Who we are


The Cavendish Coalition is made up of 35 health and social care organisations all committed to the purpose of the group, these are:

  • Association of Dental Groups, David Worskett, Chair
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Margaret Willcox, President Elect
  • Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations, Fiona Booth, Chief Executive
  • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Professor Dame Sue Bailey DBE FRCPsych, Chair
  • Association for Real Change, Lisa Lenton, England Director
  • Association of UK University Hospitals, Peter Homa CBE, Chair
  • British Dental Association, Peter Ward, Chief Executive
  • British Medical Association, Dr Mark Porter, Council Chair
  • Care England, Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive
  • Care Forum Wales, Mario Kreft, Chair
  • Care and Support Alliance, Vicky McDermott, Chair
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Karen Middleton CBE, Chief Executive
  • Mental Health Network, Rebecca Cotton, Director of Mental Health Policy
  • National Association of Primary Care, Dr Nav Chana, Chairman
  • National Care Association, Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chairman
  • New NHS Alliance, Merron Simpson, Chief Executive
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners, Julie Wood, Chief Executive
  • NHS Confederation, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive
  • NHS Employers, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive
  • NHS European Office, Elisabetta Zanon, Director
  • NHS Partners Network, David Hare, Chief Executive
  • NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, Chief Executive
  • Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care, Heather Moorhead, Director
  • Registered Nursing Home Association, Frank Ursell, Chief Executive
  • Royal College of Nursing, Janet Davies, Chief Executive & General Secretary
  • Shelford Group, Sir Michael Deegan, Chair
  • Skills for Care, Sharon Allen, Chief Executive
  • Skills for Health, John Rogers, Chief Executive
  • National Care Forum, Vic Rayner, Executive Director
  • The Companys Chemists' Association, Nanette Kerr, Chief Executive 
  • The Royal College of Midwives, Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive
  • The Welsh NHS Confederation, Vanessa Young, Director
  • UNISON, Christina McAnea, Head of health
  • United Kingdom Homecare Association, Bridget Warr CBE, Chief Executive
  • Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, Professor Rhidian Hughes, Chief Executive

Individual participants in the coalition will continue to work with their stakeholders including the government and the NHS arms-length bodies on matters of direct interest to those they represent.

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