September 24th 2019 | Central London


Richard Vize

Director, Public Policy Media

Richard Vize has been a commentator on public policy and public services reform for more than 25 years. He is a columnist for Guardian Society, contributes to the British Medical Journal and works with a range of organisations across health and local government.

Richard is a former Editor of both Health Service Journal and Local Government Chronicle, was Managing Director Media at Dods Parliamentary Communications and Head of Communications at regulator Ofsted. He and his teams have won a number of awards.

He is a trustee of the whistleblowing charity Protect. Richard’s passions are photography, independent travel and political history.

Twitter: @RichardVize

Dr Phil Moore

Chair, Mental Health Commissioners Network at NHSCC, and Deputy Chair (Clinical) at NHS Kingston CCG

Phil Moore is a long-standing and enthusiastic GP committed to transforming the NHS through the opportunities afforded by the current system. He has held public roles in the NHS and beyond for many years including in Kingston, London-wide in mental health and primary care, and nationally as board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners and member of various national advisory groups on mental health. He is a trustee and chair of a variety of charities, and a Visiting Fellow in Healthcare Management at the University of Surrey. He has a strong educational background having been a GP Trainer and Honorary Teaching Fellow at Imperial College. He frequently speaks and chairs at national conferences.

Twitter: @DittonPhil

Dr Ed Beveridge

Consultant Psychiatrist, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

MA (Hons Cantab) MB BCh (Oxon) MRCPsych

Ed trained in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford. He undertook specialist training in London. He has worked as a consultant general adult psychiatrist in London since 2008, currently with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.

His is passionate about improving physical health of patients with severe mental illness (SMI) and worked with NIHR CLAHRC NW London designing interventions to improve physical health screening. He is Clinical Lead for Physical Health in CNWL Mental Health Services, co-chair of the Pan-London Physical Health Leads’ Network and leads an SMI Physical Health improvement collaborative with Healthy London Partnership. An advocate for patient and public involvement (PPI) in health, he has worked on several coproduction ventures and published on the 4Pi standards for PPI in quality improvement.

Other interests include psychodynamic approaches to SMI, and psychosomatic disorders (in association with the Institut Psychosomatique Pierre Marty, Paris, where he is currently completing training as a psychosomatic therapist).

Twitter: @dredbeveridge

Rhiannon England

Clinical Lead, Mental Health, City and Hackney CCG 

Details to appear shortly

Catherine Gamble

RCN mental health professional lead and Head of Nursing Practice, Education and Research

Catherine's role involves providing evidence for policy makers, commissioners and providers, whilst ensuring the RCN influences and supports the mental health nursing workforce to face new challenges in many specialist and diverse areas of nursing practice, research, education and management. Working across the UK, the role has a wide sphere of influence, covering a range of activities – namely supporting members, promoting professional networks and sharing good practice. Her NHS Trust role at South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust supports this activity, as she is responsible for driving clinical innovation and evaluating nursing workforce development initiatives. Catherine is an Eileen Skellern laureate, Royal College of Nursing Mental Health Nurse of the Year award holder, Royal College of Psychiatrists Team winner and a 2019 RCNI Nurse Leader finalist.   Catherine has broad experience in coproduction and practice development work. Her clinical expertise lies in working with families and those with psychosis; she has held various NHS roles in acute and community psychiatric services, has published extensively and is an elected member of the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network board. Catherine works for the RCN three days/week.

Twitter: @minifeet2

Dr Julie Hankin

Executive Medical Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Julie is Executive Medical Director for the Trust. She is a General Adult Consultant psychiatrist by background and has worked in clinical leadership for the last 15 years.

Locally she is SRO for Mental Health in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System.

From 2012 to 2014, she was National Professional Advisor for Mental Health for the Care Quality Commission.  Currently she is the Medical Director representative on the Mental Health Network Board at the NHS Confederation and is chair of the Mental Health Medical Directors Forum.

She is Honorary Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Nottingham University Business School and sits as a panel member for the HSDR researcher led stream within the NIHR.

Twitter: @julie_hankin

Brinda Paramothayan


Brinda is a GP working in Teddington, Richmond Borough. 

She has always been interested in Young People’s health and completed a diploma in child health during her GP training.

Over the past few years she has worked as the GP Lead for CAMHS for Richmond CCG and more recently as the SWL STP GP Lead for CAMHS, working closely with both Commissioners and Providers.

As a working GP, she recognises the distress caused by poor mental health to YP and their families and the importance of early and easy access to effective treatment.

With 2 teenagers of her own Brinda is well aware of the rising rates of anxiety and self harm across the UK and is particularly interested in how we can build resilience at an early age by working with families and schools.

Sarah Holloway

Head of Mental Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement  

Sarah is a Head of Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement, leading work across Crisis and acute services, Community services for people with SMI and support for people with Dementia services.

Sarah has been passionate about improving mental health services throughout her career and has worked on the NHS England mental health programme for four years. Prior to joining NHS England, Sarah worked in the Department of Health and Cabinet Office and before that at Mind, leading on research and impact measurement for the organisation and its network of local services.

Sarah Chaired small charity, Disability Law Service, for five years, working towards stability and sustainability for the charity that ensures access to justice for people with disabilities in the areas of community care, employment discrimination and welfare and benefits.

Twitter: @sarahofholloway