Future Healthcare Journal editorial board

Editor-in-chief (interim)

Kevin Fox

Following undergraduate medical studies in Cambridge and London, Dr Kevin Fox trained in medicine and cardiology in London and the South East of England.

Since 2004 he has been a consultant cardiologist based at Imperial College where he led the department between 2011 and 2017.

Beyond his clinical work he has served as president of the British Society of Echocardiography, vice president of the British Cardiovascular Society and holds offices within the European Society of Cardiology. His areas of interest include cardiac imaging and heart failure, certification and trainee examinations for cardiology healthcare professionals, quality assurance, and the future of healthcare services.

 

Associate editors

Debra Armstrong

Debra Armstrong completed her nurse training at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1991 and has since held a number of clinical and senior nursing leadership roles. She is currently the assistant chief nurse at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). MFT is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, incorporating nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

Her current role provides her with the opportunity to deliver quality improvements  and lead the professional practice agenda across the group of hospitals built on the foundation of listening and learning from and adapting to the experience of patients and staff. She has a strong belief that good patient partnerships and staff engagement facilitate the delivery of a ‘great’ patient experience, underpin the quality assurance of patient services and encourage a culture where patients are able to make informed choices and staff are empowered to make changes to improve patient care.

Since gaining her MSc in Healthcare Management and Leadership in 2011, Debra has taken a keen interest in the culture of continuous improvement and the role of culture and leadership in transforming services.

 

Suzie Bailey

Suzie Bailey is the director of Leadership and Organisational Development team at The King’s Fund. She is passionate about leadership and organisational development, creating enabling cultures and improving the quality of care.

Suzie joined the NHS in 1992 after graduating from the London School of Economics and following the NHS management training programme, she held operational roles in acute, community and mental healthcare in England. Suzie is a Health Foundation Generation Q Fellow with an MSc in Leadership for Quality Improvement from Ashridge Business School.

At Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, she led a core team to create the organisation-wide improvement programme and helped nurture an innovative partnership with the Dartmouth Institute in Massachusetts, to create the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy to develop staff capability for improvement across Sheffield and beyond.

Working in a national role at the healthcare regulator NHS Improvement, she led a cross-organisational team with 13 national partner agencies to design the first national strategic framework for improvement and leadership development in England (2016). She also initiated a major programme on culture and leadership with Professor Michael West from The King’s Fund; the NHS partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute and a range of leadership, quality improvement and talent management programmes across England; including an aspiring COO programme to include quality improvement and an internship for women leaders in the NHS to gain experience in the private sector.

 

Rodger Charlton

Prof Rodger Charlton is a general practitioner (GP) principal and senior partner in Hampton Surgery. From 01 September 2016 he took up post as professor of undergraduate primary care education at Leicester Medical School. He remains an active GP in Hampton-in-Arden in the West Midlands where he is also both a GP trainer and vocational training scheme programme director. He was previously professor and director of primary care education at Nottingham Medical School.

He has completed nine textbooks, including Compassion: Compassion, continuity and caring in the NHS (RCGP Publishing, 2015).

He was honorary editor of the Royal College of General Practitioners book publications for 16 years and is a GP adviser to Clinical Medicine, having been on the editorial board since 2000. He has written nine textbooks and five chapters in books and has 93 papers and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals where he has been the principal and lead author in 79 of these papers. He has published 64 letters in refereed medical journals and 255 papers, articles and letters in non-refereed medical journals.

Outside of medicine he is a keen cricketer, both as a life member of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, as a leg spin bowler for his village cricket team and a league umpire.

 

Mohsin Choudry

Dr Mohsin Choudry is a GP trainee in North West London with an interest in acute care, having previously been a surgical trainee.

He has been a member of the FHJ board since 2016, and was appointed during his time at the Royal College of Physicians as the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow to the RCP president. During this time, he developed skills in patient safety, consent, duty of candour, junior doctor working conditions, quality improvement and mortality, having written and presented on these topics both nationally and internationally.

Mohsin is a member of the patient safety council at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting transparent healthcare and a culture of learning from when things go wrong. He is passionate about lifestyle medicine and prevention and hopes to make this the focus of the future both academically and professionally.

 

John Dean

Dr John Dean has extensive experience in service redesign and quality improvement. He is deputy medical director (transformation) at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is clinical lead for the trust as a Future Hospital development site. He has been divisional director and chief of medicine at the trust where he has worked since 2012, initially sharing the role of associate medical director with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

He was a clinical director for medicine at Bolton Hospitals 1997–2000. In 2005/6 he spent 12 months at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard University, Boston studying quality improvement and integrated care. As medical director of NHS Bolton from 2006–11 he led clinical quality and service redesign.

