Innovation in health and care: overcoming the barriers to adoption and spread

26 June - 26 June The King's Fund

Programme

  • 26 June

Registration opens, exhibition, poster display and networking

08:30 AM 10:00 AM

Breakfast debate: The NHS is well equipped to adopt innovative technologies even in the current economic climate

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Dr Helen Bevan

PD Prof Debra De Silva

PO Prof Donal O’Donoghue

WW Wil Woan

Opening plenary: Adoption and spread of innovation in health and care

10:00 AM 11:25 AM

Dr Helen Bevan

DG Dr Jonathon Gray

Donna Hall

Mike Hannay

Refreshment break, exhibition, poster display and networking

11:25 AM 11:50 AM

Breakout A: Improving access for vulnerable groups

11:50 AM 01:00 PM

AC Andy Cooke

Lynda Edwards

Anna McEwen

DM Dr Angela Moulson

Caroline Palmer

James Rosborough

Richard Stubbs

Breakout B: Addressing different underlying needs to traditional health and care services

11:50 AM 01:00 PM

PC Pam Creaven

Yvonne Fullwood

Professor Mike Hurley

Ewan King

Alex Smith

Breakout C: Embedding a local innovation

11:50 AM 01:00 PM

GB Guy Boersma

WL William Lilley

Dr Nial Quiney

Emma Redfern

Breakout D: Spreading digital Innovation

11:50 AM 01:00 PM

MC Mr Chris Coulson

Tara Donnelly

Mr Ajith George

SP Simon Pargeter

Dr Richard Stott

Buffet lunch, exhibition, poster display and networking

01:00 PM 01:50 PM

Breakout E: Engaging patients in their care

01:50 PM 03:00 PM

Kevin Auton

Katherine Barbour

Dave Meehan

Julia Reynolds

Piers Ricketts

Dr Niki Wright

Breakout F: Clinical entrepreneurship

01:50 PM 03:00 PM

Amanda Begley

Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam

Professor Julia Riley

DY Dr Peter Young

Breakout G: Spreading innovation across organisational boundaries

01:50 PM 03:15 PM

Cara Afzal

DG Dr Gillian Greenhough

Aileen Jackson

Mark Lawrence

Amanda Risino

Mags Walsh

Breakout H: Intervening earlier

01:50 PM 03:00 PM

Dave Evans

Dr Neil Guha

Natasha Swinscoe

Helen Williams

Refreshment break, exhibition, poster display and networking

03:00 PM 03:25 PM

Closing plenary

03:25 PM 04:45 PM

Ben Collins

Lt Col Chris Gibson MBE

Mike Hannay

LM Liz Mear

Drinks reception

04:45 PM 06:30 PM

Edwards

The AHSN Network

AHSN Posters

Exhibitors

Speakers

Attendees

Cara Afzal

Programme Development Lead
Health Innovation Manchester
Cara works as part of the newly emerging world class Academic Health Science System (AHSS) at Health Innovation Manchester (HInM) which is looking to accelerate innovations into practice. Her work involves the facilitation of closer working between; NHS, Industry, Academic and Public/Patient Partners. With her current role concerned with leading large-scale transformational health and social care improvement projects across the Greater Manchester (GM) Health Economy. She is an advanced improvement practitioner and researcher, with over 20 years’ experience of cross-sector working. This has included roles within academic, healthcare and Local Government sectors. In her current role, she has been engaging with local, national and international researchers and innovators to realise the ambition for healthcare improvements. Having worked across the translational research pathway, from translating ideas from basic and clinical research into the development of new approaches, treatment of disease and illness, she is using her unique insight to drive implementation – getting new approaches and products into clinical practice. Her extensive work portfolio includes the HInM CVD Programme.

26 June

Kevin Auton

Director
Aseptika Ltd
Biochemist with a microbiological background and innovator. Kevin is the founder of Aseptika Ltd which develops connected medical devices and tools for the self-care and healthcare sector. Aseptika undertakes full-stack development (medical devices, firmware, software, Apps, Cloud) and sells its products under the Activ8rlives brand. The Company has benefited from significant support from the SBRI Healthcare programme hosted by Eastern AHSN to develop the Activ8rlives platform and a range of products and services (Activ8rlives – consumer and clinical App, LungHealth App, Asthma +me and Prostate +me Apps), is currently developing the BuddyWOTCH medically certified wearable and pathogen virulence sputum test (funded by SBRI Healthcare and Innovate UK) and is delivering technology-enabled rehabilitation services using its products in partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council and Hunts Community Cancer Network (called Active+) to bridge the gap between rehabilitation in secondary care and community-based care, for rest-of-life.

26 June

Katherine Barbour

Senior Programme Manager
Wessex AHSN
Following 20 years in social care in a variety of community social work and management roles Katherine joined the NHS as a manager of older people’s mental health services. After a successful redesign of services to bring health and social care staff into integrated teams and transferring care into the community for people with severe and enduring mental health conditions she spent two years with the Department of Health implementing the National Dementia Strategy. Telehealth and telecare implementation across Wessex was her role with the Health Innovation and Education Cluster from 2010 to 2014 and she joined the WAHSN project managing work in digital health and dementia. She is passionate about integrating care and using technology to help deliver quality care to people in Wessex. Her current focus is on implementing dementia friendly surgeries across Wessex and working with the 8 acute hospitals to improve the delivery of dementia care to patients and their carers.

26 June

Amanda Begley

Director of Innovation and Implementation
UCL Partners AHSN
Amanda Begley is Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCLPartners. Her focus is to build partnerships and expertise to deliver innovation at scale and pace for patient and population benefit. She is co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which is delivered as a partnership between NHS England and the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, hosted at UCLPartners. She is UCLP’s lead director for the Optimising Behaviour theme in North Thames CLAHRC, a Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), and a Non-Executive Director of RCGP’s Innovation and Research Board. Following her PhD, Amanda joined the NHS as an Assistant and Trainee Clinical Psychologist. She has worked as a commissioner and senior manager across primary, community and secondary care, and as Head of Innovation at London’s Strategic Health Authority. While at UCLPartners, Amanda completed a Fellowship at GSK.

26 June

Don Berwick

International Visiting Fellow
The King's Fund
Appointed an international visiting fellow at the Fund in October 2015, Don will contribute to the Fund’s broader work to improve health and care in the NHS.

Don will also be working widely with governmental and non-governmental organisations in addition to The King’s Fund throughout England as appropriate as part of his efforts in support of improvement of care, outcomes, and costs within the NHS in England.

A paediatrician by background, Don was for 19 years the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid), a position that he held until December 2011. He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2013 he carried out a review of patient safety in the NHS on behalf of Prime Minister David Cameron. Recognised as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Don has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific articles and six books.

Read Dons' reports and blogs.

Dr Helen Bevan

Chief Transformation Officer
NHS England
Helen Bevan is a senior leader and change agent in the English National Health Service, the biggest health system in the world. The NHS employs 1.5 million people and provides care for 54 million people. Helen has been at the forefront of many initiatives to create improvements across the entire country. She has also supported healthcare leaders in many other countries in their change efforts. Helen leads the NHS Horizons team, which is a source of ideas and knowledge to enable the spread of improvements at scale. The team uses a variety of different tools and approaches including social movement thinking, community organising, improvement science, accelerated design, digital connectivity and digital curation. She leads “The School for Change Agents”, a virtual school that builds skills, confidence and connections for change. More than 16,000 people from 44 countries have taken part in the school. Helen recently co-wrote Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide which is a guide for healthcare leaders to implementing change in complex health and healthcare environments. Helen and the NHS Horizons team use social media and digital broadcasting to show that a small team (less than 20 people) can make a big difference through the power of connectivity. She is the top social influencer in the NHS. Her Twitter handle is @helenbevan

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Guy Boersma

Managing Director
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN

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Ben Collins

Project 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 Bens' blogs and reports.

