Helen Howson - Bevan Commission
Helen is the Director of the Bevan Commission and the Bevan Commission Academy. She has played a lead role in the establishment of the Commission and in its challenging work programme, particularly Prudent Healthcare. Helen was instrumental in establishing the Bevan Academy, Bevan Innovators and transformation programmes, helping to drive its thinking into practice. She was previously a Public Health Consultant with Public Health Wales and has led a major Ministerial review of health improvement interventions across Wales. Prior to this Helen held a number of senior positions within Welsh Government Health Policy and Strategy, latterly heading up the Primary and Community Health Strategy Unit. Helen has worked as an advisor with the World Health Organisation and also advised Russian, Spanish, New Zealand and other Governments on health policy. Helen taught for a number of years on the WHO masters at Karolinska University in Sweden and at Bristol University as Director of a post-graduate Leadership programme for clinicians.