STEPHEN BITTI - Managing Director - Email email@example.com
Before revisiting his company Nudge Associates, Stephen was the Head of Sexual Health Programmes at MBARC, where he led delivery of the 2012 Olympics Sexual Health and Further Education Programmes on behalf of the NHS London Sexual Health Programme. He was previously part of the Department of Health's National Support Team for Sexual Health since 2006, where in his role as Delivery Manager for the national team he provided support to local NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and other health economy partnerships in achieving the Government's key deliverables for sexual health.
Stephen was formerly, Chief Executive of the UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS, publishers of 'Positive Nation' - the UK's HIV and sexual health magazine. He is a founder Director of HIVsport - a not-for-profit organisation, now charity, raising awareness of HIV and AIDS and promoting sexual health in the field of sport, and a Trustee of MADaboutART - a charity that exists to unite children around the world in understanding and fighting HIV and AIDS through art and education.
JANE MEZZONE - Associate - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Stakeholder Consultation Lead: Sexual Health) is currently the Strategic Commissioning Coordinator for all 33 London Local Authorities for Sexual Health in London, working as an independent management consultant for the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), supporting the lead Sexual Health and HIV commissioners across London. She was an Associate Consultant on the Medical Foundation for HIV & Sexual Health (MEDFASH) work for Public Health England to design the framework for commissioning sexual health for England and recently completed the major Stakeholder Engagement process for HIV prevention in London for the ADPH and 33 Local Authorities in London. This has resulted in a London wide procurement process for HIV prevention. Jane was Head of the National Support Teams (NSTs) for Sexual Health and the Response to Sexual Violence, initially established in 2006 to provide support to Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to achieve the 48-hour Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) access target. It is universally accepted that the NSTs were one of the key drivers in enabling all PCTs to achieve the GUM access target by March 2008 in partnership with GUM teams across the country. Previously Jane held the position of Sexual Health Policy and Programme Manager at the Department of Health, responsible for the national implementation of the first ever National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV. She was also principle author for the first commissioning toolkit for sexual health and HIV (2002). Her 28-year experience in both commissioning and operational practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV is an invaluable resource.
Dr Andy Harvey - Associate - Email: email@example.com
Dr Andy Harvey (Associate) is an expert in LGBT issues and the workplace with over 25 years experience in the trade union movement, sitting on the TUC LGBT committee. He has also worked as an engagement officer for the Ensuring Positive Futures programme promoting employability for people with HIV. He is a qualified educationalist and researcher with significant experience in evaluation methodologies.
Gareth Davies (Associate) is a public health specialist with 25 years experience of LGBT health and wellbeing in voluntary and community sector. Between 1995 and 2002 Gareth developed and managed an LGBT capacity building programme to increase access to health and social care services across 6 London Boroughs. Gareth has also set up and run 7 multi-disciplinary LGBT youth services across London. He has expertise in user participation and co-production. Gareth has designed and currently delivers an LGBT Youth Leadership programme.
Rob Carroll - Associate - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Public Health / Commissioning Lead: Sexual Health) Rob is a Public Health Specialist with over 15 years experience of planning, delivering and commissioning sexual health services in the NHS, Local Authority and voluntary sectors. Rob began his career in Public Health as a volunteer and trustee for a number of voluntary sector HIV projects in the North West of England before taking up a role as Senior Health Promotion Specialist while studying for an MSc in Health Promotion & Health Education. In 2001, he relocated to the South of England where he worked as a Sexual Health & HIV Commissioner, Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinator and Deputy Health Promotion Manager for a District Health Authority before transferring to a PCT where he worked as Sexual Health Lead and Head of Health Promotion & Smoking Cessation. Rob joined Hampshire PCT in 2006 following the merger of 5 smaller PCTs, leading on sexual health strategy and commissioning as well as Prison Health. In 2010 Rob undertook a World Class Commissioning project to redesign sexual health services across Hampshire. The project led to the creation of a single Level 3 Integrated Hub & Spoke Service across three local authorities plus improved access to a network of level 2 sexual health services in primary care. The project generated savings of over £1M for the local health economy and was the focus of Rob’s dissertation for an MSc in Public Health. The project and new service model is often referenced as a model of good practice and the level 3 service is one of the few services outside London that is funded via an integrated sexual health tariff. Rob now works for a large local authority in the South of England where he is responsible for the development and implementation of local sexual health strategy and the commissioning and performance management of over 300 sexual health services. Rob is also an executive member of the National Sexual Health & HIV Commissioners Group Rob’s other areas of expertise include Prison Health and improving the health & wellbeing of Gypsies & Travellers.