26 June

AC

Andy Cooke

Carer
Shared Lives Plus

26 June

MC

Mr Chris Coulson

Ear and Throat Consultant and CEO
endoscope-i Ltd

26 June

PC

Pam Creaven

Director of services
Age UK

26 June

PD

Prof Debra De Silva

Head of Evaluation
The Evidence Centre

26 June

Tara Donnelly

Chief Executive
Health Innovation Network
Tara Donnelly is chief executive of the Health Innovation Network which exists to accelerate the adoption of evidence based improvement across the 12 boroughs, seven acute trusts, seven universities, three mental health trusts and three community trusts of south London, and the citywide ambulance service. Tara has a wealth of experience managing and leading NHS organisations and services. She held a series of senior leadership roles at UCLH Foundation Trust, including director of quality, efficiency and productivity, managing director for medicine, for surgery and cancer and for the specialist hospitals within the Trust. Prior to that, Tara was Chief Executive of West Middlesex University Hospital. She served as a trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for ten years, during a period of major growth. Tara writes and speaks on innovation and leadership and is both passionate and optimistic about the potential of improvement across our health system and the contribution digital innovation can make to transforming services for patients.

26 June

Lynda Edwards

Clinical Lead, School Nursing
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Lynda started her nursing career in Hertfordshire in March 1978. After qualifying as a Registered Nurse, Lynda staffed on a medical ward until moving to Manchester to study Theatre Nursing at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester from January 1981 –January 1982. Following this, Lynda specialised in Operating Theatre Nursing, working at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton, London and then The Lister Hospital in Stevenage. Lynda started to work in community nursing part time to enable her to raise 3 children while still following her nursing career path. Lynda commenced her career in School Nursing career in September 1996. Lynda undertook pathways of study to enable her to study for the SCPHN in School Nursing and has been a qualified SCPHN for 17 years. Since then Lynda has worked in Hertfordshire as a School Health Nurse, a Team Lead for 0-19 team, a secondment with Thriving Families for the Local Authority as a pilot project and now in her current role as Clinical Lead in School Nursing (Public Health Nursing 5-19) and has a wide and in depth experience of School Nursing and Public Health. Lynda leads on the Chathealth service targeting the 11-19 age group, for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, amongst other projects to support delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and to maintain delivery of a high quality service across the Public Health (5-19) teams in Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

26 June

Dave Evans

Programme Manager
West of England AHSN
Following a varied and successful career in financial services I joined the NHS in 2009 specialising in the areas of Service Improvement, Quality Improvement and Transformation. I have undertaken programme management roles at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and most recently at the West of England Academic Health Science network.

26 June

Yvonne Fullwood

Consultant
Understanding Value Ltd
Yvonne is an independent consultant specialising in applied research and evaluation. She helps others to understand and enhance the value they create for individuals and communities.

In addition to evaluating the Age UK Personalised Integrated Care (PIC) programme, recent projects include supporting the development of a Social Investment Bond model to scale the PIC service across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and helping Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity understand lessons learned about effective practice in communicating health innovations.

Yvonne’s previous roles include Associate Director at KPMG and Senior Managing Consultant at ICF International. With a focus on health and care, she advised on the design, implementation and/or evaluation of diverse strategies and programmes across the public and voluntary and community sectors. In the same sectors, Yvonne’s earlier career was centred on policy development and quality improvement spanning health and education. Yvonne holds a PhD in life sciences from UCL.

26 June

Mr Ajith George

Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon
Royal College Surgical Tutor, University Hospitals of North Midlands
Ajith is a Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon specialising in the trans oral management of head and neck cancer. He’s a senior lecturer in Anatomy at Keele Medical School, a Royal College of Surgeon’s Tutor and the medical director of endoscope-i Ltd. His NHS practice is based in Stoke on Trent In the West Midlands.

26 June

Lt Col Chris Gibson MBE

Specialist Leadership Adviser, Former Lieutenant Colonel
Defence Medical Directorate
Chris Gibson has recently left the Armed Forces having joined the Army in 1984. His initial service with the Close Protection Unit and Special Forces saw him deployed to some of the more remote and austere locations the planet has on offer. Chris commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps in 2004 and has continued in his interest in team development, leadership and culture within organisations. A graduate of NHS Staff College he enjoyed developing and delivering a portfolio of leadership development courses for NHS executives. His assignment to Army Medical Services Training Centre and Chief Instructor afforded him the opportunity to utilise his Post Grad Qualifications in simulation, management and leadership to assist in best preparing units for operational deployment. This included the demands of developing a methodology for training and assuring all those who deployed to West Africa to assist in tackling the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. Of late he was tasked by government to assist London Ambulance Service NHS Trust out of CQC imposed Special Measures. Chris has been recently awarded with a Special Recognition award from The Health Services Journal and UK International Innovator of the Year.

26 June

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Dr Jonathon Gray

CEO
South West AHSN

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Dr Gillian Greenhough

Associate Director
NHS RightCare
Gillian Greenhough is the NHS RightCare delivery partner working with Greater Manchester. Before moving back to Manchester to be nearer family, she was Islington CCG chair, and prior to that PEC chair. She was a GP in Islington for nearly 20 years, with a passionate interest in population health. She has a background in public health, and has previously been medical director for Stockport PCT and deputy editor of the “Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin”.

26 June

Dr Neil Guha

Clinical Associate Professor, Hepatology
University of Nottingham
Neil Guha is a Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology based at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. His research focus is on biomarkers of liver fibrosis and experimental diagnostics including novel MRI imaging. An important area of his work is the application of diagnostic tests in chronic liver disease to change clinical practice. The scarred liver project, developed in conjunction with his colleague Professor Guru Aithal and other clinical colleagues, is focused on improving the detection of liver disease in a community setting. Following a successful pilot in 2012, Neil Guha engaged with the East Midlands Academic Health Network to develop and implement the pathway. In 2015, Neil was awarded an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellowship. In 2016, Neil and his colleagues implemented a commissioned pathway in Nottingham; focussed on integrating the detection of liver disease across primary and secondary care. Since then, over 2,000 patients have entered the pathway and had an assessment of their liver health.

26 June

Donna Hall

Chief Executive
Wigan Council
Donna Hall has been Chief Executive at Wigan, the second largest council in Greater Manchester for the last five years. Despite being the third worst affected UK council by cuts of £100 million, Wigan has been voted by 72% of its staff as the best council to work for in the UK. Donna is also the Accountable Officer of NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group. Donna leads on Culture, Arts and Leisure and Public Service Reform in Greater Manchester and was awarded a CBE for services to local government in 2009. Donna initiated a major programme of reform in partnership with residents, The Wigan Deal. She is a passionate feminist and last year won Transformational Leader at the Northern Power Women Awards.

26 June

Mike Hannay

Chair
AHSN Network
Mike has more than 25 years’ experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, with an excellent track record of building collaboration with healthcare and academia. He joined EMAHSN in July 2016 from ThermoFisher Scientific, where he had worked since 2013 as Vice President for the UK BioPharma Services Division. That role built upon his significant experience both nationally and internationally, including Vice President of Medicines Development at AstraZeneca. In his role with EMAHSN, Mike leads the organisation in helping to address some of the biggest health challenges facing the region. Mike is currently Chair of the National AHSN Network, a collaboration of England’s 15 AHSNs.

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Professor Mike Hurley

Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences
St George's, University of London, and Kingston University
Mike Hurley qualified as a physiotherapist at Kings’ College Hospital in 1985. Between 1990-2010 he held positions of Lecture, Reader and Professor at Kings College London, before moving to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at St George’s University of London. In 2013 Mike was appointed Clinical Director for the Musculoskeletal Programme of the Health Innovation Network South London’s Academic Health Science Network. He has been a Clinical Advisor to Arthritis Research UK, Chair of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Research and Clinical Effectiveness, contributed to clinical guideline committees and authored more than 75 papers. He works with healthcare users, clinicians and commissioners to develop and evaluate rehabilitation programmes that are clinically practicable in order to facilitate wide clinical implementation. His “ESCAPE-pain” programme for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis is being rolled out across the UK.

