Meet the team and stakeholders

Meet the team and stakeholders 

Dr James Ferguson
Clinical Lead

Dr James Ferguson is a transplant hepatologist based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He is a specialist in liver disease and liver transplantation.

He is the clinical lead on the IQILS (Improving Quality in Liver Services) project and was a co-author of the recent lancet commission on liver disease in the UK.


Gemma Mackay
Programme manager 

Gemma is the programme manager for the IQILS accreditation programme. She is based at the Royal College of Physicians and is responsible for the management of the programme. She works with the clinical lead and the steering group on the programme's strategy, development and expansion. Gemma also manages the IQAS and QPIDS accreditation programmes which are also based at the college, for immunodeficiency and allergy services in the UK.

Gemma has previously worked as programme manager for SEQOHS, an accreditation programme for occupational health services in the UK.


Rumneet Ghumman
Project coordinator 

Rumneet is based at the Royal College of Physicians and is responsible for managing assessments and supporting services through the accreditation process. She also supports the running of training days for services and assessors. Rumneet is also a project coordinator for the QPIDS and IQAS programmes which are accreditation programmes which are run by the college for for primary immunodeficiency and allergy services across the UK.

Dimple Keen
Accreditation unit manager

Dimple is the accreditation unit manager at the Royal College of Physicians where she overseas a varied portfolio of clinical service accreditation programmes. The RCP's accreditation activities include the JAG endoscopy, IQILS liver, the Pulmonary rehabilitation, IQAS allergy and the QPIDS primary immunodeficiency programmes.

Before joining the Royal College of Physicians, Dimple worked at the Health Foundation on a UK-wide improvement initiative. Dimple has spent the majority of her career working in the NHS as an operational manager in services including oncology, respiratory medicine, digestive diseases and the emergency department. She has a particular interest in service improvement and engaging junior doctors in management.

You can follow Dimple on Twitter: @Dimple_Health 




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