Prof. Sir Muir Gray – Founding Director
Muir Gray is the Founding Director of the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare, and a Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme. 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. Muir’s work focuses on providing training to healthcare professionals on value based healthcare.
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.
Erica Ison – Senior Project Lead & CASP Programme Lead
Erica has many 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). 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. Erica also designs and develops training and skills development courses, tailored for local, national and international audiences. Erica is an Expert Adviser to the World Health Organization European Network of Healthy Cities, and one of her main responsibilities is training and skills development.
Erica is the lead for the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme at the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare. 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 worked on the European Union’s Equity Action programme training civil servants in assessing the impact of government policies on equity.
Dr Joe McManners
Joe has had extensive experience in senior leadership roles including, Clinical Advisor to NHSE Integrated Care Systems team, a 4 year term as Clinical Chair of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), previously having the role of Clinical Director for Oxford City. Joe is currently working with Oxford Centre for Triple Value Health alongside his clinical work. Joe has also been a City Councillor in Oxford having previously been responsible for housing. Joe has excellent communication skills, both with patients and health and care professionals across all sectors.
Joe has experience of working at a strategic level in local healthcare systems and has experience of working with national organisations and senior national leaders.
Joe is experienced in the change management process, and in developing and leading projects and strategies. He also has Board-level decision-making and the subsequent accountability not only for the CCG and for his role with housing. Other non-clinical areas where Joe has particular experience are health inequalities, community services and primary care and older people’s care.