Re-Thinking Scotland's Health Care System: Getting to integration, care and prevention
Assistant Director, Audit Scotland
Claire has worked for Audit Scotland for ten years and is responsible for national audits of performance in primary and community care and housing. She has led on reviews of mental health, drugs and alcohol, the major pay contracts in the NHS, Community Health Partnerships and transport for health and social care. Before joining Audit Scotland Claire worked in acute and primary care trusts in the North East of England and for the Audit Commission. Her career started as a researcher and she has an MSc in Social Research.
Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Oxford
Professor David Kerr has made an internationally recognised contribution to colorectal cancer care and research. He has published over 300 papers in scientific journals, authored over twenty books, and has been awarded 4 prestigious, international research prizes, including the NHS’s Nye Bevan award for Innovation. He has several patents; has founded two biotech companies (Celleron and Oxford Cancer Biomarkers). Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences in 2000 , President of European society of Medical Oncology ( 2009-2011) and Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (2010).
Working with colleagues, he has built two new Institutes of Cancer Medicine in Birmingham (1992-2001) and Oxford (2001-current), and was awarded by UK Government for £100 million investment into cancer research networks. .
He Chaired the Cancer Services Collaborative (1999-2003), to deliver redesign programme to improve the NHS’ cancer service (awarded CBE, 2002). He has completed the “Kerr Report” (2006), a 20 year plan to reform Scotland’s NHS.
He co-chaired the Anglo-French Scientific committee celebrating the centenary of the Entente-Cordiale (2004) after the Queen and President Chirac nominated cancer research as their joint theme. He edited Europe’s leading cancer journal (Annals of Oncology), has been elected President of the European Society of Medical Oncology (8,000 members). He has established the first Network of India’s top cancer centres (www.indox.org.uk) , turning it into an internationally recognised trials network, has trained many young Indian oncologists and is active in China and the Middle East.
He has brought world-wide attention to the looming epidemic of cancer which will claim the lives of more than a million Africans every year. He organised the first ever African Cancer Reform convention in London (2007) and formed a new organisation, AfrOx (www.afrox.org) to aid national cancer planning in Africa.
Chief Executive, The Cattanach Charitable Trust; Board Member, OSCR; and Member, Accounts Commission for Scotland
Dr Sophie Flemig is the Chief Executive of The Cattanach Charitable Trust
She was previously the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s Director of Public Policy and combined her work on legal regulation with a wide range of experience from the private, public and third sectors. Previously, she led the University of Edinburgh Business School’s multidisciplinary Centre for Service Excellence as its Assistant Director. New approaches to regulation have been at the forefront of her research and engagement work, in particular including co-production and improvement goals across health and social care and the charitable sector. Sophie is also an expert in service design and management methodologies.
Prior to her academic career, Sophie worked as a management and digital consultant across Europe and North America, specialising in change management, learning and development, and internal marketing, in particular in financial services. Over the course of her career, she has advised global Fortune 100 companies, governments and third sector organisations. Sophie also has strong experience in non-executive roles, having been appointed by Scottish Ministers as a Member of the Accounts Commission for Scotland. At the Accounts Commission, the spending watchdog for local government in Scotland, Sophie has sponsored key audits on health and social care Integration and self-directed support and is supporting Audit Scotland staff in developing a knowledge base on community empowerment.
She holds a BA (Hon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an M.Phil in Comparative Government from the University of Oxford (Brasenose College) as well as a PhD in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Toronto, while currently completing her LLB with the University of London.
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Overall this was a good day with very good speakers and presentations.