Keynote - Baroness Helena Kennedy KC


Helena Kennedy is a leading barrister and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues. She is a member of the House of Lords and chair of Justice – the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists. She is a bencher of Gray's Inn and President of the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London. She was the chair of Charter 88 from 1992 to 1997, the Human Genetics Commission from 1998 to 2007 and the British Council from 1998 to 2004. She also chaired the Power Inquiry, which reported on the state of British democracy and produced the Power Report in 2006.

 

She has received honours for her work on human rights from the governments of France and Italy and has been awarded more than thirty honorary doctorates. She is currently acting in cases connected to the recent wave of terrorism – including the conspiracy to bomb Transatlantic Airlines and Operation Crevice.

Opening plenary - Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is health editor of The Sunday Times. An investigative health journalist for more than a decade, he has helped expose some of the worst scandals in NHS history, including the Shropshire and Telford maternity disaster and poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and subsequent public inquiry.

 

Shaun was health correspondent for The Independent and previously bureau chief for the Health Service Journal.

Professor Tim Spector

Tim Spector is a medically qualified Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at King’s College London. His current work focuses on the microbiome and nutrition, and he is co-founder of ZOE, a personalised nutrition company, which runs the world’s largest nutrition study, ZOE Predict and has created a commercial at-home kit for personalised nutrition. He is also the lead researcher behind the world's biggest citizen science health project - the ZOE Health Study, formerly known as ZOE COVID Study, which provided essential data in response to the pandemic.

 

He was awarded an OBE for this work. Having published more than 900 research articles, he is ranked in the top 100 of the world’s most cited scientists by Google. He is the author of four popular science books, including "The Diet Myth”, "Spoon Fed", and most recently “Food for Life”, a Sunday Times bestseller.  He makes regular appearances on social and mainstream media

Tim Spector is a medically qualified Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at King’s College London. His current work focuses on the microbiome and nutrition, and he is co-founder of ZOE, a personalised nutrition company, which runs the world’s largest nutrition study, ZOE Predict and has created a commercial at-home kit for personalised nutrition. He is also the lead researcher behind the world's biggest citizen science health project - the ZOE Health Study, formerly known as ZOE COVID Study, which provided essential data in response to the pandemic.

 

He was awarded an OBE for this work. Having published more than 900 research articles, he is ranked in the top 100 of the world’s most cited scientists by Google. He is the author of four popular science books, including "The Diet Myth”, "Spoon Fed", and most recently “Food for Life”, a Sunday Times bestseller.  He makes regular appearances on social and mainstream media

Dr Jenny Vaughan

Dr Jenny Vaughan is a Consultant Neurologist and ‘Learn not Blame’ lead at the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK). Jenny is a leading campaigner for reforming the law on gross negligence manslaughter when applied to people working in healthcare. She articulated the unease many people felt at the conviction of the surgeon David Sellu and, as campaign chair for his appeal, was instrumental in getting his conviction overturned. Along with Sellu’s legal team she is widely credited for having modernised the law in this area. She has been equally vocal in defence of Hadiza Bawa-Garba and was a leading supporter of her successful bid against erasure. Vaughan’s contributions helped shape the conclusions of the Williams review in June 2018.

 

She now campaigns for a “just culture” in healthcare and for improvements to patient safety by working with the Doctor’s Association UK (DAUK), where she is Chair and ‘Learn not Blame’ lead and by working with the BMA. In 2018 she received the BMJ editor’s award for speaking truth to power.

Mr Rob Bethune
Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospitals and the Clinical Lead for the South West Patient Safety Collaborative

Dr Pippa Blacklock
Associate Dean Professional Education and Development, Health Education England (HEE) South West

Dr Tricia Woodhead
Associate Clinical Director for Patient Safety at West of England AHSN and Visiting Senior Research Fellow University of Bath

Hannah Rusby
Paramedic, Community Resuscitation Trainer, First Responder Department, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Dr Laura Munglani
Specialty Trainee in Haematology University Hospital of Wales and Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellows (WCLTF) programme

Joan Pons Laplana is a multi award-winning Nurse, a change agent and a Care Maker.

Nicola Davey

Quality Improvement Practitioner

Dr Kieran Walsh
Clinical Director at the BMJ

Sonia Mackenzie
Improvement programme Manager, Royal College of Physicians

Daniel Smith
Editor-in-Chief, RCP Medical care - driving change

 

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Medico-legal adviser
Medical Defence Union

 

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