Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Dr Martin McShane

Martin McShane

Martin qualified as a doctor in 1981. He trained in general and vascular surgery before electing to enter General Practice. From 1990 until 2004 he was a GP partner in a training practice.

He has previously chaired a Primary Care Group and Professional Executive Committee and was Chief Executive of North Eastern Derbyshire Primary Care Trust from 2004-2006. From 2006-2012 he was Deputy Chief Executive and

Director of Strategic Planning and Health Outcomes for NHS Lincolnshire as well as a member of the National Patient Safety Forum and Vice Chair of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group.

He was appointed his new role within the Medical Directorate of NHS England in 2012.

Dr Patrica Oakley

Patricia Oakley

Dr. Patricia Oakley is a Strategic Service and Workforce Policy Analyst and Development Specialist and a Teaching and Research Fellow, Public Policy and Management at King’s College, London.

Dr. Oakley has over 35 years health and public service experience in both operational and policy research and development areas. She has worked extensively with national policy-makers and Trust boards, executive directors and senior clinicians, and with service managers and clinical practitioners, in developing their strategies to deliver affordable public services. She has worked in management and organisational development; restructuring organisations and clinical care systems; designing and delivering skill-mix reviews and re-profiling programmes; conducting value for money audits and managing subsequent change programmes; and preparing strategic workforce and education and training investment plans.

Dr Keith Ridge CBE FRPharmS

Dr Keith Ridge CBE

Dr Keith Ridge has been Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at the Department of Health since March 2006. He has led major changes to pharmacy including the establishment of a new pharmacy professional regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council and was lead for the well-regarded Pharmacy in England; Building on Strengths, Delivering the Future. He established and led the Modernising Pharmacy Careers programme, which is shaping the future of undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and workforce planning in pharmacy. He plays a senior role in the UK’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Influenza programmes, and has represented Government nationally and internationally. Dr Ridge was recently appointed visiting professor in the infectious diseases and immunity section of Imperial College Medical School.

In April 2013, Keith was appointed Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England whilst still supporting the Department of Health, and is also Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Health Education England.

Previously, he was Chief Pharmacist at University Hospitals Birmingham, and North Glasgow University Hospitals, and has worked in community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

In 2014 New Year Honours list, Keith was awarded CBE for services to the pharmacy profession and patients.

Duncan Selbie

Duncan Selbie

Duncan Selbie took up post as Chief Executive Designate of Public Health England in July 2012 and as permanent Chief Executive on 1 April 2013.  From 2007 to 2012 he was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, the regional teaching hospital for the south east of England.  From 2003 to 2007 he was the Director General of Programmes and Performance for the NHS and subsequently the first Director General of Commissioning.  Prior to this he was Chief Executive of South East London Strategic Health Authority and before that South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.  He joined the NHS on 1 January 1980. 

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