28th February 2012 18:30 

A Panel of Policy Pundits
Chaired by Pam Garside


Panel Participants:

Paul Bate | Health and Adult Social Care, Number 10 Policy Unit

Nick Seddon | Deputy Director of the independent thinktank Reform

Dr Paul Rutter | Head of Secretariat at Independent Monitoring Board, Global Polio Eradication Initiative


When: Tuesday 28th February, 18.30-21.30

Where: The Kings Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Format: An evening of interesting panel discussion followed by drinks and networking


About Paul Bate 
Paul Bate joined the Downing Street Policy and Implementation Unit in April 2011 as Senior Policy Advisor covering health and adult care. Paul was previously a director at 2020 Delivery, a healthcare-focused management consultancy. Paul focused mainly on strategy, productivity improvement and capability building. Recent clients included acute trusts, GPs, and Primary Care Trusts. Prior to joining 2020, Paul worked in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, where he ran national reviews on cancer, elective waiting times, long term conditions and healthcare acquired infections. Paul began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was an Engagement Manager and worked in the transport, defence, chemicals and banking sectors. Paul has a Ph.D. in particle physics from Manchester University.


About Nick Seddon

Nick is Deputy Director of Reform, an independent thintank based in Westminster. Before joining Reform, Nick was Head of Communications at Circle, an employee-owned healthcare company. He frequently writes for national newspapers and magazines, especially The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Economist. He has lectured and debated widely and often appears on national television and radio. Nick has written and edited a number of books and reports, including Who Cares?, about charities, and Quite Like Heaven?, about healthcare, which was described by the Spectator as ‘seminal’. Earlier this year, The Times described Reform as “the pre-eminent think-tank arguing for health reform”. Nick is a Member of the Advisory Board of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, a Member of the Advisory Board of Cass Business School, and until recently Chairman of the Directory of Social Change, an independent charity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.


About Dr Paul Rutter

Dr Paul Rutter heads the permanent staff of the board that monitors and guides the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This initiative is a partnership between the world’s remaining polio-affected countries (currently 19 in number), the World Health Organization, UNICEF, CDC, Rotary, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and multiple donor governments. It aims to eradicate polio from the world by the end of 2015. From 2008 to 2010, Paul was a Clinical Adviser to England’s Chief Medical Officer. He worked across the CMO’s broad spectrum of responsibilities, but particularly on minimum alcohol pricing and on swine ‘flu. He also contributed to the design and implementation of the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery and African Partnerships programmes. Paul graduated with double distinction from Leeds medical school in 2006 and recently gained an MBA from London Business School, specialising in modelling (numbers, not clothes) and in the management of complex change.


About Pam Garside

Pam Garside has her own management consultancy, Newhealth, which advises health sector players in the US and UK. She is a Fellow of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge where she is Co-Chair of The Cambridge Health Network. Pam is also Senior Associate of the Nuffield Trust and Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School. Most importantly for this event she is Chair of Diagnosis.


About Diagnosis

Established in 2009, Diagnosis is a clinical leadership social enterprise designed to “turn a whinge into a way” through proactively engaging junior doctors and medical students in a portfolio of broader health care opportunities.

For more information visit the diagnosis website www.diagnosisltd.co.uk


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