LSI Registration Council

The operation and governance of the LSI’s Register is overseen by the LSI Registration Council.

The core objective of the Council is to protect the public by mitigating the risks posed to service users/ the public by the Healthcare Science workforce that is not regulated by statute.

These risks arise because of the highly specialised, scientific nature of diagnosis, investigations and treatment provided by the Healthcare Science workforce and because of the potential impact on the health and wellbeing of service users if diagnoses, investigations and treatment provided by the Healthcare Science workforce are not of the highest possible standard.

The detailed operation of the Regulation Council is set out in its Terms of Reference

 

LSI Registration Council Members

NICKI DILL, CHAIR OF THE LSI REGISTRATION COUNCIL

From a clinical background and possessing over 28 years’ experience in the UK/International Medical Device Industry, including 23 years’ management experience in Anaesthesia, Respiratory and Critical Care, I have a proven track record of effective engagement with key stakeholders and delivering innovation.

As Managing Director, I work in close partnership with the NHS, including the Academic Health Science Networks, as well as with numerous professional bodies and organisations. In 2008, I was awarded the “Langton Hewer Award to Industry” by the Association of Anaesthetists for Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI).

I currently serve as Chair of the Life Science Industry Registration Council, and as Chair for Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic and Respiratory Device Suppliers, representing this Association on the AAGBI Safety Committee.

I am dedicated to a positive future for the NHS, innovation and role of the Academic Health Science Networks.

EDMUND PROFFITT, DEPUTY CHAIR LSI REGISTRATION COUNCIL

Edmund is Chief Executive of the British Dental Industry Association. With 35 years’ experience and insight into the trade association environment, Edmund has a wealth of experience working with members, government, regulators and stakeholders. Having been involved in senior management, commercial, advocacy, technical, communications and marketing roles within several trade organisations he has a deep understanding of the issues that industry bodies need to address on behalf of their members and how to get results.

Responsible for establishing the dental industry’s award-winning initiative tackling counterfeit and non-compliant dental devices, introducing the sector’s Policy & Public Affairs Roadmaps and Policy Manifestos, and leading industry discussions on the development and implementation of the Medical Device Regulations and Brexit preparations, Edmund is in an ideal position to ensure that his industry’s voice is heard in changing and challenging times.

As well as holding the position of Deputy Chair of the LSI Registration Council, Edmund also sits on a number of industry and medical devices committees and groups and is the current Chair of the UK MedTech Forum.

SARAH LEPAK

Sarah is the BHTA Director of Governance & Policy Development at the British Healthcare Trades Association and she began her career with them in 1991.

Starting as Committee Secretary, Sarah has acquired a thorough knowledge of the industry and the issues affecting member companies, their customers and professional colleagues. Sarah leads on policy development and activity in relation to the Association's role as the self-regulator for the industry, through the BHTA Code of Practice.

She is the lead contact for members of the public and for the huge variety of miscellaneous enquiries and problems posed by all of BHTA’s contacts.

In the past, Sarah has worked for the British Institute of Surgical & Dental Technologists, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Training & Education Council, the Orthotic Education & Training Trust, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

ALAN BIRKS - CHAIR OF LSI EDUCATIONS, TRAINING & STANDARDS ADVISORY GROUP

Much of my working life has been spent in the Electrical Industry in sales and marketing roles during which I've had responsibility for a number of major product launches, commercial negotiations and change management & integration projects, following acquisitions.

I was an active member of the industries two major Trade Associations, BEAMA and GAMBICA and was President of BEAMA during 2011/12. These two associations collaborate fully and I took up a unique position with them in 2014 by managing a number of sector groups split across both associations. One of the groups was AXREM, which represents the interests of suppliers of diagnostic medical imaging, radiotherapy, healthcare IT and care equipment.

I subsequently retired from AXREM in March 2019 but during my time with the association I supported the development of the LSI Accredited Credentialing Register and I became the Chair of the LSI Education, Training & Standards Advisory Group (ETSAG). Upon retirement the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) asked me to continue as the Chair of ETSAG and I now serve as a Lay Member of AHCS.

DARREN CLARK

Darren is the Chief Executive Officer of Medilink East Midlands , the industry support organisation for healthcare and bioscience companies based in the region. Medilink provides a range of specialist commercial services to help companies in this sector establish, develop and grow, and as a membership based organisation has many synergies with the Chamber.

Darren is a Microbiologist by original discipline and has over twenty years’ experience in the healthcare and bioscience sector. Following a brief spell at Shell Research Ltd and some time in academic research, he joined Pharmaceutical Profiles, (now part of the Quotient Group), a spin out company from the University of Nottingham. Here he had a variety of roles from Project Manager, Divisional Manager, to Business Development Manager.

Darren has been with Medilink since its incorporation in 2004. In his role as CEO, he has successfully overseen the delivery of a number of significant public sector contracts to stimulate innovation within small and medium sized enterprises.

Darren is also an active participant in the Medilink UK national health technology business support network; representing the network on several national committees including the Med Tech Forum and the MindTech Health Technology Cooperative.

Darren is a Non-Executive Director of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of the Ear Foundation and has a number of advisory and representation roles, including Chairing the Charnwood Campus Enterprise Zone Steering Committee, the Steering Committee of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine, the Strategic Advisory Group for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Trials Unit, and the Advisory Board for the Centre for Healthcare Equipment and Technology Adoption (CHEATA) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

In his spare time, Darren is a keen runner and has completed several marathons and half-marathons.

PETER HARRISON, Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers

Peter Harrison is Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers with responsibility for business in the UK and Ireland.

Having joined Siemens Business Services in 1996, Peter transferred to head Siemens Healthcare Services (SHS) Limited in 2002. SHS's scope of activities extended to Managed Equipment Services and Healthcare IT. In 2004 he became responsible for Siemens' Imaging and Oncology solution business, and assumed the role of Managing Director of Siemens Healthcare in 2012.

He is the current Vice-Chair of AXREM, (the Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care), having served as Chair in 2017-8, and 2007-8. He is a Trustee of Orthopaedic Research UK. He previously served as a Trustee of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) for 6 years, and was elected as a Fellow of the BIR in 2019. He has previously served as the Industry Representative on the Clinical Radiology Faculty Board of the Royal College of Radiologists. Peter has also previously served as a non-executive Board member of an NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Prior to joining Siemens Healthcare, Peter held General Management, Sales and Technical management positions within the business services and IT sectors, both within Siemens and Thorn EMI.

He holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.