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Session 1 - Welcome and The NHS Long Term Plan: next steps

Jennifer Dixon joined the Health Foundation as Chief Executive in October 2013.

Jennifer was Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy at The King’s Fund and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000. Jennifer has undertaken research and written widely on health care reform both in the UK and internationally.

Originally trained in medicine, Jennifer practised mainly paediatric medicine, prior to a career in policy analysis. She has a Master’s in public health and a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1990-91, Jennifer was a Harkness Fellow in New York.

Jennifer has served as a Board member on several national regulatory bodies, including the Health Care Commission, the Audit Commission and the Care Quality Commission.

She has led two national inquiries for government: on the setting up of published ratings of quality of NHS and social care providers in England; and on the setting up of ratings for general practices. She was also a member of the Parliamentary Review Panel for the Welsh Assembly Government advising on the future strategy for the NHS and social care in Wales.

In 2009, Jennifer was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She was awarded a CBE for services to public health in 2013, and a Doctor of Science from Bristol University in 2016. She has held visiting professorships at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics, and Imperial College Business School.

Simon Stevens is Chief Executive Officer of NHS England, which leads the NHS’ work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. As the NHS Accounting Officer, he is also accountable to Parliament for over £100 billion of annual health service funding.

Simon joined the NHS through its graduate training scheme in 1988. As a frontline NHS manager, he subsequently led acute hospitals, mental health and community services, primary care and health commissioning in north-east England, London and the south coast.

Simon also served seven years as the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser at 10 Downing Street, and as policy adviser to successive health secretaries at the Department of Health.

Simon was educated at Oxford University, Strathclyde University and Columbia University, where he was a Harkness Fellow at the New York City Health Department. He volunteers as a director of the Commonwealth Fund, a leading international health charity. Simon has also been a Trustee of the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Session 2 - Beyond the boundaries of health care

Dominique Allwood is Assistant Director of Improvement at the Heath Foundation, where she leads exploratory work on the role of the NHS and health care in improving health.

Her work focuses on improvement methods, networks and user involvement to support change, and she helped to set up the Q community. As well as working part time at the Health Foundation, Dominique also works part time as a  Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Quality Improvement in a large teaching hospital, supporting the improvement team to address unwarranted variation.

Dominique is a public health doctor and has spent 14 years working in various areas of health care. She is passionate about improving health and care, and her interests include population health, quality improvement and clinical leadership and development. Dominique was named one of HSJ’s Rising Stars in 2015. She has also been a Darzi Fellow and a Prepare to Lead Alumni.

Kieron Boyle joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity as Chief Executive in April 2016.

Prior to this, he worked across the public sector, focusing on health and social issues, and most recently headed the UK government’s work on social innovation and investment.

Kieron is on the boards of Big Society Capital, Catch-22 and the Design Council.

Helen Crimlisk is an adult psychiatrist working in a Sheffield community mental health team and a Health Foundation Generation Q Fellow.

She leads on a range of issues locally and nationally regarding new roles in the mental health workforce, and the development of appropriate educational learning experiences that focus on prevention, living well with long-term conditions and working with groups growing social capital within communities.

Jo Bibby is Director of Health at the Health Foundation.

Jo is responsible for developing and leading the Foundation’s healthy lives strategy to address the wider social and commercial determinants of health.

Joining the Foundation in November 2007, Jo initially led the development of the Foundation’s influential portfolio of work on patient safety and person-centred care. Jo has worked in health care at local and national levels for 25 years, including 10 years at the Department of Health. As Head of NHS Performance, she oversaw the implementation of the policy agenda set out in the NHS Plan. At the NHS Modernisation Agency, Jo led an international quality improvement initiative – Pursuing Perfection.

Before joining the Foundation, Jo was the Director for the Calderdale and Kirklees Integrated Service Strategy, where she led a major service reconfiguration programme to deliver improvements in quality, safety and patient experience.

Between June 2013 and March 2017, Jo served as a Non-Executive Director of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Jo has a PhD in medical biophysics.

Session 3a - Anchored in the community: how the NHS can influence population health

Tammy Boyce is a Consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) European Office for Investment for Health and Developmentin Venice. She authored the WHO report on Economic and social impacts and benefits of health systems and is leading their work in this area.