He has worked more widely on long-term conditions and quality improvement, making significant contributions to Year of Care (DoH), Teams without Walls (royal colleges), Triple Aim (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) and Safer Clinical Systems (Health Foundation). He has played a major role in the development of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) as clinical lead, faculty and non-executive board member.

John was appointed as clinical lead for quality improvement and patient safety at the Royal College of Physicians in 2017. He is a Health Foundation/IHI fellow and Q fellow.

 

Julia Ellis

Julia Ellis has more than 18 years’ experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and carers through engagement, advocacy, shaping policy and service design. Formerly an advertising copywriter, she decided to take her career in a very different direction following her mother’s traumatic and untimely death from MRSA after fracturing her hip – an experience, she discovered, that was becoming increasingly common at the time. Determined to ‘make a difference’ using her skills as a writer and her passion for social justice, she took up a post at the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health as knowledge manager and regional PPI and governance lead, where she supported patient forums to vocalise issues of concern and bring them to the attention of NHS decision-makers.

From there, Julia moved into the voluntary sector, and was recruited by Carers Trust to manage the DH-funded Supporting Carers in Primary Care Programme in partnership with the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Nursing, the Queens Nursing Institute, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Carers UK. Since leaving Carers Trust in 2015, Julia has continued to champion the needs of patients and carers as key partners in the design and delivery of services, both as a freelance consultant and a volunteer.

An alumnus of NHS England’s School for Change Agents, a TED talk enthusiast and a passionate, lifelong learner, she is an active member of the RCP’s Patient and Carer Network and sits on the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Programme’s Patient Panel. 

 

Miriam Fine-Goulden

Dr Miriam Fine-Goulden is a paediatric intensive care consultant with subspecialty interests in paediatric cardiac intensive care, paediatric extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), paediatric critical care transport and experience in healthcare policy, strategy and management. Before completing clinical training, she worked full-time for NHS England on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Fellowship Programme, leading strategic and operational projects, and continues to work part-time for NHS England in specialised commissioning. Since starting her consultant post in January 2018, Miriam has taken a lead role in the Paediatric Intensive Care Education Faculty, coordinating the education programme for postgraduate medical education, and has been appointed honorary clinical senior lecturer at King’s College London.

As a member of the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) consultant team, she is involved in the strategic development of the South Thames Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Network, particularly via multidisciplinary clinical education and communications, and established the inaugural network-wide STRS & South Thames Best Practice Conference in November 2018. She is paediatric intensive care lead for child mortality, working to revise the child death review process across the network in response to the government’s recently published statutory and operational guidance, and is involved in several other local, regional and national clinical, operational and strategic initiatives.

 

Graham Foulkes

Graham Foulkes has spent over 30 years in a commercial role in the private healthcare industry. He spent this time in a number of support roles that focused on the introduction of new products to the UK sector.

The areas of most interest to Graham were oncology and new therapies that offered improved outcomes using new oncology agents or regimes that offered reduced side effects. The other main interest and a major focus of work was mental health, again looking at reducing the side effects of medication or by dosing schedule modifications of long acting antipsychotics.

For some time now Graham has been associated with his local clinical commissioning group where he chairs the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and the Individual Funding Request Panel. A major focus of this work is the formation of an integrated health service working to ‘join up’ NHS and local authority services to provide a seamless single point of entry for the population served by the combined local authority and clinical commissioning group.

 

Neil Howie

Neil Howie qualified as a physician associate in 2011 and has since worked in emergency medicine, acute medicine and primary care in the UK National Health Service. He is now a senior lecturer in physician associate studies and course leader for the MSc Physician Associate course at the University of Worcester, UK. His teaching interests include mental health, emergency medicine, research methods and clinical skills. So far, he has supervised 15 MSc dissertations to successful completion. Neil is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

After qualifying, Neil undertook an MSc in Health Sciences, conducting the first national survey of physician associate scope of practice in the UK. His current research interests include emergency medicine, healthcare education, the use of point-of-care testing, public health and health inequalities (especially in mental health) and the physician associate profession in the UK and its impact on patient care.

Neil is an examiner for the RCP Faculty of Physician Associates National Certification Examination; has been a judge for the poster competition at the annual Faculty of Physician Associates conference; an external examiner at the University of Liverpool (2015–18) and is on the research sub-committee of the Physician Associate Schools Council.

 

Jo Szram

Dr Jo Szram graduated from the Churchill College, Cambridge and undertook her medical training in Cambridge, Nottingham and London. She has a PhD in occupational lung disease at Imperial College London.

