Gary Cordery is a graduate of the Medical Physics training programme starting as a student in 1989 and has been a clinical engineer for just over 30 years. His current role is as Head of Medical Equipment Management Services (MEMS) leading Clinical Engineering across three trusts in Essex pre-merger.
Richard is a BBC science correspondent and author of two bestselling books. Blood and Guts: a History of Surgery is a chronicle of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomised patients… and every now and then courageous medical advances which have saved the lives of millions around the world.
Sue Nelson is a science presenter, writer and a former BBC science and environment correspondent for Breakfast and the One O’clock News. An award-winning journalist and broadcaster – and an experienced live performer for Radio 5 Live and News 24 – her reports have appeared on all the BBC’s national TV and radio news bulletins including Today and The Ten O’clock News.
Strategic Service and Workforce Policy Analyst and Development Specialist
Dr. Oakley has over 40 years’ health and public service experience in both operational management and policy research and development. She has worked extensively with national policy-makers and Trust boards, executive directors and senior clinicians, and with service managers and clinical practitioners, in developing their strategies to deliver affordable public services. She has worked in management and organisational development; restructuring organisations and clinical care systems; designing and delivering skill-mix reviews and reprofiling programmes; conducting value for money audits and managing subsequent change programmes; and preparing strategic workforce and education and training investment plans.
When the RFA Sir Galahad was destroyed in the Bluff Cove Air Attack during the Falklands War, in 1982, on board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman. Simon was severely injured, sustaining serious burns to 46% of his body. He has become well-known across the United Kingdom and abroad for his struggle to overcome his injuries and redefine his role in life, and his message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of seizing the moment and succeeding.