Caroline Dinenage was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 9 January 2018. Caroline was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from June 2017 to January 2018.
She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education from July 2016 to June 2017.
She was elected Conservative MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head in 2010.
Michael White was born in 1945 and grew up in Cornwall. He attended Bodmin Grammar School, then read History at UCL. He was a reporter on the Reading Evening Post and London Evening Standard before joining the Guardian in 1971. There he has been a sub editor, reporter, blogger and diarist, parliamentary sketch writer, Washington correspondent and political editor (1990-2006), as well as extensive appearances on radio,TV and social media. He has travelled extensively. Retired in 2016, he currently writes a weekly column for The New European newspaper. Michael lives in West London and has three adult children and four grandchildren.
Dr Dave Caesar
David was appointed as National Clinical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (Scotland) in February 2016, advising on secondary care services including establishing the Scottish Trauma Network in 2017, as well as engaging with the clinical workforce and civil service on the National Clinical Strategy, Realistic Medicine, workforce issues and leadership. David is the chair of the Project Lift team, established as a collaborative in September 2017, which is pioneering a novel approach to talent management and leadership development within NHS Scotland. He is a Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and is a trustee of the Medic 1 Trust and Save a Life for Scotland charities.
He continues to work a full on-call rota at the Emergency Department in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he has previously been the Training Programme Director and Clinical Director. Prior to taking up his current role in the Scottish Government, he was Associate Medical Director at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
This portfolio affords him some time away from being out-negotiated by his 3 children.
Professor Derek Bell
As President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Derek’s term of office ran from March 2014 to February 2017 and he has been re-elected to serve a further three years until February 2020. He is also the Director of the NIHR CLAHRC for Northwest London. Derek was appointed as the first Professor of Acute Internal Medicine in the UK at Imperial College London and was the inaugural President of the Society for Acute Medicine. In early 2017 he was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator and later that year he was awarded an OBE for his services to Unscheduled Care and Quality Improvement.
Graduating from Edinburgh University in 1980, he initially specialised in Respiratory and General Medicine, with an interest in Intensive Care, before subsequently developing his role in Acute Medicine. Prior to moving to Imperial College he was Associate Medical Director in Edinburgh. He has lead and designed several national programmes of work including two large national change programmes including the Emergency Services Collaborative with the Modernisation Agency.
His academic research interests relate to quality and organisation of care, particularly acute medical care, and the methods of delivery of care. He is particularly interested in patient flow and quality of care. As part of this work the team at the Centre for Health Care Improvement and research have supported work in Australia, Ireland and throughout the UK. Clinical interests include illness severity assessment, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia.
Derek has published in excess of 180 peer reviewed papers and has lead several policy document initiatives including the development of successful National Early Warning Score to support standardisation of care across the UK. Total research grant income over the last eight years exceeds £22 million.
Sir Martin Donnelly
A high profile UK public sector leader with a uniquely wide-ranging career across central Government. He set up the UK Department of International Trade in 2016, was the senior official at the Business Department for six years, and has a wide network of senior contacts in Europe and internationally. Since leaving government in 2017 he has developed a portfolio career.
Martin Donnelly joined the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as Permanent Secretary in 2010, responsible for over 20,000 staff and a £20 billion budget for business, higher education and research. Prior to this, he was acting Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) from May to August 2010. In 2009 he led the Cabinet Office review which produced the Smarter Government Report and in 2008-09 was on secondment to Ofcom as Senior International Partner.
Donnelly has extensive economic and international experience. He joined the FCO board in 2004 as Director General, Europe and Globalisation, where he was G8 foreign affairs Sherpa. Between 1998 and 2003 he was the Deputy Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat, leading work on European economic reform for the Prime Minister. He has also been a member of the personal staff of the European Commission Vice President, and on secondment to the French Finance Ministry. Donnelly was knighted in June 2016.
During his career, Donnelly has worked on economic policy issues across the public sector and with key business stakeholders. He was Policy Director of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at the Home Office and led the Treasury teams controlling defence spending and managing European monetary issues. He has served as Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Catherine Calderwood MA Cantab. MBChB FRCOG FRCP Edin, Hon FRCP Glasg, Honorary Colonel 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital.
Catherine Calderwood has been the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland since 2015.
Catherine qualified from Cambridge and Glasgow Universities and continues to work as an obstetrician at a regular antenatal clinic at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
She is responsible for the Health Promoting Health Service initiative which aims to tackle health inequalities and improve health across the population of Scotland and is leading work to improve the health of those working in the public sector specifically NHS and civil service staff. She is Chair of the Taskforce for the Improvement of Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault, the Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland and the Scottish Global Health Collaborative.
