The Health Foundation has just announced that eighteen health professionals have been selected to join GenerationQ, our pioneering 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 leaders who understand how complex health systems work and who inspire others to transform healthcare quality and bring about sustainable, system-wide change.

The GenerationQ programme equips senior leaders working in and with the health service, including charity organisations and policy makers, with the skills to drive forward and influence improvements across healthcare services and organisations.

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

The 18 fellows are:

  • Niladri Ghosal, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, North Wales Cancer Centre, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Rishabh Prasad, Director for Primary Care, Health Education East Midlands
  • Helen Crimlisk, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust
  • Edward Rysdale, Consultant Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
  • Lesley Kay, Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Director for Patient Safety and Quality, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stephen Drage, Chief of Safety and Quality (Deputy Medical Director), Consultant Intensive Care Medicine; Safety and Quality/Critial Care, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Fiona Pender, Clinical Director, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chris Green, Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Raw, Clinical Lead for Department of Anaesthesia, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Cheetham, Care Group Medical Director and Consultant Surgeon, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust
  • Amrit Sachar, Consultant psychiatrist and interim clinical lead for liaison psychiatry services, West London Mental Health Trust
  • Peter Wilson, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine; Clinical Director, University Hospital Southampton
  • Catherine Cowan, Chief Executive, NHS Orkney
  • Lauren Wiggins, Deputy Director Services, Prostate Cancer UK
  • Paul Mount, Head of Risk and Regulation, NHS England
  • David Julien, Chief Executive officer, First Contact Clincial CIC
  • Emma Adams, Head of Quality Academy, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust
  • Tracey Edwards, Trust Lead Recovery and Occupational Therapy, North East London NHS Foundation Trust