The Cavendish Coalition

A group of health and social care organisations united in their commitment to provide the best care to communities, patients and residents.

10 July 2020

The coalition recognises that the talented and diverse group of people we employ and represent are central to the success of that commitment, and that individuals from the UK, Europe and across the world, make a vital contribution to delivering care to the UK’s population. 

The coalition acts as a shared voice which influences and lobbies on post-EU referendum matters. It also provides those leading the negotiations with expertise and knowledge on the issues affecting the health and social care workforce.

We are committed to working together to ensure a continued domestic and international pipeline of high calibre professionals and trainees in health and social care.

    • Association of Dental Groups, David Worskett, Chair
    • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Margaret Willcox, President 
    • 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
    • Council of Deans of Health, Katerina Kolyva, 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
    • National Care Forum, Vic Rayner, Executive Director
    • 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, Layla McCay, 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, Ian Turner, Chair
    • Royal College of Nursing, Janet Davies, Chief Executive & General Secretary
    • Shelford Group, Nick Kirby, Managing Director
    • Skills for Care, Sharon Allen, Chief Executive
    • Skills for Health, John Rogers, Chief Executive
    • The Company Chemists' Association, Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive 
    • The Richmond Group, Chris Askew, Chair
    • 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