Find out more about the members of QSAC1 by reading their biographies.

Professor Bee Wee, MB BCh, FRCP, FRCGP, MA Ed, PhD


Palliative Medicine Physician

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Bee is Consultant and Associate Professor in Palliative Medicine in Oxford, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. She holds visiting professorships at Oxford Brookes University and University of Worcester. She is also an honorary professor at Sichuan University, China.

Originally from Malaysia, she qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1988. She trained in general practice in Ireland and worked in Hong Kong before moving to UK in 1995. Her clinical base is Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She provides palliative care in the specialist unit, community and acute hospitals, and education and research.

Bee chaired the NICE topic expert group for the quality standard for end of life care (2011). She is currently on a part-time secondment to NHS England as National Clinical Director for End of Life Care.

Dr Gita Bhutani


Associate Director for Psychological Professions, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Gita is a consultant clinical psychologist. She has specialised in working with older people and working age adults. She currently works in the Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service, specialising in complex post-traumatic stress.

Her current clinical and research interests include post-traumatic stress and health and well-being approaches, particularly for staff. Gita has developed and delivers a staff well-being training package called Looking After Me Looking After You (LAMLAY). This focuses on cognitive behavioural therapy and positive imagery. It's shown significant improvements in wellbeing in over 100 staff members.

Gita is chair of the Psychological Professions Network North West which supports and promotes psychological approaches and professions. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University. Gita is a member of the Faculty of Leadership & Management, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and has contributed to the staff well-being survey and charter.

Mr Tim Fielding


Deputy Director of Public Health, Hull City Council

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Tim’s role covers all of the public health and public protection functions within the local authority:

  • commissioning and health improvement
  • health protection
  • health intelligence
  • environmental health
  • licensing
  • trading standards
  • environmental regulation.

Through his role he works very closely with the CCG and other local NHS bodies.

Previously Tim has worked as a consultant in public health in North Lincolnshire, both within the local authority and in the NHS. He has also been Public Health Consultant for the Yorkshire Cancer Network.

Dr Simon Baudouin

Consultant in Intensive Care & Peri-operative Medicine

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Simon is Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at Newcastle University. His research interests include rehabilitation following critical illness and long term ventilation. His research has been supported by funding from the National Institute for Health Research.

He has been chair of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine, a board member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), a council member of the Intensive Care Society (ICS), the joint chairman of the FICM & ICS Professional Standards Committee, network lead of the North East Regional Critical Care Network and research lead for the North East and Cumbria Critical Care Research Network. He is currently a board member of the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC).

Prof Umesh Chauhan

Professor in Primary Care Medicine, University of Central Lancashire

Biography to follow shortly

Dr Jane Dale

Consultant Endocrinologist, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Mr Phillip Dick

Psychiatric Liaison Team Manager, West London Mental Health Trust

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Mrs Zoe Goodacre

Manager, South Wales Critical Care Network

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Zoe's background is in commissioning. She has an interest in commissioning and planning services to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Through her career, she has worked in primary care, hospital services and as a commissioner of specialist services. Zoe has a wide overview of healthcare across all specialties in England and Wales.

Dr Sunil Gupta

General Practitioner

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Sunil is a General Practitioner and member of the Governing Body of Castle Point and Rochford CCG. He has a number of clinical, educational and commissioning roles. These include GP Trainer, Examiner for RCGP, Training Programme Director and a member of the Council of RCGP.

He is also Vice Chair of East of England Clinical Senate and a member of the Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation. He sits on the National Patient Safety Response Advisory Panel.

Sunil’s previous roles include Accountable Officer of a CCG, member of the Expert Advisory Group on the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and Clinical Advisor for Dementia and Mental Health for NHS England Midlands and East Region. He has written a book on clinical commissioning.

Miss Ruth Halliday

Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Physiotherapist, North Bristol NHS Trust

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Ruth qualified from the University of the West of England in 2005. She followed this with general professional training at North Bristol NHS Trust before specialising in trauma and orthopaedics and major trauma. She completed a master's in clinical research at Southampton University in 2013.

Ruth was an expert member of the NICE hip fracture quality standard committee before becoming a standing member for the QSAC. Her interests include the collection and use of hospital data and measuring outcomes.

Ms Nicola Hobbs

Assistant Director of Quality and Contracting, Northamptonshire County Council

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Mr John Jolly

Chief Executive Officer, Blenheim CDP

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Ms Teresa Middleton

Deputy Director of Quality, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Mrs Linda Parton

Lay member

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Mr Ian Reekie

Lay member

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Before retirement Ian was Director of Leisure in a local authority. He's currently a lay member on the Governing Body of North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group. He has responsibility for promoting patient and public engagement.

Ian has been a lay member on 2 NICE public health guideline development groups. He was also part of the NICE Local Government Reference Group.

Ms Jane Scattergood

Midwifery Advisor, Public Health England

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Dr Anita Sharma MBBS MD DRCOG

GP and Clinical Director, Vascular, Oldham CCG

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Anita is a GP with special interest in gynaecology, clinical director in vascular with Oldham CCG and GP appraiser for NHS Oldham. She's an undergraduate trainer attached to the University of Manchester and a trainer in family planning. She is the GP editor for the British Journal of Medical Practitioners. She writes in GP magazines on clinical and practice development issues.

Anita was a member of the NICE lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) guideline development group. She contributed to the clinical audit tool and secondary prevention from a GP perspective. Her development of the PAD community clinic in Oldham was a finalist for the 2015 cardiovascular team of the year award.

She has written 4 books, all aimed towards the primary care physician. 1 book won the BMA Medical Book Awards, Obstetrics and Gynaecology First Prize in 2014.

Ms Hazel Trender

Senior Vascular Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Vascular Institute

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Hazel trained and has worked as a nurse in Sheffield since 1980. She has experience in both surgical and medical nursing and also qualified as a midwife. Her first sisters post was on a vascular surgical ward in 1986. She's remained working in this specialty, as a vascular research nurse and a vascular specialist nurse.

Hazel's expertise lies in wound care, particularly leg ulceration. She runs a leg ulcer service for the management of complex leg ulcers. She also has a vast experience in caring for patients with vascular disease.

She was involved in the development of NICE guidance in peripheral arterial disease and the management of varicose veins. Hazel mainly works in clinical settings and can contribute from a nursing perspective.

Ms Liz Wigley

Commissioning Manager, NHS Leeds CCG

Biography to follow shortly

Professor Hugo C van Woerden, MBChB, PhD, MPH, FFPH

Director of Public Health and Policy, NHS Highland

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Hugo has spent 30 years working as a doctor in Scotland, Wales and England. He has held a range of posts in primary care and public health medicine.

Hugo has an interest in commissioning, quality improvement. He's working to improve population health and wellbeing, and service delivery, through the service and academic sectors.

He is a visiting professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands. There he's involved in a range of public health and health service related research and teaching.


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