Participants in the NHS70 Talk Series

28 March 2018

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with Speakers for Schools to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS this year. As part of the celebrations, working together, we want to help inspire young people to find out more about the opportunities for them to get involved in the NHS, through volunteering, work experience or careers. A list of participating speakers can be seen below:

  • Dr Ayesha Ali, Consultant, Public Health Medicine and Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
  • Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Quality Improvement, NHS Improvement
  • Millie Banerjee, Chair, NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse and Interim Regional Director for London and South East, Health Education England
  • Dr Rosemary Leonard, GP & Journalist
  • Professor Jonathan Benger, National Clinical Director for Urgent Care, NHS England
  • Mr Michael Burdon, Consultant Ophthalmologist, President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Dr Ellie Cannon, GP
  • Miranda Carter, Director of M&A and New Organisational Models, NHS Improvement
  • Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, NHS England
  • Yvonne Coghill OBE, Director Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation, NHS England
  • Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive, Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England
  • Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care
  • Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People, NHS England and National Maternity Safety Champion for the Department of Health
  • Ben Dyson, Executive Director of Strategy, NHS Improvement
  • Anne Eden, Executive Regional Managing Director, South East, NHS Improvement
  • Dr David Fearnley, Associate National Clinical Director for Secure Mental Health, NHS England
  • Dr Richard Fluck, Clinical Chair, NHS England Int Medicine, Consultant Renal Physician and Clinical Co-chair Internal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Professor Kevin Fong, Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL, Associate Director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine at University College London
  • Professor Graham Foster FRCP PhD, Professor of Hepatology Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Hepatologist Barts Health
  • Marie Gabriel, Chair of NHS East London Foundation Trust
  • Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England
  • Kathryn Gutteridge, President, Royal College of Midwives
  • Baroness Dido Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement
  • Stephen Hart, Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair Professional Development, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Julia Holding, Head of Patient Experience, NHS Improvement
  • Dr Mike Holmes, Vice Chair Membership, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Professor David Holt, Emeritus Professor of Bioanalytics
  • Peter Homa, Chair, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Professor Roger Hunt, Consultant Histopathologist
  • Ray James, National Learning Disability Director, NHS England
  • Sally Johnson, Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Samantha Jones, New Models of Care Director, NHS England
  • Dr Nikita Kanani, Deputy Director Primary Care, NHS England
  • Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes and Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Sara Kayat, This Morning resident GP, ITV
  • Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, NHS England
  • Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England
  • Professor Mayur Lakhani, President, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Caroline Lamb, CEO, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Dr Jonathan Leach, Joint Honorary Secretary, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Claire Lemer, Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, NHS England
  • Dr Suzy Lishman, Consultant Histopathologist and Former President of Royal College of Pathologists
  • Dr Arvind Madan, GP and Director of Primary Care, NHS England
  • Jeremy Marlow, Executive Director of Operational Productivity, NHS Improvement
  • Professor Martin Marshall, Vice Chair External Affairs, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Phillip Marshall, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Harrogate and District NHS
  • Mr Paul May, President, Society of British Nemillurological Surgeons, Clinical Chair, Trauma Programme of Care Board NHS England and Neurosurgeon, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
  • Ruth May, Executive Director of Nursing, NHS Improvement
  • Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer, NHS Improvement
  • Dr Steve Mowle, Honorary Treasurer, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Jane Mullin, Deputy Director HR, The Walton Centre
  • Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director and Chief Executive of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Tony Newman-Sanders, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, NHS England
  • Dr Jean O’Hara, National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities, NHS England
  • Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health
  • Dr Raj Patel, Deputy Regional Medical Director, NHS England North
  • Sir Keith Pearson, Chairman, Health Education England
  • Professor Steve Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England
  • Mark Radford, Director of Nursing, NHS Improvement
  • Dr Sandeep Ranote, Medical Director and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emma Reed, Director of Emergency Planning and Health Protection, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Wendy Reid, Executive Director of Education and Quality & National Medical Director, Health Education England
  • Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
  • Mr Keith Roberts, Consultant Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Damian Roland, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Professor Tony Rudd, National Clinical Director for Stroke, NHS England
  • Steve Russell, Executive Regional Managing Director (London), NHS Improvement
  • James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England
  • Adam Sewell-Jones, Executive Director of Improvement, NHS Improvement
  • Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Simon Stevens, CEO, NHS England
  • Professor Helen Stokes- Lampard, Chair of RCGP Council
  • Clara Swinson, Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Adam Timmis, Academic Cardiologist
  • Michelle Turner, Executive Director of Workforce & Marketing at Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  • Victoria Tzortziou-Brown, Joint Honorary Secretary, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Michele Upton, Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes, NHS Improvement
  • Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England
  • Dr Martin Vernon MA FRCP, National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England
  • Gill Walton, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives
  • Dr Bruce Warner, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England
  • Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England
  • Professor Keith Willet, Director for Acute Care and Emergency Preparedness, NHS England
  • Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness & Critical Care, NHS England
  • Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Tim Wreghitt OBE, Microbiologist
  • Dr Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England