A vision for a de-centralised, de-bureaucratised, effective National Health Service
Dr Paul Goldsmith is a consultant physician with a triple 1st from Cambridge and a clinical scholarship from Oxford. His PhD assessed and showed that the simplicity of developmental biology could be use to understand complex human disease. He then went on to co-found and help build both biotech and digital health companies. His current company, Closed Loop Medicine, is taking an integrated systems approach to clinical therapy. He also has extensive NHS systems and strategic experience, including Clinical Networks, Vanguard and Clinical Senate roles. The challenges of how to address mental health and wellbeing, particularly in the most deprived communities led to cross-cutting thinking in areas such as infrastructure, tax, education and the environment. He has contributed to various policy strategy work, most notably recently on medical negligence reform. His particular interest is trying to understand the problems of modern life, both medical and societal, from an evolutionary context.
Dr David Colin-Thomé OBE, MBBS, FRCGP, FRCP, FFPH, FFGDP (Honorary), FQNI is an independent healthcare consultant and formerly a GP in Castlefields, Runcorn for 36 years, the National Clinical Director of Primary, Dept of Health England 2001-10, and visiting Professor Manchester and Durham Universities.
David Boyle is a writer with long-term involvement in policy on regeneration, community and economic development and the future of localism, especially in his efforts to develop co-production and introduce time banks to Britain as a critical element of public service reform.