Insight 2022 – Day 2 – Lessons for the NHS from high-stakes decision making

22nd November 2022, 16:00 – 17:30

Part of INSIGHT 2022

Lessons for the NHS from high-stakes decision making

The NHS has developed its own culture around decision making. What can be learned from other situations where high-stakes decisions have to be made? In this panel, curated by the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge, we heard from four speakers with experience of working in both healthcare and other pressured areas – the police, military and conflict zones to share the lessons learned from combining the two careers.


Dr Julian Huppert is Director of the Jesus College Intellectual Forum, former Member of Parliament for Cambridge and former Deputy Chair of the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG


Dr Gemma Bowsher is a London-based radiologist and Co-Lead for Health Intelligence and Biosecurity, Conflict and Health Research Group at KCL.

Dr Jonny Hynes is currently an Occupational and Aviation Medicine Doc in the RAF with another specialist interest of Medical Safety. He spent 16 years as fighter pilot in Tornado and Eurofighter aircraft involving multiple overseas ops.

Dr Chris Adcock is a Consultant in Acute Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust, and former Wing Commander, Royal Air Force.

Karen Daber DL, a former Chief Officer in the Police, and now NED at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and a Deputy Lieutenant.

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Lessons for the NHS from high-stakes decision making