We would like to thank our DPC2017 conference chairs for their support. Their leadership and guidance is key to the success of our conference and workshops, and we’re very grateful for their help in making DCP2017 an invaluable experience for all participants.
Oliver previously worked as a Communications Manager for NHS Diabetes for four years, helping to shape the national health agenda in the long-term conditions arena.
He worked closely with the Department of Health, a number of diabetes organisations and leading clinicians during his time in the NHS.
Oliver started his career a regional journalist spending four years at the Northamptonshire Telegraph and Northampton Chronicle & Echo where he had an enviable track-record for reaching the front page and was recognised by being crowned the company’s Employee of the Year in 2005.
Dr Mike Sadler
Dr Mike Sadler is Clinical Non-Executive Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and works as an advisor and consultant on a range of health and social care services. In addition to reviewing healthcare design in several health systems in the UK in the last 2 years, he has, over the past 6 months, been working on health system reform in Ireland, and in Saudi Arabia. He completed over 50 inspections as a primary care specialist adviser for the CQC. He chaired the inaugural Diabetes Professional Care Conference in 2015, and again in 2016. He has recently contributed sessions on commissioning in diabetes at a series of workshops for diabetes specialist nurses across the country. Mike has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, and on broadcast media.
Mike qualified in Medicine in Nottingham, and was a GP principal in Hampshire before moving into Public Health Medicine. Having achieved MSc with Distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he joined Portsmouth & South East Hampshire Health Authority, holding joint posts of Deputy Director of Public Health, and Medical Adviser. He subsequently held multiple senior clinical leadership roles in national organisations in both public and private sectors, including Chief Operating Officer at NHS Direct, and then Chief Operating Officer for Serco’s Health Division. His last full time appointment was Director of Health & Social Care at West Sussex County Council.
Mike thus has an enormous breadth of experience, having been a leader, manager, clinician, provider, commissioner, operational lead, policy maker, and quality assessor.
Anne is an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse and founder of the successful PITstop and PrePITstop diabetes courses. She has a particular interest in type 2 diabetes and the training needs of practice diabetes teams. She advises clinical commissioning groups and training providers who are developing structured training programmes to upskill their primary care workforce. She continues to deliver courses and train local trainers, to help embed and sustain the training.