|Born||15 May 1951|
|Other names||Political scientist (public health policy)|
|Occupation||Chief executive of the King's Fund|
Professor Sir Chris Ham (born 15 May 1951),CBE is a health policy academic who started life as a political scientist. He was chief executive of the King's Fund from 2010 to 2018. He was professor of health policy and management at University of Birmingham's health services management centre from 1992 to 2010. He was seconded to the Department of Health where he was Director of the Strategy Unit working with Alan Milburn and John Reid until 2004.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
Health policy can be defined as the "decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific healthcare goals within a society". According to the World Health Organization, an explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future; it outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups; and it builds consensus and informs people.
The King's Fund is an independent think tank in England, which is involved with work relating to the health system in England. It organises conferences and other events.
He was said to be "unrivalled in his ability to distil and synthesise complex policy developments and present them in a clear and digestible manner for non-specialists" in 1999.He is frequently called upon to chair large conferences on health policy in England.
He was said by the Health Service Journal to be the 38th most powerful person in the English NHS in December 2013.
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is a news service which covers the British National Health Service, healthcare management and health policy.
In the June 2018 Birthday Honours he was appointed a CBE for his services.
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He was appointed as independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire sustainability and transformation partnership in January 2019.
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Stephen John Field is a general practitioner and Chief Inspector of General Practice at England's Care Quality Commission. He chairs the Department of Health's National Inclusion Health Board. He is Honorary Professor of Medical Education at the University of Warwick and Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust provides adult district general hospital services for South Birmingham as well as specialist treatments for the West Midlands.
Mark Douglas Britnell is Chairman and Senior Partner for the Global Health Practice of the professional services firm KPMG. He was previously Director-General for Commissioning and System Management for the English National Health Service (NHS), as well as Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the South Central Strategic Health Authority.
Sir David Nicholson, KCB, CBE is a public policy analyst, interim chair of Worcestershire acute hospitals NHS tust and NHS manager who was Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England. He was appointed in October 2011 following the NHS reforms, having been seventh Chief executive of the NHS within the Department of Health since September 2006. He issued what has become known as the "Nicholson challenge" regarding the finances of the NHS. He retired from the role on 1 April 2014.
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Alasdair Donald MacDuff Liddell CBE was one of the architects of Britain's health strategy in the 1990s. As Director of Planning at the Department of Health (1994–2000) he led the process of setting national priorities for the National Health Service (NHS).
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Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) was one of the largest organisations running NHS hospitals in England. The hospitals and services run by HEFT included Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, England. The trust is currently under the leadership of chair Rt Hon Jacqui Smith and chief executive David Rosser who succeeded retired ex-chief executive Dame Julie Moore on 1 September 2018.
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Professor Sir David Anthony Haslam CBE FRCP FRCGP FAcadMed is a British medical doctor and administrator, the chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He was formerly a general practitioner in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. He was president of the British Medical Association (2011-12), President (2006-9) and chair (2001-4) of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
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Dame Ruth Carnall DBE was the last Chief Executive of NHS London before it was abolished in 2013. She was described by the Health Service Journal as one of the NHS's most senior and respected leaders.
In March 2016, NHS England organised the geographical division of England into 44 Sustainability and transformation plan areas with populations between 300,000 and 3 million, which would implement the Five Year Forward View. These areas were locally agreed between NHS Trusts, local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. A leader was appointed for each area, who is to be responsible for the implementation of the plans which are to be agreed by the component organisations. They will be "working across organisational boundaries to help build a consensus for transformation and the practical steps to deliver it". During 2017 the use of the acronym STP shifted, so that it was used to signify Sustainability and transformation partnerships. In February 2018 it was announced that these organisations were in future to be called integrated care systems, and that all the 44 Sustainability and transformation plans would be expected to progress in this direction. The ten pioneer systems were described as nascent and fragile by the Health Select Committee in May 2018.
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