Tammy has over 15 years’ experience in research and policy on health inequalities, public health, sustainability and communication. She is a co-author of Fair society, healthy lives, the review of health inequalities in England led by Michael Marmot.

Tammy’s previous posts have included working at the King’s Fund and Cardiff University School of Journalism, as well as being a freelance researcher for charities, universities and private companies.

John Craig is Chief Executive of Care City, an innovation centre for healthy ageing and regeneration in east London. John has established Care City as a key innovation partner in the health and care system by developing its programme of work, securing funding for the roll out of successful innovations and maintaining a relentless focus on improving health and the determinants of health.

Before joining Care City, John spent five years leading Innovation Unit, an independent non-profit organisation that develops radically better, low cost public services. Through his leadership, the organisation grew to thirty staff and extended to have international reach.

John has also worked as a policy advisor at the Cabinet Office and as a senior researcher at Demos, a UK think-tank with a cross-party political viewpoint.

James Goodyear is Associate Director of Policy and Partnerships at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He participated in the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and has worked in the health service for over a decade in roles spanning acute care, commissioning and national policy development. James is interested in the way that the health and care system can collaborate to improve outcomes for people.

Sarah Reed joined the Health Foundation in February 2017 as an Improvement Fellow.

Prior to this she was a Network and Policy Manager at NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), a hosted network of the NHS Confederation. There she led policy analysis and oversaw the strategic development and delivery of NHSCC’s member networks in the areas of finance, governance and core cities.

Previously she was a Programme Director at the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a research  organisation in Massachusetts that evaluates the evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations. At the ICER she worked with key stakeholders – including insurers, provider organisations and patients – to translate evidence into policy decisions to help support a more effective and efficient health care system.

Prior to ICER, Sarah was a Researcher at LSE Health. She has a Master’s degree in international health policy from the London School of Economics.

Session 3b - Making change happen in a complex world: young people’s mental health

I’m a Bristol based illustrator. My artwork is based around positive mental health awareness and the realities of living with a mental illness.

I became involved with activism through The Mentality Project and Freedom at Off The Record in Bristol, where I have worked on campaigns around mental health rights, self-care and LGBTQ+ rights. I am currently a volunteer Rights Advocate for Youth Access (‘My Rights My Mind’) and am a member of The NHS Youth Forum.

My main areas of interest are peer support, youth transitions, mental health rights, and creating accessible and consistent services.

I was involved in the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry in 2018, where I was given the opportunity to meet some amazing young people all across the city and to hear about their experiences of living in  Bristol. It was very empowering to be able to give other young people a voice, and to then present our findings, knowing that we were being listened to and taken seriously.

Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire County Council and Vice President of the Association of Directors of Public Health.

Jim is a chartered psychologist and registered public health specialist, as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is also a Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellow.

Jim has worked in local government, the voluntary and commercial sectors and the NHS on a range of specialities from drugs and alcohol to older people, end of life care, mental health, suicide prevention, sexual health, HIV and equality. He is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.

Jim is a Trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, Vice Chair of the Healthcare Executive Group for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and President of the Guild of Health and St Raphael. In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for excellence in health care by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for health that the Vatican can give.

Anna Moore is a Clinical Academic in Child Psychiatry with a background in accountancy and neuroscience. Her PhD examined the determinants of good quality emergency care for mental health patients.

Until recently, Anna was a National Innovation Accelerator Fellow, leading the national implementation of i-THRIVE, a whole system, integrated approach to delivering mental health care for children and young people. This led to more than half of the children and young people in England living in a locality using the approach as the basis of its transformation. She is now co-principal investigator, with Professor Peter Fonagy, of the CLAHRC north London programme, evaluating the effectiveness of the model, using the Medical Research Council’s approach to evaluating complex systems.

Prior to this, Anna was Director of Mental Health at UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, during which time she developed a data-led approach to regional improvement in mental health care.

Anna is now leading a data linkage programme with NIHR CLAHRC East of England which is bringing together data from health, social care and education to support research and quality improvement.

Harry Rutter is Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Bath, Senior Academic Adviser to Public Health England and holds adjunct professor positions in both Norway and Ireland.

