The years in between have seen us play throughout the UK, overseas and at major festivals such as Glastonbury. We’ve appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and many a newspaper column written. With distribution through Kompakt records in Cologne the label has grown extensively in the last few years and is now on its 40th release. Famed for his inventive combos and wily technical chops, Krafty’s sets smack of a man addicted to funk in all its forms and it’s that party knowhow and reputation for digging deep and catering for music lovers of many distinctions that has ensured global popularity to this day. Regarded amongst many venues as one of the highest quality modern rock cover bands on the live entertainment circuit, they held their audiences with their renditions of some of the biggest hits of the last 20 years.
Dr Anna Lowe is Cancer Implementation Manager for the Allied Health Professions at NHS England. This involves supporting the role of AHPs in helping to deliver the national cancer strategy and raising the profile of the contribution of AHPs to cancer care. Her current role of includes within its portfolio adult and child safeguarding as well as continuing health care across London. She is particularly interested in patient safety and has worked on local projects with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and on patient safety in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry. Jill has worked in strategic roles in the NHS for the past 15 years and has a background working in professional leadership roles, performance management, commissioning organisations, community services, general practice and hospital pharmacy.
Emma’s team also develop and lead the approach to increasing high impact volunteering opportunities in health and care. In his Lead Medical Director role for the Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership he chairs the Clinical Cabinet, which brings together medical directors and clinicians from across the health system. Her experience has seen her leading and influencing national maternity standards and guidance. She also influences healthcare, nationally and internationally through research, education and publications and is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences.
I’m Kelly, I’m 41 years old and live in Leeds with my husband, Ian, who is my full time carer, and our 16 year old son. Along with my form of vasculitis – Behçet’s Syndrome – I also have Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Systemic Lupus and Crohn’s Disease, meaning I have 4 auto-immune disorders. I feel incredibly lucky to have a fantastic support system with my parents, daughter, son in law and grandson along with my G.P. I was a dentist in a country practice for over 40 years until I retired in 2007. My time in medical school and 40 years of working in the NHS provides a good background for understanding vasculitis diseases and how the healthcare system in the UK operates.
She is a registered general and children’s nurse and her career has included clinical, educational, managerial and service improvement roles. Paula has been a sepsis nurse since 2012 providing direct clinical support to teams caring for people with complex infections and sepsis. She also works with both primary and secondary care teams to improve sepsis care at a strategic level. Paula Evans works for Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust which provides hospital services for 420,000 people across Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Garrett joined the London Ambulance Service as Chief Executive in May 2017 at a time when the service was in special measures. Driving forward the change needed to help the organisation become a primary integrator of urgent and emergency care in London, the Service was rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and subsequently came out of special measures in May 2018.
Having held many clinical and healthcare leadership roles, including executive director of a palliative care community interest company, Laura is now relishing the challenge of working with others to consider the needs of the West Midlands population as a whole. Deborah took up the role of NHS England Director of Public Health Commissioning and Operations in April 2019, having worked previously as the Director of Commissioning in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Local Office of NHS England which included primary care and public health. Deborah is responsible for the commissioning and operations of the Section 7a services in England – screening (cancer and non-cancer), immunisation and Child Health Information Services.
Whilst the last three years have been in healthcare, the majority of his professional life has been within commerce. He joined Tees Health Authority in 2000 and has held senior public health roles in the North East since then. Beth is a co-chair for the DSN Forum Team & an editorial Board Advisor for @DRWFDiabetes. When his caring role allows, Brian’s interests are D.I.Y, some golf, getting involved in the garden, walking, and generally keeping busy. He retired last year to care for his wife who has just reached the age of 78 and who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s four years ago.
She has frequently found herself as the sole voice representing nurses and minority communities; a position which she has striven to challenge throughout her career by empowering others to come forward to join her, in a unique call to ‘lift as you climb’. She is one of the 2017 BBC Expert women, Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s BME Strategic Advisory group and a 2017 Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is an ambassador of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue and the Equality Challenge Unit Race Equality Charter for Higher Education. Dr Niklas Serning is Clinical Director of Off The Record Bristol, is a counselling psychologist and child psychotherapist.
During those 25 years she has worked in both health and social care, most recently within an acute hospital before she moved into commissioning. Graham Woodham is Programme Head for Regulated Professional Workforce at Skills for Care. He is personally involved in work involving the nursing, social work and occupational therapy workforce and leads a team which provides support, information, guidance and resources for employers of these professional groups.
And after our services this week, please do let me know if you would like to read/intercessions – those who have done so already, it has been great, and it really isn’t that difficult, do speak to Ana or to someone who has done it already. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the service has been primarily set up to support Britons, especially the elderly, who have been unable to take advantage of the boom in online church services. On a practical note, there is a free phone line for all our ‘off-line’ folk to use to access prayers and reflections etc.