Jo is currently a consultant in occupational lung disease and asthma at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she was appointed as director of medical education in October 2014, and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Her main clinical and research interests are in the identification and diagnosis of occupational lung diseases, and the respiratory health screening of individuals placed in safety-critical roles. She is heavily involved in the education and training of healthcare professionals, particularly those with work-related lung diseases, regularly welcoming clinical observers to the clinic. With colleagues from clinical risk and patient experience she has conceived and steered multiprofessional training programmes in QI and innovation at her trust, being highly focused on learning that directly benefits patients.

 

Mark Temple

Dr Mark Temple is a consultant physician and nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham. He pioneered changes to acute medical services in the trust as clinical director of acute and general medicine and associate medical director.

As acute care fellow at the Royal College of Physicians, Mark commissioned and edited the acute care toolkit series (2011–14), chaired the hospital pathways work stream of the Future Hospital  Commission and was appointed Future Hospital Officer to lead the RCP programme implementing the commission’s recommendations. The final report, Delivering the future hospital, was published in November 2017.

Mark is a champion for general internal medicine and a past president and trustee of the West Midlands physicians association. He is a former chair of the medical patient safety executive group and a member of the national patient safety response advisory group. In 2017 Mark co-edited two issues of FHJ which focused on digital healthcare.

In 2018 he was appointed to the clinical standards committee of NICE and clinical ambassador  for the West Midlands for the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme. 

 

Louella Vaughan

Dr Louella Vaughan is an acute physician and clinical academic. Before joining the Nuffield Trust in November 2014, she spent 6 years with the Northwest London CLAHRC, where she was senior clinical research lead.

Louella’s undergraduate medical degree was undertaken at the University of Queensland and she trained in general (internal) medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She has an MPhil in the History of Medicine from the University of Cambridge and received scholarships to complete a DPhil in Early Modern History at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the identification and risk stratification of the acutely unwell patient, medication safety and systems and processes of acute care. She has also has extensive experience of quality improvement, with her team winning the BMJ Star Award for Improvement in Patient Safety.

Louella works as an acute physician at the Royal London Hospital and continues to work for the Northwest London CLAHRC. She is the research group lead and a council member of the Society for Acute Medicine, is a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group on Sepsis, an external clinical advisor for the Ombudsman, and has sat on a number of working parties of the Royal College of Physicians, including the Future Hospital Commission.

She continues to have a keen interest in the history of medicine. Her two-volume history of the Royal College of Physicians has just been published as part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the the College.

 

Emma Vaux

Dr Emma Vaux is a consultant nephrologist and general physician at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. She is senior censor and vice president for education and training at the Royal College of Physicians of London. She is co-chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Joint Academy Training Forum.

As clinical associate, she leads the AoMRC Quality Improvement (QI): Training for Better Outcomes programme, which aims to embed QI into postgraduate medical training. She is a Generation Q Fellow with the Health Foundation and a founding Q member. She is clinical lead (renal) for the Berkshire West Integrated Care System, leading the transformation of outpatient practice for patients with kidney disease.

 

Sheena Visram

Sheena Visram qualified as a dietitian in 2003 at King’s College London. She has dedicated the past decade to understanding and improving acute malnutrition within disease pathways, working clinically at a number of acute hospital trusts. While working as a clinical lead dietitian at University College London Hospital Foundation Trust, she managed improvement projects to successfully embed enhanced recovery pathways and improve outpatient efficiencies. In 2013 she was awarded an NIHR Fellowship in Translational Research and went on the complete a Masters in Clinical Research at King’s College London. She has sat on the Committee for the British Association for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (BAPEN) London regional group since 2005.   

Sheena currently works as a quality improvement lead at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, supporting teams with a portfolio of improvement projects, celebrating iterative improvement steps, and capturing the narrative of that learning journey. Sheena holds a special interest in patient co-designed healthcare solutions, healthcare innovation and technology.

 

Katharine Warburton

Dr Katharine (Kitty) Warburton is a specialty trainee in acute internal medicine in north west London. She completed her medical training at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011 and gained a masters in research in cancer studies.

Her current role as an acute medical registrar in multiple acute London trusts has enabled her to develop and deliver quality improvements to acute services for both patients and staff. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her projects at national and international meetings.

Kitty has a particular interest in advanced care planning and palliative care in the acute medical setting.

 

Stephen Webb

Dr Stephen Webb is consultant in intensive care and associate medical director at Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge. His clinical, education and research interests lie in cardiothoracic intensive care, patient safety and quality improvement.

Stephen is also clinical lead for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) patient safety collaborative, a member of the East of England Clinical Senate Council and honorary secretary of the Intensive Care Society (ICS).

 

 

 

Editorial staff

Director of communications, policy and research        Claire Burroughs

Head of corporate communications and publishing    Natalie Wilder

Managing editor                                                                 Hannah Cole

Editor                                                                                    Jonathan Adams

 


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