Dr Martin McShane – Keynote

Dr Martin McShane  

Director (Domain 2) Improving the quality of life for people with Long Term Conditions at NHS England.

Speaker Biography

Martin qualified as a doctor in 1981. He trained in general and vascular surgery before electing to enter General Practice. From 1990 until 2004 he was a GP partner in a training practice.

He has previously chaired a Primary Care Group and Professional Executive Committee and was Chief Executive of North Eastern Derbyshire Primary Care Trust from 2004-2006. From 2006-2012 he was Deputy Chief Executive and
Director of Strategic Planning and Health Outcomes for NHS Lincolnshire as well as a member of the National Patient Safety Forum and Vice Chair of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group.

He was appointed his new role within the Medical Directorate of NHS England in 2012.

The Keynote Opening Address will be delivered by Dr Martin McShane.

Dr McShane will address
‘State of the nation – facts, figures and challenges resulting from the increasing number of people with long-term conditions’

      Long Term Conditions: context and cure


Long term conditions consume 70% of health and social care resource. To enhance the quality of life for people with LTCs we need to take a whole system view. There is no magic, simple solution. We need to implement a framework which recognises the importance of the individual and their carers, professional collaboration, the evidence of best practice and the need to have the right incentives in the system. This framework is represented in the House of Care model which puts person centred care central to the system.

Followed by Anne Holdoway, Clinical Lead, Royal United Hospital Bath and Chair of BDA, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group (PENG)

So how do dietitians fit in?

  • What are the opportunities for dietitians?
  • What sort of models are working in the UK and in other parts of the world?
  • With whom and how should dietitians be engaging with key stakeholders?

Moderated by Andy Burman, Chief Executive, BDA









State of the nation – facts, figures and challenges resulting from the increasing number of people with long-term conditions

Moderated by: Andy Burman, Chief Executive, British Dietetic Association (BDA)


Dr Martin McShane, Director of Long Term Conditions (Domain 2) NHS England