About our Organisation
Creative people. Can-do people. Culture-driven people.
A team with the passion for improvement & innovation
Dr Imran Qureshi BSc(Hons), AIEE, MBBS, FRCPath
Director General DAPS Global | BMJ Quality Clinical Adviser | Consultant in Infection
Imran Qureshi is a Consultant in Infection at University Hospital Southampton where he is the Infection lead for Surgery and Intensive Care. Imran holds a degree in Computer Science which he completed at Queen Mary University of London and subsequently studied Medicine at St George's University of London qualifying in 2006. He was a Core Surgical Trainee in KSS before accepting a training number in London in Medical Microbiology and Virology which was undertaken mainly at St Georges University of London.
At the beginning of 2009, Imran set up the organisation DAPS Global (Doctors Advancing Patient Safety). He was formally trained in Quality Improvement and became an Improvement Fellow for the organisation which is now NHSIQ. He was seconded by the British Medical Journal to be their first Clinical Lead for their new division BMJ Quality in 2011. His work at BMJ Quality involved setting up the Quality Improvement Platform quality.bmj.com as well as setting up the online journal Quality Improvement Reports for which he sits on the Strategic Advisory Board and remains a Clinical Adviser to BMJ Quality. Imran has lectured nationally and internationally on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. His specific interests include changing the culture of organisations and empowering junior healthcare professionals in undertaking quality improvement.
Dr Agatha Nortley-Meshe
DAPS Global Board Member | Head of DAPS Global Consulting | General Practitioner | Assistant Medical Director LAS
Agatha Nortley-Meshe is a practising GP in South London. She was previouslyy a Darzi Fellow for NHS South West London looking at improving care within the wider community setting. She teaches clinical and communication skills at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and provides mentoring for junior doctors. She also mentors potential business entrepreneurs via the Cherie Blair Foundation for women. Agatha has a strong interest in leadership and teaching and has become increasingly involved in the world of Patient Safety. She is a board member for DAPS Global and brings with her a wealth of experience.
Keefai YeongDr Keefai Yeong BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCP
DAPS Global Board Member | Consultant Orthogeriatrician - Ashford and St Peters NHS Trust
Keefai Yeong qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999 and is now a NHS Consultant at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has provided clinical leadership and made significant personal contributions to the success of his Trust as one of the leading centres for hip fracture care in the country. He is experienced in managing multiagency projects and is a winner of a prestigious HSJ award in 2012 for his role in the Trusts’ successful Nursing Home project. Keefai is passionate about patient safety and is the current clinical lead for DAPS in his Trust, where he provides mentorship for junior doctors with an interest in patient safety. He is a Board Member of DAPS global and has a keen commitment to increasing the involvement of clinicians and other health care workers in the world of patient safety.
Samah AlimamDr Samah Alimam MBBS, MRCP
DAPS Global Board Executive | NWLS Lead/Haematology StR NW Deanery
Sam Alimam is a haematology registrar and medical leadership fellow within the North Western deanery. Her interest in patient safety and medical leadership began in her undergraduate years and continued with her involvement with the Institute for Innovation and Improvement and her participation in the North West Medical Leadership School. She is a patient safety advocate and has undertaken and led numerous quality improvement projects, one of which she was awarded national recognition by the Royal college of Physicians. She is a DAPS summer school alumni and is passionate about increasing clinicians’ involvement in patient safety and keen to see more junior doctor’s interested quality improvement and medical leadership.
Dr Sajeda Youssouf MBChB, MRCP
DAPS Global Board Member | Quality Improvement Salford | Specialist Registrar in Nephrology
Sajeda Youssouf graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked in Scotland, London and Manchester prior to commencing training in Nephrology in the East Midlands Deanery. She is currently a Quality Improvement Fellow at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust working on projects to improve staff culture, and patient experience and engagement. Concurrently, she is also a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, looking at outcomes following implementation of a programme of Quality Improvement in dialysis care. She is due to go back into clinical practice to complete her final year of Nephrology training in August 2015.
Ms Stella Vig BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS
DAPS Global Executive | Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon | Foundation Program Director | SW Surgical Training Program Director
Sukhmeet PanesarDr Sukhmeet Panesar, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MPH
DAPS Global Executive | WHO Primary Care Project Lead | Consultant Ernst & Young
Sukhmeet Panesar qualified from Imperial College London in 2006. After successfully completing a two-year academic medicine foundation programme, he was a clinical advisor on the Chief Medical Officer’s Clinical Advisor Scheme (2008 - 2010). He is currently a public health registrar in the UK and a project manager for the WHO Safer Primary Care Expert Working Group. On a research front, he has two foci of interest: 1 - health services research in the field of patient Safety 2 - elevating the clinical effectiveness of established and new treatments for use in orthopaedic surgery using modern epidemiological techniques. As someone who is keen to translate his patient safety research activities to the frontlines, he has been part of the core team of the perioperative workstream (Patient Safety First) responsible for dissemination of the WHO Surgical Checklist in England and Wales.
