Leading health professionals set to join The King's Fund

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Three leading health professionals are set to join The King’s Fund as Visiting Fellows this month, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise from government, health care and academia both in the UK and abroad.

  • Loraine Hawkins joins The King’s Fund as a Senior Visiting Fellow. Loraine is a health consultant, specialising in health systems policy, who has held senior positions at The World Bank and both the UK and New Zealand governments. Her work at The King’s Fund will focus on health care payment systems and regulation.

  • David Fillingham joins The King’s Fund as a Senior Visiting Fellow. He is the Chief Executive of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) and has held several senior roles in the NHS including Chief Executive of the NHS Modernisation Agency. David’s work at the Fund will look at issues around quality and service redesign.

  • Dennis Kodner joins The King’s Fund as an International Visiting Fellow. Dennis is an internationally renowned expert in integrated care and is based at McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Canada. Dennis will be working on a research project funded by Aetna Inc and the Aetna Foundation. The project will be comparing selected UK-based models of care co-ordination for people with complex chronic conditions in order to derive practical lessons and establish key markers for success that could then be applied in both the UK and US contexts.

Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, said:

‘I am delighted to welcome three such distinguished new Fellows to The King’s Fund.

‘This is a crucial time for the future of health care in the UK, and by strengthening our team with such renowned experts in their fields we will continue to lead the debate around the challenges facing health and social care and the opportunities to improve services for patients and their families.’

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