Meet the speakers

Mr Domnic Jones, NHS England

Dominic has worked across the public, private and third sectors, focusing on how social innovation can be harnessed to support health and wellbeing. Starting his career working in the healthcare practice of the management consultancy McKinsey & Company, he left to take up a place on the social enterprise leadership programme On Purpose, which he later helped to run. In his current role with the NHS in London, he has been developing approaches to support local health systems to work more effectively in partnership with voluntary sector, charity and social enterprise organisations in order to improve population health and tackle health inequalities.

Ms Katy Saunders, Director Health and Social Care Team, Social Finance

Katy was appointed to her current role in January 2021 and has been with the organisation since 2019, most recently as the lead for end of life care and new partnerships. In 2020, Katy developed the world’s first end of life care fund, that will provide c.£30M of sustainable transformation funding to improve end of life. In 2022, she launched our UK-wide work on dementia and continues to contribute to sector thinking on how innovative finance can improve health outcomes.
Katy previously held a number of strategic, commissioning and operational roles in health and social care and has extensive experience of service transformation and organizational change across a range of sectors. This includes the development of an HSJ-nominated new model of care for Heart Failure, prototyping and scale of the first Macmillan Cancer Navigator, most improved NHS Trust for patient experience.

Dr Aarthi Ravishankar, Manager, Health and Social Care Team, Social Finance

Aarthi is a Manager in the Health and Social Care team at Social Finance and is also a practicing NHS GP. She completed her clinical training working across the NHS system in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. In 2022, Aarthi completed the prestigious Darzi Fellowship scheme, a systems leadership programme designed for clinicians. Before joining Social Finance, Aarthi held diverse leadership and transformational roles in North-West London. Notably, she served as the Clinical Adolescent Improvement Lead at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust spearheading the development of a new integrated care model to address health inequalities for 16-24 year olds admitted to adult wards through partnering with the local VCFSE sector.

Ms Sarah McLaughlin, Executive Director for Health, Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership

Sarah has been the programme lead for IMPACTAgewell®, an asset based, community development approach to Integrated Care since 2020. IMPACTAgewell® works with older people across the Mid and East Antrim of Northern Ireland putting people’s social needs on a par with their medical needs through working in partnership with local GPs, the NHSCT and Community Pharmacy. It is funded by the Department of Health and the Dunhill Medical Trust and has been operating in the area since 2017. She is also Strategic Improvement Coach with UK Demonstrator Model for the IMPACT (IMProving Adult Care Together) Centre at the University of Birmingham.