Our team

HQIP has six teams which work collaboratively to promote and support better quality in health and care.

Staff teams

  • Executive team: comprising the CEO, Director of Operations (NCAPOP), Director of Operations (Core) and Medical Director
  • Central support team: providing financial management, procurement, information governance and handling communications
  • National clinical audit team: overseeing the commissioning of all audit programmes, including the National Clinical Audits and Clinical Outcome Review Programmes (which together comprise the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme or NCAPOP)
  • National Joint Registry team: National Joint Registry team: responsible for strategy, operational management and for the communication of key outcomes and messaging of the National Joint Registry which covers England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the States of Guernsey
  • Quality improvement and development team: seeking to improve capacity, competence and effectiveness of audit at local level and promote public and patient involvement at all levels
  • Audit data for improvement team: working to deliver the world-leading area of the Clinical Outcomes Publication programme in lieu with the NHS England’s transparency agenda as well as the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking programme (NCAB).

Staff profiles

Executive team
Jane Ingham - Chief Executive Officer  

Jane Ingham - Chief Executive Officer

Jane was appointed permanent CEO at HQIP in September 2013, having taken on the role of Interim CEO part-time earlier in 2013. Prior to this, she was at the Royal College of Physicians, as Director of its Clinical Standards Department, where she spent 14 years.

Jane has broad experience working in healthcare quality improvement from developing standards of care, measuring care through to using this data with teams to improve patient services. Additionally Jane has extensive experience in organisational leadership. Jane was part of the original team which helped establish HQIP in 2008, from helping construct and winning the first contract, to providing executive oversight of the early organisational set-up. She continued to work closely with HQIP on many ongoing strategic projects.

Contact Jane

Professor Danny Keenan - Medical Director  

Professor Danny Keenan - Medical Director

Professor Danny Keenan joined HQIP in the new Medical Director role in July 2013, seconded to HQIP two days a week from his continuing role as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI). Danny’s position includes establishing closer links with all relevant clinical communities, promoting clinical audit and QI in medical settings, clinically supporting HQIP’s work programme, and providing support to other clinicians involved in HQIPs work.

He is also closely involved in Consultant Outcomes Publication. Danny’s work with HQIP follows a secondment as Clinical Advisor at the Care Quality Commission and was previously Clinical Director at the Manchester Heart Centre, based at Manchester Royal Infirmary, from 1998 until 2002 and he is honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery to the University of Manchester.

Contact Danny

Jill Stoddart - Director of Operations (NCAPOP)  

Jill Stoddart - Director of Operations (NCAPOP)

Responsible for strategic development and management of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) which comprises more than 30 clinical audits and four Clinical Outcome Review Programmes, and manages the national team.

Contact Jill

Chris Dadson - Director of Operations for Business Development  

Chris Dadson - Director of Operations for Business Development

Responsible for design of a business development strategy to expand HQIP’s service, product offer and client base beyond the current portfolio.

Contact Chris

Anna Kisielewska - Executive Support Officer and Office Manager  

Anna Kisielewska - Executive Support Officer and Office Manager

Anna is responsible for managing the diary of the CEO, MD, support for the executive functions and administrative activities of HQIP.

Contact Anna

Daniel Nardoni - Senior Business Support Officer  

Daniel Nardoni - Senior Business Support Officer

Responsible for support to the executive function and CORE team and provides additional support to specific projects such as comms, procurement and audit data for improvement.

Contact Daniel

Business Development
Chris Dadson - Director of Operations for Business Development  

Chris Dadson - Director of Operations for Business Development

Responsible for design of a business development strategy to expand HQIP’s service, product offer and client base beyond the current portfolio.

Contact Chris

Communications
Eva Duffy - Head of Communications  

Eva Duffy - Head of Communications

Responsible for HQIP  communications and stakeholder engagement.

Contact Eva

Finance
Joan Shearman - Business Manager  

Joan Shearman - Business Manager

Joan is responsible for providing effective business management and leads on all financial matters.

Contact Joan

Sheila Jivraj - Finance Officer  

Sheila Jivraj - Finance Officer

Sheila supports Joan and is responsible for accounting and payroll.

