Roy Lilley has been in and around the NHS since 1974 and feels lucky to still be involved. An excoriating critic of the NHS and its institutions but with his last breath, a fan of the patient facing front-line of healthcare and the anonymous people who manage the services. He visits well over 50 NHS services every year, speaks at 100+ events and meetings and conferences and writes and broadcasts about the health service in e-letters, newspapers, magazines and on TV and (as he insists on describing it) the wireless.He is in the Debrett’s 500 list of the most influential people in England. A writer, artist musician and magician he fits his hobbies around the day job and says, the ‘day job’ is his hobby. The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff has been his dream and is now a reality. He might put his feet up and enjoy a cuppa-builder’s and a Hobnob. On the other hand he might turn up to look at your ‘fabulous stuff’.
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Terri was a ward sister at St. Marks Hospital before joining the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1991 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stoma Care. Terri worked at the Homerton as a Nurse Consultant and was Clinical Director of the North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. Shehas co-edited two textbooks and published extensively in medical Colorectal and nursing Gastrointestinal Journals. Terri joined Coloplast in 2011 and in her role as Head of Education, Ostomy Division, develops professional support and education programmes for specialist nurses. Terri was involved in the development of www.apollonursingresource.com, an online resource to enable specialist nurses to articulate the value of their role and amplify the voice of specialist nurses. In 2013 Terri was recognised in the Nursing Times Nursing Leaders list as a ‘real champion for colorectal nursing and specialist nursing in general’. Terri is thrilled to be involved in the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff (although might not quite realise what she is letting herself in for!) and aims to be the moderating influence on the double act that is Lilley and Wilks!
Jon Wilks is the ‘straight’ guy to Roy Lilley in the double act that is nhsManagers.net. That is to say that he does all of the running around, is the butt of most jokes and bears it all with a stoical grace. He is also Managing Director of UK HealthGateway Ltd, the leading health market access consultancy that helps medical device companies to make sure their products are packed full of fab stuff before coming to market. He has worked in and around the NHS for over 15 years and recovers his own sense of humour by being rubbish at fly fishing.