Meet the TIPSQI faculty
Geriatric AND GENERAL INTERNAL
Gary is the chair of TIPS QI, and is also an ST5 Geriatric and General Internal Medicine doctor in the North-West of England. He joined the faculty in 2018, and became chair in 2021. Gary completed the chief registrar programme in 2022/23, where he established an MDT grand round, and helped develop a regional frailty strategy. Alongside his clinical work, Gary is also a trustee of Hourglass, the only UK charity dedicated to supporting older adults whom have survived abuse.
Gary has undertaken several QI projects, such as improving HIV testing within older adults, improving osteoporosis care within a major trauma centre, and helped develop models of acute care within the first-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
His interests include improving the care of older adults and medical education.
UROLOGY higher specialist trainee
Rion is an ST5 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 projects most notably developing an app to improve urology on call induction.
Rion joined TIPS in 2017, and became a faculty member in 2018 and since this time has delivered QI teaching to foundation doctors across the North West Deanery. Rion’s current role within the faculty is heading up our consultant teaching programme.
Geriatric and general internal
Sophie is an ST5 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 her trust. 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, and leading our TIPS QI Mentors programme.
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. Cameron developed our website which consistently receives excellent feedback from our attendees.
GERIATRIC MEDICINE EDUCATION FELLOW
Eleanor is an Education Fellow in Geriatric Medicine in Manchester, hoping to specialise in Care of the Elderly.
After attending the TIPSQI session as an FY1, Eleanor 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 Eleanor stayed on as mentor, supporting the FY2 leads in their session delivery and was then invited to join the faculty, which Eleanor now has been a part of for 4 years. During this time, Eleanor has had several roles including overseeing lead recruitment and training, session delivery and organising the TIPSQI Showcase. Eleanor also delivered an oral poster presentation for TIPSQI at the QISW conference 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 their work life and patient outcomes is hugely rewarding and she really enjoys being a part of TIPSQI!
Fiona is a ST4 in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the North West. She became a new faculty member in 2021. 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 trainee
Hannah is currently a ST6 in Emergency Medicine in the North West region, and is currently the Chief Registrar at her trust. She completed the FMLM National Medical Directors Fellowship, during which she worked within the Education team at the GMC alongside her clinical training. She previously chaired 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
Kat is Secretary of TIPS QI and an academic paediatric ST4 trainee in the northwest.
Kat joined TIPS in 2015 as a lead, and became part of the faculty when it was started in 2017, covering many roles since then including expanding the number of hospital trusts which we provide FY teaching sessions too, developing content for both FY1 and FY2 sessions, and supporting the Leads Day and Showcase. She took on the role of secretary in 2021.
As well as her role in TIPS, Kat has an academic clinical fellowship affiliated with Lancaster University, and is completing her MSc in Clinical Research, as well as tutoring medical students. Kat has been involved with many QIPs, with her most recent being minimising pain during procedures in the neonatal unit.
Hello, I’m Sophie, an anaesthetics trainee in the Northwest. My role on the TIPS committee organising the annual TIPS QI Summer Showcase, which for the first time in 2023 moved to a national platform.
Quality improvement was always a little unclear to me before I received my first TIPS session during F1 and since then I’ve understood the potential greater impact that many small projects can have on patient care and trainee satisfaction. I recognised how valuable TIPS was to my own QI projects and applied to be a TIPS lead the following year, with progression to TIPS mentor and subsequently committee member.
I am particularly interested in improving emergency
theatre efficiency and rest facilities for trainees.
Urology clinical fellow
Hi, I’m Siân and I joined TIPS as a lead in FY2 and then a mentor the year after. After taking some time to travel and volunteer in Panama, I am new to the faculty this year. My most recent QI project focussed on patients presenting to ED with acute abdominal pain. Being involved in TIPS has been a really good experience and helped me understand how to improve areas of practice as a junior doctor as well as allowing me to develop teaching styles and confidence when speaking!
CORE ANAESTHETICS TRAINEE
CORE ANAESTHETICS TRAINEE
I’m Jack and I am a Core Anaesthetics Trainee based in the North West. I’ve been involved in TIPS since FY1, delivering the session to my peers before moving up to being a mentor and now a faculty member!
I’ve been involved in many QI projects, most notably a project reducing the amount of dual VTE prophylaxis used on a Critical Care Unit. I was very fortunate to have this project presented at regional conferences and the abstract published in a copy of Anaesthesia. I’m a keen educator having taken a year as an education fellow, helping medical students with bedside teaching, lectures, and simulated teaching sessions.
TIPS has been fantastic in helping me develop my skills both with teaching and QI methodology!
UROLOGY CORE TRAINEE
UROLOGY CORE TRAINEE
I’m Parthi and I am a Urology CT2 in the North West. I enjoyed the TIPSQI teaching in FY1 and became a lead in FY2, before continuing my involvement with the project initially as a mentor and now as a faculty member.
I have been involved in several QI projects, including improving the basic investigations done for patients presenting with Urolithiasis so that it follows EAU guidelines. This was presented at a conference nationally.
I am particularly interested in improving the teaching and quality of QI projects within the surgical curriculum.
CORE Surgical TRAINEE
CORE Surgical TRAINEE
Emma completed her foundation training in Liverpool and has recently relocated to Glasgow for Core Surgical Training.
She first got involved with TIPSQI as a Lead in FY2 then as a Mentor in her FY3 year and is now taking on the role of leading the Coaching sessions. She also helped to present at the national TIPSQI session.
Emma first became interested in QI projects as a foundation trainee conducting projects on clinical topics such as the use of blood transfusions in the orthopaedic setting which gave her the skills to delve into management including re-organising and balancing her surgical FY1 rota’s before and during Covid-19. She did further QI projects including improving paediatric surgical delays in Plastic Surgery due to Covid swabbing requirements which was presented nationally. Emma currently works in Plastic Surgery in Glasgow and is involved in QI projects in WALANT surgery and groin anatomy of junior surgical trainees.
Emma is keen to continue to help trainees to discover the benefits of a good QI project as she did from the TIPSQI sessions and take that into their future practice.
Core surgical trainee
Chris is currently a CT1 on a T+O themed core surgical training rotation in the North West. This is following on from foundation training in Wigan and time as a Junior Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Chris is new to the faculty for the 2023/34 year and his main role will revolve around delivery of national teaching sessions, building on previous years as both a mentor and a lead.
Chris has been active with QI since completing several successful QI projects and has been fortunate to present these at national conferences with abstracts published in the BJS. He enjoys the teaching and mentorship aspect of TIPS QI and is more than happy to be contacted with any queries related to your QI projects.
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 Adult 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.
CORE MEDICINE IMT3