Headshot of Professor Carrie MacEwen

HQIP Chair recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Published: 22 Jun 2021

Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership’s (HQIP) Board of Trustees has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

The honour was awarded in recognition of Carrie’s services to Ophthalmology and Healthcare Leadership during the Covid-19 response.

A consultant ophthalmologist, Carrie is a specialty adviser to the Chief Medical Officer & Scottish Government and the clinical co-lead for ophthalmology for Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), the national quality improvement project to reduce unwarranted variation to improve patient care and costs of delivering care.

Carrie is the immediate past Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and a Past President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She is a Council member of the GMC, a trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity and a member of the Council of the University of Exeter. She has published and contributed to several books and over 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals on ophthalmology, system changes in clinical systems and leadership.