(Service User Consultation Lead: Sexual Health) currently works as Deputy Director for MTV's Staying Alive Programme, prior to this she was Head of Wellbeing and Communities at MBARC research and consultancy, where she managed multiple programmes of work and a team of senior researchers, associates and project managers. Babs has over 15 years of experience in HIV prevention, treatment and care. She managed MBARC’s role as a major partner in HIV Prevention England (HPE) and led a successful tender process to distribute £2.4m on behalf of the Department of Health. Babs also came up with the idea of National HIV Testing Week. Babs is a champion of co-production, providing training and speaking at seminars on involving the public and patients in the design and delivery of services. She has authored / co-authored nine original research papers on public health and patient engagement, published in medical journals and at international conferences. Her research on the HIV priorities of Health and Wellbeing Boards won the best social research award at the British HIV Association conference (BHIVA) 2013. Babs was Grants Manager for the Elton John AIDS Foundation for 5 years. Babs then worked with CHIVA on the development of a pilot summer camp run by and for 100 teenagers with HIV. As Patient and Public Participation Manager at the National AIDS Trust, Babs organised Changing Tomorrow, the largest UK residential conference of people living with HIV (plwh). She facilitated a process where plwh set the agenda, highlighted their issues and made recommendations. From the needs and solutions identified she went on to develop an innovative patient-led online information, advice and support service, www.myHIV.org.uk, which won the Guardian Public Service Award for Innovation and is now used by thousands of people living with HIV.
PETER TAYLOR - Associate - Email email@example.com
(Commissioning / Procurement Lead: Sexual Health) retuned to local area commissioning in March as a senior commissioner for Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and NHS Kingston CCG. Peter is an innovative commissioner who has introduced new services and increased investment in community provision, whilst ensuring stability in hospital based care. As a part-time post, Peter also holds a job share role with Jane Mezzone having been invited to act as coordinators of the London sexual health commissioners network, on behalf of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) for London. Peter is an expert adviser on commissioning for NICE and part of their Guideline Development Group for the recently published clinical guidance on Fertility, and is now working on the forthcoming quality guideline. Peter is also a member of the National Infertility Awareness Campaign and of the advisory panel at the Progress Educational Trust. Peter began his commissioning career at a large (£1.2bn) PCT in the North East of England, where he led on a range of service reforms and held a diverse portfolio including Assisted Conception (IVF) and Fertility Preservation, Sexual and Reproductive Health (including HIV Treatment & Care), Urology and Gynaecology. During his time as a commissioner Peter was part of a commissioning expert advisory group for the Department of Health and undertook a national programme looking at the potential of NHS payment tariffs for regulated fertility services. More recently Peter was Head of Market Policy at NHS London (the now dissolved Strategic Health Authority for the capital), where he was responsible for their commissioning assurance and dispute resolution programmes; and a Senior Policy Adviser at the Co-operation and Competition Panel, where he was responsible for their national informal advice service to commissioners and providers.
(Public Health Intelligence Specialist / Data Analysis Lead: Sexual Health)has over 14 years experience in public health analysis at national, regional and local level and across health, local government and education sectors. As Research & Development Manager for the Department of Health’s National Support Teams (NSTs) until March 2011, Dilwyn led on translating epidemiological and health economic research into practical analytical tools for local implementation. He also participated on 40 NST visits to local areas, providing guidance on understanding population health needs, identifying health priorities and developing commissioning plans. In previous roles, Dilwyn led the intelligence and performance management function for England’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, including developing the Strategy’s ‘hotspot’ approach. As Senior Public Health Analyst at Islington PCT, Dilwyn managed a team of public health analysts providing local health needs assessments, including Crime & Disorder audits. As the PCT representative on Islington’s Crime & Disorder Partnership, he established, with Islington Victim Support, the ‘Victims of Violence’ project, which identified, supported and provided appropriate onward referral for all violence related A&E attendances at Whittington Hospital. Dilwyn has MSc degrees in Public Health and Geography and has completed NHS courses on ‘Health Economics’ and ‘Modelling and Analysis for Healthcare Planning’.
Kathy French - Associate - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy French, RN, BSC (Hons) PhD, MPHIL, PGDip, Cert Ed is a registered nurse with many years in the specialty of sexual and reproductive healthcare in SE London. She was the sexual health advisor at the Royal College of Nursing, this role covered areas of policy, responding to national documents and being part of key working groups. Kathy was very fortunate to be one of the two nurses appointed to the Independent Advisory Group for sexual health (England) at the DH. She was also a P/T Clinical director at Brook for 15 months focusing on a piece of work and preparing the organisation for CQC registration. Her most recent role was nurse Advisor with the London Sexual Health Programme, working with lead nurses and doctors as well as commissioners and pharmacists. During that time she was project lead for the pan London patient Group directions, lead on nurse education and abortion groups. She completed her PhD in 2009 looking at the invisibility of young black men in sexual health discourses at City University London.
