Read the committee members' biographies and registered interests.

Dr Ronny Cheung BM BCh, MA, MRCPCH, PGDipMedEd

Chair

Consultant general paediatrician, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Biography

Ronny Cheung is also a clinical advisor to the Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network (ChiMat) at Public Health England.

He was the clinical editor of NHS Right Care's Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for Children and Young People 2012, which mapped variation across 26 indicators of child health in England. Working with Public Health England, he edited the 2012/13 version of the Child Health Atlas as part of the Chief Medical Officer's Special Report into Child Health.

His main interests lie in research, policy and practice to reduce inequality in healthcare quality and outcomes for children and young people. He co-chairs the Health Outcomes Subgroup of the independent Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum, and ChiMat’s Child Health Expert Reference.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2014 to present: employed as an NHS consultant in general paediatrics in a children's hospital

2013 to present: employed as a clinical advisor to Public Health England's Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network on a 2 PA (20% WTE) basis. Role included selection of paediatric quality indicators including for the Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for Children & Young People.

Direct - non-financial

Published several papers relating to quality measures for children and young people, many of which advocate for the creation of more (and higher quality) indicators for child health.

2018 to present: named as an investigator on a Health Foundation research grant to deliver a prioritisation exercise to identify high impact paediatric health services quality indicators. Not renumerated directly.

2018 to present: visiting fellow at the Nuffield Trust, advising on child health services research programme. Includes advising on quality indicators for child health. Not renumerated directly.

2017 to present: member of NHS England Specialised Commissioning Paediatric Medicine Clinical Reference Group, a role which involves advising on commissioning frameworks including the selection of indicators for subspecialist paediatric services.

Indirect

2017 to present: wife is the quality improvement lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit, a role renumerated at 1 PA (10% WTE). Selection of relevant indicators for the audit as well as promoting the wider use of audit data and indicators across the NHS is a key part of the role.


Dr Andrew Black

Vice chair

General practitioner, Mortimer Medical Practice, Herefordshire

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Biography

Andrew is a GP living and working in rural Herefordshire. He has been a partner in a large rural dispensing practice for the last 11 years. Prior to this he worked in hospitals in London and Suffolk. In addition to his clinical work he has been involved in commissioning health services locally and worked on QOF at local, regional and national level.

He has a particular interest in the application of evidence based medicine with a focus on cost-effectiveness. Andrew has recently graduated from Birmingham University with an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2001 to present: partner in Mortimer Medical Practice (GMS Dispensing)

2019 to present: advisory work for a national broadcaster in connection with a legal case against them. This involved advice on the day to day recording of QOF data in GPs and concerned a period of time when not involved with the NICE indicators committee. No advice has been sought about the indicator committee or indicator development. 


Ben Anderson

Director of Public Health, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Biography

Biography to follow.


Michael Bainbridge

Associate director of primary care

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Biography

Michael began his career in social care before moving into the NHS. His roles have included commissioning mental health services, integrated care, and locality development. He's been involved in commissioning primary care services for the last ten years.

Michael is currently an associate director of commissioning at Somerset CCG with responsibility for primary care services. This includes general practice and local pharmacy and optometry services. He holds an MSc in Healthcare Policy and Management from Birmingham University.

Michael’s interests include person-centredness, continuity of care, evidence-based practice and the role of general practice in integrated care systems.

Registered interests

Direct - non-financial

2013 to present: commissioning manager who is responsible for ensuring high performance against QOF and IAF indicators.

2018 to present: chair of voluntary sector organisation which could benefit from CCG IAF indicators, for example if an IAF indicator related to CG investment in voluntary sector.


Dr Rachel Brown

General practitioner, Montpelier Health Centre, Bristol

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Biography

Rachel has been working as an inner city GP in Bristol for 19 years. Rachel also works as a GPSI in gynaecology, advising and teaching local GPs. She has been involved as a QOF indicators pilot site for 5 years. She is involved in teaching and research within the practice.

She is a NICE fellow. She is on the HTAP reference panel and also an external advisor for the NICE endorsement programme.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

GP Partner


Liz Cross

Advanced nurse practitioner

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Biography

Liz is an advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescriber working in a large GP practice in Watford, Hertfordshire. Her clinics are varied; divided between chronic disease management, minor illness and anything else you would see your practice nurse for.

