NHS Staff: Skills, Retention and Recruitment
- 08:30 - 15:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tony qualified at Liverpool University Medical School in 1974. He is a retired consultant community paediatrician previously specialising in childhood disability in Lewisham south east London, where he was a consultant 1993-2016. He was director of services for children & young people at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust across community and hospital children’s services 2011-14. His clinical service innovations include the Lewisham model for multi-disciplinary assessment for children with autism, inter-agency transition team for young adults with disability leaving school and multi-agency planning for care coordination for children with severe or complex disability and long term conditions. He led DH-funded research on inter-agency planning for disabled young adults and collaborated on several research studies on autism. Tony is a whole-hearted supporter of the NHS and its founding principles. He is a member of Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign which opposed the proposal to close University Hospital Lewisham in 2013. He has been co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public since December 2015. He has most recently collaborated in the successful attempt to reverse plans to put NHS Professionals in the private sector. He believes that workforce resourcing is essential to allow better models of multi-professional and multi-agency working to succeed, models which professionals in many instances long for but are disempowered from delivering.