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Wednesday 4 March 2020: Dr Pim Valentijn 

Dr Pim Valetijn

Vice President of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy


Biography Dr Pim Valetijn

Dr. Pim Valentijn is Vice President of Essenburgh Research & Consultancy and as a Senior Researcher affiliated with Maastricht University.

Pim is one of the world's most influential thinkers on value-based integrated care. He is the inventor of the Rainbow Model and a highly regarded keynote speaker. His scientific research focuses on the added value of innovative care models and the steps that are needed to achieve better health, better care and lower costs. In short: he links science to practice.

With research, consultancy and teaching, he helps to build future-proof solutions that revolutionize how providers deliver care. His motto is: Together we can do it better and cheaper!

Thursday 5 March 2020: Derek Stewart

Derek C Stewart, OBE


Biography Derek C Stewart, OBE

Born too many years ago in Ayr, Scotland, Derek was treated successfully for throat cancer in 1995. A former teacher Derek worked with young people experiencing difficulties in education in Glasgow then Nottinghamshire.

He became actively involved in numerous aspects of patient involvement and advocacy at a local, regional and national level being the founder Chair of the Consumer Liaison Group for the National Cancer Research Institute. Until recently Derek was the Associate Director for Patient Involvement for the National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).

From 2001-2006 Derek was Chair of a successful Primary Care Trust in Nottinghamshire and between 2005-10 the Chair of Nottingham Crime & Drugs Partnership helping reduce crime by 32%. From 2005-2010 he was a Trustee and Vice Chair of onCoreUK , the National Cancer Tissue Resource a joint charity with Department of Health and Cancer Research UK.

Between 2008-2011 he was the lay Chair of the UK Confederation of Cancer Biobanks, that helped establish good working principles, shared learning and agreeing standard operating procedures. From 2013-16 he chaired Citizens Advice Nottingham and is at present a Trustee for the Carers Federation, Nottingham. He is a Member of Cancer Research UK.

Derek has worked with the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre to develop and implement a People Strategy #NottinghamisResearch through his consultancy company Derek C Stewart Associates Ltd.