Population Health Management Working Party update: why healthcare system leaders need actuaries

Tue 18 Jun 2024 -
09:30 - 10:30

The NHS interest in actuaries has been widely circulated and discussed in several publications. But we see the same questions come up during conversations with NHS leaders on what actuaries do.

The working party has developed a brochure for actuaries to present to health system leaders. It introduces the IFoA, actuaries, their skills (with focus on the ones most relevant to the health and care system), and a roadmap to engaging with actuaries.

In this session the working party intends to give an update on developments since our last publication in 2021.

The webinar:

  • gives an update on the conversations between the working party and different NHS leaders
  • explores raising the profile of actuaries within the NHS
  • explores how to engage with actuaries


It should be of interest to actuaries at all levels with an interest in the NHS and healthcare systems.

Featured Speakers

NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit

David McDwyer is an actuary who has used this skillset to lead analytical teams within the NHS. He has led data science teams for commissioning organisations and works in an integrated planning role for a large commissioning support unit. David is also the deputy chair of the IFoA Population Health Management Working Party.

Hannover Re

John Seymour is an actuary who has provided consultancy services to the NHS over many years. He has been a member of the IFoA Population Health Management Working Party since it was set up. He is now a research actuary focusing on the life and health biometric assumptions for a reinsurer.

Pricing and booking information

Members Book for free
Non-members £45