Speakers

Conference Chair: Dr Phil Hammond

Conference Chair

Dr Phil Hammond

Dr Phil Hammond can talk seriously or humorously, and usually both, about any health and lifestyle topic. He has been an NHS doctor for 31 years, a comedian for 29 years, a BBC broadcaster for 28 years and Private Eye’s medical correspondent for 26 years. He qualified as a doctor in 1987, was a part time GP for 20 years, spent 5 years in sexual health and currently works in an NHS team helping young people with chronic fatigue. Phil presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2, and has appeared many times on Have I Got News For You, the News Quiz, the Now Show and Countdown.

Phil has been a Lecturer in Medical Communication at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol. As a journalist, he broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal in 1992, and gave evidence to the subsequent Public Inquiry. In 2012, Phil and Andrew Bousfield were shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for investigative journalism for their Private Eye special report on the shocking treatment of NHS whistle-blowers, Shoot the Messenger. He has twice been named in the top 100 NHS Clinical Leaders by the Health Service Journal, and was voted Teacher of the Year by the medical students of Birmingham University.

Phil has presented his own BBC Radio Bristol show for 11 years, combining health, hope and happiness. With David Spicer, he has written 5 series of the medico-political satire ‘Polyoaks’ for Radio 4, and five books including ‘Staying Alive’ and ‘Sex, Sleep or Scrabble?.’ Phil was half of the award-winning comedy junior doctor double act Struck Off and Die with Tony Gardner, and has done four UK solo comedy tours, teaching audiences how to pleasure themselves sensibly and take the pressure off the NHS. His new show, ‘Happy Birthday NHS?’ celebrates its 70th birthday and provides a road map for its salvation. It tours in 2018.


 

Sir Andrew Dillon

Chair: On the front line of innovation - insights from the Cancer Drugs Fund and Early Access to Medicines Scheme

Sir Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
NICE

Sir Andrew Dillon joined the NHS in 1975 and has held a number of senior management positions, including General Manager of the Royal Free Hospital and Chief Executive of St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. He joined the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as its founding Chief Executive in 1999.


 

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi

Session: Managing care for patients with multimorbidities – case studies of implementing NICE guidance

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health Department
University College London

Biog to follow


 

Professor Mark Baker

Session: Update on changes to NICE's guidance manual  

Professor Mark Baker
Centre for Guidelines Director
NICE

Mark Baker is the Director of the Centre for Guidelines (CfG) and is responsible for designing and operating methods and systems to produce clinical guidelines for the NHS. CfG is also responsible for the work of the Medicines and Prescribing Centre including summaries of evidence on new medicines and unlicensed and off-label medicines and the management of the contract for the British National Formulary.

Before joining NICE, Mark was Lead Cancer Clinician at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals and National Clinical Lead for Cancer Peer Review. He has previously worked in transplantation, academic medicine and public health medicine and was Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals for six years and a Director of Research and Development. 


 

Dr Rosie Benneyworth

Session: Integrating and leading patient-centred systems

Dr Rosie Benneyworth
Director of Strategic Clinical Services Transformation
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Rosie has been a Non-Executive Director with NICE since January 2016 and Vice Chair since May 2017 where she oversees the technology appraisals and highly specialised technologies appeals process. She has been involved with NICE for several years, having previously been a member of a guideline development group and a NICE Fellow.

Rosie currently works as the Director of Strategic Clinical Services Transformation for Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, where she is responsible for developing and implementing a joint commissioning strategy with the local authority for the Somerset population.

She has been a GP for 15 years and worked as a principal, salaried and sessional GP during this time. Prior to her current role, Rosie was Managing Director of the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), where she was Vice Chair of the AHSN network and led the Patient Safety Collaboratives. Rosie has also held many clinical leadership roles mainly around service redesign and improvement programmes.


