PANEL DISCUSSION – BIOGRAPHIES OF PANEL MEMBERS
Garry Money, Associate Director, London Homeless Health Programme
Garry is the lead for the London Homeless Health Programme, a collaboration between London’s 32 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups aiming to improve the way health services are commissioned for London’s homeless population. Garry has 14 years’ experience as a manager in the healthcare sector, and has extensive experience of working with clinicians, patients and partner agencies both in London and elsewhere. Garry is a Londoner himself and is particularly interested in how to improve outcomes for patients, and in the fortunes of Crystal Palace F.C.
Hong Tan, Head of Health in the Justice System (London Region)
Hong Tan leads the commissioning of healthcare in the justice system for NHS England, London – which includes prisons, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs), immigration removal centres, immediate accommodation centres for people seeking asylum, and Mental Health liaison and diversion services in police and courts. Hong also leads on the commissioning of the London Havens on behalf of NHS England and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. He represents DH and NHS England on the European Union-funded PROMISE programme that seeks to promote the ‘Child House’, an international model of best practice that supports children and young people who have been sexually abused. Hong was a part-time adviser to DH on SARCs, and led work to develop the national framework service specification for SARCs. Hong is passionate about improving Health and Social Care and has over 25 years experience in commissioning across primary, secondary and specialised services in health, local authority and voluntary sector.
Susan Munroe, CEO, Freedom from Torture
Susan was appointed CEO of Freedom from Torture in Sep 2014 and is responsible for over 350 staff and volunteers, working together to provide rehabilitative services to survivors of torture from our treatment centres in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Susan has a wealth of experience working on behalf of vulnerable people, with previous roles. She was previously Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, a Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Marie Curie Cancer Care, and worked as a nurse with VSO in Uganda. After four more years as a ward sister and a year as a community liaison officer she has held a number of service management posts in the health sector.
Dr Claire Shortall, Refugee Health Lead, Doctors of the World
Clare has a background in psychology and was a founding member and trustee of a charity which works with refugee and asylum seeking families in South London. Graduating in Medicine in 2006, she initially training in Paediatrics and now is pursuing a career focusing on the healthcare needs of refugee and migrant families. Since March 2014, she has been working with Doctors of the World UK, part of the Médecins du Monde network, leading in the development and running of their Family Clinic, which focuses on the needs of pregnant women and children from marginalised groups in the UK. She has recently increased her role to Refugee Health Lead working on consolidating and developing our expertise in Refugee Health. Clare has volunteered for MdM in Calais, has been a medical referent on MdM’s exploratory missions to Greece and Turkey and is a medical referent for MdM’s mental health and psychosocial support for care givers project in Croatia. Doctors of the World have recently produced a report on issues with GP registration.
Ronald Kelly, Solicitor, Southwark Law Centre
Ronald Kelly is a solicitor working at Southwark Law Centre, specialising in immigration and asylum law. He mainly works with non EEA clients in complex cases. He has particular interest in the issues facing destitute migrants and the crossover between housing, community care and immigration status; as well as risks to disabled children from witchcraft allegations and related persecution both in the UK and abroad.