26 June

Aileen Jackson

Senior Project Manager
Health Innovation Network
Aileen is Head of Mental Health at Health Innovation Network the Academic Health Science Network for south London. Aileen leads on the Implementation of the SIM London Pathfinder sites .She has worked extensively in the health and social care sector including: commissioning, service development, workforce development and social work management and delivery. Aileen is also a registered Social Worker

26 June

Ewan King

Business Development and Delivery Director
Social Care Institute of Excellence
Ewan King joined SCIE in September 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of SCIE’s contracted work, attracting new commissions, and supporting co-production with people who use services and carers. Ewan leads SCIE’s work on health and social care integration, person centred care and innovation. Ewan is currently Engagement Lead within a Nesta-led consortium to establish a new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and is on the Executive Committee of the Children’s Policy Research Unit based at University College London.

26 June

Mark Lawrence

Mental Health Lead
Metropolitan Police
Mark is the lead officer for response policing across the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. He is also the lead responsible officer for the Metropolitan Police Service for mental health, suicide prevention and drug and alcohol misuse. He has enjoyed an exciting and varied career with the MPS since transferring in from Sussex Police in 1995. Mark has worked in operational and partnership roles across a number of London Boroughs. He has also worked in specialist roles with the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, the Diplomatic Protection Group and as project manager for the leadership component of the One Met Model Transformation Programme. In 2018 he stepped down from the role of event commander for Wimbledon Tennis after seven years delivering a safe and secure Championships. As MPS lead for mental health Mark is passionate about working collaboratively with partners across London and nationally to improve outcomes for service users and to reduce demands placed upon public services by mental ill health.

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William Lilley

Partnership Director
South West AHSN
William is a Partnership Director and currently leads the South West Patient Safety Collaborative programme. Passionate about improving quality in healthcare, William brings a wealth of implementation experience and expertise across the population health and prevention agendas. In 2013 William completed the Clore Social Fellowship, a prestigious programme that aims to support aspiring leaders in the social sector. Previous experience includes working at Bromford, a social enterprise which provides housing and support to over 60,000 residents across Central England. He is a co-founder of a Birmingham-based wellbeing and mental health consortium of 30 voluntary sector organisations that aim to deliver psychological therapies_to hard-to-reach communities.

26 June

Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam

Clinical Research Fellow
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, and Cambride University Hospitals
Maryanne trained at The Norwich Medical School and completed her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region. She is a Clinical Fellow at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn and is completing a Doctorate at Cambridge University on Understanding system and human errors in the NHS,  use of engineered solutions to prevent never and serious adverse events and understanding barriers to implementation. Maryanne is a founding member of the Q Initiative, is a fellow with two innovations, the non-injectable arterial connector and the WireSafe, on the NHS Innovator Accelerator Programme. 

26 June

Anna McEwen

Executive Director of Support and Development
Shared Lives Plus
Anna has worked in the social care field in the UK for over 20 years in roles across both the voluntary and statutory sectors. Anna’s experience includes working on pilots to introduce personal budgets for people who need care and support and introducing community based initiatives to keep people connected to the people and places that are important to them. Anna is now Executive Director of Support & Development at Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare where her role involves working with Directors, commissioners and other providers to develop and diversify the Shared Lives model across the UK while supporting members to ensure the quality across the sector.

26 June

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Liz Mear

Chief Executive
Innovation Agency
Dr Liz Mear is the Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast. She is also Chair of the national AHSN Network, representing all 15 AHSNs in England. In addition, she is a Board Director of the Northern Health Science Alliance; a member of the Well North Board; and the Health Service Research UK Network Board. She is co-chair of the NIHR Health Services Research and Delivery Services Dissemination Centre; chair of the North West Procurement Development Board; and vice chair of the North West Coast Genomics Medicine Centre.

26 June

Dave Meehan

Director for Partnerships and Deputy CEO
Wessex AHSN
Dave Meehan is the Deputy CEO and Director for Partnerships for Wessex Academic Health Science Network. The AHSN was established by the NHS to improve Health and Create Wealth in Wessex and boasts membership of the five Wessex universities and twenty one health bodies. Dave has been with the AHSN since it was formed in 2013 and has worked in the Wessex NHS environment for over 40 years, holding board positions in Primary Care Trusts and Provider organisations for the last 20 years. These have included Director and Managing Director of Clinical Services, Strategy, Service Improvement Management, Communications and Engagement. Dave is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and proudly holds a Football League Coaching Licence, demonstrating a passion for football, as well as all sports, and a desire to coach the very best out of every individual.

26 June

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Dr Angela Moulson

Clinical Specialist Lead Adult Mental Health
Bradford CCGs
Dr Angela Moulson Mb ChB a GP Partner at Tong Medical Practice for 29 years working in a deprived urban area in Bradford awarded outstanding by CQC in May 2015; the first in Yorkshire & Humber. GP with Special Interest in Mental Health for 18 years in practical terms as worked in a Community Mental Health Trust for 15 years from 2000, obtained a diploma in 2009 from Stafford University as a Practitioner With a Special Interest in Mental Health Clinical Specialist Lead for the Bradford & Airedale Wharfedale Craven Clinical Commissioning Groups for Adult Mental Health involved in commissioning of services and shaping the strategy in collaboration with partners. Chair of Healthy Lifestyle Solutions a CIC which works with our local community and provides our Primary Care Home with social prescribing and many other community based activities. During my studies for my diploma I became very interested and passionate about improving the physical health of Severely Mentally Ill patients as I think the statistics are shocking I have worked closely with Kate Dale in Bradford to develop a template to improve the recording of information and interventions performed. This has been nationally recognised and is available on many IT systems. I am also very interested in the integration of physical and mental health and my practice is one of 4 which has the Primary Care Wellbeing Service, looking at a new model of care to look after patients with complex long term conditions with mental health problems, including medically unexplained symptoms. I am a huge fan of Early Intervention and Recovery models and not a fan of traditional medical models.

26 June

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Prof Donal O’Donoghue

Consultant Renal Physician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Director, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network

26 June

Caroline Palmer

School Nurse and Project Lead
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Caroline began working on the ChatHealth messaging project in 2012, and went on to launch ChatHealth across the School Nursing service in Leicestershire in 2014. Caroline splits her time working as the ChatHealth Clinical Lead and also as a Children’s Community Nurse. The role of ChatHealth Clinical Lead involves working with team across the country to engage service users in care delivered in innovative ways. Caroline qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2007 from Sheffield Hallam University. She worked within the acute care setting up until 2011, and then began work in community services across both School Nursing and Childrens Community Nursing. In 2014 Caroline was awarded the title of Queens Nurse for her work in innovation within the NHS.

26 June

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Simon Pargeter

Royal College Surgical Tutor, University Hospitals of North Midlands
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon

26 June

Dr Nial Quiney

Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Nial is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Surrey County Hospital. He was appointed a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in 1995. Nial was the Clinical Director of ICU followed by Anaesthetics and Theatres and then the Emergency department. Nial was the Principal investigator for the Emergency Laparotomy Quality Improvement Care Bundle (ELPQuiC) project and was the clinical lead for the wider Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative.

26 June

Emma Redfern

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Emma is a consultant in Emergency Medicine, joining the Emergency Department team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2009, and has undertaken post graduate research in patient safety at Imperial College London. In addition to her clinical commitments, Emma is Deputy Medical Director for Patient Safety at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and an Associate Clinical Director position at the West of England AHSN. Emma is the chair of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Safer Care Committee.

