Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sun 07 Nov - Fri 12 Nov, 2010

Nigel Edwards Nigel Edwards (Resource Specialist)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Kings Fund

Acting Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

As acting Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, Nigel brings with him a wealth of experience in health and social care, having joined the organisation ten years ago from his former role as Director of the London Health Economics Consortium at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he remains an Honorary Visiting Professor.

As Director of Policy, Nigel has led the Confederation in developing and influencing health policy on behalf of members and ensuring NHS organisations have a prominent public voice, whilst overseeing the Confederation's well-respected policy and communications services and the NHS European Office. Nigel was responsible for founding the Health Services Research Network as part of the Confederation, to provide a voice for the research community and improve dialogue between managers, policy makers and research.

Nigel is a well-known media commentator, often in the spotlight debating key policy issues, and an accomplished public speaker, regularly asked to offer his thoughts at events both nationally and at the international level.