Bharat Patel - Chief Executive
Bharat is a Chartered Accountant with many years of high level experience in health informatics and corporates at the leading edge of technology.
His early background as a partner in a professional practice provides the expertise in audit, investigations and systems designs, all of which now form the foundation of our ground breaking compliance products, earning accolades for combining simplicity of operation with sophisticated risk and business process management.
He is an expert in systems and process design, and his extensive experience in workflow technology and formerly as CEO of a global health informatics company, gives him a fusion of expertise that has been instrumental in creating a new generation of ground breaking smart technologies in compliance.
He has been at the forefront of Patient Safety and GP compliance systems for more than a decade and was the inventor and architect of the SmartForms secure data collection instrument, used in the first international Patient Safety Study in 2001. The research programme, carried out in conjunction with the Robert Graham Center and the American Academy of Family Physicians spanned 7 countries, United States, Canada, New Zealand, England, the Netherlands, Australia, and Germany.
To allow full and frank reporting of errors, the system guaranteed total anonymity and unprecedented levels of security to protect participating doctors from potential prosecution, legal challenges or federal investigations.
The ground breaking study has never been repeated since, and sparked a series of research papers in Patient Safety, and the milestone publication ‘A preliminary taxonomy of medical errors in family practice’ which was presented to and adopted by the National Patient Safety Agency as the basis for the National Reporting and Learning System in 2003.
Whilst the academics chose the data collection and root cause analysis path, Bharat chose to focus on creating practical error prevention and compliance solutions for daily use, to stop errors occurring in the first place. X-Genics now produces eManager, a smart system for compliance and quality assurance, which is both the culmination of the original research and the beginning of a new phase in smart systems for practice safety.
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.