Sir Muir GrayProfessor Sir Muir Gray

Muir Gray is the Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme and 3V.  He is also an adviser to Public Health England and the Chair of the NHS Health and Social Care Digital service. Sir Muir’s work focuses on providing training to healthcare professionals on value based healthcare, and his optimal ageing programmes.

Sir Muir has worked for the National Health Service in England since 1972, occupying a variety of senior positions during that time, including serving as the Director of Research and Development for Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority, and first establishing and  then being the  Director of the UK National Screening Committee. He founded the National Library for Health, and was the Director of Clinical Knowledge, Process, and Safety for the NHS (England) National Programme for IT, serving as the Director of the National Knowledge Service.  He was the first person to hold the post of Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS (England), also serving as the co-Director of the Department of Health’s Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention  (QIPP) Right Care Programme.  Together with Sir Iain Chalmers, Muir was instrumental in establishing the Cochrane Collaboration.

Sir Muir is an internationally renowned authority on healthcare systems and has advised governments of several countries outside the UK including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Germany and regularly delivers plenary sessions at international events, the most recent being the 2014 World Health Summit in Berlin, the Big Data in Pharma conference in London in 2015 and the 2015 Transplantation meeting at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Sir Muir is also a Professor in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford.  He received the CBE in 2000 and was knighted in 2005 for services to the National Health Service.  His book – SOD 70! – was published in 2015.

Erica IsonErica Ison

Erica Ison is the lead for the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. She is an experienced trainer/facilitator in a range of fields and has worked with a variety of people from health and care professionals and third sector personnel to politicians, students and members of the public. Erica also designs and develops training and skills development courses, tailored for local, national and international audiences as required.

Erica is an Expert Adviser to the World Health Organization European Network of Healthy Cities, one of her main responsibilities being training and skills development. Erica also worked on the European Union’s Equity Action programme training civil servants in assessing equity in government policies.

Ruth Brice

Ruth Brice is the Operations & Project Support Coordinator. She started working for the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) in 2011, and now manages the day to day running of the programme.

Ruth organises all of the training programmes and events that 3V delivers. She develops marketing material, manages the social media strands, and liaises with the trainer network. Ruth has interests around how critical appraisal is used to inform health decisions, both by healthcare professionals and the public.

Tom FutterTom Futter

Tom is an accomplished finance manager with an excellent aptitude for business.  He has worked across the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Tom gained his core experience navigating the financial complexities of the NHS and now provides virtual and direct services to small and medium sized businesses.  His analytical and methodical approach to financial management enables his clients to understand and absorb information easily.