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.
Prof Anthony Leeds
Prof Anthony Leeds is visiting professor in the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. He practices part-time in the NHS at the Central Middlesex Hospital in Diabetes and Endocrinology which is linked to The Whittington Hospital within the North London Obesity Surgery Service. His current research interests concern the use of low energy diets and very low energy diets in weight management in clinical practice; he works with colleagues at the Parker Institute, Frederiksberg hospital, Copenhagen, where he is an honorary senior research fellow. In 2010 and 2011 he contributed to the BBC web-site ‘scrubbing up’ series discussing obesity, sleep apnoea and road traffic accidents; the costs of obesity treatment with surgery and the need for training of doctors in obesity management. He was Senior Lecturer at King's College London until September 2007 and is now Medical Director of the Cambridge Weight Plan.
Prof Roger Gadsby
Roger was a GP for 31 years and has written 4 diabetes textbooks, 12 textbook chapters and over 300 articles and papers. At Warwick he has developed a number of assessed accredited courses in diabetes care. He has been on the guideline development groups for 5 NICE diabetes guidelines, and the IDF guideline on Type 2 Diabetes in Older People. He has had a long standing interest in diabetes in older people, and was Visiting Professor at IDOP, University of Bedfordshire working with Prof Alan Sinclair. . He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2009 for “services to medicine and diabetes care”.
Charles is a faculty member of the Knuston Hall Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment course, which has now been running for over 30 years and teaches health care professionals how to empower people with diabetes to manage their own condition.
Charles qualified in medicine from Oxford University and St. Thomas' Hospital and trained in diabetes centres at Leicester, Poole, St Thomas', Exeter and Bristol. Since 1980 he has been consultant physician with a special interest in diabetes at Northampton General Hospital.
His special interests in diabetes are education, communication and patient empowerment, with particular emphasis on diabetes in people at each end of the spectrum, that is young adults and older people with diabetes. Since 1986 Charles has organised an annual counselling and empowerment course for health care professionals working in diabetes: www.diabetescounselling.co.uk
Charles has worked with the R&D unit at Northampton General Hospital since it was founded in 1982 and has been Principal Investigator in a large number of studies, including UKPDS, DESMOND, 4T and FOURIER. He have recently become interested in the problem of diabetes and dementia and the training of professionals who work in this area.
Anne qualified from University College Hospital, London. At an early stage in her career she moved to the Midlands and by good fortune was offered a job in the Diabetes Clinic at the General Hospital, Birmingham. This led to a lifelong passion for diabetes, a specialty she has now been working in for almost 40 years. After specialist training at the General Hospital and at Northampton General Hospital, Anne became a consultant with a special interest in diabetes in Northampton in 1995. Her particular areas of interest include type 1 diabetes, diabetic pregnancy and the diabetic foot. More recently she become interested in the challenges facing older people who are living with diabetes.
Sarah Tutton Bone
Sarah has worked with DRWF since the group’s inception in the UK in 1999 becoming Chief Executive in 2005. She has overseen the development and growth of all of the charity’s activities to its current status as a recognised provider of funds for diabetes research both in the UK and around the world and a credible source of authoritative information and support to those living with diabetes.
DRWF was founded in the US in 1993 to raise funds for research and to provide support to people living with T1D. The UK group started in 1998 and became fully active in 1999 providing information and support to people living with all forms of diabetes whilst funding an annual research programme in the UK. DRWF has grown internationally and has groups in the US, UK, France, Sweden and Finland with groups in their infancy in Norway and Denmark. Whilst each group works autonomously in their respective countries, collectively DRWF provides international research funding under the umbrella of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Network. Together, the DRWF groups have committed more than £57 million* to awareness, educational support programmes and research funding since 1993. (*as per exchange 25.09.17)
Chris previously worked as a healthcare consultant, advising pharmaceutical, private health, and public sector organisations in the UK healthcare system. Chris’ repeated exposure to the poor patient outcomes and high costs associated with diabetes provided the stimulus for OurPath which he’s been building for the last 3 years.
Chris graduated from Oxford University in Engineering and holds an MEng in Quantum Computing. Away from work, Chris is an avid health and fitness enthusiast, a keen marathon runner, and an ex-Great Britain rower.
Prior to joining this, Chris worked for over 25 years in healthcare and technology industries across Europe and the United States, most recently as founder and CEO of SRC Ltd and Business Development Director with UK healthcare systems supplier Allocate Software PLC.
His role within EMAHSN focuses on building closer links between the NHS, public health and healthcare businesses; identifying new services and products that will benefit patients and the healthcare system throughout the East Midlands and addressing barriers to the rapid spread and adoption of proven innovations. Also delivering programmes to support local companies achieve accelerated access to healthcare markets in the UK and abroad.