Our Team

Meet the TIPSQI faculty

Hannah Baird

Emergency Medicine ST3

Hannah is currently a ST3 in Emergency Medicine in the North West region. She has a keen interest in medical leadership and has just completed a Masters in Medical Leadership at Lancaster University. She is currently a LTFT trainee undertaking a Medical Education Fellowship alongside her clinical training having recently finished an Improvement Science fellowship.

She set up TIPSQI during her foundation training at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She currently chairs on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) Trainee Steering Group and is currently contributing to the RCEM Leaders Programme. She is passionate about the role junior doctors can play in improving efficiency and patient safety in todays NHS.

Kat Newell

PaediatricS CT1

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.

Ayoub Behbahani

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.

Cameron Whytock

anaestheticS CT2

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.

Rion Healy

Junior CLinical Fellow (surgery)

Rion is currently working as a Junior Clinical Fellow in General Surgery at Stepping Hill Hospital and is due to commence Core Surgical Training in the North West Deanery this August. Rion’s interest in QI started with a project looking to improve documentation on the Surgical ward round. She presented this work at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 2018. Rion joined the TIPSQI team in 2017 and since this time has delivered QI teaching to foundation  doctors across the North West Deanery. 

Gary Jevons

core medicine CMT1

Gary is currently a Core Medical Trainee in the North West of England deanery. After attending the TIPSQI programme during my foundation training, he was inspired to lead his own QI projects in general medicine and medicine for older people; and spread the message of quality improvement through joining the TIPSQI team. His QI interests include medical education and geriatric medicine.

Clare Fozard

general practitioner

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 Oyegbite

general practitioner

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. 

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.

Sophie Green


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