15th May 2024


Supported by
Dame Clare Gerada
Having first trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley hospital, Clare followed her father’s footsteps and became a general practitioner, working in her practice in South London for more than thirty-four years. Over this time, alongside her clinical practice, she has held several national leadership positions including both the Chair and President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, only the second women in its history to hold both position. Clare has also set up and led, until 2021 the award-winning service for doctors and dentists with mental health problems, NHS Practitioer Health.  She has also set up and leads the Primary Care Gambling Service, a unique GP-led multidisciplinary service straddling the primary, secondary and third sectors. Clare was awarded an MBE in 2000 for her services to drug misuse and received a Dame hood in 2020 for services to mental health
Dr Ron Daniels, Joint CEO, The Sepsis Trust UK Ron is an NHS Consultant in Intensive Care, based in Birmingham. As well as being Executive Director and founder of the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) Ron also sits on the Executive Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance. Ron’s expertise lies in translational medicine and leadership. He leads the team responsible for much of the policy and media engagement around sepsis in the UK (as well as internationally), including the adoption of the 2017 Resolution on Sepsis by the WHO. Ron has worked closely with the NHS over the last 5 years to ensure that in England, more than 80% of patients presenting with suspected sepsis now receive appropriate antimicrobials rapidly. He is ever mindful of the perceived conflict and need for collaboration with the antimicrobial stewardship agenda. 
Bryony Thomas, Professional Business Speaker and Pancreatic Cancer Survivor - the patient’s perspective
Bryony Thomas is one of the UK’s foremost marketing thinkers, an author and in-demand professional speaker for business audiences.  She was given 12 weeks to live by Bristol doctors after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2019. Bryony went in for the ‘Whipple procedure’ which involves 14 hours of surgery which saw the bottom of her stomach removed, two-thirds of her pancreas, her gallbladder and the top part of her intestines, on January 2, 2020. Bryony has set up charity to raise awareness of the lesser known symptoms of pancreatic cancer called 'Clue in the Loo'. One of the lesser known symptoms of pancreatic cancer is floating poo. Bryony will speak on what she has learnt about what is most important to the patient in the course of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.
Susan Rodway KC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers - Informed consent
Susan Rodway is a well-known clinical negligence, personal injury and sports lawyer. She has been instructed in numerous leading cases arising out of clinical negligence, catastrophic injuries, group litigation, professional negligence and international sports arbitration. She also acts in related medical matters arising out of inquiries or inquests, disciplinary proceedings. She is renowned for her advocacy skills, particularly in cross examining experts in specialist scientific and medical arenas. She has previously been a chairman NHS Tribunal and a member of the Clinical Standards Committee for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 
Nicola Davey is the founding director of the Quality Improvement Clinic (QIC) of which QIClearn is the digital learning enterprise. Originally qualifying as a pharmacist, Nikki is now a well-known and highly experienced quality improvement practitioner and coach with an interest in human factors, patient safety and paediatrics. Her innovative flagship course improve ONE thing: the full QIP has supported over 450 doctors, AHPs, pharmacists and nurses on their own QI journey. With high completion rates and evidence of impact, many have presented their work at National and International conferences, won prizes and had their work published in BMJ journals.
Dr Sarah Bates, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist, is co-lead for the PERIPrem project, providing operational leadership, in partnership with both regional Health Science Networks and the South West Neonatal Network.
PERIPrem is not just about implementing a care bundle. It is about forging a new way of working, where clinicians from obstetrics, midwifery and neonatal join together to drive forward and revolutionise care for preterm babies. Dr Bates is passionate about coaching teams across the region to optimise perinatal culture, aiming to standardise care, save lives and reduce brain injury in preterm babies.

Black Maternity Matters
Ann Remmers, 
Health Innovation West of England

Polypharmacy Clare Howard,  Health Innovation Network Polypharmacy Programme 

Common medico-legal pitfalls  
Clare Sweeney, Medico-legal adviser, Medical Defence Union

Human Factors 
Jenny Sutcliffe, 
Human Factors (HF) Specialist

The role of digital clinical decision support in QI  
Dr Kieran Walsh, BMJ 

Co-presenter Dr Will Waldock, Digital Health Clinical Fellow at Imperial College London