Liz has a specialist interest in antibiotic stewardship, particularly near patient diagnostics for the management of respiratory tract infections. For the past couple of years, alongside her day job, she's been running pilots, writing articles and speaking at conferences, both in the UK and abroad.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2016: Honorarium. Received speakers fees from Alere/Abbott and Roche.


Dr Chloë Evans

General practitioner

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Biography

Chloë is a GP in a city practice in Oxford. She serves a community with a relatively high index of deprivation and where homeless people may register. Previously she's worked as a full-time GP partner in a rural practice, with experience of island medicine working as a GP in Shetland.

Chloë is involved in clinical research in primary care. Her experience prior to medicine is in molecular plant biology research.

Registered interests

None.


Kate Francis

Practice manager, Air Balloon Surgery, Bristol
Primary care specialist committee member

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Biography

Kate has extensive experience in the NHS, both in secondary care and in primary care. She has some commissioning experience in her current role and was previously a board member on her local commissioning group. She has worked as an advisor to the Department of Health under both a Labour and Conservative government.

Kate is currently leading one of the work streams for the local federation formed under the Prime Minister Challenge Fund.

Registered interests

None.


Professor Chris P Gale

Professor of cardiovascular medicine and co-director of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Honorary consultant cardiologist, Leeds General Infirmary

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Biography

Chris practices clinical cardiology with particular interests in general cardiology, post myocardial infarction survivorship and chronic heart failure. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the European Society of Cardiology, and a member of the British Cardiovascular Society.

Chris was previously the co-chair of the National Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research (NICOR) Research Board at University College London. He has been a member of the UK nationwide heart attack register (Myocardial Ischaemic National Audit Project, MINAP) academic and steering groups for over a decade.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2010 to present: AstraZeneca - speaker bureau fees, consultancy fees, attendance at conference.

2017 to present: Vifor Pharma - consultancy fees.

2017 to present: Novartis - consultancy fees.


Professor Elena Garralda

Emeritus professor and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, Imperial College London

More about Elena

Biography

Elena was previously a reader and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Booth Hall Children's Hospital.

Elena’s special research/clinical interests include the interface between child psychiatry and primary and paediatric health care; psychosomatic disorders and the psychiatric adjustment of physically ill children; outcome research of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) use.

Elena has previous involvement in international research into CAMHS outcome measures and member of NICE Guideline Development Groups on mental health topics.

Registered interests

Indirect

Personal financial non-specific: shareholdings in pharmaceutical companies.


Professor Mieke Van Hemelrijck

Professor in cancer epidemiology at Kings College London and a honorary associate professor at University College London

More about Mieke

Biography

Biography coming soon


Dr Dominic Horne

GP principal, Much Birch Surgery, Herefordshire

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Biography

Dr Dominic Horne was a fellow at NICE from 2012-15 looking at urgent care. He is now clinical vice chair of Herefordshire CCG, honorary senior lecturer at the University of Worcester and a clinical commissioning champion for the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Warwick.

Dominic’s interests are urgent care, public health, multi morbidity, leadership and the interface between physical and mental health.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2014 to present: GP principal.

Direct - non-financial

2019 to present: board member of Self Care forum, Proprietary Association of Great Britain.

2014 to present: honorary senior lecturer, University of Worcester.

2016 to present: clinical vice chair, Herefordshire CCG.

2012 to present: member of editorial board, Guidelines in Practice

2009 to present: member of expert resource panel, RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre.


Dr Tessa Lewis

General practitioner and medical advisor in therapeutics, Wales

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Biography

Tessa has a diploma in therapeutics and was the GP prescribing lead within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (2002-2011) and medical advisor to All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre. She chaired the All Wales Prescribing Advisory Group (2008-2013) which promotes the safe and effective use of medicines and develops AWMSG National Prescribing Indicators. She has led the development and implementation of therapeutic guidance, for example, All Wales Advice on the Role of Oral Anticoagulants.