He was the founder director of the English National Obesity Observatory, led the development of the English National Child Measurement Programme, and chaired the NICE Programme Development Group for guidance on promoting walking and cycling.

His research is focused on effective mechanisms for improving the research, policy and practice responses to complex systems problems in public health, with a particular focus on obesity, physical activity and non-communicable diseases.

Joella Scott is the Lead for Early Help Commissioning within children services at Hertfordshire County Council, commissioning services that can intervene and support families at the earliest opportunity to achieve better family outcomes, reduce the need for escalation into more costly and lead to a more resilient system.  She is also the strategic lead for parenting, relationship and family support, family centre commissioning, perinatal and antenatal offers. 

She also leads on children’s services input into child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and is working with the main two mental health providers and the CAMHS commissioner in Hertfordshire to deliver systemic change across the CAMHS system. They are working in collaboration, developing an alliance to enable a shared vision and priorities in order to deliver an improved service delivery model for children, young people, their families and the workforce that supports them.

Tim Elwell-Sutton joined the Health Foundation in June 2018 as Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Healthy Lives team, working to address the social determinants of health.

Prior to this, Tim worked as Assistant Director and Consultant in Public Health at Thurrock Council, where he commissioned a range of health improvement services and worked to strengthen prevention in children’s social care.

He has worked to improve public health in a range of public sector organisations in the UK, including local authorities, Public Health England and the Department for International Development. He has also worked with charities in Hong Kong and Nepal on infectious disease control programmes.

He has Master’s degrees in human sciences and medical anthropology from Oxford University, and a PhD in public health from the University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include health inequalities, access to care, homelessness and non-communicable diseases.

Tim is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and an Honorary Lecturer in Public Health at the University of East Anglia.

Session 3c - Working across traditional care boundaries: what are the ingredients for success?

Wasim Baqir is the NHS England National Pharmacy Integration Fund Lead for the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Programme.

He has experience in developing integrated clinical pharmacy services for frail and older people in care homes and their own homes. He led the Northumberland primary and acute care system (PACS) pharmacy vanguard and the Health Foundation Shine project, which aimed to reduce the amount of medicines prescribed in care homes (www.health.org.uk/pills).

Wasim has a passion for quality improvement and sits on the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Quality Laboratory. He is also a member of the Health Foundation’s GenerationQ Network.

Wasim’s other national roles include working within Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM), the Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA) Care Homes Group and the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists.

Anoop Chauhan has been Director of Research and Innovation at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2009. He has driven an exponential growth in research within the Trust and developed a reputation within both the commercial sector and academia for the delivery of high-quality research and innovation in health care technologies.

As an active research consultant in respiratory medicine, Anoop has offered large numbers of patients the opportunity to participate in research and clinical trials developed by his team in Portsmouth. He has introduced innovations in clinical pathways, developed new models of care and demonstrated a positive impact on disease control, quality of life, health care usage and health economic benefits in patients with respiratory conditions. This has been made possible by bringing together patients, industry, innovators, commissioners and clinicians to identify and develop innovative solutions for the unmet needs of respiratory patients.

Many of Anoop’s projects have received national acclaim, including Patient Safety Awards for Medicines Optimisation and Health Service Journal Awards for both Primary Care Innovation and Value in Healthcare for Technology. He has also won prestigious regional awards for leadership, and service improvement and innovation.

Anoop trained in respiratory medicine and completed his PhD as a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellow in Southampton. He is the Commercial Lead for Wessex Clinical Research Network and Programme Lead for the Wessex Academic Health Science Network.

Barbara Cleaver obtained her medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and completed her postgraduate training in north-west London. She is a Substantive Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Barbara is Mental Health Lead for the London Urgent and Emergency Care Improvement Collaborative – an improvement network developing clinical pathways for patients in acute mental health crisis and working collaboratively with mental health trust leaders to enable better patient care.

Barbara is an examiner and question writer for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. She provides clinical leadership in the emergency departments at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is a trauma team leader at St Mary’s Hospital. In addition, she is a facilitator on the north-west London Major Trauma Network trauma team leader simulation course, which aims to improve team work in highly stressful clinical situations.

Barbara has participated in quality improvement and human factors coaching at the Flow Coaching Academy, which has led to the introduction of ‘Big Room’ meetings at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust that bring together everyone involved in mental health pathways.

