The Programme

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

08.30 – 08.55


8.55 - 9.00

Opening remarks

09.00 – 10.15

The Individual Patient: can the healthcare system personalise patient care?
How much should/can patients take ownership of their healthcare? How much can/should information be made available to the 'consumer' in healthcare? What impact does a more empowered patient have on the way clinicians work and wider healthcare system?

Chair: Kirsty Lang, Presenter - Front Row, BBC Radio 4
Panel to include: 
Professor the Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff, Chair of the APPG on Dying Well
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Managing Director, Bupa Health and Wellbeing
Christina Patterson, Writer & Columnist, The Independent

10.15 - 10.45

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair of the House of Commons Health Select Committee in conversation with Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social Care correspondent, Channel 4 News

10.45 – 11.00

Refreshment Break

11.00 – 11.45

BRIGHT IDEAS: New thinking in healthcare

Speakers to include:
Chair: Shyama Perera, Writer and Broadcaster

1) Michael Ash, Founder and MD, Nutri-Link
'Functional medicine - benefits and relevance to UK healthcare'

2) Charles Leadbeater, Author & leading authority on innovation and creativity:
'Lessons to be learnt from the developing world’

3) Professor Lewis Wolpert, Developmental biologist, author & broadcaster:
‘The importance of mental health education’

11.45 – 12.45

Hi-tech Health: will new technology save healthcare or cripple it financially?

Chair: Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, The Independent
Panel to include:
Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor Old Age Psychiatry, King’s College London and
Research Director, King’s Health Partners
Richard Seabrook, Head of Business Development -Technology Transfer, Wellcome Trust
Derek Wyatt, Chair, Trinity Hospice & Digital Consultant

12.45 - 14.00

Buffet Lunch

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