Congress speakers

Helen Bevan

Tim Kelsey

Maxine Power

Scott Slotterback

 



Helen Bevan

Helen Bevan is acknowledged globally for her expertise and energy for large-scale change in health and care. During her 25 years as a change leader in the English National Health Service, Helen has been at the forefront of many NHS improvement initiatives that have made a difference for thousands of patients and for the staff who care for them.

Helen currently leads the Horizons team, which is a source of ideas and knowledge to enable the spread of improvements at scale. The team uses a variety of different tools and approaches including social movement thinking, community organising, improvement science, accelerated design and digital connectivity. It champions the role of emerging leaders, students and trainees at the forefront of radical change.

Currently part of NHS England, the Horizons team is seeking to become the first team to spin out of a national NHS body and reinvent itself as a staff-led mutual. The team believes that the mutual sector will be the venue of some the most radical and impactful change practice for social good in coming years.

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Tim Kelsey

Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.

He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. He took up the post in 2012 after serving as the British government's first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

He was also National Information Director for health and care in England and Chair of the National Information Board which advises the Secretary of State on national priorities for data and technology.

Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare.

He is also an internationally regarded expert in digital transformation of the customer experience in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service (www.nhs.uk) which now reports around 40 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC.

He is co-author with Roger Taylor of Transparency and the Open Society which was published by Policy Press and the University of Chicago in 2016.

Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

Follow Tim on Twitter: @tkelsey1

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Maxine Power

Maxine is the Chief Executive of Haelo, Salford’s Innovation and Improvement Science Centre. She works with improvement teams in Salford, regionally in Greater Manchester, nationally in England and globally.

Maxine has expertise in strategic leadership of improvement, regularly working with senior leaders within organisations and health systems. Having established the quality improvement system in Salford Royal and completed three years as the National Improvement Advisor at the Department of Health in England (2010-13), Maxine is in a unique position of having worked on improvement within an organisation and within government.

She is an honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and developed their groundbreaking Improvement Science for Academics Programme.

Maxine is regularly asked to support organisations to develop their internal improvement infrastructure and advise on health policy. She has substantial experience in both the NHS and academia completing her doctoral training in neurophysiology in 2001, a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship in 2006 and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University in 2007. During her fellowship, she focussed her learning on two key areas:

  • organisational culture and its impact on the adoption of quality and safety initiatives in hospital care
  • the implementation of large-scale change in stroke care.

She has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and presents around the world on improvement, patient safety, measurement, evaluation and research. Her current interests are in using digital media to support knowledge curation and exchange.

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Scott Slotterback

Policy Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, Health Care Without Harm

As Policy Director, Scott Slotterback assures the smooth functioning of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network while helping lead its ongoing development.

He also plays a central role in building the technical capacity of the Network. Scott Slotterback comes to this role after working for over 30 years on complex building and land use planning projects, including a decade at Kaiser Permanente, where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major healthcare buildings.

He authored numerous sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles. He also presented climate change resiliency and environmental sustainability at numerous national and international conferences and served on the Steering Committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.

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