Find out more about the members of QSAC2 by reading their biographies.
Dr Michael Rudolf
Honorary consultant physician, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
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 of benchmarking, assurance and accreditation, CASPE Health Knowledge Systems (CHKS)
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
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.
Mrs Julie Clatworthy
Governing body nurse, Gloucester Clinical Commissioning Group
Julie is a clinical member (nurse) on the Governing Body of Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. The group works in partnership to transform the quality of people’s care, manage resources, deliver NHS standards and improve people's health as part of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS).
She is an independent member of the Governing Body bringing a broader perspective on health and care issues to underpin the work of the CCG especially the contribution of nursing to commissioning primary and secondary care services, patient care, clinical procurements, an understanding of the NHS Constitution and governance and quality frameworks including patient safety, effectiveness and patient experience.
Julie is chair of the CCG’s Governance and Quality Committee and genomic medicine lead.
Mrs Hannah Critten
Advance officer, Norfolk County Council
Biography to follow shortly
Dr Allison Duggal
Deputy director of public health, Kent County Council
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.
Dr Steve Hajioff
Director of public health, London Borough of Hillingdon
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 post-traumatic stress disorder guideline development group.
Consultant in clinical oncology and professor of clinical oncology
Peter is a clinical oncologist. His main interests are in management of cancers of the urogenital tract and lymphomas. He has extensive clinical trial experience. Peter was previously a member of our prostate and lymphoma clinical guideline committees and chair of our colorectal clinical guidelines committee.
Clinical quality assurance manager
Rachael has over 20 years clinical experience working within the NHS as a registered nurse and as an Advanced Practitioner.
She has a degree in Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters in Advance Practice. Rachael has numerous clinical and educational roles, including deputy course lead for the minor illness course at Liverpool John Moores, named nurse for safeguarding and CQC lead within her organisation.
She has a wealth of experience in clinical governance and quality improvement. Rachael is passionate about driving quality improvements and standards to ensure the delivery of high quality, patient centred care.
She has a particular interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
Dr Tessa Lewis
General practioner, medical adviser in therapeutics
Tessa has been involved in the safe and effective use of medicines since 2002. Between 2008 and 2013 she was medical adviser to All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre and chair of the All Wales Prescribing Advisory Group. In these roles, she led the development and implementation of therapeutic guidance in Wales.
Tessa works on several NICE committees. She's a member of the Indicators Advisory Committee, chair of Clinical Guidelines Update Committee A and chair of the safe use and management of controlled drugs guideline committee.
Her recent areas of interest include anticoagulation and antimicrobial stewardship.
Ms Corinne Moocarme
Joint commissioning lead, Community Support and Care, London Borough of Lewisham and NHS Lewisham CCG
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.
Anica Alvarez Nishio
Anica is an editor with experience in commercial and literary publishing. She has served on a number of boards, funding organisations and committees with a focus on health, education, marginalised groups and community engagement.
Through her work with Health Education England, NIHR and numerous health-policy panels, Anica has first-hand experience in the practical delivery of health and mental-health care strategies, primarily making these equitably accessible for those in farming, military and mixed communities. She also has an interest in the effective usage of data and technology and in the ethical issues surrounding the delivery of care.
Ms Jane Putsey
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.
Mrs Lindsay Rees
Lindsay has been a registered general nurse for 17 years, working in both the public and private sector in a variety of settings. She completed a degree in philosophy before training to be a nurse at Southampton University. In the early part of her career, she worked in cardiothoracic surgery and coronary care.
She is currently one of two regional clinical managers responsible for clinical governance across 21 nursing homes, 4 of which are dedicated dementia communities. Lindsay is also a member of the regional quality assurance team, supporting nursing homes to comply with the Care Quality Commission's regulations and fundamental standards.
Lindsay is dedicated to supporting staff to provide outstanding care for older people living in nursing homes.
She has recently started to focus on working to reduce falls in nursing homes.
Dr Nick Screaton
Consultant radiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Nick is a consultant radiologist with a particular interest in cardiothoracic imaging. His specific interests include imaging in pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease and lung cancer screening. These are all topics on which he lectures at national and international meetings.
Nick has contributed widely to guideline development with the Royal College of Radiologists, British Thoracic Society and our guidelines updates standing committee. He is currently vice president for the British Institute of Radiologists, councillor for the European Society of Thoracic Imaging and elected council member for the Royal College of Radiologists.
Dr Mark Temple
Consultant physician and nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust
Mark pioneered changes to acute medical services in Heart of England Trust as clinical director and associate medical director. As acute care fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Mark commissioned and edited the acute care toolkits (2011-14) and chaired the hospital pathways work stream of the Future Hospital Commission. Appointed Future Hospital Officer he led the RCP program implementing the commission’s recommendations.
Mark is a champion for general internal medicine and past president of the West Midlands physicians association. He chaired the medical patient safety executive group (NHSE) and is a member of the national patient safety response advisory panel. Mark is an associate editor of future healthcare journal and edited journal issues on digital healthcare (2017).
Mr Jim Thomas
Programme head – Workforce Innovation, Skills for Care
Jim leads national programmes of workforce innovation at Skills for Care, the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care workforce development in England. This includes creating a framework for workforce redesign and principles for workforce integration, a programme on skills led approaches to community development, workforce capacity planning and workforce commissioning.
Current work includes implementing a commissioning for wellbeing qualification, exploring digital working in social care, looking at strategic learning and development issues in the context of supporting autistic people and people with a learning disability and the role of the social care workforce in prevention and wellbeing.
Mr Michael Varrow
Director, Sapient Services Limited
Michael's primary interest is adult social care. He spent 15 years working in various policy, performance and intelligence roles within local authorities. This included work with the (then) Department of Health to develop novel measures of the quality personalised care outcomes of older and disabled people. He was vice-chair of the social services research group at this time.
He subsequently operated at a national level at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. Leading on financial analysis.
Michael is currently an independent consultant, working with the Health Foundation's economics team. He's authored papers on topics such as the sustainability of adult social care and options for future funding reform.