Senior advisers

Nigel Beasley, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Nigel is an ENT surgeon with an interest in head and neck surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. He is the associate medical director for cancer services. He works closely with the South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance to develop networked models of care for patients.

In 2010 to 2013, Nigel was a NICE fellow. During this time, he developed our accredited guidance on elective surgical care for commissioners. This was in collaboration with the Federation of Surgical Speciality Associations and the Royal College of Surgeons.

He has held multiple national roles including:

  • clinical lead for cancer at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • clinical lead for the NHS RightCare programme
  • co-chair of East Midlands Clinical Senate for NHS England.

He is a member of our indicators advisory committee.

Krysia Dziedzic, PhD GradDipPhys FCSP

Krysia is the Arthritis Research UK professor of musculoskeletal therapies and has recently completed a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship.

Krysia works as part of an interdisciplinary research team. She is the director of the impact accelerator unit at Keele in the School for Primary, Community and Social Care.

She led an NIHR funded study to see how best to deliver high quality, primary care for people with osteoarthritis presenting in general practice (MOSAICS). This formed the basis of a NICE Fellowship (2013-2016) and an EIT-Health funded European implementation project (JIGSAW-E).

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In 2019 Krysia became a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences UWE Bristol and an NIHR senior investigator in primary health care.