Mary Dixon-Woods leads a programme of research focused on health care improvement, health care ethics and methodological innovation in studying health care. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians.

Mary is Director of The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute and the Health Foundation Professor of Healthcare Improvement Studies in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. She is a Professorial Fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator.

Mary is Co-Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety. She served on the National Advisory Groups for the 2013 Berwick review into patient safety in England and the 2016 review of information technology in the NHS led by Professor Bob Wachter. Mary was a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator for seven years and the Harveian Orator for the Royal College of Physicians in 2018.

Mark Hamilton is an established intensive care consultant and combines this with a senior leadership role in the Surrey Heartlands Partnership as the Executive Clinical Director of the Integrated Care System Academy.

He has extensive experience across secondary, primary and community care, as well as having a broad background in clinical commissioning. Mark is a change leader in the Surrey health and social care system, an improvement specialist and a GenerationQ Fellow with the Health Foundation. He is currently working on clinical leadership at scale and embedding quality improvement across the partnership to reduce care variation.

Mark also has an Associate Medical Director role in quality improvement and clinical transformation at St George’s Hospital in London, where he is working on shifting culture through embedding improvement.

Tim Horton joined the Health Foundation in December 2015 as an Associate Director. His role is focused on identifying and communicating the insights and learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes, as well as supporting the spread of health care innovation and improvement.

Prior to this, Tim was Health Policy Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, and Head of Public Services at the Labour Party. He also convened the independent Taskforce on Mental Health in Society, whose report, The Mentally Healthy Society, was published in January 2015.

Tim was previously Research Director at the Fabian Society, where he published research in several areas of social and economic policy. In 2005 he worked as a Special Adviser at the Department of Trade and Industry, and prior to that as a Policy Adviser on science and innovation policy at HM Treasury.

Session 4 - Looking to the future: implications for improving health care

Maddie Julian is Co-Founder and Director of DigiBete.org, a patient-led and clinically approved digital education platform developed in partnership with Leeds Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Diabetes Network.

DigiBete.org was set up by Maddie and her husband following their son’s diagnosis of diabetes. The organisation supports and empowers young people and their families to better manage type 1 diabetes through aspirational education and peer-support videos, and interactive quizzes.

Maddie trained in media and completed a postgraduate certificate in education at Leeds University before obtaining an MA in digital media and performance at Edge Hill University in Lancashire.

Maddie is passionate about making learning accessible to all and feels her own dyslexia has given her a unique gift to see life through a different lens. Her career, which has included management roles in performing arts and inner-city youth work, has enabled her to work with a wide range of learners.

Maddie now enjoys working with patients and their families. She regularly promotes DigiBete.org by presenting around the country at various type 1 diabetes events and champions patientled, clinically approved Tech4Good projects that find innovative ways to use digital technology.

Ramani Moonesinghe is Professor of Perioperative Medicine, Head of the Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Head of the Department of Targeted Intervention within the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at University College London (UCL). Ramani is an Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals NHS  Foundation Trust (UCLH) and directs the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded UCL/ UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre. Ramani has directed academic training programmes in anaesthesia and been a local NIHR Clinical Research Network Lead for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain. She remains on the NIHR’s national specialty group representing the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) and is a member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) perioperative medicine leadership team. Ramani is also an Associate National Clinical Director for Elective Care at NHS England.

Her main academic interest is health services and improvement research in perioperative medicine. Ramani used her Health Foundation senior postdoctoral fellowship in improvement science to establish a RCoA/HSRC National Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme to improve morbidity and outcomes after major non-cardiac surgery in adults.

For the HSRC, Ramani leads Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects (SNAPs) 1 and 2, the Global Health Strategy, the Children’s Acute Surgical Abdomen Programme and a Perioperative Improvement Research Laboratory. She is also a member of the National Emergency Laparotomy (NELA) project team.

Neil Sebire is Chief Research Information Officer and Director of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environment (DRIVE) Unit. He is also Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology at University of London Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health.

Neil is a clinical academic with research interests that include complications of pregnancy, diseases of the placenta, and causes of stillbirth and infant death.