26 June

Julia Reynolds

Head of Programmes
Innovation Agency
Julia is the lead for the Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Programme, for the Innovation Agency - she works with the NHS, academia, industry and the third sector, to develop and promote the identification, adoption and spread of evidence-based innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, to improve patient outcomes. Julia leads the North West Coast AF Collaborative, which has been successful in promoting technology in identifying people with AF. It combines training and education with quality improvement and support for GP practices across the region to improve outcomes in managing patients with AF. In addition to this Julia is Associate Director of the Connected Health Cities Programme. The programme seeks to use health data to link datasets and develop a learning health system, which will inform the region to use data effectively in improving healthcare. We are currently looking at 2 pathways – emergency unplanned care and alcohol related liver disease. Julia has worked for 20 years’ in the health and public sector, including working in at Trust level in research and development – setting up and managing clinical trials and other well designed research studies; supporting two large National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programmes in research and improvement (Collaboration in Applied Health Research and Care, CLAHRC and Primary Care) and working for National Improvement Bodies. Throughout her career, Julia has also worked for Macmillan Cancer Support and a range of other organisations including the Fire and Rescue Service.

26 June

Piers Ricketts

Chief Executive
Eastern AHSN
Piers Ricketts was recently appointed CEO of Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN). EAHSN’s role is to act as a networker, broker and change agent in accelerating the adoption of innovations coming out of clinical academia, medtech and start-ups and to support their increased use in the NHS for the benefits of patients and our region’s economic growth. Piers was previously a Partner at KPMG, where his leadership roles included running the healthcare management consulting practice, as well as leading major transformation projects in higher education, social housing and the wider public sector. He therefore understands the challenges and solutions facing the wider public sector in an era of financial challenge alongside increasing public expectation. Piers is a Chartered Accountant and previously spent ten years in KPMG’s Transaction Services practice, supporting private and public sector clients in major commercial deals.

26 June

Professor Julia Riley

Clinical Lead for Co-ordinate My Care and Palliative Care Consultant
Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts
Professor Riley is a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts and the Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care which she founded in 2010. She is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London; Editor of the European Journal of Palliative Care (the journal for the European Association of Palliative Care), and the Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care, the clinical service that coordinates urgent care and allows patients to have choices and improved quality of care during the out of hours period. Professor Riley has two main research interests. The first is in the inter-individual variation in patient's response to opioids. The second is the development of models of end of life care, underpinned by digital technologies, that include the seamless transition between the acute and the community sector, improving quality of life, decreasing in the number of unnecessary hospital admissions and increasing the number of patients being cared for, and dying in their preferred place.

26 June

Amanda Risino

Managing Director
Health Innovation Manchester
Amanda became Managing Director of Health Innovation Manchester formally GM AHSN on 1 March 2017. Prior experience includes senior positions across multiple NHS and Local Authority organisations. Amanda is passionate about transforming Health and Social Care by introducing innovations to improve the population's health and wellbeing

26 June

James Rosborough

Ambassador
Shared Lives Plus
James is 47 years old and spent most of his life in specialist residential care before coming to live in Hertfordshire in a Shared Lives arrangement with Andy and his family in 2010. James is now an active and valued member of his community working in a local Country Market, going to his favourite café, local pub and has several social networks. James enjoys cooking, gardening and playing golf and has joined the local Karate club, presently working towards his orange belt. James delivers a training session on epilepsy to new carers, in Hertfordshire, as part of the Care Certificate each month. James is an Ambassador for Shared Lives Plus and works on projects, presentations and workshops around the country. He is also a Director of Local Social CIC that supports people to make connections to their local communities or as he puts it ‘to help people make friends and get more’.

26 June

Alex Smith

Founder and Chief Executive
North London Cares
Alex Smith is the founder and chief executive of North London Cares (2011), South London Cares (2014), Manchester Cares (2017) and Liverpool Cares (2018) – collectively known as The Cares Family. The branches have mobilised 8,000 younger and older people to reduce loneliness and social and generational divides in rapidly changing cities. In 2018 Alex was selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Fellow in recognition of his work.

26 June

Dr Richard Stott

UK Clinical Lead
Big Health
Richard is a UK clinical psychologist who has worked for many years at the forefront of the CBT development, research and practice in the field of anxiety disorders and PTSD. Having trained at Cambridge, Sussex and University College London, he then worked for over ten years in a Wellcome Trust funded clinical research group at Oxford University and Kings College London headed by Professors David Clark and Anke Ehlers. Drawing also on a previous professional software engineering background, Richard has worked extensively in the research and development of a new generation of internet-based psychological therapies for anxiety disorders. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer in e-mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, and in 2018 Richard was appointed UK Clinical Lead for Big Health. Richard has a strong interest in seeking novel, effective and safe ways to combine technology with the rigours of best clinical practice to help redefine the landscape of mental health provision, and maximise the reach of help for the millions who currently receive little or no effective treatment.

26 June

Richard Stubbs

Chief Executive
Yorkshire and Humber AHSN
Richard is the CEO of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, an organisation that connects NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on increasing economic growth and improving outcomes for patients. Prior to this Richard was the AHSN’s Commercial Director providing executive leadership on all commercial, innovation and wealth creation objectives. Richard is also a non-executive director of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle. Richard is also a non-executive director of Maltby Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust of secondary and primary schools across Rotherham. Before joining the AHSN, Richard was Head of Commercial and International Innovation at NHS England. His role involved developing national programmes that maximise benefits to patients and the NHS, in addition to supporting UK economic growth agenda, by promoting and facilitating commercial opportunities, both domestically and internationally. Richard was also a creator and the Managing Director of NHS Global, a precursor to Healthcare UK, established to support the delivery of health care expertise to international markets. Richard created and led the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, a role that involved improving the culture of innovation in NHS organisations. Richard was a core member of the NHS National Leadership Council, and has previous acute and commissioning senior management experience. He joined the NHS from the BBC as a graduate trainee.

26 June

Natasha Swinscoe

Managing Director
West of England AHSN
A graduate of the NHS management training scheme, Natasha has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS as a senior manager and leader. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Natasha was Chief Operating Officer of the AHSN for four years.

Natasha has worked in both commissioning and provider organisations gaining experience of leading adult and child mental health, children’s community and acute services, adult surgical and specialist renal and transplantation services. Natasha has an MSc in Leadership and Development of Public Sector Organisations and has completed development programmes focussed on leadership, coaching and mentoring.

26 June

Mags Walsh

Regional Relationship Manager (North), Better Care Support team
NHS England
Mags Walsh joined the Better Care Support team in October 2016 as Regional Relationship Manager for the North. Mags supports Better Care Managers and their local areas to achieve the best outcomes for their citizens, through meeting the requirements and ambition of the Better Care Fund, with consideration to other related key initiatives that encompass health and local government. Mags has considerable experience in leading improvement, transformation and programme delivery, across the private, voluntary and public sectors, working for large blue chip and public organisations as well as medium and smaller organisations. Over the past eight years, Mags has worked on inaugural ‘Place’ based integration programmes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, leading national government programmes such as Total Place, Community Budgets and Troubled Families, working closely with central government to pilot and inform these programmes.

26 June

Helen Williams

Clinical Lead
Southwark CCG
Helen spent 15 years working in a tertiary cardiac centre in London before taking on the role of Consultant Pharmacist for CVD Disease working across primary and secondary care. Helen is involved in a wide range of activities across South London to improve the care of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). She chairs the local cardiovascular medicines working group which develops and supports the implementation of consensus evidence-based guidance for use across South London’s 12 clinical commissioning groups and 7 acute trusts, covering a population of 3.6million. In her national and local roles Helen is currently focusing on the rollout out of mobile device ECG devices to improve the detection of AF and on strategies to increase the uptake of anticoagulation in AF.

26 June

WW

Wil Woan

Chief Executive
Heart Valve Voice

26 June

Dr Niki Wright

GP Partner
The Friarsgate Practice
Niki is a GP partner in a large urban practice in Winchester serving 24000 patients. She has been a partner there for 25 years and is a GP Trainer. She has a strong focus on Health and Wellbeing and runs a walking group in her spare time as part of the Walking for Health Initiative. The practice worked with the Wessex ASHN and were awarded Dementia Friendly status in March 2017.

