The Health Foundation has selected 18 senior health care professionals to join GenerationQ, a leadership programme designed to develop a new generation of skilled and effective leaders to improve the quality of health care in the UK.

The fellowship has a track record of developing senior leaders who understand how complex health systems work and who inspire others to transform health care quality and bring about sustainable, system-wide change.

The GenerationQ programme equips senior leaders in health care practice, policy and the charity sector with the skills to drive forward and influence improvements across health care services and organisations.

Fellows will spend 18 months on the fully-funded part time programme to complete a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option of completing an MSc. GenerationQ provides an innovative learning experience to develop fellows’ personal skills and strategies for resilience. It equips fellows to confront the main challenges facing health and health care leaders today, and to put into practice a significant improvement project in their organisation.

The fellowship is delivered in partnership with Ashridge Executive Education.

The 18 Fellows are:

  • Aideen Keaney, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for Patient Safety, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Alice Turner, Honorary Consultant Physician and Director of Research & Development, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Allister Grant, Clinical Director and Consultant Hepatologist, Leicester,  Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) NHS Alliance
  • Amelia Brooks, Director, Patient Safety and Europe, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Annemarie  Sykes, Consultant Physician and Lung Cancer Lead, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Azom  Mortuza, Chief Operating and Finance Officer, Compass Wellbeing CIC
  • Bola Owolabi, Deputy Medical Director, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fiona Kew, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Lead Clinician Gynaecologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gillian Traub, Co-Director for Cancer and Specialist Medicine, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Liz Searle, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Governance Lead, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
  • Mark Hamilton, Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement and Clinical Transformation, St. George's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Jones, GP, Local Medical Director and Primary Care Quality Improvement Lead, UCLPartners
  • Philip Korsah, Associate Medical Director, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Rahul  Singal, Associate Director of Pharmacy, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Gorman, Project Director, Edberts House
  • Steve Harrison, Head of Quality Improvement, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
  • William Dawson, Group Lead GP, OneMedicalGroup