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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Associates

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Barbara Arzymanow
Independent Healthcare Consultant

Barbara is a founding director of an independent healthcare consultancy firm. She has been an investment analyst specialising in Pharmaceuticals for 25 years, prior to which she carried out academic medical research in university laboratories. Her experience, obtained entirely from outside the pharmaceutical industry, gives her a unique, political perspective independent of commercial lobbies. She has extensive experience in financing the biotechnology industry, which is vital for the long-term standing of medical research in the UK. She has always been inspired by the scientific excellence within the UK and would like to see collaborations between industry, the NHS and academia strengthened.

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Gail Beer
Board Member, City of London Healthwatch

Gail is an independent healthcare consultant working primarily in hospitals within the NHS. She specialises in transforming services for patients though working with clinical teams; encouraging change through exploring the patient experience, and the impact of systems and process on outcomes for patients is an important part of her work.  Formerly Director of Operations at 2020health, a Think Tank specializing in health, their Mission ‘Making Health Personal’ reflects Gail’s own commitment to ensuring that the public and patients are at the heart of planning and delivering care.  

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John Bowis OBE
International Health Policy Adviser

Between 1987-1997 John was Member of Parliament for Battersea then Member of the European Parliament for London, from 1999- 2009. His parliamentary positions include Private Secretary to the Rt. Hon. David Hunt at Environment and then the Welsh Office, Health & Social Services Minister at the Department of Health and Minister for Transport in London and for Road Safety. John's honours include an OBE in 1981, Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2003, Hon Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 2009, First recipient of the European Public Health Alliance Award for Service to Public Health 2009.

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Professor Paul Burstow, PC FRSA
Chair of Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Professor of Health & Social Care, City University & former MP

Paul Burstow has a wide range of experience of government and public service. Paul served as Minister of State for Care Services, where he had an extensive brief. His areas of responsibility included care for the elderly, adult social care, mental health and learning disability programmes. He was also responsible for reforming social care law, drafting the government's mental health strategy, for the return of public health to local government and the creation of health and wellbeing boards.

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Professor Nigel Cameron
President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (c-pet.org), Washington, DC


Nigel Camerson is Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology - where he was formerly founding director of the Center on Nanotechnology and Society, and an Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law. His books include Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (ed. with M. Ellen Mitchell, John Wiley 2007). He has been a visiting scholar at UBS Wolfsberg in Switzerland, a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and a participant in the US/European Commission dialogue on Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology. 

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Kevin J. Dean
Non-Executive Director, Genomics England

Kevin has worked with innovative technology for more than 25 years and in healthcare, research and life sciences for much of that time. Kevin also has experience with large organisations implementing complex information technology in the automotive, high technology and energy sectors. For 14 years he led Cisco’s innovation team focused on healthcare and life sciences. In that role he worked on eHealth strategy and implementation with policy makers, care providers, payer organizations and technology partners at local, regional and national levels in health systems – in the UK and across Europe. 

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Mo Girach
Chief Executive PELC

Mo has a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine, an MBA in Business Administration, holds membership of the Institute of Directors, is an accredited assessor for Investors in People and is a Special Advisor to the NHS Alliance. He is also an Associate Consultant with the Kings Fund and more recently an Associate Consultant with Health 2020 and Office of Public Management (OPM). Mo has spent a varied career in NHS Management (ex MTS) starting as a Clinician to being a Chief Executive of the South East London Doctors Co-operative  (SELDOC), one of the largest true GP co-operatives in the UK with some 500 prinicpal GP members and covering over a million patients in challenging environment of South London. 

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Dr Panos Kanavos
Deputy Director, LSE Health, London School of Economics

Panos Kanavos (BSc, MSc (Oxon), MSc (LSE), PhD) is Reader in International Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics (LSE) and Programme Director of the Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) at LSE Health. Panos is Visiting Professor at the University of Basel, Switzerland and also has a Visiting appointment with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has previously been Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy in the Dept of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School. 

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David Pascall CBE
Independent Consultant

David Pascall CBE was a successful businessman with BP for twenty five years and Terra Firma Capital Partners for eight years. During that time he also had a number of step outs into the public sector, most notably working for Lady Thatcher in her No 10 Policy Unit and chairing the National Curriculum Council, for which he received his CBE. Since retiring, he has held a number of non-executive chairmanships and directorships including the Royal Free NHS Hospital Trust and chairing two health companies for the Department of Health. He is currently Chairman of Haringey MIND and of Pathway, a charity helping the homeless who need hospital treatment. He was a long standing chairman of school governors and is fluent in German and French. 

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Cllr Dr Iseult Roche

Iseult Roche is a Medical Doctor working in the NHS and portfolio holder for Community Health and Sport in Local Government - where prior to this she was a special advisor in public health. Iseult  has been involved with 2020health since it started and she is Policy Chair for the 'Fit-for -School' work stream. Her particular interests are public health, health policy, provision and economics. She is a member of the Guildford Health and Wellbeing Committee, a representative for the British Medical Association and HEKSS. She is also a Hospital Governor and a Charity Trustee.

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Lisa Rodrigues CBE
Writer & Mental Health Campaigner

Lisa joined the NHS in 1973, spending the first half of her career as a nurse and a health visitor, and the latter half in NHS management, including 13 years running Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS. Lisa has her own experiences of depression since aged 15 and uses her understanding of stigma, including self-stigma, to raise awareness and reduce the negativity that are still associated with mental illness. Lisa writes, speaks at conferences and via the broadcast media, and is an ambassador of the national Time to Change campaign. 

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Professor David G. Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy, UCL

David Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy at UCL. In the 1970s he was deputy director of the Office of Health Economics, where he undertook work on topics like primary care development and improving poor world medicines supply. He subsequently became director of public and economic affairs at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, a King’s Fund Fellow and an associate director of the Audit Commission, where he was responsible for health care quality improvement. 

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Angela Thompson
Director of Nursing & Patient Experience, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust


Angela took up the post of Director of Nursing, Patient Experience and Infection Prevention and Control at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in August 2011. Prior to that she was Assistant and then Deputy Chief Nurse at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2007 to 2011, and lead for Infection Prevention and Control from 2006-2010. Angela was also an advisor to Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton, New Zealand from 2006-2010. Angela is a registered general nurse (adult) and a registered sick children’s nurse specialising in neonatal intensive care and care of the newborn.