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Reimagining the role between universities & the NHS
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Thursday 20 May: 09:15 – 10:30

The relationship between universities and NHS organisations is one of the oldest, strongest and most valuable local partnerships we have.

Over the past year, the Civic University Network and NHS Confederation have hosted UK-wide conversations to find out how universities and the NHS can work together locally to maximise their collective benefits to society and the economy.

Join us to hear the findings so far and have an opportunity to shape what comes next.

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Session Hosts

<strong>Professor Jane Robinson</strong>
Professor Jane Robinson
Jane is Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement & Place at Newcastle University.
Previously Jane was COO at Durham University and CEX of Gateshead Council. Newcastle University has a long tradition as a civic university and a commitment to benefit the communities they service economically, socially, culturally and environmentally.
<strong>Michael Wood</strong>
Michael Wood
Michael has supported NHS organisations to understand the local economic landscape since November 2015, first as Local Growth Advisor and now as Head of Health Economic Partnerships. For part of this period, he combined this role at the NHS Confederation with the post of Deputy Local Growth Consultant for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Prior to this he was a senior European policy manager at the NHS European Office for more than seven years.
<strong>Dr Philippa Lloyd</strong>
Dr Philippa Lloyd
Philippa is Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships) at Queen Mary, University of London. Philippa is a physicist by background with a PhD in atmospheric physics. Whilst working in Government, she held a variety of policy and corporate roles and has acted as Principal Private Secretary to three Secretaries of State. Philippa is now responsible for overseeing Sustainability at Queen Mary, University of London.

Session Speakers

<strong>Dame Jackie Daniel</strong>
Dame Jackie Daniel
Dame Jackie has been CEO of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2018, starting her career as a nurse before taking on Chief Executive roles at NHS Trusts across the North West. Jackie holds a range of national leadership roles, including membership of the NHS Assembly, the Greener NHS Net Zero Expert Panel, and Office for the Strategic Coordination of Health Research. She is co-Chair of the Shelford Group, which includes ten of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the NHS.
<strong>Professor Shirley Congdon</strong>
Professor Shirley Congdon
Shirley is Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford. She has significant experience of working in higher education championing the quality of the student experience, widening participation, engagement with business and communities and advancing the quality of research and innovation. Originally qualifying as a Registered Nurse, Shirley’s professional and academic expertise lies within the area of health and social care, service modernisation and cultural change, research methods and evidence-based practice.
<strong>Helen Goulden</strong>
Helen Goulden
Helen is Chief Executive Officer of The Young Foundation. Prior to this, Helen was Executive Director at Nesta, responsible for leading their Innovation Lab supporting and scaling innovation in the arts, civil society, government and education sectors. Previous roles have included work within the private sector developing digital strategies and solutions for global corporate clients. She spent five years consulting in the Cabinet Office, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and then DCLG developing national innovation programmes for local government and leading research and product development for interactive TV public services.
<strong>Dr Farzana Hussain</strong>
Dr Farzana Hussain
Farzana is a GP and Co-Chair of the NHS Confederation National Primary Care Network. Farzana has been a GP in east London for 18 years and runs her own practice, The Project Surgery. In November 2019, she was named GP of the year at the General Practice Awards.


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The inaugural Civic University Network conference is a free virtual event which will take place from the 18-20 May 2021.

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