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

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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.

Dr Ivan J Benett

General Practitioner

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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.

Ms Deryn Bishop

Public Health Behaviour Change Specialist, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Biography coming soon.

Ms Jane Dalton

Lay member

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Biography coming soon.

Ms Amanda de La Motte BA RGN PG Dip

Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing, South Lincolnshire CCG

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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

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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

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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.

Mr Madhavan Krishnaswamy

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust

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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

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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

Lay member

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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

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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

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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 Jim Stephenson

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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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 Phil Taverner

Audit and Measurement, Retired

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Biography coming soon.

Mr Darryl Thompson

Registered Nurse, Mental Health and Practice Governance Coach

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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

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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.


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