Team

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Sir Muir GrayProfessor Sir Muir Gray

Muir Gray is an Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare, within which CASP sits.  He is also an adviser to Public Health England and the Chair of the NHS Health and Social Care Digital service, which is responsible for maintaining the NHS Choices website.  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.

Ruth Brice

Ruth Brice is the Operations & Project Support Coordinator for the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare. 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.

Erica IsonErica Ison

Erica has eight years’ experience in using the identification of unwarranted variation to increase value in the delivery of health services. She has edited the NHS Atlases of Variation in Healthcare series (now published by Public Health England, PHE) since the first compendium Atlas appeared under the Quality Innovation Improvement & Prevention (QIPP) Right Care programme in 2010. Since then, she has overseen the writing, editing and production of three compendium atlases and six specialist Atlases.

For PHE, Erica has also worked on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Programme for England, and on several projects relating to the health impacts of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). Erica is a specialist in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and in Health in All Policies (HiAP). Since 2003, she has worked as an expert adviser in HIA for the World Health Organization (WHO), and similarly in HiAP since 2008. In 2005, she won the Individual Award in Impact Assessment from the International Association for Impact Assessment, and was also made an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health.

Sarah MooreSarah Moore

Sarah Moore is the Executive Assistant (EA) to Dr Tim Wilson, Professor Sir Muir Gray, and Dr Anant Jani, Managing Director and Executive Directors of 3V, respectively. Her responsibilities include general office administration, correspondence, diary management, receiving visitors and dealing with enquiries. Sarah supports work on some of 3V’s & CASP’s projects, including publications, glossaries of essential terms relating to value and PowerPoint presentations.

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.

Board Members

Dr Anant Jani

Anant Jani leads in the creation and dissemination of training materials and courses that help the key players in healthcare understand and increase value in healthcare through greater patient involvement, healthcare systems, policy change and innovations (clinical, basic science, diagnostics, IT).

Anant’s experience in health care started when working with Sir Muir Gray on the QIPP Right Care programme at the Department of Health. This involved helping localities across England to design and implement high value population-based healthcare systems, including building the first national system for stroke prevention for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, which was a joint venture with NHS England and Public Health England.  Before working in healthcare, Anant was a molecular immunologist studying gene regulation and epigenetics in B and T cells.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University and his doctoral studies at Yale University.

Jon ConibearJon Conibear

Jon is an experienced publishing executive. At Oxford University Press he was involved in the launching of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and Clinical Handbooks. At Blackwell Science, the focus was on publishing life science and medical research journals for major medical and academic societies.

At Informa and, latterly, Hearst, Jon’s focus was on information for medical professionals, including the Map of Medicine. Since 2006 Jon has invested in and chairs several early stage businesses including Kudos Innovations Ltd. He also supports social prescribing initiatives.