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

Dr Michael Rudolf


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.

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.

Mrs Hannah Critten

Advance Officer, Norfolk County Council

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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.

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 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.

Dr Tessa Lewis

General Practioner, Medical Adviser in Therapeutics

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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

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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 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.

Dr Mark Temple

Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust

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Mr Jim Thomas

Programme Head – Workforce Innovation, Skills for Care

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Mr Michael Varrow

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

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