MCA Expo '17

MCA expo '17 was an inspiring event held in Sheffield on the 5th & 6th June 2017.  We hosted many national and international guest speakers, stories and case studies from the MCA and beyond. It was an opportunity to network, share and learn more about quality improvement and microsystem coaching. This years expo has a focus on patient involvement in improvement.

Two extremely informative days of sharing, learning & networking including:

  • Keynotes by Nigel Edwards and Mary Dixon-Woods 
  • Key contributions from Margie Godfrey, Roz Davies, Dave Crowther and other nationally renowned quality improvement leaders
  • Case studies and stories from the Sheffield MCA and beyond
  • Interactive sessions to build quality improvement knowledge and skills
  • Daytime and evening events to build your own improvement network

MCA Expo 2017 Agenda



Nigel Edwards is Chief Executive at the Nuffield Trust. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in 2014, Nigel was an expert advisor with KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health and Life Sciences and a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund.

Nigel was Policy Director of the NHS Confederation for 11 years and has a wealth of experience in health and social care. He joined the organisation from his former role as Director of the London Health Economics Consortium at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he remains an honorary visiting professor.

Nigel has a strong interest in new models of service delivery and a practical focus on what is happening at the front line as well as a wealth of experience in wider health care policy in the UK and internationally.Nigel is a well-known media commentator, often in the spotlight debating key policy issues. 

Nigel is currently working with the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies on developments in health care provision in Europe. @nedwards_1

Mary Dixon-Woods is RAND Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. As Co-Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, she leads a programme of research focused on patient safety and healthcare improvement, healthcare ethics, and methodological innovation in studying healthcare. She is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety. She holds honorary positions as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, a visiting professor at the University of Leicester, and a visiting adjunct professor at Dartmouth College. She was, in 2012, one of the first recipients of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award. She served on the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, which produced the Berwick report in 2013.

She also served on the review of information technology in the NHS led by Professor Bob Wachter, which reported in 2016. @MaryDixonWoods




Roz Davies is Managing Director of Recovery Enterprises. Roz’s job is to develop a sustainable future for Recovery Enterprises and its network of community enterprises including our new digital wellbeing hub Sheffield Flourish. She leads an amazing team of staff and volunteers and builds connections and relationships with partners who share our values and ambitions.

Roz has spent 20 years developing innovations which improve wellbeing, from working with people who are homeless at Shelter to developing the Community Health Champion model as Director of Altogether Better. She has worked and volunteered across many elements of the NHS including a secondment at NHS England, as a Foundation Trust Governor and is currently a member of the NHS Digital User Council and the NHS Confederation Patient Leadership Forum Steering Group and a Non Executive Director for Patient Opinion. Roz was included in the HSJ list of the 50 foremost Patient Leaders in 2015 and cited by the Guardian in 2014 as one of the top five to follow on social media around chronic illness. @roz_davies


Margie Godfrey is Director of The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy and Instructor for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Marjorie is a national and international leader of designing and implementing improvement strategies targeting the place where patients, families and care teams meet the clinical microsystem. Her primary interest is engaging inter-professional healthcare professionals in learning about and improving local health care delivery systems with a focus on team coaching, patients, professionals, processes and outcomes. @MicrosystemMMG

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