Contact Sheila

Procurement
Nicholas Holmes - Contracts and Procurement Manager  

Nicholas Holmes - Contracts and Procurement Manager

Nicholas is responsible for general procurement advice and issuing new tenders across the audit programme.

Contact Nicholas

Sharon Medhurst - Procurement and Contracts Officer  

Sharon Medhurst - Procurement and Contracts Officer

Sharon is responsible for providing procurement support across the audit programmes.

Contact Sharon

Information Governance
Desislava Staykovska - Information Governance Officer  

Desislava Staykovska - Information Governance Officer

Responsible for developing, reviewing and implementing HQIP Information Governance processes. Desi is also supporting HQIP’s Data Protection Officer to ensure the organisation’s compliance with DP and IG regulatory requirements.

Data Protection Officer (currently fulfilled by Sasha Hewitt, Associate Director)  

Data Protection Officer (currently fulfilled by Sasha Hewitt, Associate Director)

Oversees the Data Protection function as part of information governance.

National Clinical Audit & Enquiry
Jill Stoddart - Director of Operations (NCAPOP)  

Jill Stoddart - Director of Operations (NCAPOP)

Responsible for strategic development and management of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) which comprises more than 30 clinical audits and four Clinical Outcome Review Programmes, and manages the national team.

Contact Jill

Sasha Hewitt - Associate Director for Quality and Development  

Sasha Hewitt - Associate Director for Quality and Development

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact Sasha

Mirek Skrypak - Associate Director for Quality and Development  

Mirek Skrypak - Associate Director for Quality and Development

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact Mirek

James Campbell – Associate Director for Quality and Development  

James Campbell – Associate Director for Quality and Development

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact James

Yvonne Silove - Associate Director for Quality and Development  

Yvonne Silove - Associate Director for Quality and Development

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact Yvonne

Caroline Rogers - Associate Director for Quality and Development  

Caroline Rogers - Associate Director for Quality and Development

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact Caroline

Tina Strack - Associate Director for the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes  

Tina Strack - Associate Director for the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes

Responsible for commissioning and developing a portfolio of national clinical audits and outcome review programmes, and supporting and promoting the NCAPOP with funders and other national stakeholders

Contact Tina

Tasneem Hoosain - Senior Project Manager  

Tasneem Hoosain - Senior Project Manager

Responsible for overseeing project management of all projects within NCAPOP.

Contact Tasneem

Lorna Pridmore - Programme Support Officer  

Lorna Pridmore - Programme Support Officer

Responsible for providing project support to the national clinical audit programmes.

Contact Lorna

Vivien Seagrove - Project Manager  

Vivien Seagrove - Project Manager

Responsible for managing a portfolio of national clinical audits.

Contact Vivien

Sarah Walker - Project Manager  

Sarah Walker - Project Manager

Responsible for managing a portfolio of national clinical audits.

Contact Sarah

Sam Harper - Project Manager  

Sam Harper - Project Manager

Responsible for managing a portfolio of national clinical audits.

Contact Sam

Oliver Potter - Junior Project Manager  

Oliver Potter - Junior Project Manager

Responsible for providing project support to NCAPOP and for managing a portfolio of national clinical audits.

Contact Oliver

Quality improvement and development
Ian Woolhouse - Senior Healthcare Quality Improvement Lead  

Ian Woolhouse - Senior Healthcare Quality Improvement Lead

Responsible for improving HQIP’s impact on the quality and outcomes of healthcare through enhanced project design and implementation. This post is supported by The Health Foundation.

Sam Bartlett-Pestell - Clinical Fellow  

Sam Bartlett-Pestell - Clinical Fellow

Sam has joined HQIP as part of the FMLM Fellowship Programme. He is working on HQIP’s role with the National Quality Board (NQB) along with other developments.

Patient and Public Involvement
Kim Rezel - Public and Patient Involvement Lead  

Kim Rezel - Public and Patient Involvement Lead

Kim is responsible for HQIP’s patient and public involvement (PPI) strategy and coordinates HQIP’s Service User Network (SUN). Kim also helps formulate HQIP’s operational and development activity.

