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2020 All Saints Lectures

20th January 2020

Is the NHS fit for the future?

Sir Bruce Edward Keogh, KBE, FRCS,

Medical Director National Health Service 2007 - 2018

Sir Bruce Keogh has had a distinguished international career as a cardiac surgeon, having first been a consultant at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, then University Hospital Birmingham before becoming Professor of Cardiac Surgery at UCL and Director of Surgery at the Heart Hospital in London. With a longstanding interest in the measurement of clinical quality and outcomes he has served on the boards of the Commission for Health Improvement and Healthcare Commission. Sir Bruce was Medical Director of the NHS for over 10 years (2007-18) As the most senior doctor in the NHS, he has been close to the development and implementation of NHS policy over the last decade. He was specifically responsible for clinical strategy and policy, and promoting quality, clinical leadership and innovation across the health service. He has recently become Chair of the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. He was knighted for services to medicine in 2003. For several years, he was ranked as the most influential clinician in the NHS by the Health Services Journal and the Sunday Times named Sir Bruce as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people.

Sir Bruce Keogh Sir Bruce Keogh

27th January 2020


Story of a revolutionary century, told by the airmen who lived it

By Air Commodore Phil Wilkinson

During a period of duty in Moscow as Defence Attaché during the often-surprising Yeltsin years, Phil Wilkinson had a unique insight into Russia’s turbulent emergence from the Soviet era. Having travelled widely across the former Soviet Union alongside RAF veterans re-visiting their World War 2 operational locations, including to Murmansk and Archangel, he has helped to tell their unique story in a variety of books, magazine articles, a film and lectures to many audiences. He has also researched the other occasions when British armed forces, especially airmen, were engaged in, around, and over Russia between 1918 to the present day. His book on this century of RAF-Russia contact is due for publication later this year.

National Service in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and an Oxford modern languages degree preceded Phil’s thirty-five years of RAF service, with many hours in the air – always stimulating, sometimes alarming.  His time on the ground was equally challenging with exchange appointments with French and United States Air Forces, arms control policy development at SHAPE and command of the Berlin RAF station as the Wall came down. 

Phil Wilkinson at the controls Phil Wilkinson at the controls

Tickets and Venue


Call Nicki or Charles Crosthwaite Eyre on 01264 352530 or e-mail [email protected]


Tickets can be bought at Clatford Village Store & Post Office, The Abbotts Ann Village Store or Greenfield Farm Shop in Anna Valley. You can also order them direct from Nicki by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The Old Malthouse, Upper Clatford, Andover, SP11 7QL.  Please state number of tickets you want for each event.


Tickets cost £12.00 per person. Please make cheques out to “All Saints Winter Lectures”.

Time & Venue

Doors open at 7pm and the lectures start at 8pm at the King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Upper Clatford, SP11 7QL.  A cash bar will be open before the lectures start.


Parking is available behind the hall.


All funds raised will be split between All Saints Church PCC and two other charities to be announced at the talks.