Rutherford Diagnostics speaks at our February forum

The COO of Rutherford Diagnostics, Ron Russell, who recently set up the fourth Rutherford Cancer Centre in the UK, sited in Liverpool, will be speaking at our February forum at RIBA North.

Ron who has 35 years experience in leadership and management roles in the Defence and Healthcare sectors, will be describing the growth of investment in the city's healthcare industry.

He has been a key member of the team that delivered High Energy Proton Beam therapy to the UK for the first time, through the Rutherford Cancer Centres. The centres have been funded and created by Proton Partners International, which was formed following discussions between Professor Karol Sikora, who ran the World Health Organisation's cancer programme, Sir Chris Evans, the life sciences entrepreneur, and leading institutional investor Neil Woodford of Woodford Investment Management

According to NHS England proton beam therapy is a type of radiotherapy that uses high energy proton beams - small parts of atoms - to treat certain cancers rather than usi