Catherine has published three annual reports on Realistic Medicine. Realistic Medicine puts the person receiving health and care at the centre of decision-making and creates a personalised approach to their care. Her third report published in April 2018 will help to embed Realistic Medicine and allow the spread of good practice which is being developed throughout Scotland. All three reports have been universally well received and read by millions of people across the world. The reports also recognize the importance of valuing and supporting staff as vital to improving outcomes for the people in their care.
I am a radio and television journalist and I work through the medium of Welsh and English.
I have worked for BBC news for over 30 years and started my career in the media in my local ILR radio station – Swansea Sound.
During this period I have covered major news stories both in Wales and abroad including television and radio specials from USA on the American election, and from Southern Africa where I looked at the effect of drought.
At the moment I am hosting a daily Welsh language radio phone-in show and presenting weekend television bulletins on BBC Wales Today.
I also enjoy preparing reports for BBC Radio 4 Programme ‘From our home correspondent.’
Ruth was previously Nursing Director at Monitor, the healthcare sector regulator whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. She joined Monitor in July 2015. Prior to that she was Regional Chief Nurse and Nurse Director for the Midlands and East region of NHS England.
Ruth began her career with a variety of nursing roles before becoming a theatre sister at Frimley Park Hospital. She was Acting Director of Nursing at Barnet Hospital before being appointed the substantive Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive with Havering Primary Care Trust.
In October 2005, she became Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, a post which she held for two years. She has also been Chief Executive of Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. Ruth led ‘Stop the Pressure’ which nearly halved the number of pressure ulcers in M&E, improving care for patients as well as delivering cost savings to the NHS.
“I’m self-taught. The journey of my work is when I drape. I’m still discovering, still teaching myself.”
It begins with a country boy leaving a French mountain village where he was expected to become a butcher like his father. Yet today, Mouret says. “I have always been this double person. My clothes are for a city life yet in the wools and textures of the countryside.”
He is all about contrasts; the king of the dress who prefers creating separates; the sophisticate who remains true to his earthy roots, the lover of old-style glamour who never copies from the past, “because women want to move, for today.” He has taken his destiny in his own hands. “My future was defined for me. It wasn’t my decision, but in a sense everything that my father taught me in order to become a butcher has made me the designer I am. I respect muscles, bones, fat, how gravity moves flesh. I love bodies, I love curves. And my butcher’s apron was an amazing canvas with which to begin, by folding it around myself.”
When Mouret left the rural South West for Paris, he made an entrance – literally – through the front door of the nightclub of that era; Le Palace. “I told myself if I can get inside, when there are so many people waiting, hoping, in line outside, I can succeed. The women I dress often feel like outsiders, even those who are well-known. I identify strongly with that.”
After ten years living in Paris, he moved to London and decided to create a fashion collection. Mouret had no formal training, but he knew he had the precision to cut, the skill to drape and the courage to combine the two. Fast forward a decade to the Galaxy dress, introduced in 2005. Part of why the Galaxy endures is Mouret’s understanding that different women require different support. “A big breakthrough for me was when I started to understand bras. The back of the dress is solid so you can conceal any underwear you want.”
While Mouret is famous for dresses – including countless red carpet triumphs – he is celebrated among his clients for separates, specifically tops that flatter and trousers that as he put it, “give good bum, why not?” What he wants is to keep things modern for women’s complex lives.
In 2010, rights to the ‘Roland Mouret’ name were acquired by the joint venture of Roland Mouret and Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment. As well as distinguished stockists around the world, there are two Roland Mouret maisons, one in London’s Mayfair, the other on New York’s Madison Avenue. Recent expansion includes the perfume “Une Amourette”.
The key to everything are Mouret’s craftsman’s hands. “I love the way fabric feels. I’m known for drape and structure but I succeed, I think, when the clothes feel comfortable to you …. We all dress up to undress”.
Professor Fiona McQueen
Fiona McQueen has been an Executive Nurse Director since 1993, firstly in Lanarkshire, and since 1999 with NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Following graduation, her first clinical post was in neurosurgery and she has wide experience across many clinical areas, having practiced in Greater Glasgow as well as Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. AsFiona McQueen has been an Executive Nurse Director since 1993, firstly in Lanarkshire, and since 1999 with NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Following graduation, her first clinical post was in neurosurgery and she has wide experience across many clinical areas, having practiced in Greater Glasgow as well as Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. As Board Nurse Director in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, as well as professional leadership for Nurses and Midwives, she was also the executive responsible for the Allied Health Professions, Public Involvement and the Quality Strategy, which included the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. Fiona is an Honorary Professor with the University of the West of Scotland and is currently the Chief Nursing Officer of Scotland. Board Nurse Director in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, as well as professional leadership for Nurses and Midwives, she was also the executive responsible for the Allied Health Professions, Public Involvement and the Quality Strategy, which included the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. Fiona is an Honorary Professor with the University of the West of Scotland and is currently the Chief Nursing Officer of Scotland.