Improvement team Our improvement team aim to identify, support and fast-track promising ideas that will improve health and care, bridging the gap between policy and practice, and collaborating with system partners to create the right conditions for change.


Malte Gerhold

Dr Malte Gerhold

Director of Innovation & Improvement

Assistant Directors

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Ellie Ereira

Assistant Director for Improvement Programmes
Tim Horton

Tim Horton

Assistant Director (Insight & Analysis)



Gill Clayton

Programme Manager

Jenna Collins

Programme Manager

Tom Hardie

Improvement Fellow

Joe Home

Clinical Fellow

Bryan Jones

Improvement Fellow
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Anita Mehay

Improvement Fellow
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Candida Perera

Head of Improvement Programmes

Oliver Smithson

Programme Manager

Laura Wallace

Programmes Officer
Angus Wiltshire

Angus Wiltshire

Programme Officer

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all Improvement team members. If you are trying to get in touch with somebody who is not listed above, please contact

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