19th March 2009
Lay and expert members appointed to the new National Quality Board
The lay and expert appointments to the new National Quality Board, which will focus on the role of quality in the NHS in driving improvements for patients, were announced today by Health Minister Lord Darzi.
Establishing the National Quality Board was a key commitment in High Quality Care for All, Lord Darzi’s review of the NHS. The Board will provide strategic oversight and leadership on quality across the NHS.
Today’s appointments include leaders from the charity and third sectors, academia, social care and the Royal Colleges. They bring a wealth of experience as patients, carers, clinicians and academics.
Working together with the ex-officio members already appointed by the Department of Health, they will be a catalyst to driving up quality within the NHS. The National Quality Board will be chaired by NHS Chief Executive David Nicholson and will advise the NHS on priorities for improving quality. It will oversee the development of quality indicators and consider how quality is measured.
Those appointed today include:
Margaret Goose, Lay Trustee, Royal College of Physicians and Lay Trustee, The Health Foundation
Lord Victor Adebowale, CEO, Turning Point
Sally Brearley, Chair, The Patients Forum
Don Brereton, Chair, Carers UK
Dr. Stephen Duckworth, Chief Executive, Disability Matters Ltd
Tim Kelsey, Chair, Dr. Foster Intelligence
Paul Lelliott, Director, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research and Training Unit and Chairman, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Professor Ian Gilmore, Consultant Physician and President, Royal College of Physicians
Sir John Oldham, GP and Managing Director, Quest for Quality
Professor David Haslam, President, The Royal College of GPs and Expert Clinical Adviser, Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Stephen Thornton, Chief Executive, The Healthcare Foundation
Professor Hilary Scholefield, Chief Nurse, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Dr. Don Berwick, President and CEO, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
(Source – the National Care Forum)