He is the author of several internationally recognised leading textbooks and more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His current research and academic interests are around the impact of digital technologies on health care and related research, in particular in relation to how routine current and future health data can be used to improve child health.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital DRIVE Unit demonstrates how a digital research environment for health care, with collaboration between clinical professionals, academia, computer scientists and industry partners, can work together for common health care benefit.

Adam Steventon joined the Health Foundation in August 2014 as Director of Data Analytics. He leads our data analytics team, which aims to demonstrate how health and social care data can be used to improve the quality of health and social care for people living in the UK. The team conducts research into the quality of health and social care, evaluates promising changes to service delivery, and tracks the national picture in terms of the quality of services provided. They also support NHS and social care teams to make better use of their data, by offering funding and bringing analysts together.

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Adam was a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice, based at Yale University, US. He studied complex interventions such as telehealth.

Adam studied mathematics at Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Session 5a - Bucking the trend to ensure a healthy future for young people

One of my purposes is to connect people with my writing and performances. I am an actress, writer and a trainee producer. I write short stories and poems, and in the midst of writing a play. I studied English Literature and Drama at University. I am more than my qualifications, heritage, background, appearance and experiences. I am seeking opportunities to perform, to produce, to write, to teach and to learn. Plus, I have experience working in the education and marketing sector.

I was part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry in 2018. I wanted to be involved because I know the importance of involving a range of ages in decision making. Many decisions are being made that affect the lives of young people across the country and we need young people to be part of discussions that affect their infrastructure. I want to voice my views as well as learn from other people and organisations.

I left education at 19 hoping to enter the world of work. Instead I found myself sending my CV off everywhere without any employers getting back to me and became dependent on Jobseeker’s Allowance.

I’ve seen firsthand the challenges that people have faced with the Department for Work and Pensions and I believe there is a real need for unity among benefit claimants. I joined the Labour Party because they changed their position and started to talk about investing in industries and job creation. In 2018, I was elected to Bingley Town Council. Being the youngest councillor has made me the unofficial ambassador for young people in the town and beyond. I have since become involved with several organisations that research and represent the issues that affect young people nationally.

I was part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry last year. During my time on this project, I was given the opportunity to speak to young people from across the Bradford District.

Having conversations with a mixed range of young people taught me new things about Bradford, as well as confirming things I thought myself as I was growing up.

The Bradford district has racial, age and geographic divisions. But it also has a great sense of respect and solidarity between communities which you don’t find in other parts of the country. I believe Bradford is unique in this sense and I am proud to be able to represent it as part of the Young People’s Advisory group.

Martina Kane is a Policy and Engagement Manager and leads the Young people’s future health inquiry for the Health Foundation. She has a background in health policy with patient charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society and Rethink Mental Illness.

She is a trained psychodynamic counsellor and conducted original research for her Master’s dissertation on counsellors’ views on talking therapies policy.

John Wright is a clinician and epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health in the UK and Africa. He established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, working to speed up translation of medical research into practice and policy.

In 2007, he set up the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort study to follow the lives of over 13,000 families as their children grow up. Evidence from BiB has had national and international impact and provided a catalyst for the development of Bradford as a City of Research. In 2016 he set up BiB’s Better Start cohort to test new approaches to providing the best support in the crucial period of early life.

He has worked to develop sustainable public health programmes in Africa for over 25 years and in 2015 was awarded the West Africa medal by the Prime Minister for his work in the Ebola epidemic. He is a visiting professor in clinical epidemiology at the Universities of York, Leeds and Bradford.

Hugh Alderwick joined the Health Foundation in October 2018 as Assistant Director of Strategy and Policy.

Prior to this he worked at The King’s Fund as Senior Policy Adviser to the Chief Executive, where he published research and policy analysis on a range of topics, including national NHS reforms, integration of health and social care services, and opportunities to improve population health. He also provided policy advice to the NHS and government.

Hugh was previously a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, based at the University of California, San Francisco, and Berkeley, US. His research focused on approaches to addressing patients’ social and economic needs, such as unstable housing and food insecurity.

Hugh has also worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on health policy and improvement, and on Sir John Oldham’s Independent Commission on Whole Person Care.

