Find out more about the members of QSAC3 by reading their biographies.
Dr Hugh McIntyre
Consultant Physician, East Sussex Healthcare Trust and Hon. Reader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hugh is a member of Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN Improvement Board. He is also Regional Enhancing Quality Programme Lead for acute heart failure. Previously he worked at East Sussex Healthcare Trust as Medical Director and Divisional Director of Medicine. He's trust lead for frailty, a member of the East Sussex Better Together Accountable Care Organisation working group and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology and Royal Society of Arts.
He's worked with NICE as a member of a guideline committee, multi-morbidity project group and the social value judgement steering group. He's also a:
- peer reviewer
- member of the Department of Health Cardiovascular Outcome Strategy Group
- member of the British Heart Foundation House of Care Steering Group
- member of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research working group on cardiovascular outcomes and patient reported outcome measures
- member of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement working group on cardiovascular outcomes and patient reported outcome measures
Hugh is an Editorial Board member for the British Journal of Cardiology and the European Journal of Heart Failure. He's a frequent journal reviewer with over 100 publications. His wider interests encompass rational decision making and understanding value in healthcare within ethical and moral frameworks.
Mr Ben Anderson
Deputy Director for Healthcare Public Health, Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands
Ben is an experienced public health consultant. He's worked as both a provider and commissioner of services in the NHS and local government.
His particular interests are in:
- population healthcare
- value and efficiency
- system leadership
- health inequalities.
Ben is a trainer on the East Midlands Public Health training programme. He's also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Sheffield.
Mr Barry Attwood
After retiring from a long career as a civil engineer, Barry pursued his lifelong interest in patient health care, safety and welfare. He's been on NICE guideline committees on lung cancer, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and obesity. He's a non-executive member of the Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme in Staffordshire.
He also leads a patient advisory group. They champion better cancer treatment through service integration. An outcomes framework developed by patients, commissioners and medical specialists drives this improvement.
Barry's a committee member of Community Health Voice, a member of a patient participation group and a Macmillan Cancer Care leader. As a PAD patient, he's also patient adviser to the bypass versus angioplasty in severe ischaemia of the leg trial.
Dr Ivan J Benett
Ivan has been a GP in Manchester for 30 years, and GP with special interest in cardiology for a decade. He's a non-executive director at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Clinical Senate. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of GPs and Royal College of Physicians.
Until recently Ivan was Clinical Director for Central Manchester CCG. He's been a member of the committees that developed NICE guidelines on post-myocardial infarction care, chest pain, Parkinson’s disease and chronic kidney disease. He's also worked on NICE topic expert groups for quality standards in acute and chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
Dr Helen Bromley
Consultant in Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Helen started her career in nursing then turned her attention to the area of public health. She completed her PhD from the University of Bristol in 1998 and her Master of Public Health degree from The University of Liverpool in 2007.
Helen's passionate about improving health and social care services for local populations using research and evidence. Most of her work has been in academic settings, both in the UK and overseas.
In Helen's current role, her main areas of work include public heath intelligence; older people and mental health. She's a visiting professor at the University of Chester and a NICE Fellow from 2016-19.
Ms Amanda de La Motte BA RGN PG Dip
Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing, South Lincolnshire CCG
Amanda qualified as a nurse in 1986. She's worked in several areas including neurological rehabilitation, accident and emergency and cardiology.
She's worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in several urgent care settings, and has a special interest in the care of frail older people.
Dr Nadim Fazlani
Chair, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Nadim has been a general medical practitioner for 25 years. He has been involved in the commissioning of healthcare for 10 years and a chair of Liverpool CCG since June 2012.
His area of expertise is primary care and commissioning of healthcare.
Dr Malcolm Fisk
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, Leicester
Malcolm's expertise is in telehealth and the role of technologies and services to help people access support for their health needs. His research is partly focused on older and disabled people, but is relevant to the lifestyles and behaviours of everyone.
Malcolm is Director of the Telehealth Quality Group European Economic Interest Groupings. They developed and manage the International Code of Practice for Telehealth Services. He is also an expert adviser to ANEC: The European Consumer Voice on Standardisation. Malcolm leads a European Commission funded research project on standards relating to ICT and active and healthy ageing.
Dr Ulrike Harrower
Healthcare Public Health Consultant, Public Health England (PHE)
Ulrike is a public health physician who read for a D.Phil. in molecular biology at Oxford before training as a GP in Cambridge. Whilst practicing, she recognised the importance of prevention at a patient and population level. She completed her public health training to advocate for this.
She works with NHS England to support their strategic commissioning functions, including assurance, quality improvement, patient safety and prevention.
She engages with a range of stakeholders including:
- academic health science networks
- collaborations for leadership in applied health research and care
- clinical networks
- local authorities
- clinical commissioning groups.
Ulrike's particularly interested in improving outcomes for patients with liver disease and working with primary care to improve self-care. Within PHE she's a quality and governance lead for the South West Centre. She trains public health and GP registrars and provides coaching and mentoring.
Ms Jane Ingham
Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Jane has been CEO at HQIP since September 2013. Before this, she spent 14 years at the Royal College of Physicians, as Director of its Clinical Standards Department.
Jane has a wealth of experience working in healthcare quality improvement. She's developed standards and measurements of care and used this data with teams to improve patient services. She has extensive expertise in organisational leadership and bringing about system wide change.