 

Nicola Bent

Session: Integrating and leading patient-centred systems

Nicola Bent
Programme Director - System Engagement
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Meindert Boysen

Session: Roadmap for life sciences - interactive workshop

Meindert Boysen
Programme Director - HTE Appraisals
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Professor Tim Briggs

Session: Right first time

Professor Tim Briggs
Chair of Getting it Right First Time
GIRFT Programme

Biog to follow


 

Paul Chrisp

Session: Getting the most value out of medicines

Paul Chrisp
Programme Director - Medicines and Technologies Programme
NICE

Paul Chrisp is Programme Director of the Medicines and Technologies Programme at NICE, which supports the appropriate uptake and use of medicines and technologies. The programme also provides resources to demonstrate the impact of new recommendations, and tracks the uptake of guidance.

Paul has been with NICE since March 2009, where he was responsible for setting up the Institute’s accreditation programme, which evaluates the processes used by organisations to develop guidance.


 

Professor Alf Collins

Session: Shared decision-making and patient empowerment

Professor Alf Collins
National Policy Advisor, Person-centred Care
NHS England

Biog to follow


 

Chris Connell

Session: Implementation workshop - After the NICE recommendation: using guidance with limited resources

Chris Connell
Associate Director, NICE Field Team (South)
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Annie Coppell

Session: Implementation workshop - After the NICE recommendation: using guidance with limited resources

Annie Coppell
Associate Director – Field Team (North) and Sector Lead for Health
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Nick Crabb

Session: Tackling antimicrobial resistance globally and locally

Nick Crabb
Programme Director – Scientific Affairs
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Diarmaid Crean

Session: Apps and wearables

Diarmaid Crean
Deputy Director of Digital
Public Health England

Biog to follow


 

Professor Matthew Cripps

Session: Right First Time

Prof Matthew Cripps
National RightCare Director
NHS England

Biog to follow


 

Emily Crossley

Session: Roadmap for life sciences - interactive session

Emily Crossley
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
Duchenne UK

Biog to follow


 

Andrew Davies

Session chair: MedTechScan - Speeding up adoption of innovative devices and diagnostics

Andrew Davies
Director, Market Access
ABHI

Biog to follow


 

Carla Deakin

Sessions: Roadmap for life sciences - interactive workshop

Carla Deakin
Associate Director - NICE office for Market Access
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Donna Hakes

Session: MedTechScan - Speeding up adoption of innovative devices and diagnostics

Donna Hakes
Programme Director
NHS England Specialised Services

Biog to follow


 

Professor David Haslam

Session: Opening chair

Professor David Haslam
Chair
NICE

Professor David Haslam is past-President and past Chairman of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, past-President of the British Medical Association, a former vice-chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University, Leicester, and Professor of General Practice at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

He was a GP in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years and has been an expert member of the NHS National Quality Board, chair of the NQB Quality Information Committee, and National Clinical Adviser to both the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Commission.

David is a Fellow of the:

  • Royal College of GPs
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians.

He’s written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the lay public and translated into 13 languages, and well over a thousand articles for the medical and lay press.

In 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the United Kingdom. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to medicine and health care, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Birmingham and the University of East Anglia.  


 

Susan Hopkins

Session: Tackling antimicrobial resistance globally and locally

Susan Hopkins
Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant Infectious
Public Health England

Biog to follow


 

Celia Ingham-Clark

Session: Uniting the science and practice of clinical improvement

Celia Ingham-Clark
Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness
NHS England

Biog to follow


 

Jo Jerrome

Session: Shared decision-making and patient empowerment

Jo Jerrome
CEO
Thrombosis UK

Biog to follow


 

Su Jones

Session: Getting the most value out of medicines

Su Jones
NHS Engagement Partner, National lead for Accelerating Access & Uptake
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Biog to follow


 

Gary Leeming

Sessions: What can big data analytics achieve for healthcare?

