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 operational 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 across 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, run by the college for primary immunodeficiency and allergy services across the UK.

Rumneet previously spent three years with the JAG accredita
tion scheme which accredits endoscopy services throughout the UK and is bringing her knowledge to this role.

Alexia Constant
Accreditation unit administrator

Alexia is an administrator, responsible for running assessments of IQILS services through the assessment process. Alexia also leads on invoicing and fee management for participating services

Prior to joining the accreditation unit, Alexia worked as a Project Administrator in the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme at the college.



Dimple Keen
Accreditation unit manager, RCP

Dimple is the Accreditation Unit Manager at the Royal College of Physicians where she oversees a varied portfolio of clinical service accreditation programmes. The RCP's accreditation activities include the JAG endoscopy programme, the IQILS Liver programme, the Pulmonary rehabilitation programme, IQAS allergy programme and the QPIDS primary immunodeficiency programme. 

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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