Sir David Dalton
Sir David has been an NHS Chief Executive for over 22 years, serving at Salford Royal for 16 years. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital. The Trust has a turnover of £470m, employs 6600 staff and provides local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. Salford Royal is one of only two Trusts in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
He was knighted in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for his services to Healthcare. During 2013 he was a member of the ‘Berwick Review Group’, which advised on patient safety improvements for England. He co-chaired a review of the ‘duty of candour’ in 2014 to support openness in reporting harmful events. In 2014 he advised the Secretary of State on the opportunities for providers of NHS care, including the publication of the ‘Dalton Review’ which recommended actions to assure the delivery of high quality healthcare through sustainable organisations.
Sir David is currently developing a new integrated care service (hospital, community, primary and social care) for the city of Salford, with its triple aim of improved population health outcomes, better user experience and lower cost. Under David’s leadership, Salford Royal has adopted a disciplined approach of applied ‘improvement science’ coupled with deep staff involvement. He is now developing the concept of ‘standardisation of best practice’ by creating a digital enterprise and seeking to apply this at scale, across multiple organisations.
He was founder chair of AQuA, NHS Quest and most recently, Haelo: each of which support organisations in their improvement activities. He established NWeHealth and currently services on the national review group advising the Secretary of State on IT and digital developments. He is Vice Chair of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network – with the twin purpose of improving population health and creating a new relationship with industry across Greater Manchester. He is a Governor of the Health Foundation.
Clare has worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years, initially as a registered nurse in central London and in a variety of senior leadership roles within the acute sector.
Clare was appointed to her first CEO role in 2003 at North Middlesex University Hospital before moving to Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital Foundation Trust in 2012. Basildon became the first Trust to exit the special measures regime in 2014 and in 2016/17 Clare led the development of an innovative new ‘group’ of hospitals.
Clare now leads the Joint Executive Team across BTUH, Mid Essex and Southend Hospitals.
Dr Jonathan Cope
Dr Jonathan Cope has worked as a GP for over 20 years both in the UK and overseas. Jonathan has also held roles in the RCGP, LMC and his local Deanery.
Dr Cope is managing partner of Beacon Medical Group, a super partnership in the South Hams and Plymouth. Beacon Medical Group were 1 of 15 rapid test sites for the NAPC model of care called Primary Care Home. This model now covers 12% of the population. Beacon has 23 partners and serves a practice population of 39,000 currently.
As a group they have been innovative and disruptive in how they have shaped services for the benefit of patients. Beacon has fully embraced partnership working and a multidisciplinary team approach. Their comprehensive team includes paramedic practitioners, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, a social prescriber, pharmacy technician, associate specialists and a consultant liaison psychiatrist.
Jacob West is a national lead for the NHS new care models programme. He works with vanguards around the country implementing new models of health care delivery, including the emerging hospital groups and accountable care organisations.
In 2014-15 Jacob was Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Jacob’s background is in public policy and health management. From 2010 to 2014 he was Director of Strategy at King’s College Hospital. From 2003 to 2010 Jacob worked in a number of roles at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, ultimately as acting director. He advised two Prime Ministers on public policy in a range of areas including health, criminal justice, and education.
Jacob is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London and an advisor to the Harvard Global Health Institute. He has degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oxford.