She was part of the team that established HQIP in 2008. She established and led one of the original collaborating centres to develop NICE guidelines. At the heart of her career is multi-professional collaborative working with a strong patient focus.
Dr Asma Khalil
Reader in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, St George's Medical School, University of London
Asma is a consultant obstetrician at St George's Hospital and reader at St George's Medical School, University of London. She's a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She's lead for the multiple pregnancy service at St George's Hospital, the referral unit for the South West London region.
Asma gained her degree at the University of London in 2009. She also has a master's degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an Medical Research Council scholarship.
Her research interests include multiple pregnancy, hypertensive disease in pregnancy and fetal growth restriction.
Mr Madhavan Krishnaswamy
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Madhavan is a member of the Faculty Board of the Royal College of Radiologists and has been a member its clinical oncology audit committee. He has led national and regional clinical audits. He has also been a member of the Essex Research Ethics Committee, and was clinical lead of the NIHR-Essex Cancer Research Network. Currently, he is Principal Investigator for national and international studies in his practising tumour sites.
Mr Keith Lowe
Head of Quality Support, Home Instead Senior Care
Keith has extensive experience in the development, management and delivery of social care. His career began in 1980 as a care assistant and he progressed into care management. He's achieved professional and management qualifications including a BA (Hons) in Regulation and Inspection.
Keith was North West Head of Regional Compliance at the Care Quality Commission until September 2014. He then joined Home Instead Senior Care. His responsibility is to maintain and improve the quality of care delivered across all 175 Home Instead offices. He's particularly interested in providing support to families and people living with dementia.
Ms Ann Nevinson
Ann is a self-employed management consultant who specialises in providing customer access solutions. An expert in change management programmes and governance, she works on improving outcomes for individuals, community groups and organisations. Her work crosses the public, private and not for profit sectors in the UK and internationally.
She's a member of several local NHS groups that shape and influence commissioning and provider services. She's also a longstanding Trustee of Community and Voluntary Services.
Ann is an alumni of the Royal College of Physicians, Patient and Carer Network and a former Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair of Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust. She spent 4 years chairing the Individual Funding Panel Decision-Making Group.
Mr David Pugh
Independent Consultant, Mental Health and Mental Capacity
David is a registered social worker with a lifetime career in social services and NHS mental health services. He joined the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust in 2002 where he was a manager of a wide range of community services. He was seconded to the local authority in 2008 to introduce the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) into Gloucestershire. He retired from the NHS in April 2013 and now works as an independent consultant for Gloucestershire CCG and GCC.
Over the past couple of years his focus has been on mental health crisis care. Gloucestershire was the first area to achieve 'green' status under the government's Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat. His current work is developing an intensive crisis service for children and young people and the South West review of transport arrangements for people under the Mental Health Act (MHA).
David has an Open University degree in Social Policy and Public Administration. He also has an MBA in Public Service from Birmingham University. He's published several research articles on the MHA in Medicine, Science and the Law. He's passionate about achieving parity between mental and physical health care, co-production and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.
Dr Eve Scott
Head of Safety and Risk, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Eve has worked for the NHS for over 30 years. She is a nurse by profession. At the start of her career she undertook various clinical posts, eventually becoming the manager of a suite of operating theatres.
She's been working in governance roles in primary, secondary and tertiary care since 2003. She has a master's in Claims and Risk Management Law which underpins this work. She currently works as the Head of Safety and Risk at The Christie, a specialist cancer hospital in Manchester. Eve represents the safety domain on QSAC3.
Dr Susannah Solaiman
Susannah has worked full time in General Practice in East London for the last 12 years. She has worked as a Clinical Research Assistant at Barts Health Trust in Liver Disease and has also has worked as a Clinical Lead at Tower Hamlets CCG in Gastroenterology, Liver Disease, Integrated Care and COPD.
Dr Jim Stephenson
Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Jim is joint Head of the Microbiology Department at Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. He trained in Oxford and London. He's had various roles in the trust; Director of Research and Development, Director of Clinical Audit, Pathology Clinical Director, and Clinical Sub Dean. His main interest is healthcare quality improvement. He's currently Associate Medical Director for Quality in the trust.
Jim also undertakes reviews for the Royal College of Pathologists and GMC. He's an assistant editor for the Journal of Hospital Infection.
Mr Darryl Thompson
Registered Nurse, Mental Health and Practice Governance Coach
Darryl’s background is community mental health nursing. This work had recovery and working with people experiencing psychosis and their families at it's core. His current role with Wakefield community mental health and psychological therapy services, part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has a focus on quality improvement and assurance.
He's interested in evidence based practice. He was a member of the NICE guideline committee for psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people. He continues to do some work in clinical practice in an early intervention in psychosis team.
Mrs Julia Thompson
Health Improvement Principal, Early Years
Julia joined the Public Health team in Sheffield in 1990 as a Projects Officer. Since then she's held several commissioning and health improvement roles across South Yorkshire. She then moved on to the Department of Health in 2006 to manage a national health and social care service improvement network.
She returned to the NHS in 2007 as Continuing Health Care Manager. She joined Sheffield City Council in 2010 where she was responsible for adult social care commissioning including quality in care homes and homecare.
Julia’s current role in Public Health involves commissioning interventions in early years and maternity services. These improve outcomes, effective partnership development and project management.