26 June

DY

Dr Peter Young

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn
Peter is a consultant in Critical Care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Peter's research interests include preventing ventilator associated pneumonia and the development of medical safety innovations to prevent serious adverse and never events. Peter is the inventor of the PneuX endotracheal and tracheostomy tube and cuff pressure controller, a system which prevents VAP by eliminating pulmonary aspiration in the critically ill patients. The PneuX is being used in Critical Care units in the USA and UK. Peter is a fellow NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme.

26 June

DB

Dr Usha Boolaky

Senior Research Manager
The Health Foundation
DB

Dr Mike Burrows

Coordination Director
The AHSN Network
DB

Dr Kim Bevan

Director of Development
The Retreat York
DY

Dr Neville Young

Director of Enterprise & Innovation
Yorkshire & Humber AHSN
DG

Dr Jo Gooding

Design for Health Interactions Fellow
Kingston School of Art / Kingston University
DB

Dr Richard Burling

GP Partner/CCG Clinical Lead
St Stephens Partnership
DK

Dr vidya krishna

General Practitioner
Ivy Court Surgery
DH

Dr Carianne Hunt

Research Fellow
Salford Royal Foundation Trust
DS

Dr Lisa Simpson

Head of Contracting and Incentives
NHS England
DC

Dr Barbara Camanzi

STFC Healthcare Leader
STFC
DA

Dr Reiko Akizuki

Director
AMED
DM

Dr Stuart Monk

Director of Delivery
South West AHSN
DL

Dr Chris Lazenby

Chief Executive Officer
South West AHSN
DM

Dr Angela Moulson

Clinical Specialist Lead Adult Mental Health
Bradford CCGs
DA

Dr Geeta Aggarwal

Specialist Trainee in Anaesthesia
Royal Surrey County Hospital
DQ

Dr Nial Quiney

Consultant Anaesthetist
Royal Surrey County Hospital
DS

Dr Richard Stott

UK Clinical Lead
Big Health
DW

Dr Niki Wright

GP Partner
The Friarsgate Practice
DB

Dr Amanda Begley

Director of Innovation and Implementation
UCL Partners AHSN
DM

Dr Maryanne Marivaselvam

Clinical Research Fellow
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, and Cambride University Hospitals
DY

Dr Peter Young

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, and Cambride University Hospitals
DG

Dr Gillian Greehough

Associate Director
NHS RightCare
DG

Dr Neil Guha

Clinical Associate Professor, Hepatology
University of Nottingham
DF

Dr Lucy Falcus

GP/Medical Lead
Hartlepool&Stockton Health
PS

Prof Lars Sundstrom

Director of Innovation and Growth
West of England AHSN
PB

Prof Jackie Bridges

Professor of Older People's Care
University of Southampton
PH

Prof Mike Hurley

Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences
St George's, University of London, and Kingston University
PH

Prof Chris Ham

Chief Executive Officer
The King's Fund
PB

Prof Don Berwick

International Visiting Fellow
The King's Fund
EW

Emily Watts

Programme Manager - Inpatient Care
Diabetes UK
ZS

Zarina Siganporia

Shared Practice Programme Manager
Diabetes UK
AC

Antonia Charles

Account Director
freuds
TH

Tammy Holmes

Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager
WMAHSN
KH

Kate Hall

Director of Capability Development
UCLPartners
LG

Lisa Garrett

Hot Housing Implementation Manager
NHS England
RS

Reeja Sarai

Communications and Engagement Officer
Better Care Support team
BL

Bev Lewis

Business Development Manager
TMI Systems Limited
RH

Rozalie Horka

Senior Project Manager
NHS England
VH

Vince Holder

MSD
CT

Chris Taylor

Assistant Coordination Director
AHSN Network
CC

Chris Chaney

Chief Executive
CW+
SK

Sean Key

Director
PRAG-DEL-SOL-ONE LTD
CC

Colin Capper

Head of Research Development and Evaluation
Alzheimer’s Society
FR

Farhan Rafiq

Head of Business and Service Development
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
KM

Kirit Mistry

Chair
south Asian health action charity
PJ

Paul Jackson

Senior Technical Project Manager
LumiraDx Care Solutions
BE

Ben Ellis

Shared Practice and Innovatio Programme Manager
Diabetes UK
GH

Graeme Hodgson

Partnership Development Manager
Anglia Ruskin University / Positive Ageing Research Institute
AH

Andy Hill

Director of Business Development
Oxford Academic Health Science Network
NM

Neil McClements

Trustee
Haemochromatosis UK
DT

David Trigger

NHSE Patient Leader
NHSE
DS

David Shapland

Head of Marketing and Communications
Yorkshire & Humber AHSN
PM

Paul McGettigan

Business Innovation Lead
NHSBSA
CM

Charles MacKinnon

Healthcare Director
IEG4 Ltd
SB

Steven Baldwin

Managing Director
Pharm@Sea Ltd
TM

Tom Moberly

UK Editor
BMJ
SR

Stephen Ray

National Healthcare Partnership Manager
Bayer plc
AP

Aaron Pond

Director
Think Connect Change
TC

Tom Cox

Service Improvement Manager
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
MM

Marc Mitchel

Health Economy Liaison Manager
Janssen
SH

Stephen Hildrew

Regional sales manager
Siemens Healthineers
PH

Peter Hawkins

Supplier Relationship Management Advisor
Department of Health
AP

Antonis Papasolomontos

Corporate Affairs and Policy Lead
AbbVie
AS

Andrew Southworth

Programme Manager
Manchester Health & Care Commissioning
DJ

David Jones

Assistant Director
Diabetes UK
MM

Mark Moran MBE

Chief Executive
Hydrate for Health Ltd
RR

Ross Rotheram

Strategic Partnership Lead
Novartis
SZ

Shiraz Ziya

Researcher
Innocell
MO

Mark O'Hagan

Joint Chief Executive
East of England Coop
BT

Ben Tunstall

Communications and Engagement Manager
Better Care Support team
BR

Ben Rosenbaum

Strategy Manager
Cancer Research UK
RL

Rob Longstaff

Programme Head
NHS Digital
PB

Peter Blackburn

Senior Staff Writer
British Medical Association
MH

Mike Hannay

Chair
AHSN Network
DA

Daniel Abell

Strategy Manager
NHS England
RS

Richard Stubbs

Chief Executive Officer
Yorkshire and Humber AHSN
JR

James Rosborough

Ambassador
Shared Lives Plus
AC

Andy Cooke

Carer
Shared Lives Plus
EK

Ewan King

Business Development and Delivery Director
Social Care Institute of Excellence
AS

Alex Smith

Founder and Chief Executive
North London Cares
GB

Guy Boersma

Managing Director
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN
AG

Ajith George

Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon
Royal College Surgical Tutor, University Hospitals of North Midlands
PR

Piers Ricketts

Chief Executive Officer
Eastern AHSN
DM

Dave Meehan

Director for Partnerships and Deputy CEO
Wessex AHSN
KA

Kevin Auton

Director
Aseptika Ltd
ML

Mark Lawrence

Mental Health Lead
Metropolitan Police
NS

Natasha Swinscoe

Managing Director
West of England AHSN
DW

Dave West

Programme Manager
West of England AHSN
BC

Ben Collins

Projects Director
The King's Fund
CG

Chris Gibson MBE

Specialist Leadership Adviser
Independent Consultant
JC

James Coulston

Clinical Lead
SWAHSN
AP

Andy Parry

Senior Account Director
emotive. Agency
CG

Carl Gowland

Head of Operations and Service Delivery
Hartlepool&Stockton Health
YS

Yusuf Soni

GP/ Innovations Director
Hartlepool&Stockton Health
IF

Ian Forrest

GP
Hartlepool&Stockton Health
IM

Ian McCreath

Personal Choice Programme Manager
Alzheimer's Society
DB

Donna Buxton

Research Manager
The Health Foundation
VR

Vanesther Rees

Communications Manager
AHSN Network
SR

Shilpa Ross

Senior Researcher
The King's Fund
DC

Dara Coppel

head of programmes
east midlands academic health science network
LH

Lucy Hawkins

Senior Consultant
MLCSU, Strategy Unit
CM

Carol Munt

Patient Partner & Advocate
independent
LH

Louise Honeybun

Innovation Manager
Simplyhealth
JB

Julia Bainbridge

Director
freuds
PA

Penny Agent

Director of Rehab & Therapies & Lab Medicine
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
HP

