Find out more about the members of QSAC2 by reading their biographies.

Dr Michael Rudolf

Chair

Honorary Consultant Physician, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

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Michael's clinical and research interests are mainly the management of people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

He's chaired NICE guideline development committees for atrial fibrillation, rheumatoid arthritis, and COPD. His previous roles include:

  • Medical Director, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
  • President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Measurement in Medicine section
  • President of the International Asthma Council
  • Chair of the British Thoracic Society COPD Consortium
  • Medical Director, Royal College of Physicians, Patient Involvement Unit.

Mrs Moyra Amess

Director, Benchmarking, Assurance and Accreditation, CASPE Health Knowledge Systems (CHKS)

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Moyra has worked with CHKS since 1999. As Director of Benchmarking, Assurance and Accreditation she leads a team of client managers and consultants. They deliver accreditation and benchmarking services to a client base in the UK and across Europe. She's responsible for developing products and services that bring together accreditation programme standards and data indicators.

Moyra has knowledge of how to assess healthcare across sectors to improve the quality and safety of health services and patient outcomes. She's gained this by working with standards to define good practice and interpret patient level information. She has extensive experience in developing outcome indicators and standards to evaluate healthcare.

She is a registered general nurse with experience in surgery. She has a first class degree in Social Studies (healthcare), and a master's degree in Health Services Management at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Professor Gillian Baird OBE

Professor of Paediatric Neurodisability, Kings College London and Consultant Paediatrician, St Thomas’ Hospital

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Gillian’s main clinical and research interests are in neurodisability. She works in a regional neurosciences department in a multidisciplinary team.

She's chaired the NICE guideline committees on autism, the developmental follow up of pre-term babies and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is a current member of the ICD11 classification system for mental and behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders. Previously she was a member of DSM5 classification system.


Dr Guy Bradley-Smith

Clinical Lead, Learning Disability, North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School and Freelance GP

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Guy adopted a portfolio approach to his work when he took up responsibilities at the University of Exeter Medical School. In previous years, he had developed an interest in improving the healthcare of people with a learning disability. This later turned into his CCG role.

He's also interested in genetics and is one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Genetics. His QSAC work gives him opportunity to maintain his knowledge and skills across the wide variety of all that medicine has to offer.


Mrs Jane Bradshaw

Independent Neurology Nurse Consultant, Apex Health Associates

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Jane has worked within the field of Neurology for the past 25 years, more recently in private practice as a Nurse Consultant. She tends to patients with a wide variety of neurological problems, such as MS, PD, MND and spinal injury. She is also an independent nurse prescriber, and is able to provide specialist case management and review of care packages, as well as symptom control, advice and support.

Training for health professionals is also part of Jane's practice. Since 2016, she has been a Nurse Expert Witness, specialising in General Nursing and Neurological negligence cases. She is also an advisor to the MS Society and Secretary to the Primary Care Neurology Society.


Mrs Julie Clatworthy

Clinical Member (Nurse), Gloucester Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dr James Crick MRCGP MFPH

Specialty Registrar in Public Health and GP

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James completed his medical training and graduated from the University of Leeds in 2000. He trained as a GP in Yorkshire and qualified in 2005. After 6 years working as a GP in a deprived area, he decided to apply to re-train in public health.

He's worked in several training posts including primary care trusts, local authorities, Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber and Public Health England. He's in his final training post working across a local authority and a clinical commissioning group. He maintains his clinical practice as a GP one day a week. His interests include population healthcare and evidence-based practice.


Dr Allison Duggal

Deputy Director of Public Health, Kent County Council

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Allison's background is as a scientist. She started her healthcare career in NHS laboratories. After registering as a biomedical scientist, she gained a degree in Microbiology and Genetics. She followed this with a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry.

After a short time in the civil service, she joined the Health Protection Agency as a senior scientist in the epidemiology of healthcare associated infections. She then joined the NHS training scheme for public health consultants. Following her third degree, an MSc in Public Health, and professional exams she emerged as a consultant in public health.

Allison is a Professional/Clinical Adviser for non-cancer screening and a rater/reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research. Her passions are clinical quality improvement and preventing violence against women and children.


Mr Michael Fairbairn RGN RMN MSc

Senior Clinical Quality Manager

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Michael is a Registered General Nurse and Registered Mental Health Nurse. He undertook his training from 1987-90. He spent 10 years in HIV/AIDS services and alcohol and substance misuse services. He's been working in clinical governance since 2000.

He's acted as lead, at various NHS trusts, for patient experience, patient safety, clinical effectiveness and NICE guidance implementation.

Michael undertook his MSc in Healthcare Governance from 2010 to 2012. He's passionate about involving patients and the public in the development of services. He enjoys facilitating groups to enable clinicians, managers and the public to collaborate.


Mrs Jean Gaffin OBE Hon DSc HonFRCPCH MSc

Lay member

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Jean lectured in social policy, mainly to nurses, for 20 years. She then became Chief Executive of 4 health-related voluntary sector organisations. Their focus was on child accident prevention, child health, arthritis and hospice and palliative care.

On retirement she became chair of a Community NHS Trust and then a Primary Care Trust. Jean’s previous voluntary roles include magistrate, hospice trustee, NICE Appraisals Committee member and chair of the Patient Liaison Committee of the British Pain Society. She is currently a trustee of Pain Concern, a mental health manager and a member of the Patient and Carer Network of the Royal College of Physicians.

