Professor James Kingsland OBE
President - National Association of Primary Care
James is the Senior Partner in a nationally renowned, award winning General Practice in the North West of England.
He has been the National Clinical Lead for the English Department of Health’s implementation programmes for Clinical Commissioning since April 2009, firstly for Practice Based Commissioning and latterly for the NHS Clinical Commissioning Community. In this role he has also been the Primary Care Lead on the DH Board of the National Clinical Directors. Formerly the Chairman, he is now the President of the National Association of Primary Care.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year 2012 Honours List for services to Medicine and to Healthcare, and Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Lancashire in June 2018.
He works as a GP advisor to Ministers; the Government and the Department of Health; is a member of the DH National Leadership Network; part of the NHS Top Leaders programme; serves on the NICE Commissioning Steering Group; the Care Quality Commission’s Stakeholder Committee; and Dr Foster Ethics Committee.
He is also a Non Executive Director of Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Foundation Trust, previously a Board Member, as Primary Care Advisor to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT.
He was a GP trainer for 20 years and is an undergraduate tutor for the medical schools of Liverpool and University College London. He is the resident doctor for BBC Radio Merseyside and regularly provides expert advice on national television and radio for both news and current affairs programmes. His inspiring presentation skills have established him as a national and internationally renowned speaker.
Professor David Colin-Thomé
OBE, M.B.B.S., FRCGP, FFPH, FFGDP (Honorary)
Currently a honorary visiting professor of the Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management at Manchester University and of the School of Health, University of Durham, David is a General Practitioner with a distinguished career behind him, with the last post being the National Clinical Director for Primary Care with the Department of Health.
Most professionals most readily recognise him from the review of Out-of-Hours Services-Project, a report co-authored with Professor Steve Field (Chairman of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners) and his review of lessons learned from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust investigation.
In 2010, David was ranked as one of the most powerful people in NHS management policy by the Health Service Journal
Partner – Pitmans LLP
Roger has been a partner in leading corporate finance firms in London, including Clifford Chance, Nabarro and Dorsey & Whitney, and currently with Pitmans, the largest law firms in the Thames Valley.
Roger specialises in the areas of venture capital and transactional private equity and represents institutional investors, management teams, and buy-out houses in matters related to MBOs, MBIs and development capital. Roger has substantial experience in the mid-market private equity sector.
Steve, a Chartered Accountant with many years of experience in professional practice is currently Head of Commercial Operations, Enterprise, at Thomson Reuters.
His fields of expertise range widely from health informatics, patient safety systems, and real time systems for financial institutions, occupying director level positions as finance director, product management, marketing and sales, often assuming these roles with the same organisation at different times of his career. Steve was the lead author of the white paper “Making a difference in healthcare” a proposition on creating practical prevention systems that led to the founding of eManager.