Helen Parrott

Associate Director of Rehab & Therapies
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
LC

Lucy Chatwin

Business Manager
WMAHSN
SD

Sharon Driver

Senior Consultant
Visions4Health Ltd
JS

Joanne Stradling

Divisional General Manager
Marie Curie
AR

Amanda Risino

Managing Director
Health Innovation Manchester
AR

Amanda Risino

Managing Director
Health Innovation Manchester
JM

Jayne Moran

Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Care Plus Group/NHS
SC

Stacie Coburn

Principal Advisor
Eastern AHSN
CT

Catronia Toms

Head of Practice Development
Shaw trust
FF

Fern Fisher

Project Officer
Guildford Borough Council
GC

Gayle Curry

Partner Lawyer
BrookStreet des Roches LLP
AB

Abigail Barron

Head of Strategy
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG
LB

Liz Butterfield

Project Pharmacist
KSS AHSN
JM

Jo Murray

Patient Safety Manager
Oxford AHSN PSC
PD

Philippa Darnton

Senior Programme Manager - Spread
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
DG

Deborah Gidman

Project Manager
SWAHSN
SA

Shamaila Afzal

Healthcare Development Manager
Roche Diagnostics
CH

Clare Hodges

GP/Medical Lead
Hartlepool&Stockton Health
AA

Allyson Arnold

Health Services Engagement Lead - London
BHF
KY

Kathryn Yates

Director of Nursing & WTI
Londonwide LMCs
LH

Lisa Harrod-Rothwell

Lead Medical Director
Londonwide LMCs
DF

Danielle Frewin

Government Affairs Manager
AbbVie
KW

Kristina Wilton

Healthcare strategy manager
Janssen
IS

Imogen Scott Plummer

Head of Care & Services
MS Society
KW

Kirsten Watson

Head of Quality Improvement
Dorset Healthcare Trust
LW

Lauren Walker

Fire Safe and Well Regional Manager
Healthy London Partnership
MA

Margaret Ancobiah

Innovation Exchange Manager
UCLPartners
JA

Jenny Andrews

Project Manager
Hertfordshire County Council
KH

Kay Haughton

Director of Service Transformation
The West of England Academic Health Science Network
RM

Roisin Mulvaney

Head of Health Services Quality and Governance
BUPA
GA

Grace Adedapo

Lead Physician
BUPA
VT

Victoria Thompson

Head of Quality Improvement
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
KL

Karen Livingstone

Director Partnerships & Industry Engagement
Eastern AHSN
VC

Victoria Corbishley

Director of Transformation
Eastern AHSN
SA

Sarah Alldis

Associate Director Social Care
Wirral COmmunity NHS Foundation Trust
AB

Anne Boyens

Innovation Lead
NHS England
KW

Kathy Wallis

Senior Programme Manager - Healthy Ageing
Wessex Academic Health Science Network
SW

Sarah Waiton

Solutions Author
Siemens Healthineers
BO

Breid O'Brien

Improvement Advisor
UCLH
HB

Helen Bevan

Chief Transformation Officer
NHS England
CN

Clíodhna Ní Ghuidhir

Strategy Project Manager
NHS England
DH

Donna Hall

Chief Executive Officer
Wigan Council
CP

Caroline Palmer

School Nurse and Project Lead
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
LE

Lynda Edwards

Clinical Lead, School Nursing
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
AM

Anna McEwen

Executive Director of Support and Development
Shared Lives Plus
JH

Jo-Anna Holmes

Head of Integrated Care
Age UK
YF

Yvonne Fullwood

Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
LJ

Lisa James

Senior Programme Manager
KSS AHSN 
ER

Emma Redfern

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
JP

Jo Pendray

Improvement Lead for Patient Safety
South West AHSN
TD

Tara Donnelly

Chief Executive Officer
Health Innovation Network
KB

Katherine Barbour

Senior Programme Manager
Wessex AHSN
JR

Julia Reynolds

Head of Programmes
Innovation Agency
AR

Amanda Risino

Managing Director
Health Innovation Manchester
CA

Cara Afzal

Programme Development Lead
Health Innovation Manchester
AJ

Aileen Jackson

Senior project Manager
Health Innovation Network
MW

Mags Walsh

Regional Relationship Manager (North)
Better Care team, NHS England
FE

Faye Edwards

National Programme Manager – Atrial Fibrillation
AHSN Network
HW

Helen Williams

Clinical Lead
Southwark CCG
LM

Liz Mear

Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Agency
AS

anaar sajoo

student
king’s college
MH

Melanie Hawkey

Business Planning Analyst
Novartis
LP

Laura Pechey

Assistant Director
Blenheim CDP
GP

Gail Priddey

Consultant
Blenheim
AA

Alexandra Ackernley

National Sales Manager
Ideal Medical Solutions
LW

Lydie Whiteley

Product Manager
Ideal Medical Solutions

Edwards Life Sciences

Our company is driven by a passion to help patients. We partner with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

The AHSN Network

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. They look to create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.

AHSNs are well placed to identify and spread health innovation at pace and scale; driving the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations.

Although they are small organisations, which allows them to remain flexible and responsive to emerging opportunities and challenges, they lead large regional networks.

Their impact rests in their ability to bring people, resources and organisations together quickly, delivering benefits that could not be achieved alone.

This innovation pathway summarises how AHSNs support the entire innovation life cycle.

You can find more information about AHSN Network on their website.

ChatHealth - Poster

ChatHealth
ChatHealth - Poster.pdf Download Link

Atrial Fibrillation detect, protect and perfect - Poster

Atrial Fibrillation detect, protect and perfect - Poster
Atrial Fibrillation detect, protect and perfect - Poster.pdf Download Link

Active+ - Poster

Active+ - Poster
Active+ - Poster.pdf Download Link

Emergency Department (ED) Safety Checklist - Poster

Emergency Department (ED) Safety Checklist - Poster
Emergency Department (ED) Safety Checklist - Poster.pdf Download Link

Emergency Laparotomy - Poster

Emergency Laparotomy - Poster
Emergency Laparotomy - Poster.pdf Download Link

endoscope-i - Poster

endoscope-i - Poster
endoscope-i - Poster.pdf Download Link

ESCAPE-pain - Poster

ESCAPE-pain - Poster
ESCAPE-pain - Poster.pdf Download Link

Healthy Hearts - Poster

Healthy Hearts - Poster
Healthy Hearts - Poster.pdf Download Link

Improvement Fellows Programme - Poster

Improvement Fellows Programme - Poster
Improvement Fellows Programme - Poster.pdf Download Link

Improving the physical health of people with mental illness - Poster

Improving the physical health of people with mental illness - Poster
Improving the physical health of people with mental illnes - Poster.pdf Download Link

iSPACE - Poster

iSPACE - Poster
iSPACE - Poster.pdf Download Link

Keeping SCORE on safer culture for better care - Poster

Keeping SCORE on safer culture for better care - Poster
Keeping SCORE on safer culture for better care - Poster.pdf Download Link

Navigating the healthcare innovation landscape - Poster

Navigating the healthcare innovation landscape - Poster
Navigating the healthcare innovation landscape - Poster.pdf Download Link

NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - Poster

NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - Poster
NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - Poster.pdf Download Link

Scarred Liver Project - Poster

Scarred Liver Project - Poster
Scarred Liver Project - Poster.pdf Download Link

Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) - Poster

Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) - Poster
Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) - Poster.pdf Download Link

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learns, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

For more information visit:
www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us

British Heart Foundation

We are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.