Jean’s major concerns include making sure the patient’s perspective is heard and respected and improving services for people living in chronic pain. And spoiling grandchildren.


Dr Malcolm Griffiths

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Associate Medical Director (Responsible Officer and Caldicott Guardian), Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS-FT

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Malcolm has been a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist for over 22 years. He's been a clinical director, associate medical director, regional college adviser for the Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), an RCOG Clinical Guidelines Committee member and a NICE Guideline Development Group chair.

He's an obstetric assessor and contributor for MBRRACE-UK, and an assessor for RCOG's Each Baby Counts. He has clinical and research interests in:

  • high risk obstetrics generally
  • HIV, hepatitis and STDs in pregnancy
  • vaginal birth after Caesarean section
  • stillbirth.

Dr Steve Hajioff

Director of Public Health, London Borough of Hillingdon

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Steve is an experienced Clinician with a track record of innovation and of thought leadership, particularly in the fields of health information and clinical data science. He is currently Director of Public Health in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

As Medical Director of Health Dialog, Steve was closely involved in services covering ten million people in the UK and many millions in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. Health Dialog was the largest predictive risk modelling and shared decision making provider in the world,

Steve has worked with many organisations as a consultant including WHO, UNICEF, OECD, the European Observatory on Health Care Systems, the European Insurance Forum, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, the World Bank, many NHS organisations, Public Health England, Reuters, BMJ, Bupa, AT Kearney, Towers Watson, Methods Analytics, Infinity Health, Elsevier and several overseas governments. He also led the research team for a UK cross-governmental review of the health of the working-aged population. Steve was Chairman of the Representative Body of the British Medical Association for several years. Steve is currently chair of the posttraumatic stress disorder guideline development group.


Ms Corinne Moocarme

Joint Commissioning Lead, Community Support and Care, London Borough of Lewisham and NHS Lewisham CCG

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Corinne has worked in the NHS for 25 years. For 8 years she's been working at a senior strategic level across health and social care, delivering transformational change programmes.

She's involved in many aspects of community based care. She has a special interest in home care, support for carers, end of life care and stroke and neuro-rehabilitation.

Corinne's committed to the integration agenda for health and social care and the benefits that this can offer to residents and communities.


Ms Robyn Noonan

Service Manager, Adult Social Care, North Oxfordshire

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Robyn completed her social work training in Australia. She's worked as a practitioner, commissioner, strategist and social care manager in Oxfordshire for 23 years. For 4 years she worked at the Department of Health as South East lead for the National Service Framework for Long Term Neurological Conditions. She then worked on the Transforming Social Care programme.

Robyn manages the Learning Disability service in Oxfordshire. She's recently taken on the management of the Adult Social Care service for North Oxfordshire. Robyn has experience and interest in learning disability, autism and neurological conditions. She brings a social care perspective to the committee.


Ms Jane Putsey

Lay member

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Jane has spent many years campaigning at grassroots for improved services. She's been active in advocating improvements in information around infant feeding as a response to her own experiences, and those in her local community. Recent experience of caring for elderly parents has led to an interest in end of life care and the role of carers.

Jane has been a non-executive director of a strategic health authority, a trustee of a UK charity and represented the lay perspective on many committees. She lives in the west coast of Scotland.


Mr Mathew Sewell

Consultant paediatric and adult complex spine surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

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Mathew has completed specialised spine fellowship training in the UK and Australia. He's particularly interested in the treatment of people affected by spinal deformity, neuromuscular conditions, trauma and tumour. He's represented the British Orthopaedic Association and European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society in Europe and South America.

Mathew has broad experience of working in healthcare systems in both the developed and developing worlds. He's authored 80 peer-reviewed medical publications. Mathew is passionate about quality improvement within the NHS.


Ms Ruth Studley

Director of Strategy and Development, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

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Ruth joined Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) as Director of Strategy and Development in March 2014. She has responsibility for a variety of areas within HIW including:

  • recruitment and development
  • stakeholder engagement
  • corporate intelligence
  • learning and development
  • corporate services
  • communications and finance.

She is also responsible for developing the operational and strategic plans for HIW. Ruth's held several government statistical posts with a focus on health and care statistics.

Ruth is from Wales. She completed a BSc (Tech) Statistics and Management Science Techniques at Cardiff University. She followed this with an MSc Official Statistics at Southampton.


Mr Michael Varrow

Policy and Analysis Officer, Association of Directors of Adults Social Services

Biography to follow shortly


Mr David Weaver

Head of Quality and Safety, North Kent Clinical Commissioning Group

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David's worked in NHS Commissioning for over 10 years. He uses NICE guidance to develop services, improve pathways and implement cost effective service improvement across a range of clinical areas. Over the past three years he's worked as Head of Quality and Safety for North Kent CCGs.

He works with clinical colleagues to assess the quality and safety of services provided by providers. This is done using hard and soft intelligence including quality standards.

David uses root cause analysis and embeds lessons learnt from incidents and patient feedback to promote a learning culture.


Dr Arnold Zermansky MBChB (Hons) DObstRCOG FRCGP MA

Portfolio GP, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds

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Arnold has been a GP in an urban practice in Leeds for over 40 years. He is particularly interested in the care of residents of care homes and in therapeutics.

Arnold has conducted research around the topics of medicines management and medicines risk over the last 20 years. He was chairman of a Primary Care Group and a Housing Association.


 

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