HANA people

Specialising in head and neck cancer resection and the reconstruction of patients with severe facial deficits following the removal of cancers, traumatic damage or birth defects.

He founded and runs Saving Faces-The Facial Surgery Research Foundation and directs the world’s first National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre. In conjunction with Saving Faces, it currently runs national audits on third molar treatment, orthognathic surgery and head and neck cancer. Professor Hutchison also set up an “Expert Patient” support group for people starting treatment and is Vice President of the Patients’ Association.

In his spare time he has written over 50 papers, seven chapters and delivered over 100 invited lectures in addition to 80 conference presentations. He lives with his wife Helena Kennedy QC and their three children Keir, Clio and Roland.

Professor Iain Hutchison

is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at University College London Hospital and Bart’s Health NHS Trust

Dr Peter Walton

is the Founding Managing Director of Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd

Peter is the Founding Managing Director of Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd – a specialist supplier of clinical databases, analysis software and consultancy services for hospitals and national & international registries.

He qualified in medicine from Cambridge in 1981 and completed his MBA at London Business School in 1986. In 1993, he co-founded Dendrite Clinical Systems to enable healthcare professionals to track time related clinical data for analysis of any medical or surgical procedure, all within a single software environment. The company now has installations in >250 hospitals and >150 national & international databases across >40 different countries on five continents.

Peter became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012 for his outstanding contribution in developing national registries and outcome reporting methodologies.

He has lectured at scientific congresses in 25 countries around the world on the benefits of registries and the challenges and practicalities of how to set them up. Peter lives in South Oxfordshire with his wife Alison Walton and has three children Alex, Elizabeth and Poppy.

He is both medically and dentally qualified as well as surgically trained. One of his major interests is in Head and Neck oncology, both ablative and reconstructive and is currently leading a trial looking into the non-surgical management of oral dysplasia.

He has current membership of several professional, national and regional bodies including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Ireland and London, the British, European and the International Associations of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Head & Neck Society. He is currently the President of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

He is a passionate Welsh rugby supporter, and is currently the Maxillofacial surgeon to the Cardiff Blues rugby team; Cardiff Rugby Club and the Welsh Rugby Union. He is married with two children; his son Dafydd and daughter Anwen.

Mr Michael Fardy

is a Consultant maxillofacial/head and neck surgeon, at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.

HANA steering group

Fore NameSurnameOrganisationSpeciality
BellaTalwarUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDietician
SarahOrrUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustClinical Nurse Specialist
CiaranMarinerUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustCancer Services
PaulaFarthingSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustConsultant Pathologist
LornaMcCaulThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustConsultant in Restorative Dentistry
JustinRoeThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustSpeech Therapist
AniaKorszunQueen Mary University LondonProfessor of Psychiatry and Education
JoPattersonNewcastle UniversitySenior Clinical Lecturer
RichardTodd1 Hare Court ChambersPatient & QC
SteveConnorKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustConsultant Radiologist
EdwardOdellGuy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustConsultant Pathologist
RachaelDonnellyGuy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustDietician
HannahMarderUniversity Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation TrustCancer Services
AmenSibtainBarts Health NHS TrustConsultant Oncologist
KimPiperBarts Health NHS TrustConsultant Pathologist
IainHutchisonBarts Health NHS TrustConsultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
NickRolandAintree University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustConsultant ENT Surgeon
MikeFardyCardiff and Vale University Health BoardConsultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
PaulPracyUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustConsultant ENT Surgeon
DharmeshPatelUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustMDT Coordinator
PeterWaltonDendrite Clinical SystemsManaging Director
AlexeyBrovkoDendrite Clinical SystemsSenior Medical Advisor
NealMcCannDendrite Clinical SystemsDirector Special Projects