Our pioneering research  has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

But the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need our help.

AHSN Network

As the only bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, we are catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.

This means we are uniquely placed to identify and spread health innovation at pace and scale; driving the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large populations.

Although small organisations – which ensures we remain flexible and responsive to emerging opportunities and challenges – we lead large regional networks. Hence our impact rests in our ability to bring people, resources and organisations together quickly, delivering benefits that could not be achieved alone.

Ideal Medical Solutions

Ideal Medical Solutions, are excited to be exhibiting UroShield - a breakthrough in treating CAUTI. UroShield is a new disposable device to prevent or treat catheter related injury. Developed to prevent bacterial biofilm formation by means of low frequency ultrasound which decreases the pain, discomfort and spasm associated with indwelling urinary catheters, helping to reduce bacteriuria and increase antibiotic efficacy. Visit our to stand to find out more.

Blenheim CDP

For over 50 years Blenheim has been pioneering services and social action. As a charity, we are committed to innovating and campaigning for best practice and positive change in the alcohol and substance misuse field.

We have a number of services running across London and the South East. Each of these services provides free, friendly, and non-judgmental support and not only improves the health of the individual, but has a lasting positive impact on the wellbeing of their families, friends and communities in which they live.

Blenheim delivers a number of innovative digital interventions. These included DontBottleItUp, an innovative alcohol screening, advice and signposting website featuring a two-minute risky drinking test, and DrinkCoach, a convenient and confidential way for people to discuss their drinking and receive specialist guidance online.

Registration opens, exhibition, poster display and networking

08:30 AM 10:00 AM Orangery, ground floor

The breakfast session starts at 9.00am so grab your badge and head to the Maynard theatre for some breakfast and refreshments (lower ground floor)

Breakfast debate: The NHS is well equipped to adopt innovative technologies even in the current economic climate

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Maynard theatre, lower ground floor

Welcome and introduction
Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, Horizons Group, NHS England

Speaker for the motion
Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Medical Director, Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network and Consultant Renal Physician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker against the motion
Professor Debra De Silva, Head of Evaluation, The Evidence Centre

Patient perspective
Wil Woan, Chief Executive, Heart Valve Voice

Patient perspective
Geoffrey Pritchard, Heart Valve Voice

Questions and discussion

This session is hosted by Edwards Lifesciences

Speakers

Prof Donal_Breakfast_Session.pdf Download Link

Opening plenary: Adoption and spread of innovation in health and care

10:00 AM 11:25 AM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

10.00am
Welcome and introduction
Mike Hannay, Chair, AHSN Network

10.05am
Encouraging the spread and adoption of innovation to transform care
Don Berwick,International Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund

10.25am
Large-scale spread and adoption of innovation
Dr Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS England
Dr Jonathon Gray, CEO, South West AHSN

  • Overcoming the challenges for large-scale spread and adoption 

10.50am
The Deal: Wigan’s approach to whole-area innovation in health and care
Donna Hall, Chief Executive, Wigan Council

  • The Deal is an informal agreement between the council and everyone who lives or works in Wigan to work together and create a better borough.

11.05am
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Don Berwick.pdf Download Link
Donna Hall slides.pdf Download Link
Jonathon Gray slides.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition, poster display and networking

11:25 AM 11:50 AM Orangery, ground floor

Visit the exhibition stands and the poster display while deciding which of the 4 breakout sessions you would like to attend after the break. No need to sign up in advance, just show up to the one you want (first come first serve)
AM breakouts

Breakout A: Improving access for vulnerable groups

11:50 AM 01:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

11.50am
Welcome and introduction
Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

11.55am
Physical health checks for people with severe mental illness
Dr Angela Moulson, Clinical Specialist Lead Adult Mental Health, Bradford CCGs

  • Learn how Bradford District Care was able to develop and spread its model of physical health checks for people with severe mental illness. 

12.10pm
ChatHealth: secure text messaging with school nursing teams
Caroline Palmer, School Nurse and Project Lead, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Lynda Edwards, Clinical Lead, School Nursing, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

  • ChatHealth is a safe and secure text messaging service providing young people with confidential and timely access to health care. 
  • Learn how ChatHealth has expanded from 65,000 users in Leicestershire and Rutland to around a million people across England. 

12.25pm
Developing new models of care for adults and older people who need support and a home in their community
Anna McEwen, Executive Director of Support and Development, Shared Lives Plus

James Rosborough, Ambassador, Shared Lives

Andy Cooke, Carer, Shared Lives

  • Shared Lives is a model in which adults either live with or regularly visit their chosen carer, who is trained and managed by a local Shared Lives scheme.
  • Learn how they have been able to overcome the barriers to the spread and adoption of their services 

12.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Angela Moulson - breakout A.pdf Download Link
Anna McEwen - Breakout A.pdf Download Link
Caroline Palmer - breakout A.pdf Download Link
AM breakouts

Breakout B: Addressing different underlying needs to traditional health and care services

11:50 AM 01:00 PM Maynard A, lower ground floor

11.50am
Welcome and introduction
Ewan King, Business Development and Delivery Director, Social Care Institute of Excellence

11.55am
North London Cares: reducing loneliness and increasing wellbeing in older people
Alex Smith, Founder and Chief Executive, North London Cares

  • North London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours helping one another in a rapidly changing city.
  • Learn how the network has been able to scale its service up to cover south London and Manchester. 

12.10pm
Age UK care co-ordinator roles
Pam Creaven, Director of Services, Age UK

Yvonne Fullwood, Director, Understanding Value Ltd

  • Age UK’s care co-ordinators draw on voluntary sector services and community groups to reconnect older people with their communities, addressing loneliness and isolation rather than simply focusing on their health challenges.
  • Learn about the enablers that helped Age UK to identify local health systems that were well placed to adopt its care coordinators

12.25pm
ESCAPE-pain programme for hip and knee pain
Professor Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, St George's, University of London, and Kingston University

  • ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an individualised exercise regimen.
  • Learn how ESCAPE-pain has spread to 30 sites, benefiting more than 3,000 people, and continues to spread across the UK. 

12.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Alex Smith - Breakout B.pdf Download Link
Mike Hurley - Breakout B.pdf Download Link
Pam Creaven and Yvonne Fullwood -breakout B.pdf Download Link
AM breakouts

Breakout C: Embedding a local innovation

11:50 AM 01:00 PM Maynard B, lower ground floor

11.50am
Welcome and introduction
Guy Boersma, Managing Director, Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN

11.55am
Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative
Dr Nial Quiney, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Surrey County Hospital

  • The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative is a programme involving the spread and adoption of an evidence-based Emergency Laparotomy Pathway Quality Improvement Care bundle
  • Learn how they were able to spread from four hospitals to 28 hospitals within three AHSN regions: Kent Surrey Sussex, Wessex, and West of England.

12.10pm
Emergency department checklists
Emma Redfern, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

  • The checklist is a time-based framework that outlines clinical tasks that need to be completed for each patient in the first hours of their admittance to an emergency department. It ensures that assessments and tests happen in a timely way in order to improve patient satisfaction and reduce risks.
  • Learn how the checklist was developed and how its use spread beyond its original site. 

12.25pm
Safer Culture, Better Care – the ‘SCORE’ assessment tool
William Lilley, Partnership Director, South West AHSN

  • The South West Patient Safety Collaborative has introduced a validated assessment tool for safety culture in England.
  • Learn how they were able to move beyond their pilot site, with over 9,000 staff in 96 teams taking part in the programme, leading to improved patient safety and new ways of working. 

12.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Emma Redfern-breakout C.pdf Download Link
Nial Quiney slides-breakout C.pdf Download Link
William Lilley-breakout C.pdf Download Link
AM breakouts

Breakout D: Spreading digital Innovation

11:50 AM 01:00 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

11.50am
Welcome and introduction
Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network

12.00pm
Sleepio
Dr Richard Stott, UK Clinical Lead, Big Health

  • Sleepio is a digital sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help overcome even long-term poor sleep.
  • Learn how they have been able to scale up their services. 

