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The NAMPS Conference, 11th December 2019

We very much look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Conference, where we return back to the Royal College Physicians for those of you that remember those early conferences. This year we are focussing on “ What we do, what they do” – a comparison of our roles and how they link into the wider NHS.


We have an exciting agenda including Professor Andrew Goddard, President of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Darren Kilroy, Executive Medical Director of Countess of Cheshire, HPMA Award winning HR Specialist Cheryl Samuels , and Caroline Elton, author of “ Also Human, the Inner Lives of Doctors” – with the opportunity of meeting her and purchasing a signed copy of her book.


We would love to see you at the drinks reception when the conference finishes, so book your train tickets to allow for this!!

NAMPS Conference 2019 Programme

Dr Darren A Kilroy M.Ed. MBA PhD
Executive Medical Director
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

Born into an exclusively nursing family, I graduated from Manchester Medical School and then undertook training in the North West, Australia and Yorkshire in Emergency Medicine with special interests in education and leadership. I took up my first Consultant appointment in 2004 and then fulfilled a series of clinical lead, clinical director and deputy director roles before appointment as Medical Director at Countess of Chester in 2019. I have advised NHSI on medical pay issues and am Chair of NHS Employers National Medical Workforce Forum. I have an MBA in Health Services Management and a PhD the thesis of which was a study of clinician behaviours in healthcare. I am a Man United supporter.

David Amos
Interim Executive Director of People and Organisational Development

David is currently the Interim Executive Director of People and Organisational Development at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which employs over 7,000 staff at two hospitals (Queen's and King George). Immediately prior to this he was an HR and Public Services Management Consultant. He has been HR Director at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and St Marys NHS Trust. He was also the Deputy HR Director for the NHS, at the Department of Health, where he was responsible for recruitment and retention, workforce planning and development, and employment issues. He started his career in the NHS working as a general manager at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust.

Caroline Elton
Caroline Elton did her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, was awarded a postgraduate fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her Ph.D in the Department of Academic Psychiatry, UCL Medical School. She is a chartered psychologist and has held a number of positions working with doctors. Her first role involved shadowing senior clinicians on ward rounds, in outpatient clinics and in operating theatres, as part of an initiative to challenge outdated models of medical education. Later she was appointed as Head of the Careers Unit, responsible for supporting trainee doctors across the whole of London. She has also worked as Head of the Extended Medical Degree Programme – the largest ‘widening participation’ medical degree course in the UK. Caroline has written extensively about doctors, the problems they face and how best to support them and in 2018 her book Also Human – the inner lives of doctors was published by Penguin Random House in the UK, and by Basic Books in the US.

Andrew Rowland
Partner, Head of NHS Healthcare

Andrew is Head of Capsticks’ national NHS Healthcare practice and a Partner in the Employment Division. Having started with the firm as a trainee, he has been with Capsticks for over 22 years, working with NHS clients daily. As Head of Healthcare, Andrew leads the firm’s 200-strong healthcare team in providing an excellent service to our NHS clients.

Andrew also deals with the whole range of employment law queries but has a specific interest in dealing with doctor cases under the national framework, Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS. He has led on several leading cases arising out of that framework (see below) and specialises in helping clients to resolve doctor issues. Andrew also advises clients on their most sensitive senior executive terminations, whether by way of a settlement agreement or through formal processes.

Andrew’s experience extends to advising clients on potential changes to national terms and conditions, the processes that need to be followed to achieve this and associated employee relations issues. His work in this area has led to ground-breaking instructions from new clients and STP groups who are keen to explore ways of achieving change. He also leads the firm’s work with NHS Employers.