Session 5b - Harnessing data for better health and health care

Natalie Banner is the Lead for Understanding Patient Data (UPD), an initiative hosted at the Wellcome Trust to support better conversations about how patient data is used for care and research.

UPD works with patients, charities, researchers and health professionals to champion responsible uses of data: feeding into policy development, creating accessible resources and horizon scanning for emerging issues that may affect public confidence in the use of health data. This includes exploring emerging data-driven technologies and how to create the right ethical and governance frameworks for these in health care and research.

Natalie formerly led the Wellcome Trust’s policy work on data protection, seeking to ensure that UK legislation and regulation creates a supportive, trustworthy environment for health research using patient and health-related data.

Before joining the Wellcome Trust, Natalie was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at King’s College London. In 2018, she was named in BioBeat’s ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness’.

Martin Bardsley currently works part time as a Senior Fellow at the Heath Foundation and leads its work to improve analytical capability. He has over 35 years’ experience as a health services researcher and analyst. His work mainly focuses on projects that seek to apply innovative approaches to the use of information to support decision making in health care.

Martin was previously Director of Research at the Nuffield Trust, where he built up a team undertaking ground-breaking work on data linkage, predictive modelling and evaluation of innovations in service delivery. He has also worked on the implementation of new approaches to risk-based regulation, public health intelligence and outcome measurement.

Martin has a PhD from the London School of Economics, and has written over 100 articles and lectured widely. He has also acted as an adviser on a range of government, health service and academic projects.

Jamie Megaw is a Strategic Programme Manager working in the Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership in Scotland. He has previously held NHS strategic management roles in integration, sexual health and substance misuse. Jamie is a graduate of the Scottish NHS Management Training Scheme, which he joined in 2005.

Kathryn Dreyer joined the Health Foundation in July 2017 as a Principal Data Analyst. She leads a programme of work that uses linked datasets to examine the impact of a patient’s wider social context on their use of health care services, the quality of care delivered and health outcomes.

Prior to this, Kathryn worked as an actuary in actuarial health care, consulting in both England and South Africa. The focus of her work was analysis of health care quality and health care quality strategies.

Kathryn has a Master’s degree in actuarial science and an undergraduate degree in actuarial science from the University of Cape Town. Kathryn is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Session 5c - Automation in health care: where do we want it, and how do we make it happen

Angela Coulter is a freelance UK-based health policy analyst and researcher, with a special interest in patient and public involvement. She trained as a social scientist and has higher degrees in health services research from the University of London and the University of Oxford.

Angela’s previous roles include Chief Executive of Picker Institute Europe, Director of Policy and Development at the King’s Fund, Director of the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford and Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

Angela is an Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Non-Executive Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

She chairs the steering group of the Birmingham RAND and Cambridge Evaluation (BRACE) Centre and is a member of public and scientific advisory boards at Health Data Research UK and the Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute. Angela has published more than 350 research papers, articles and reports, as well as several books.

Indra Joshi is the Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Clinical Lead for NHS England’s Empower the Person Portfolio. She oversees the national citizen-facing digital initiatives within the NHS, with a focus on evidence, data, digital health standards and policy for AI.

Indra has experience across policy, governance, digital health and marketing, national project strategy and implementation; as well as professional training as an emergency medic.

She is the Clinical Director of One HealthTech – a network that campaigns for the need for, and importance of, better inclusion of all backgrounds, skillsets and disciplines in health technology.

She is also a Vice Chair for the British Computer Society (Health), an international speaker and consultant on digital health, and an expedition medic.

Martin Marshall is Professor of Healthcare Improvement at the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London (UCL) and Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCLPartners. He is also Vice Chair (External Affairs) of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP in Newham, London.

Previously, Martin was Director of Research and Development at the Health Foundation, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health. He has also been a clinical academic at the University of Manchester and a Harkness Fellow in healthcare policy.

Martin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and has been awarded a CBE from the Queen for services to health care. His primary academic interest is in maximising the impact of research on practice, and he has over 220 publications in the field of quality improvement and health service redesign.

Matthew Willis earned his PhD in information science and technology from Syracuse University, New York. He has been a researcher in academic, government and private institutional settings including Sandia National Laboratories, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and several university affiliated research centres. Matthew has been a contributor to multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

He currently works at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, where his research interests include the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, health data and emerging technologies in health care: specifically, how the day-to-day use and design of these technologies impacts patients, providers, and organisations. His approach to these interests is through the fields of computer-supported cooperative work, human–computer interaction, social informatics and sociotechnical systems.