12.20pm
Endoscope-i: Endoscopic mobile imaging
Mr Ajith P George, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, and Royal College Surgical Tutor, University Hospitals of North Midlands

Mr Simon Pargeter, Technical Director, endoscope-i Ltd

Mr Chris Coulson, Ear and Throat Consultant and CEO, endoscope-i Ltd

  • Birmingham surgeons created endoscope-I; an award-winning system that enables the viewing, recording and sharing of HD endoscopic images and videos using an iPhone or iPod.
  • Learn how they developed endoscope-i and how they have been able to spread its use beyond its initial site. 

12.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Richard Stott - Breakout D.pdf Download Link

Buffet lunch, exhibition, poster display and networking

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Orangery, ground floor

Enjoy some lunch and networking in the Orangery. Don't forget to check out the poster display.
PM breakouts

Breakout E: Engaging patients in their care

01:50 PM 03:00 PM Edwards room, first floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Piers Ricketts, Chief Executive, Eastern AHSN

1.55pm
iSPACE – dementia friendly GP surgeries
Dave Meehan, Director for Partnerships and Deputy CEO, Wessex AHSN

Dr Niki Wright, GP Partner, The Friarsgate Practice

Katherine Barbour, Senior Programme Manager, Wessex AHSN

  • The aim of iSPACE is to improve the pathway of patients with dementia and their carers through primary care.
  • Learn how iSPACE has spread, through engagement of staff teams and a recognition that people with dementia need a more personalised care plan to access resources that help them and their carers to better manage the pathway.

2.10pm
Improving diagnosis and treatment for atrial fibrillation
Julia Reynolds, Head of Programmes, Innovation Agency

  • In 2014, the Innovation Agency (the AHSN for the North West Coast) launched a major programme to improve diagnosis and treatment for people with atrial fibrillation, with the aim of cutting the region’s higher than average number of strokes each year. 
  • Learn how this programme developed, allowing the Innovation Agency to provide hands-on support to make it easier for providers to improve care pathways.

2.25pm
Supporting individuals to take control of their care
Kevin Auton, Director, Aseptika Ltd

  • Aseptika Ltd is a healthcare SME which provides a range of platforms and/or devices to enable technology-based self-care of complex conditions for healthcare providers and their patients.
  • Learn how they collaborated with local community organisations, such as district councils and charities, and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to develop a self-care programme for cardiac and cancer patients. 

2.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Julia Reynolds - Breakout E.pdf Download Link
Katherine Barbour - breakout E.pdf Download Link
Kevin Auton.pdf Download Link
PM breakouts

Breakout F: Clinical entrepreneurship

01:50 PM 03:00 PM Maynard A, lower ground floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Amanda Begley, Director of Innovation and Implementation, UCL Partners AHSN

1.55pm
Lessons learnt from clinical entrepreneurs
Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Clinical Research Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King��s Lynn, and Cambride University Hospitals

  • Maryanne is an expert in patient safety and inventor of a non-injectable arterial connector. 

Dr Peter Young, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn

  • Peter is an expert on ventilator-associated pneumonia and has developed numerous patient safety innovations, which have benefited patients around the world.
  • He is also the inventor of the PneuX™ pneumonia prevention system.

Professor Julia Riley, Clinical Lead for Co-ordinate My Care and Palliative Care Consultant, Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts

  • Professor Riley is a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts. 
In 2012 she founded Coordinate My Care with the aim of providing patients with integrated, coordinated and quality care they would prefer, particularly at the end of life.

2.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Julia Riley - Breakout F.pdf Download Link
Maryanne_Mariyaselvam_Peter_Young- slides.pdf Download Link
PM breakouts

Breakout G: Spreading innovation across organisational boundaries

01:50 PM 03:15 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Amanda Risino, Managing Director, Health Innovation Manchester

1.55pm
The Greater Manchester Healthy Hearts Programme
Cara Afzal, Programme Development Lead, Health Innovation Manchester
Dr Gillian Greehough, Associate Director, NHS RightCare

  • Health Innovation Manchester is working with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership on its commitment to improve the health of its population. 
  • Learn how Greater Manchester is taking the robust learning and evidence base from the Bradford Healthy Hearts Programme, by taking a system-wide approach to action on Cardiovascular Disease. 

2.10pm
Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM): integrating mental health care and policing

Superintendent Mark Lawrence, Metropolitan Police Service, Lead for Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Prevention

Aileen Jackson
, Head of Mental Health ; Health Innovation Network

  • This pioneering project is integrating mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight. 
  • Learn how SIM evolved, was scaled up and has spread from the Isle of Wight, to four further sites. 

2.25pm
Better Care Fund
Mags Walsh, Regional Relationship Manager (North), Better Care Support team, NHS England

  • The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government which seeks to join-up health and care services.
  • Learn how their services were developed and spread through partnership-working across boundaries. 

2.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Aileen Jackson - Breakout G.pdf Download Link
Mags Walsh - Breakout G.pdf Download Link
PM breakouts

Breakout H: Intervening earlier

01:50 PM 03:00 PM Maynard B, lower ground floor

1.50pm
Welcome and introduction
Natasha Swinscoe, Managing Director, West of England AHSN

1.55pm
Early diagnosis of chronic liver disease
Dr Neil Guha, Clinical Associate Professor, Hepatology, University of Nottingham

  • How two hepatologists from the University of Nottingham developed a model for systematic fibro-scanning for people with particular risk factors. 
  • See how this makes it possible to identify patients with chronic liver disease at a stage when changes to alcohol consumption and lifestyle could still be effective.

2.10pm
Atrial Fibrillation programme
Helen Williams, Clinical Lead, Southwark CCG

  • The Atrial Fibrillation programme is a priority for all 15 AHSNs and spans the AF clinical network.
  • Learn about the challenges and enablers to adopting and spreading this programme nationally, which includes the rollout of mobile electrocardiogram devices to GP practices, pharmacies and NHS community clinics across England.

2,25pm 
Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate
Dave Evans, Programme Manager, West of England AHSN

  • The Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project aims to increase the use of anticoagulation medicine and improve the management of atrial fibrillation patients.
  • Learn how the service was developed through partnership-working and adapted and spread to over 200 GP practices. 

2.40pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Dave Evans slides- breakout H.pdf Download Link
Dr Neil Guha-breakout H.pdf Download Link
Helen Williams slides-Breakout H.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition, poster display and networking

03:00 PM 03:25 PM Orangery, ground floor

Closing plenary

03:25 PM 04:45 PM Burdett theatre (main theatre), ground floor

3.25pm
Welcome back
Mike Hannay, Chair, AHSN Network

3.30pm
Adoption and spread of innovation in health and care
Ben Collins, Projects Director, The King’s Fund
  • Key findings from The King’s Fund’s recent report looking at the adoption and spread of innovation in health and care. 

3.45pm
Spreading the adoption of innovation into practice
Liz Mear, Chief Executive, Innovation Agency

  • Driving the adoption and spread of innovative services and technologies across large populations. 
  • Spreading innovation through innovation exchanges. 

4.00pm
Questions and discussion

4.10pm
Keynote addresses:
Lessons from military medicine on how to innovate
Lt Col Chris Gibson, MBE, Specialist Leadership Adviser, Former Lieutenant Colonel, Defence Medical Directorate

  • Understanding the conditions needed for adoption and spread of innovation. 
  • How innovation in the British Army enabled the rapid deployment of Ebola treatment in West Africa hospitals in record time. 

4.30pm
Questions and discussion

4.45pm
Drinks reception
The Greenhouse, ground floor

Speakers

Ben Collins slides.pdf Download Link
Chris Slides slides.pdf Download Link
Liz Mear - slides.pdf Download Link

Drinks reception

04:45 PM 06:30 PM The Greenhouse, ground floor

Join us for drinks in the Greenhouse!