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The NHS Institute for Innovation and

The National Institute for Health and

Improvement supports the NHS to trans- form healthcare for patients and the public by rapidly developing and spreading new ways of working, new technology and world-class leadership.

Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the inde- pendent organisation responsible for pro- viding national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

We develop and market flexible products and services by working closely with front line staff and a key feature of our work is to build capacity and capability in improve- ment skills.

Contact details:

NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement Coventry House University Road University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel: 02476 475800 Fax: 02476 475810 Web: www.institute.nhs.uk Email: enquiries@institute.nhs.uk

NHS Oldham

We are responsible for

NICE produces guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS.

Further details about NICE and its work programmes are available in ‘A guide to NICE’, which can be downloaded from the website


s understanding local people’s health needs and securing services for them – from promoting health and well-being to community and hospital healthcare

s listening to almost a quarter of a million people we serve about health services


We work with statutory, voluntary, commu- nity, faith and independent organisations to improve health and well-being; and we are the co-ordinating commissioner for The Christie hospital and contracts with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Bernard Crump was born in Burton on Trent and studied Medicine at Birmingham University qualifying in 1980. After 7 years in clinical practice and clini- cal research, he undertook postgraduate training in Public Health Medicine.

He spent a decade as Director of Pub- lic Health, in South Birmingham and in Leicestershire, where he was also Deputy Chief Executive. In 2002 he became CEO of Shropshire & Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority, a post which he occupied until being appointed the first CEO of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improve- ment in July 2005. The NHS Institute has developed a wide range of programmes that are supporting the improvement of






Productive Series; the No Delays

and the Achiever

and support for commissioners.

He has written and lectured on a wide range of topics in healthcare including as- pects of population health, the role of clini- cians in management, health and health- care improvement, the use of metrics in encouraging improvement and the use of health economics in decision making. He is visiting professor at the University of Leicester and Honorary professor at the University of Warwick.

Mirella Marlow. Programme Director – Devices and Diag- nostic Systems, NICE.

Mirella Marlow joined the Technology Ap- praisals Programme at NICE in 2004, hav- ing previously spent 15 years in a variety of commissioning roles in the NHS.

She then managed NICE’s Interventional Procedures Programme, which assesses evidence on the safety and efficacy of new interventional procedures.

Mirella is now leading new developments at NICE on the evaluation of innovative medical technologies, including devices and diagnostics. Mirella has a Masters in Business Administration and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from Keele Uni- versity.



Gail Richards has been chief executive of Oldham Primary Care Trust since the organisation was formed in April 2002. During this time she has successfully tackled various challenges. These include responding to the 2001 community distur- bances, leading a shift to invest more in primary care and community health serv- ices, and taking forward locally sensitive responses to national initiatives.

Gail is now moving the organisation to- wards becoming a more effective com- missioner. This includes building strong partnerships with practice based com- missioners and local authority colleagues

  • ensuring always that the deep-seated

health needs are addressed across the borough.

Before joining the PCT, Gail had spent three years as chief executive of Hudders- field Central Primary Care Group. Prior to this, she was deputy director for the Hud- dersfield NHS Trust, where her corporate roles included working on primary care development, GP commissioning and re- generation.

With a background in education, commu- nity development and health promotion, Gail has more than 20 years’ NHS experi- ence.

He has been a member or chairman of many national committees and the author of several influential reports. He is an in- augural member of the new Health Innova- tion Council.

Robert J (Bob) Young, Consultant Diabetologist and the Director of Clinical Effectiveness at Salford Royal Hospital, NHSI IC Clinical Lead for the National Diabetes Information Service (NDIS)

108 peer reviewed publications and 5 book chapters Tel: 0161 206 5157 Mob: 07785295434 Email: bob.young@srft.nhs.uk

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