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

About Hugh

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

About Ivan

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

About Deryn

Deryn has a background in Psychology and Public Health. Work experience includes Counsellor, Health Coach, Alcohol and Drugs Service Manager, and Regional Alcohol Manager for the West Midlands.

She was a member of the guideline development group for PH49 Behaviour Change: Individual approaches and is currently a NICE Expert for the Centre for Guidelines. She has completed University Colleage London’s basic and advanced Summer School courses at the Centre for Behaviour Change.

Deryn is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) First Aider, Instructor and Workplace Associate and also delivers a range of Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) training courses.

She has authored a number of e-learning tools and resources for Making Every Contact Count (MECC). She has a particular interest in the implementation of behavioural science to health and social care.

Christine Camacho

Public Health Registrar

About Christine

Christine entered the NHS public health training scheme in 2015, completing an Masters in Public Health in 2017. She has worked in local authority settings, and Public Health England, focussing on health protection.

Before joining the training scheme, Christine worked in the NHS in a range of fields including mental health and service improvement. She has over 10 years experience in project and programme, operational, and business management, working with colleagues from a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. Christine completed the NHS Breaking Through Top Talent programme in 2013. She also has a postgraduate certificate in Innovation and Improvement Science.

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham

Professor of General Practice Research

About Carolyn

Carolyn is a GP Principal in Central Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor of Primary Care, University of Manchester.

Her main areas of interest and expertise include the primary care management of people with anxiety and depression, multimorbidity and unexplained symptoms. She has qualitative research methods expertise, drawing on theories from social sciences and psychology. But her focus is always on clinical practice and trying to answer questions that are important to patients, their families, health care professionals and the NHS.

Carolyn is vice-Chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC).

She is also Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners' (RCGP) Scientific Foundation Board and an RCGP Curriculum Advisor in Mental Health. She currently chairs the RCGP ‘Research Paper of the Year’ panel.

Carolyn is a member of our Clinical Guideline Development Group Depression (update) - work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care. She is also Section Editor of 'BMC Family Practice' and Editor-in-Chief of 'Health Expectations'.

Ms Jane Dalton

Lay member

About Jane

Jane has over 10 years’ experience bringing forward public and patient views to help shape healthcare services locally and nationally. She also has a PhD and 20 years’ academic experience in health services research.

Jane has board-level expertise as a Charity Trustee and Non-Executive Director, together with qualifications in Business and Finance, and 11-years sales/marketing and strategic planning experience in UK manufacturing and business support.

In addition to serving on the NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee, Jane currently holds Lay Membership positions in Specialised Services Commissioning at NHS England.

Dr Mark Devonald

Consultant Nephrologist

About Mark

Mark is a consultant nephrologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. His NHS work includes most aspects of clinical nephrology. He has a particular interest in acute kidney injury, including service development and innovation, teaching and research. He has contributed to numerous NICE projects over the past 10 years including clinical guidelines, quality standards and diagnostics assessment.

Ms Amanda de La Motte BA RGN PG Dip

Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing, South Lincolnshire CCG

About Amanda

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

About Nadim

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

About Malcolm

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

About Madhavan

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

Independent consultant

About Keith

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

About Ann

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

About David

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 Jim Stephenson

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

About Jim

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

About Phil

Phil qualified as a social worker in 1983. He has spent most of his career in children’s social care in the UK and New Zealand, including ten years at director level in the NSPCC and co-founding a national family support NGO.

In 2008 Phil moved into health research with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as Assistant Director, with particular responsibility for commissioning public health research.

In December 2015, he retired from his main career in order to return to his roots in community work with his local Community and Voluntary Services support organisation.

Phil was a topic expert member of the NICE Quality Standard committees on the Health of Looked-after Children (2012/3) and Community Engagement and Health (2016). He is currently Chair of the Guideline Committee on Support for Adult Carers.

Mrs Julia Thompson

Health Improvement Principal, Early Years

About Julia

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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