Contact Kim

National Joint Registry
Elaine Young - Director of Operations for the National Joint Registry  

Elaine Young - Director of Operations for the National Joint Registry

Elaine is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the National Joint Registry, ensuring that NJR programmes are aligned to broader policy direction and national projects; as well as supporting the work of the NJR Chairman, the Steering Committee and committee members.

Contact Elaine 020 3857 5043

Chris Boulton - Deputy Director of Operations for the National Joint Registry  

Chris Boulton - Deputy Director of Operations for the National Joint Registry

Chris has responsibility for the operational delivery of the National Joint Registry, ensuring that NJR activity is delivered effectively; as well as supporting the NJR Director of Operations, the Steering Committee and committee members across the NJR.

Contact Chris0203 857 5030

 

Post currently vacant - Executive Support Officer  

Post currently vacant - Executive Support Officer

The person in this role is responsible for providing executive support to the Director of Operations as well as the secretariat and support function to the National Joint Registry Steering Committee and its sub-committees.

Contact [email protected]

Deirdra Taylor - Associate Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement  

Deirdra Taylor - Associate Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Deirdra is responsible for overseeing all aspects of stakeholder communication. This includes managing the production and key messaging of the NJR annual report and other publications; overseeing NJR’s national events programme; protecting and managing the NJR brand through press and media management, as well through other internal and external communication activities and channels.

Contact Deirdra 020 3857 5044

Yemi Garuba - Associate Director of Operations and Contracts  

Yemi Garuba - Associate Director of Operations and Contracts

As NJR’s Associate Director of Operations and Contracts, Yemi is responsible for monitoring all aspects of NJR business, contracts and finance to ensure the NJR achieves its strategic objectives.

Contact Yemi 020 3857 5042

Becky Swinson - Associate Director - Performance and Business Planning  

Becky Swinson - Associate Director - Performance and Business Planning

Becky is responsible for overseeing the NJR’s clinical performance programmes and delivery of the committee and business functions of the NJR, supporting the NJR Director of Operations and NJR Deputy Director of Operations.

Contact Becky

Nicola Daisie - Operations Manager - Performance and Business Planning  

Nicola Daisie - Operations Manager - Performance and Business Planning

Nicola is responsible for managing the NJR’s Surgeon, Unit and Implant Performance work programmes and supporting the NJR Surgeon Performance and Implant Performance Committees and Implant Scrutiny Group.

Contact Nicola  020 3857 5043

Oscar Espinoza - Communication Manager  

Oscar Espinoza - Communication Manager

Oscar is responsible for managing much of the output of the communication department, from website and social media management, CRM administration, drafting content for NJR stakeholder communication and for ensuring all materials are produced in accordance with NJR brand guidelines, amongst other ad hoc communication activities.

Contact Oscar 020 3857 5060

Theresa Zlonkiewicz - Operations Manager  

Theresa Zlonkiewicz - Operations Manager

Theresa supports the management of NJR contracts and operational activity measuring progress and performance of NJR outsourced activity. She monitors individual projects, assists with strategic development and also supports NJR’s Committee work programmes to deliver a number of ad hoc operational activities and work-streams.

Contact Theresa 020 3857 5057

Post currently vacant - Research and Governance Manager  

Post currently vacant - Research and Governance Manager

The person in this role is responsible for managing NJR work programmes related to NJR data release, supporting NJR Deputy Director of Operations in promoting adherence to Information Governance best practice, thus contributing to the achievement of an effective and responsive NJR governance model.

Contact [email protected]

Abi Alogba - NJR Team Administrator  

Abi Alogba - NJR Team Administrator

Responsible for providing administrative support across the NJR Management Team.

Contact Abi:  020 3857 5041

Audit Data for Improvement
Ian Woolhouse - Senior Healthcare Quality Improvement Lead  

Ian Woolhouse - Senior Healthcare Quality Improvement Lead

Responsible for improving HQIP’s impact on the quality and outcomes of healthcare through enhanced project design and implementation. This post is supported by The Health Foundation.

Daniel Nardoni - Senior Business Support Officer  

Daniel Nardoni - Senior Business Support Officer

Responsible for support to the executive function and CORE team and provides additional support to specific projects such as comms, procurement and audit data for improvement.