Keynote speakers

Dr Henrietta Hughes, National Guardian for the NHS
National Guardian's Office

Dr Henrietta Hughes took up the post of National Guardian in October 2016.  Her role was a key recommendation from Sir Robert Francis QC in his Freedom to Speak Up Review, after he chaired the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.  Dr Hughes provides leadership and support to the national network of Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in all NHS trusts who empower staff to speak up about patient safety. She also provides challenge, learning and support to the healthcare system as a whole by reviewing trusts’ speaking up culture and the handling of concerns where they have not followed good practice. Previously Medical Director for North Central and East London at NHS England, Dr Hughes combines her role with a day per week seeing patients, as she continues to practise as a GP in central London.   

Dr Michael Murray, Consultant Neuroanaesthetist
Institute for Neurological Sciences, Glasgow 

I qualified in medicine from Dundee and after five years in clinical medicine including  a year in New Zealand I moved to anaesthetics. I am currently a consultant in neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care in the Institute for Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, which had a not infrequent exposure to trauma and non accidental injury.  An accidental meeting started my  involvement with Medics Against Violence in 2008, and I became a director in 2012. I have subsequently spoken to thousands in schools, secure units and prisons and attended the WHO meetings in violence prevention. 

I am an honorary clinical lecturer at Glasgow University and frequently involved in mentoring and lecturing. I would love to discuss my research but there isn't space and I havent done any.

As part of a mid life crisis I have undertaken a number of charitable challenges here and abroad usualy involving a bke or a mountain which usually go extremely well and without any incident. 

Dr Dominic Aldington, Hampshire Hospital
Dr Ken Baillie, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh   
Dr Angela Baker, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Rosie Baruah, NHS Lothian  
Dr James Bedford
Prof Simon Carley, Manchester
Dr Rowena Clark, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Dr Sam Clark
Dr Lindsay Donaldson, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Helen Dorrance, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen
Dr Ravi Gill, Southampton
Dr Andrea Harvey, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Guy Jackson, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Dr Rebecca Jadhav, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Helgi Johannsson, Imperial College Healthcare, London
Dr Andrew Klein, Cambridge
Dr Anoop Kumar, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Kerry Litchfield, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Prof David Lockey, Bristol
Dr Andrew Mackay, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Alisdair MacConnachie, Health Protection Scotland
Dr Sangeeta Mahajan
Dr Liz McGrady, Glasgow
Dr Barry McGuire, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Michael Moneypenny, Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors
Dr Susan Nimmo, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Dr Emma Plunkett, University Hospital Birmingham
Dr Tara Quasim, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Isma Quasim, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Ravi Rao Baikady, Royal Marsden Hospital, London
Dr David Ray, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Dr Nancy Redfern, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Dr Grant Rodney, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Arun Sahni
Dr Radha Sundaram, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
Dr Ker Wei Tan
Dr Alyson Walker
Dr Malcolm Watson
Dr Cameron Weir, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Alex Wickham
Dr Steve Yentis, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London