Usha Boolaky joined the Health Foundation as Senior Research Manager for Improving Service Delivery in 2017. As Assistant Director for Research, she now leads on the development and delivery of our major externally funded research programmes and evaluations.

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Usha was at the Institute of Public Care where she led a range of programmes analysing, evaluating and supporting the implementation of policy into practice on behalf of the Department of Health, Department for Education, and the Welsh Government. During this time, she also led on a range of improvement programmes at the health and social care interface, particularly focusing on care pathways for older people, mental health and learning disabilities. She has also worked for the Science and Technology Research Council, and for an independent research and evaluation consultancy.

Usha has a PhD in neuropharmacology from the Welsh School of Pharmacy, and is a qualified coach. She has also been a professional mentor for the Motor Neurone Disease Association on their carer’s guidance, and has produced a range of publications on commissioning and integrating health and social care. Usha currently sits on the Council for the UK Evaluation Society.

Tom Hardie joined the Health Foundation in April 2018 as an Improvement Fellow. Prior to this he was Clinical Policy and Strategy Team Manager at NHS England, covering maternity and women’s health.

Tom was previously Communications and Engagement Lead for the National Maternity Review. He has held a number of other policy and project management roles at NHS England and the Department of Health.

Tom has also worked for Minority Rights Group International, Hackney Community Law Centre and Intiwawa, a children’s charity in Peru.

Tom received a distinction in his Master’s degree in law from SOAS, University of London, where he specialised in human rights.

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Fiona Godlee is the Editor-in-Chief of The BMJ. She trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She has written and lectured on a broad range of issues, including health and the environment, the ethics of academic publishing, evidence-based medicine, access to clinical trial data, research integrity, open-access publishing, patient partnership, conflict of interest, and overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

Fiona is an honorary professor at the Netherlands School for Primary Care Research, and an honorary fellow of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Public Health. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a by-fellow of King’s College Cambridge.

Fiona is on the advisory or executive boards of the Health Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, Alltrials, the Peer Review Congress, the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Evidence Live, Preventing Overdiagnosis, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and the Climate and Health Council.

She has been a Harkness Fellow, President of the World Association of Medical Editors, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and Professional Publishers Association Editor of the Year. Fiona is co-editor of the book Peer review in health sciences.

Samantha Roberts has recently been appointed as Chief Executive of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, the national umbrella organisation for health innovation, hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Samantha originally trained as a doctor and practised medicine in South Africa, the UK and Australia, before undertaking a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and joining McKinsey and Company, where she worked in a wide range of industries before specialising in health care.

After McKinsey she moved into the NHS as a senior manager at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a director in an Academic Health Sciences Centre and Network (UCLPartners). She became Director of Innovation, Research and Life Sciences at NHS England and NHS Improvement last year.

Over the last five years she has become involved in research and working with health economic models to inform evidence-based policy, initially at the London School of Economics, before moving to the University of Oxford to undertake a doctorate.

Jennifer Dixon joined the Health Foundation as Chief Executive in October 2013.

Jennifer was Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy at The King’s Fund and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000. Jennifer has undertaken research and written widely on health care reform both in the UK and internationally.

Originally trained in medicine, Jennifer practised mainly paediatric medicine, prior to a career in policy analysis. She has a Master’s in public health and a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1990-91, Jennifer was a Harkness Fellow in New York.

Jennifer has served as a Board member on several national regulatory bodies, including the Health Care Commission, the Audit Commission and the Care Quality Commission.

She has led two national inquiries for government: on the setting up of published ratings of quality of NHS and social care providers in England; and on the setting up of ratings for general practices. She was also a member of the Parliamentary Review Panel for the Welsh Assembly Government advising onthe future strategy for the NHS and social care in Wales.

In 2009, Jennifer was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She was awarded a CBE for services to public health in 2013, and a Doctor of Science from Bristol University in 2016. She has held visiting professorships at the London School of Hygiene & TropicalMedicine, the London School of Economics, and Imperial College Business School.

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