Meet the TIPSQI faculty
core medicine IMT3
Gary is the chair of TIPS QI, and is also an IMT3 trainee in the North-West. He joined TIPS QI as a TIPS lead in 2017, joined the faculty in 2018, and became chair in 2021. Since joining TIPS QI Gary has organised the foundation teaching programme and our annual QI conferences as well as our regional consutlant teaching programme.
Gary has undertaken several QI projects, his latest was on improving vitamin D testing in older adults presenting with fragility gractures within a major trauma centre. He subsequently presented at the European Geriatric Medicine Congress in 2021.
His interests include improving the care of older adults and medical educaiton.
Rion is an ST3 in Urology who has recently relocated to Bristol. Her interest in QI developed whilst training in the North West and she has been involved in a number of QI projets most notably developing an app to improve urology on call induction.
Rion joined TIPS in 2017 and since this time has delivered QI teaching to foundation doctors across the North West Deanery. This year her role will be in delivering training to consultant supervisors.
Sophie is an ST3 in geriatrics in the North West. Sophie’s interest in QI started during her foundation training when she led a project which reduced the number of weekend and out of hours drug chart rewrites and as a result reduced the occurrence of drug errors on the medical wards at UHSM. She joined the TIPSQI team in 2018 where she has been involved with the delivery of the training sessions as well as mentoring other leads
With an interest in QI, Cameron undertook an Improvement Science Fellowship at improvement organisation Haelo the year after finishing FY2, working on national improvement projects such as the NHS Safety Thermometer and NHS Quest – Improving Theatre Safety Clinical Community. This is also when he joined the TIPSQI team, being involved in organisation and delivery of sessions.
CORE MEDICINE IMT1
I’m Eleanor and I am an Internal Medicine Trainee in South Manchester, hoping to specialise in Care of the Elderly. I have been involved in TIPSQI since FY1 and have worked my way through several roles.
I attended the TIPSQI session as an FY2 and found it engaging and interesting, I jumped at the opportunity to become a Lead in FY2, learning more about the TIPSQI context and getting some teaching experience delivering it back to the FY1s. The following year I stayed on as mentor, supporting the FY2 leads in their session delivery and was then invited to join the faculty, which I’ve now been a part of for 2 years. During this time, I have overseen the Leads – this has now involved recruiting the FY2 doctors, planning and delivering a leads training day and organizing which leads will delivery which sessions. I have also delivered an oral poster presentation for TIPSQI at the QISW conferense in 2020, helping us win the best educational intervention prize for TIPSQI.
QI is so important in all of day to day working lives, helping others to see how they can use QI to make changes that improves theur work life and patient outcomes is hugely rewarding and I really enjoy being a part of TIPSQI!
Fiona is a CT2 in Psychiatry in the North West. She is an new faculty member in 2021 after spending the last year as a TIPS QI mentor. She attended TIPSQI training as an FY1 and became a lead in FY2. After two years out of training living in New Zealand and travelling, she returned to the North West and was keen to get involved with TIPSQI again.
Fiona has taken part in a number of local QI projects including most recently undertaking a project to improve the quality of NEWS monitoring within a mental health trust, which was selected for an oral presentation at the TIPSQI showcase.
She is particularly interested in improving the parity of physical health outcomes in psychiatric patients and education.
Emergency Medicine ST4
Hannah is currently a ST4 in Emergency Medicine in the North West region. Last year she completed the FMLM National Medical Directors Fellowship and is currently working part time in this role within the Education team at the GMC alongside her clinical training. She currently chairs the FMLM Trainee Steering Group and sits on the National faculty for the EM leaders programme.
She set up TIPSQI in her foundation in 2013. Following its expansion and growth she undertook an Improvement Science fellowship alongside her training. Following this she now teaches on the medical leaders programme for AQUA and is part of the RCP’s QI faculty.
Junior clinical fellow (orthopaedics)
With an interest in QI, Ayoub led an app development project which he was awarded funding for after pitching to junior doctors’ Dragons Den. He has also been part of the youth health parliament where he worked with people from various backgrounds to develop the white paper “Handing Back Control”, which was presented at the House of Commons.
Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan
General Psychiatry SpR
Deepa is a General Adult Psychiatry registrar in East Midlands deanery. She has been involved in leading QI projects during Foundation and Core Psychiatry training. She is currently doing a two year Leadership Fellowship and undertaking a part-time leadership masters in Swansea University. Deepa is a Quality and Service improvement practitioner (training by the ACT Academy). She is passionate about QI and teaching QI, hence involved in setting up a training programme in collaboration with the TIPSQI to engage trainees in QI in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Clare is a newly qualified GP working in Salford as a GP fellow in Quality Improvement funded by Salford CCG. Her role has developed her understanding and application of the Model for Improvement supported by the organisations Haelo and AQUA. The clinical role at Salford Primary Care Together has provided experiences in working with a diverse population with challenging health and social needs. Clare is also undertaking a Masters in Medical Leadership of which the focus is on clinical engagement in service development. She is passionate that clinicians need strong skills and understanding in leadership and management at all stages of their career to provide safe patient care. Clare is enthusiastic to teach other healthcare professionals to use quality improvement at the core of service development in order to sustain quality and effective care in the NHS.
Adeola is a GP with a special interest in Quality Improvement. Adeola has been a GP for 10 years with experience in a wide variety of primary care settings. She has a longstanding interest in improving population health and embarked on a 12 months quality improvement fellowship in May 2018. As part of the fellowship she learnt the principles of quality improvement and led two successful projects across two practice sites. She is keen to share her knowledge and experience to improve health outcomes for groups of patients.
Kat is a paediatrics trainee, and is also undertaking an Academic Clinical Fellowship affiliated with Lancaster University. During her foundation years she was involved in multiple QI projects. In one of these she sought to improve the prescription of end of life medications in the acute medical unit at Royal Bolton Hospital and presented this work to the Society of Acute Medicine Conference in 2015. She has also undertaken multiple projects in the paediatric department.