Tessa is also a standing committee member on one of NICE’s quality standards advisory committees. Tessa is the vice chair of the NICE antimicrobial stewardship guideline development group and was the chair for the group that developed the NICE medicines practice guideline for “Safe use and management of controlled drugs”.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

GP partner, part of income is derived from QOF. Some quality standards are subsequently progressed onto the NICE Indicator menu and QOF.


Dr Paula Parvulescu

Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Liverpool City Council

More about Paula

Biography

Biography to follow.


Mrs Linn Phipps

Lay member

More about Linn

Biography

Linn has served as a chair, non-executive director and lay adviser in health and care for nearly 20 years. She takes a special interest in good governance, outcomes, and how patient and public voice can be embedded in health and care to improve outcomes.

Currently she is a lay member on the NICE's Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee and Indicator Advisory Committee.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

2013 to present: lay member on Department of Health Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

2015 to present: chair of NHS England's stakeholder forum online services in primary care. Has an expanded remit and will support NHS England's first pillar which is Empower the Person, plus the online services strand of its second pillar which is Supporting the Clinician.

2017 to April 2019: non-executive director at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Direct - non-financial

2019 to present: lay member on NICE HSTEC.


Dr Raju Reddy

Consultant paediatric anaesthetist, Birmingham Childrens Hospital

More about Raju

Biography

Raju is a full time consultant paediatric anaesthetist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital since 2008 with a special interest is paediatric cardiac anaesthesia. He is a Secondary care consultant adviser to the board at Berkshire West CCG since December 2015. He is also a member of the NICE Technology appraisals committee and a clinical member for the NHS England Individual funding request (IFR) panel.

Raju holds a MBA degree from Warwick Business School and has a keen interest in NHS finance. He is especially interested in NHS costing and Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) coding and worked on cost saving projects related to this as part of his CCG role.

He worked as a clinical lead for the Cost Recovery Support Team of the UK Department of Health for 15 months in 2015-16 and briefly as a CQC specialist adviser.

Registered interests

None


Dr Waqas Tahir

General practitioner

More about Waqas

Biography

Waqas joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 2013. The practice has now developed into Affinity Care (super-partnership comprising 8 practices and a population of 65K). He also works as a GPwER in diabetes, advising and teaching local GPs and nurses. As the SRO for diabetes, he has system responsibility for clinical governance and has been leading the re-design of diabetes services, outcome measures and quality indicators across 2 CCGs in Bradford with a focus on cardio-metabolic pathways.

He has a particular interest in translating evidence into practice, cardio-metabolic medicine, multi-morbidity and the role of technology and innovation in the delivery of patient care.

Registered interests

Direct - financial

April 2018 to present: GP partner at Affinity Care

2018 to present: NAPP - speaker fees, consultancy and advisory fees and attendance at conference.

2018 to present: NOVO NORDISK - speaker fees, consultancy and advisory fees and attendance at conference.

MSD - speaker fees.


Mary Weatherstone

GP practice pharmacist Coastal Partnership, Specialist Commissioning Pharmacist NEL CSU (Anglia)

More about Mary

Biography

Mary is a pharmacist prescriber working for a large GP practice in East Anglia, as part of a collaborative practice team implementing improvements to patient care through QOF. With a Diploma and MSc in Prescribing Sciences, she has a particular interest in medicines optimisation and has experience of work in research, hospital, specialist commissioning, community and primary care. She is a member of several national groups and committees promoting medicines optimisation in the NHS and also is a NICE medicines and prescribing associate, facilitating implementation of local NICE recommendations.

Registered interests

None


Dr Victoria Welsh

General practitioner and NIHR clinical lecturer in general practice

More about Victoria

Biography

Victoria completed her training in general practice in Staffordshire in 2011. She now works as a GP in Berkshire. Having obtained a PhD in Primary Care Sciences, her research expertise lies in epidemiology, care of older people and health services research.

Victoria has been a specialist committee member for our falls prevention quality standard. She also has an interest in global health where she is involved with research aiming to improve health and wellbeing in low and middle income countries.

Registered interests

Indirect

2017 to present: current research funded by NIHR.


Dr Chris Wilkinson

NIHR Academic clinical lecturer in cardiology, Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne

More about Chris

Biography

Biography to follow.

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