Meet the team

Our Team

Paul Midgley, Director of NHS Insight and HSJ Regional Networks

pul.jpgPaul works very closely with Consulting colleagues on the NHS and industry joint projects, focusing on service transformation particularly in mental health and long term conditions. He leads and co-chairs 40 HSJ Regional Networks per year covering Mental Health, Diabetes, Dermatology, Rheumatology & MSK, and Gastro & Liver.

Paul has been an active Patient Representative since 2006 and currently sits on a number of committees in NHS and Social Care organisations: East Midlands Academic Health Science Network patient senate; East Midlands Clinical Senate Council; Chair of Patient Cabinet and vice chair of Patient Active at NHS Rushcliffe CCG; Chair of Musters Medical Practice PPG, and a member of the Greater Nottingham Integrated Care Partnership PPI CAG.

Paul also has prior experience with Healthwatch Nottinghamshire and the National Epilepsy Society Commissioning steering group and the predecessor Practice Based Commissioning group, Principia, including Community Director; Board member on a Clinical Reference Group, Finance and Performance committee, Cardio-Respiratory Task & Finish Group; and COPD Integrated Care Pilot member.



Sarah Gilmour, Senior Events Manager

sarah.jpgSarah joined the Wilmington Healthcare heritage company NHiS in 2008 to support a programme of healthcare training events.  Sarah has focussed on creating and developing the HSJ Regional Network Events model over the past seven years and is now the Senior Events Manager, with responsibility for producing the current portfolio of 40 events. Widely experienced in customer centric and commercial management roles, Sarah is committed to creating a first-class experience for every single attendee.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys time with her family, has been persuaded to take up golf and surprised herself with a recent skydive!




Clara Tennant, Events Executive

clara.jpgClara’s role as Events Executive includes liaising with multiple stakeholders and clients to build and develop relationships across industry providers and the NHS. Through attending the meetings and working alongside Merle, they ensure a welcoming and smooth experience for all by organising and delivering the event operational services to the highest standard.

In her spare time Clara enjoys running and is a member of the Nottingham Formula 1 Circuit Crew. She also enjoys reading and exploring new places!




Merle Harrison, Events Executive

merel.jpgMerle works in partnership with Clara to organise and deliver essential event operational services, from delegate liaison and venue bookings through to the event management on the day. In addition to this, Merle assists Sarah with programme development, helping to research and devise the most up to date topical content and recruit top presenters in the region. Having joined Wilmington Healthcare in July 2018 Merle brings valuable experience gained working in similar roles in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector.”

When not at work Merle has many hobbies to keep her busy including drama, dance and walking Winnie, her goldendoodle (google it!).




Philippa Sanders, Events Marketing Executive

philippa.jpgPhilippa has recently joined Wilmington Healthcare to provide dedicated marketing support for the HSJ Networks series. Moving from a role as a GP liaison lead, Philippa will focus on the customer journey ensuring event information is available on a variety of platforms and will manage digital conversation for the networks.

It's all change for Philippa, moving up from Cambridge, Nottingham will be her new home and she is very much looking forward to exploring the city and visiting Nottingham Castle when it reopens!





Juliet Cavanagh-Eyre, Leadership Editor

juliette.jpgJuliet’s role is to support the commercial team with the client journey. She is interested in finding out the objectives of clients and helping them achieve them within our events. Having joined HSJ in January 2014 for the last 4 years she has helped industry leaders create relationships with senior professionals in the NHS. Juliet is your one stop shop for everything HSJ and WHC and can always point clients in the right direction.

Juliet moved to the UK from New Zealand in 2013 and in her spare times makes the most of cheap flights across Europe.





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