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(l-r) Richard Murray, Beverley Harden, Dr Neil Langridge and Dr Melrose Stewart

Our invited speakers are chosen by our programme development team, who are all trained physiotherapists, and specialist CSP professional networks.

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Our keynote speakers for 2019 are:

Dr Melrose Stewart

Melrose Stewart is a Chartered Physiotherapist, ex-Vice President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), university lecturer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, TEDx Speaker and keen promoter of health and wellbeing. She was an expert in the multi-award winning Channel 4 television documentary series, ‘Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds’. Her most recent commentary, published in the Health Service Journal, was on the NHS Long-Term Plan and addressing inequalities in BAME communities. Melrose is also a member of Her Majesty’s Judiciary for Employment Tribunals and Disability Appeals Tribunals. She participates avidly in her local park runs.

Richard Murray

Richard was appointed as Chief Executive of The King's Fund in January 2019, after five years as the Director of Policy. Before joining the Fund in January 2014, Richard was chief analyst at NHS England and had held a number of roles at the Department of Health, including senior economic adviser, director of strategy, director of financial planning and chief analyst, and director of finance, quality, strategy and analysis. Richard initially trained as an economist and spent five years in academia before joining the Department of Health as an economic adviser. Following this he spent four years as a health care specialist at McKinsey & Co.

Beverley Harden

Beverley Harden has extensive experience in a broad range of service, regional and national clinical leadership roles. Her current role as national Lead for the Allied Health Professions within Health Education England focuses upon the workforce, ensuring its future supply, crafting new opportunities and driving the workforce potential Beverley is currently a trustee for Carers UK and the freedom to speak up guardian for HEE. She is also the national lead for multi-professional advanced and consultant level practice, working across systems to maximise the opportunities of these roles to impact upon the health and wellbeing of populations, and the sustainability of the NHS.

Dr Neil Langridge

Neil is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist , Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester and Fellow of the MACP. He has an MSc in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Practice. Neil maintains a complex clinical caseload and leads a team of 70 professionals across 10 community hospitals. Neil’s current interests surround First contact Physiotherapy and his pilot work was one of the first sites to produce data which ultimately supported AHPs into Action, and was used widely to support implementation. He is currently seconded by HEE to clinically lead a project to provide 8 e-Learning modules to support this practice further. 

Excellent conference - all sessions really useful with amazing presentations. Important discussion on FCP roles with Question time panel and delegates. Thanks to all the organisers - great job!

Physiotherapy UK 2018 delegate