Gary Leeming
Director of Informatics
Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network

Biog to follow


 

Professor Gill Leng

Session: Uniting the science and practice of clinical improvement and Shared decision-making and patient empowerment  

Professor Gill Leng
Deputy Chief Executive and Health and Social Care Director 
NICE

Professor Gillian Leng is the Deputy Chief Executive at NICE, the Director of Health and Social Care, and a visiting professor at King's College London.

Gillian trained in medicine at Leeds, and then spent several years researching the epidemiology of peripheral vascular disease at Edinburgh University. She was involved in the Cochrane Collaboration as it first became established, and still contributes as an editor to the EPOC Group (Effective Practice and Organisation of Care). She specialised in public health medicine, and worked as a consultant before moving to NICE in 2001.

At NICE, Gillian has been responsible for the initial set up and running of the clinical guidelines programme, for establishing the NICE implementation function, and for setting up NHS Evidence. More recently she has been responsible for the transfer of the National Prescribing Centre into NICE, for establishing the NICE accreditation programme, and for new work on Quality Standards across health and social care.

Gillian is also Director of the Health and Social Care Programme and since January 2015 is leading the public health team at NICE.


 

Professor Carole Longson

Session: On the front line of innovation - insights from the Cancer Drugs Fund and Early Access to Medicines Scheme  

Professor Carole Longson
Centre for Health Technology Evaluation Director
NICE

Carole is Director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at NICE. She has a doctorate in Pharmacology and spent 8 years at GlaxoSmithKline Research working on the development of novel pharmaceuticals in various therapeutic areas.

Carole has previously been involved in health technology assessment as Director of the Evidence Research Unit. She contributes to a number of international policy forums, including the WHO advisory group on Priority Medical Devices and the Scientific Committee of the Innovative Medicines Initiative. She is Honorary Professor of Health Technology Assessment at the University of Manchester, UK and past President of Health Technology Assessment International (2013 to 2015).


 

Mirella Marlow

Session: MedTechScan - Speeding up adoption of innovative devices and diagnostics

Mirella Marlow
Programme Director Devices and Diagnostic Systems
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Professor Martin Marshall

Session: Uniting the science and practice of clinical improvement

Prof Martin Marshall
Professor of Healthcare Improvement
University College London

Biog to follow


 

Dr Deyo Okubadejo

Session: Managing care for patients with multimorbidities

Dr Deyo Okubadejo
Chair, East Anglia Region​ 
British Geriatric Society

Biog to follow


 

Richard Preece

Session: Devo Manc

Richard Preece
Executive Director
Quality First

Biog to follow


 

Michael Trenell

Session: What can big data analytics achieve for healthcare?

Michael Trenell
Director
National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory

Biog to follow


 

Steve Turner

Session: Managing care for patients with multimorbidities - case studies of implementing NICE guidance

Steve Turner
NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre Associate
Care Right Now

Biog to follow


 

Harriet Unsworth

Session: Apps and wearables

Harriet Unsworth
Senior Technical Analyst
NICE

Biog to follow


 

Dr Tracey Vell

Session: Devo Manc

Dr Tracey Vell
GP
Surrey Lodge Group Practice

Biog to follow


 

Richard Vize

Conference chair

Richard Vize
Director
Public Policy Media Ltd

Richard Vize (@RichardVize) has been a commentator on public policy and public services reform for over 25 years. He is a columnist for the Guardian Healthcare Network, contributes to the British Medical Journal and works with a range of organisations across health and local government.

Richard is a former editor of both Health Service Journal and Local Government Chronicle, and was head of communications at regulator Ofsted. He and his teams have won a number of awards.

He is a trustee of the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work. Richard’s passions are photography, independent travel and political history.


Dr Bruce Warner

Session: Getting the most value out of medicines

Dr Bruce Warner
Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer
NHS England

Biog to follow


 

Paula Whitty

Session: Implementation workshop - After the NICE recommendation: using guidance with limited resources

Paula Whitty
Joint Director of Research, Innovation and Clinical Effectiveness
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Biog to follow