NHS Joy - speakers
Jos de Blok
Jos is the founder and CEO of Buurtzorg Nederland.
Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 by Jos and a small team of professional nurses who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Together they decided to create a new model of patient-centred care focused on facilitating and maintaining independence and autonomy for the individual for as long as possible.
Jos, himself a nurse, believes in an empowered nurse-led team approach, as well as an empowered patient. He believes most patients can be encouraged to participate together with their Buurtzorg nurse in finding solutions to their home care needs, and that many of these solutions can be found right in the community.
What started as a team of four nurses in 2006, has grown to over 8,000 nurses, with teams in the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan and the United States.
David Haslam is Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is also past-President of the British Medical Association, past-President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University, Leicester. and Professor of General Practice at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
David was a family physician in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years
Megan is a GP partner in a busy practice in central Bracknell, and an active member of GP council and the CCG since 2011. Megan has CCG level roles as lead for performance and dementia, and also set up and led the 'Care' project for the area in a project joint with Bracknell Forest Council.
Megan has also covered various health related items for TV, including presenting 'Superhuman Challenge', a TV series produced for CBBC.
Matthew has been a GP Partner for 20 years, working in the same practice in Somerset and living in the same village, next door to the surgery.
"I love my job and I am passionate about ensuring General Practice teams evolve to be an integral part of every community landscape in the future.I trained at Nottingham University ( 1986-1991) and pursued a limited career in surgery before realising the joy of general practice and jumped tracks.
"I have been fortunate to have been supported in a variety of leadership roles in Somerset, Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group ( 2013-2016) and Senior Responsible Officer of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan in Somerset until April 2017 ( I have an aversion to acronyms). I am enthused about how we all respond to the challenges our communities face and believe we have a responsibility to listen, learn and laugh as we safely do things differently.
"I am convinced the future will be shaped by people who can sit comfortably with uncertainty, are energised by complexity and are captivated by conversations.The concept of 'what matters to you' sits at the core of my personal and professional values."
Rebecca is a Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Nuffield Trust and a General Practitioner in Greenwich. She is also an accredited public health specialist. Her current policy interests include integrated care, primary care, new organisational models for general practice and NHS commissioning.
Rebecca is a clinical commissioner in Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group – where her lead areas are long-term conditions and quality. Within her GP practice, Rebecca leads work to improve continuity and quality of care for people with chronic complex ill health and to apply the principles of the chronic care model in a practice setting.
Nish is a GP trainee in Cambridge. Last year she was a Clinical Fellow to the National Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, and has continued this role alongside her GP training.
As part of this, she's been doing some work on the General Practice Forward View (the primary care bit of the Five Year Forward View). She's also established a leadership development programme for GP trainees and newly qualified GPs called Next Generation GP.
As part of her medical degree, Nish did a BSc in Healthcare Management at Imperial College, which first sparked an interest in NHS leadership and service reform.
In her spare time, Nish loves to write and blogs for a GP magazine called Pulse. She's also an avid collector of half marathon medals, and is a die-hard Liverpool FC supporter.