey questionnaire design and is a recognised UK expert in this area, and author of the 2015 Sage textbook Cognitive Interviewing Practice.

28 November

Owen Marks

Rare Disease Lead
Owen is currently Rare Disease Lead for Pfizer in the UK, covering a portfolio including Endocrine, Haematology and other blood disorders. He is also a member of the ABPI Rare Disease Steering Group, and Co-chair of the Pfizer UK Inclusive Diversity Group.

Owen is a Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate from the University of Edinburgh, who joined the industry as a sales representative with Schering Plough in 1997. He joined Pfizer in 2000 in Cardiovascular and Mental Health marketing and then Local Marketing incorporating geodemographic data offers for local health promotion planning.

From 2009 to 2012 Owen worked in Specialty care in the UK, as Commercial Director for HIV working on the UK transition with GSK into ViiV healthcare. Owen also led the Country Implementation Planning Council across the UK business for the Pfizer:Wyeth transition. From 2012 to 2016 Owen worked in a number of European Regional Marketing Leadership roles responsible for Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Based in France and then Italy these roles included Senior Director for Haemophilia International Developed Markets and before that Marketing Team Leader for Rare and Orphan Medicines Europe.

27 November

Andrew McCracken

Head of Press and Public Affairs
The King's Fund
Andrew heads the press and public affairs team at The King’s Fund. He plays a strategic role in positioning the organisation, maintaining the Fund’s profile in the media and engaging key audiences. Andrew leads communications strategies and provide strategic communications advice to colleagues across the organisation.

Before joining The King’s Fund, Andrew was Head of Communications at National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, where he oversaw the launch of a new website, the development of a new brand identity and a significant uplift in the organisation’s media profile.

Andrew’s previous roles include Head of PR and Communications at London South Bank University and Public Affairs Manager at the Royal College of Physicians.

27 November

Tony McDougal

Communications and Engagement Officer
Dorset Care Record
Following 15 years as a journalist working for daily papers and the agricultural trade press, Communications Manager Tony McDougal moved into public relations working for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) at the height of the 2001 foot and mouth crisis. He worked and led a range of communications activities including the climate change mitigation and adaptation Act on CO2 campaign, the Natural Environment White Paper, the creation of the South Downs National Park and the launch of Marine Conservation Zones. After moving back to Dorset, Tony has worked for a number of clients including the Campaign for National Parks, the Trussell Trust, Dorset County Show and Dorset County Council. His GDPR/consent campaign for the Dorset Care Record was shortlisted for the Health Tech Communications and Engagement Award 2019.