Matt BurmanDr Matthew Burman BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCP
DAPS Global Executive | Respiratory StR London
Matthew Burman is a Respiratory Registrar working in North East London. His interest in Quality Improvement developed as a medical SHO when he set up a Junior Doctors Forum at North Middlesex Hospital (http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/view-article.html?id=20005382) and ran a clinical leadership project funded by the London Deanery developing handover. In 2010 on a Health Foundation study tour to Sweden, he visited hospitals where quality improvement is embedded in their working culture and everyone has two roles “to do their job and improve their job”. Since then he has been inspired to seek the same culture in the UK. He is a facilititator on the DAPS Summer School and this autumn starts on the Prepare to Lead Scheme at the King’s Fund
Dr Kayur Patel BSc(Hons), MBBS
DAPS Global Executive | Former Clinical Adviser to the NHS Medical Director | Anaesthetics Core Trainee
Dr Kayur Patel has recently completed the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme working at the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. He graduated from Imperial College London where he also completed his intercalated BSc in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He won prizes for leadership and education whilst completing his foundation programme in the South Thames Deanery. Kayur has a keen interest in quality improvement and how good medical leadership can facilitate this. He is currently developing a DAPS programme for Frimley Park Hospital where he is an ACCS Anaesthetics trainee.
Dr Liana Zucco MSc(Hons), MBBS
DAPS Global Executive & Head of Quality Improvement | ACCS-Anaesthetic Trainee
Liana is an ACCS-Anaesthetic Trainee at the Princess Royal University Hospital, part of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Liana first completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Toronto before moving to the UK to complete her MBBS at UCL Medical School in 2012 and an Academic Foundation post in general medicine within South Thames Foundation School in 2014. Within her first year as a Foundation trainee Liana became actively engaged with quality improvement and patient safety within her Trust through DAPS Global, focusing on QI projects which aimed at improving documentation and communication, and acting as a local DAPS representative. She then joined the DAPS Global team as Lead of the Quality Improvement Programme, helping deliver annual workshops and guidance to junior trainees who are keen to be involved in QI. Liana is currently working at the Princess Royal University Hospital wherein she is also developing a quality improvement program for all incoming junior trainees. She is looking forward to further developing and improving our QI Programme and promoting patient safety amongst junior doctors.
Dr Edward Palmer BSc(Hons), MBBS
DAPS Global Executive & Founder of DAPS Relay | Anaesthetics Core Trainee
Ed qualified from Imperial College in 2011
Dr Zahra Al-Raweshidy BSc(Hons), MBBS
DAPS Global Executive| General Practice ST2
Zahra qualified from Kings College London in 2012. She then went on to undertake her foundation training in the South Thames deanery. Her interest in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement was sparked from her intercalated BSc in Management, Imperial Business School 2010. In conjunction with DAPS, Zahra worked on a number of QI projects as a foundation doctor including improving care of peripheral lines. This project was adopted by the Trust she was working at across all specialties and received a generous injection of funding to ensure sustainability. As a result of this work, Zahra was nominated for (and subsequently became a runner up in) the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. Zahra has been fortunate enough to present her QI projects at various international conferences as well as publish her work in a number of international peer-reviewed journals. Zahra joined the DAPS Global team in 2013 and is currently an Academic GP trainee at St George’s Hospital and is looking at trying to expand QI training for GP trainees.
Deborah KirkhamDr Deborah Kirkham MBChB (hons) with European Studies, PGCert (Med Ed), MRCP (UK), Dip GU Med
DAPS Global Executive & Head of Summer School | Speciality Registrar in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine | Health Education North West, Academic Clinical Fellow in Medical Education
Deborah Kirkham completed her undergraduate training at Manchester University in 2009, working around the north west as a postgraduate. She starts a year out of programme in September 2015 on the National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow Scheme, working for NHS England and the British Medical Journal. Deborah has researched doctors' perceptions of prescribing errors to develop new approaches to tackling this common problem. She led the DAPS Global Summer School in 2015 with a focus on empowering junior colleagues to lead change within their departments. She also works as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and is passionate about improving the NHS for the benefit of staff and patients.
Faisal SiddiquiMr Faisal Siddiqui BSc First Class (Hons)
DAPS Global Board Member, Head of DAPS Global Summit, DAPS Next Generation | Third Year Medical Student
Faisal is a third year medical student at St Georges Hospital who has passion for Quality and Leadership.Faisal is a third year medical student who has just completed a BSc with first class honours in management and clinical sciences. Faisal has undertaken quality improvement projects and has presented them at an International conference. He has a strong skill-set in event co-ordination and is the head of the DAPS Global Summit. He is also a member of the DAPS Global Board and hopes to have an increasingly active role.
Ithsham IqbalMr Ithsham Iqbal BSc First Class (Hons)
DAPS Global Board Member & Head of DAPS Next Generation | Third Year Medical Student
Ithsham is a third year medical student at St. George's, University of London. This year he completed his intercalated degree, partaking in multiple projects and developing an interest in Quality Improvement. In addition, he has an interest in Global Health and Management. Ithsham is also the head of the junior arm of DAPS Global known as DAPS Next Generation.
Mr Sa'ud Jiwani
DAPS Global Executive & DAPS Next Generation | Second Year Medical Student
Sa’ud is a second year medical student at St George’s University of London with an interest in Patient Safety and Mental Health. He is enthusiastic about Quality Improvement and wish to develop knowledge of the topic throughout universities and hospitals. Sa’ud is a member of the DAPS Global Executive as well as being an integral part of the DAPS Next Generation Program