(Technical / Stakeholder Consultation Lead: Substance Misuse) is a consultant within the substance misuse field. Formerly the lead for Quality Assurance for a voluntary sector provider, Julanta has a breadth of experience working within substance misuse and related services. Her career started over 20 years ago as a volunteer in a structured day programme and includes delivering frontline services in a community and residential setting. Her experience includes managing and developing services and new initiative such as a phase 1 DIP system and the roll out of IDTS. Julanta was a DAAT Joint Commissioning Manager for seven years and in addition to substance misuse, Julanta has commissioned sexual health and young people services. She spent some time on a secondment with Thames Valley Police, as their Force Drugs Coordinator, working closely with ACPO and SOCA. Julanta also spent some time in the pharmaceutical industry as a drugs rep with a company selling a buprenorphine product and is the co-founder of a social enterprise, which engages disadvantaged individuals into sustainable paid employment.
DARREN CARIERE - Associate - Email email@example.com
(Service User Consultation Lead: Substance Misuse) is currently a Team Leader for a busy community prescribing service in central London. He has 20 years of experience delivering frontline services within the voluntary and public sector; these include children's homes, young people and adult supported housing, residential detox units, assertive outreach services, open access and CJS services. He has worked with alcohol specific clients and has carried out specialist roles, such as stimulant specific. Darren also spent some time working in Local Authority child protection services specific to parental substance misuse and has been a DAAT housing coordinator.
Dr AYMEN ASIM, Bm, Bsc - Associate - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Clinical Lead: Substance Misuse) graduated from the University of Southampton Medical School in 2010 having previously received a BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology from King’s College London University. He continued his medical training at Colchester University Hospital Trust, and later Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospitals Trust. He has been working in the field of substance misuse exclusively since 2012. His roles within this field have covered crisis intervention at an inner London residential detox centre, and community prescribing of opioid substitution therapy and alcohol detoxification for numerous services in London, Peterborough and Oxfordshire.
PETER CARTER - Associate - Email email@example.com
(Technical / Clinical Lead: Sexual Health) is currently Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health Services across Herefordshire where he is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the service. He is also a qualified Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist; and in 2002 was seconded to the role of Nurse Advisor at the Department of Health (England) to support the implementation of the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV. Up until March 2011 Peter was Associate Delivery Manager working across the Department of Health (England) National Support Teams for Response to Sexual Violence, Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy. Peter is a public health practitioner with 29 years progressively more senior-level responsibility. His experience combines clinical, managerial and strategic leadership for policy development, governance and the integration of SRH, HIV and gender-based violence activities for human rights based programming. He has a background in health-systems needs assessments and is skilled analysing data, conducting key informant interviews, user participation activities and gap analyses. Peter also co-authored the Department of Health commissioned Sexual Health Needs Assessment: a how to guide’ and has led on over 20 health and social care partnership sexual health needs assessments. Academically he holds MSc Disaster Relief Healthcare, focused on international public health in complex emergencies; and MSc Human Sexuality, focused on the bio-psycho and socio-cultural aspects of gender and sexuality.
(Executive Associate / Quality Assurance Lead: Public Health) has had considerable experience working at a senior level, as a Director within the Senior Civil Service in the Department of Health, with a strong focus on cross-Government working and working with external stakeholders. She was appointed as the first Head of the cross Government Teenage Pregnancy Unit with the responsibility of implementing the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and Action Plan across all Government Departments and within the NHS and Local Government. She was subsequently asked to also take on the implementation of the National Sexual Health and HIV Strategy. Following this she took over in addition leadership over a number of key national public health, children’s and health inequalities policy areas, and had responsibility for the implementation of the former Public Health White Paper “Choosing Health”. With her role as Director of National Support Teams she set up and developed 10 successful and highly regarded National Support Teams (NSTs) to deliver tailored support and advice to Local Authorities and PCTs and their partners, to improve health outcomes. This included a Sexual Health and HIV National Support Team and a Teenage Pregnancy National Support Team. Since inception the NSTs undertook over 450 visits to local areas. Prior to joining the civil service Cathy had ten years senior management experience at Chief Executive level in the NHS and three years as a Director of Finance (with 24 years experience in the NHS overall). Cathy is currently a Non Executive Director for a NHS Trust in North London. She is by profession a qualified CIPFA accountant and holds a diploma with the Institute of Health Service Management and a Masters degree in Public Service Management. Her first degree was in Philosophy. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health in June 2003.
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