Speakers

Baroness Dido Harding


Dido became Chair of NHS Improvement on 30 October 2017. She is Deputy Chair of The Court of The Bank of England and Chair of the Bank's Remuneration Committee. 

She was Chief Executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC from 2010 to May 2017. Prior to TalkTalk, Dido was Sainsbury's convenience director, having been appointed to Sainsbury's operating board in March 2008. Dido joined Sainsbury's from Tesco PLC where she held a variety of senior roles both in the UK and international businesses. Prior to this, she worked at Kingfisher plc and Thomas Cook Limited where she gained considerable retail experience. She has also served on the boards of The British Land Company PLC and Cheltenham Racecourse. She is a member of the UK National Holocaust Foundation Board, a trustee of MyAgro an African social enterprise and a Steward of the Jockey Club. 

In August 2014 Dido was offered Peerage and sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer. She was appointed to the Economic Affairs Committee of the Lords in July 2017. Dido is married to politician John Penrose, has two children and in what spare time she has left is a jockey and racehorse owner. 

Dr Cliff Mann


Dr. Clifford Mann qualified in 1986 from London University. He has been a full time consultant in Emergency Medicine at Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust since 1999. 

In 2013 he was elected President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and in 2016 took up the post of National Clinical Advisor with NHS England. 

In 2017 was appointed GIRFT National Clinical Co-Lead for NHSI. He chairs the Same Day Emergency Care programme Board. In 2018 he was awarded an OBE for service to Emergency Medicine. 

Professor Colville Laird

Colville was a GP in Auchterarder for 31 years. 

In 1993 he started running Immediate Care Courses and was Medical Director of BASICS Scotland from 2003 till December 2018. 

BASICS Scotland provides training in Immediate Care for rural practitioners and is working with the Sandpiper Trust, Scottish Ambulance Service and The Resuscitation Research Group of Edinburgh University on The Sandpiper Wildcat Project. This project aims to improve response times to out of hospital cardiac arrest in rural areas. 

He holds the Fellowship and was an examiner in Immediate Care from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for 4 years, Pre-Hospital Care editor of the EMJ for 6 years, is an associate editor of The Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, an Honorary Professor at The University of Central Lancashire and an Honorary Colonel in The Army Reserve. He is the Examination convenor for the Diploma in Urgent Medical Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 

Dr Gareth Davies


Dr Gareth Davies, consultant in Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Care and Emergency Preparedness with Barts Health NHS Trust, has over 25 years experience in the Air Ambulance industry. He joined London's Air Ambulance as a registrar in 1993 and served as the Medical Director from 1996 to 2019 and trustee of the charity from 2006 too 2019. He has developed standards in pre-hospital medical care and a number of innovative procedures, including resuscitative thoracotomy, and rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia with intubation. Gareth has been the lead consultant at many of London's major incidents, including the Paddington Rail Disaster and the 7th of July 2005 Bombings. He became a Trustee and Chair of the London's Air Ambulance Charity in 2006 and is also a director of EMSC, a company formed to provide clinical governance to a number of UK Air Ambulances. His also honorary consultant at Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Service and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service. 


Gareth is also a Director of The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London's Air Ambulance as well as being the Innovation Lead for The Institute. As the Innovation Lead Gareth defines The Institute's clinical innovation agenda and works closely with London's Air Ambulance operations to design and supervise in-field tests. 

Dr Tony Joy


Tony qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2004, shortly after which he volunteered as a doctor providing immediate disaster relief in Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day tsunami. His interest in trauma and emergency care developed, and he gained training in a variety of key trauma-related specialties at The Royal London Hospital including neurosurgery, vascular surgery and orthopaedic surgery before undertaking specialist Emergency Medicine training. In 2011/12 he was a Darzi Fellow in Clinical Leadership, and is particularly interested in human factors relating to clinical performance, team-work and patient safety. He is also passionate about health equality, illness and injury prevention, and improving the processes by which emergency healthcare is delivered. 

Tony led the remodelling of our charity's Physician Response Unit, delivered in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service, in 2017. Tony now leads the service to deliver the emergency department to the patient.

Dr Katherine Henderson


Dr Katherine Henderson, President Elect, RCEM and EM Consultant, St Thomas' Hospital, London. 
Dr Katherine Henderson is an EM Consultant at St Thomas' Hospital, and was also Clinical Lead for 6 years. Katherine was elected as President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine earlier this year, taking up office on 1st October 2019. She was previously CPD Director and Registrar. She has an MSc in Healthcare Risk Management and special interests in both process and quality improvement of patient care. 

Dr Syed Masud

Dr Syed Masud is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He is currently Medical Director of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Force Medical Director of Thames Valley Police & Hampshire Constabulary. Syed was instrumental in starting the ECRU (Enhanced Care Response Unit) in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service and is passionate about all aspects of Pre-hospital emergency medicine within the community and collaborative working.


Dr Claire Dow