This is Rich.
Rich Taunt works at Kaleidoscope.
In previous lives, Richard was Director of Policy at the Health Foundation, worked at the Care Quality Commission - working on the Commission's new approach to regulation in 2013/14 - and spent an inordinate amount of time at the Department of Health. Roles there included advising on strategy and policy in quality, primary care, system reform, and 'reorganisations so big you can see them from space'. Richard has also worked for the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and the Demon Barbers (some - but not all - of those roles involving the sweeping of hair).
In addition to Kaleidoscope, Richard is Director of the UK Improvement Alliance, a network of organisations dedicated to improving the quality of health and care.
If you would like to get Richard involved in a long discussion, try the topics of trust, radical new forms of organisation, bridging the disconnect between research and practice, and the Premier League season of 1995/96.
Richard is married with two children and two cats, and lives in the best place in the world - Brockley, South London.
This is Tanuj.
Tanuj Aggarwal works at Kaleidoscope
Tanuj used to work for the Health Foundation, investigating the future of health and how the NHS will look in the year 2048 at its centenary. He also investigated future technologies that will change the delivery of healthcare and how automation will grapple healthcare. In this process, he sadly discovered one of his past jobs, working with patients in a stroke rehabilitation unit as a hand masseur, was replaceable by robots. His other job however was not automatable, working for an economic business development consultancy, creating strategies for small businesses to export internationally.
In his spare time, Tanuj runs a travel booking service creating bespoke holiday packages to locations far and away. He is also a trained chemist, and therefore a breaking bad aficionado. If you speak Spanish or Hindi to him, consider it an in.
This is Caroline.
Caroline Taunt works at Kaleidoscope.
Caroline's background is in business development and fundraising, with previous employers including the Society for Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and The Prince's Trust (NO ACRONYM). Her strengths are problem-solving, clear thinking, and being wearyingly practical.
Alongside work, Caroline has spent a good chunk of the last four years bringing up two small people, making her a London museum and soft play devotee.
Much like Richard Taunt, she lives in Brockley with a combined total of four children and cats, which may or may not be a coincidence.
This is Anna.
Anna Howells works at Kaleidoscope.
Anna has recently returned from Myanmar, where she spent 6 months working as an NHS Improving Global Health Fellow leading a number of quality improvement projects and researching the value of workplace-based training in the Family Medicine curriculum. Prior to her South East Asian travels, Anna worked in health policy and health service change. This included roles at NHS England in the New Care Models Programme and the Health Foundation.
In addition to mastering the art of cooking a Burmese curry, Anna likes to imagine she is a sporting pro and has signed up for her first (and probably last) half-marathon.
This is Jess.
Jess Tudor-Williams works at Kaleidoscope.
Jess gave up a fledgling career as a professional yachtswoman in the Caribbean to become an NHS Graduate Management Trainee, and since then has held a series of operational management roles at both district general hospitals and London Teaching Trusts, before becoming a Senior Programme Manager at UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network and then moonlighting as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Institute of Cardiovascular Outcome Research.
Jess has led service redesign in acute organisations, was responsible for the operational development of the Macmillan Cancer Centre at UCLH and has been part of teams delivering ambitious cardiovascular reform across central and north east London. She is particularly interested in organisational service design and developing systems to deliver results.
Jess is married, with a daughter & two dogs and lives in a 200 year old cottage in the wilds of Hampshire. When not propping up bits of 200 year old cottage she can be found road biking, sailing or gardening and, very rarely, sitting quietly and having a knit.
This is Vicki.
Vicki Webb works at Kaleidoscope.
She joins us with more than 16 years of consulting experience in the public sector in the UK and internationally. Most of this experience was with Accenture, working on large scale change and transformation programmes. Vicki is most proud work moment was opening of the service centre she developed with a key UK Central Government Department working to keep citizens safe… with further details available on a need to know basis!
Her most proud personal moments relate to small children and climbing mountains.
She's motivated by finding a way to make the ideas that will change the world for the better a reality, and driven by collaboration, laughter, cheesy pop music and jelly babies… (not necessarily in that order).
Vicki was born in Margate, spent her childhood in the USA, went to university at home in NZ (where her parents and sister live), learned Geordie in Newcastle for a number of years, became a yoga devotee when living in Dublin and now calls North East London home, along with the loves of her life - her husband and two children.
This is Ted.
Ted Adams works at Kaleidoscope.
Ted is a jobbing Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, which means he spends quite a lot of the week (and weekend and night) delivering “coal face” medicine / direct patient care / practicing the art and science of his craft. He has always been interested in how policy really affects the patient sitting, standing or lying in front of a healthcare professional.
So sometimes working less than full time in clinical medicine, or sometimes taking time away from clinical medicine, he has worked at two Strategic Health Authorities (which promptly shut down after he left) and led a national committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2014-15 he spent a year in the USA as a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow at Kaiser Permanente. At Kaiser he indulged his interest, which is better understanding the ins and outs of clinical relationships with patients and finding out what makes clinicians tick.
Ted lives in Liverpool (there is life outside London) with his wife, who is a sexual health physician, and his 3 children.
This is Clare.
Clare Allcock is an Associate at Kaleidoscope.
In addition to Kaleidoscope, Clare is Head of Strategy & Transformation at Horsham & Mid Sussex and Crawley CCGs and a part time Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation.
Previously Clare has worked in national and local roles at NHS England and a long stint at the Department of Health working on a plethora of policy areas including NHS policy, strategy & delivery, primary care, commissioning, urgent & emergency care and patient & public involvement as well as dipping in and out of a number of Ministerial private office roles working for Alan Milburn, Rosie Winterton and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath but started her career as a PA for Simon Stevens!
Clare is married with two boys and lives happily in St Leonards on Sea. You may often hear Clare banging on about the fact that the key to everything is ‘all about relationships’!
This is Emma.
Emma Ryan is an Associate at Kaleidoscope.
Emma's top three work moments in the last 10 years:
Emma is interested in community based solutions and translating national policy to a local context. In addition to Kaeidoscope, Emma is working with Macmillan and Bristol CCG to improve support for people living with and beyond Cancer.
Emma finds eating dinner in silence difficult. She once told the whole plot of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, in (A Level) Spanish, to some people who were not interested but happened to be at the dinner table.
Emma lives in Bristol with her partner, two small people and a medium sized cat.
This is David.
David Haslam chairs Kaleidoscope's Advisory Board.
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. He was a family physician in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for many years and has been chair of the NHS Evidence Advisory Committee, co-chair of the NHS Future Forum Information subgroup, an expert member of the NHS National Quality Board, chair of the NQB Quality Information Committee, and National Clinical Adviser to both the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Commission.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. David was Chairman of Council of the Royal College of GPs from 2001 to 2004, and was also vice chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
He has written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the lay public and translated into 13 languages, and well over a thousand articles for the medical and lay press. In 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the United Kingdom, and he was awarded CBE in 2004 for services to Medicine and Health Care.
David is especially proud of his Life-Saving Certificate, aged 11.