Our Team

Our team of experts is passionate about our mission of empowering patients to take a bigger role in decisions about their healthcare. They have a thorough understanding of the healthcare sector in the UK and are armed with a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in their respective fields. Every one of our team members is fully invested in delivering personalised care to patients as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and motivated by the prospect of giving health and care professionals the inspiration, education and support they need to make that a reality.

PROFESSOR MARTIN MARSHALL CBE

Co-chair, Personalised Care Institute

Professor Martin Marshall is the Co-Chair of the Personalised Care Institute and the Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

A Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, a Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCL Partners and a GP in Newham, East London; Professor Martin is passionate about the potential to improve patient outcomes by empowering them to have more control over how their care is planned.

In 2005, Professor Marshall was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care. He has a particular interest in quality improvement and health service redesign, with more than 220 publications in the field; demonstrating his exceptional knowledge.

Previously, Professor Marshall was Director of R&D at the Health Foundation, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health. He is a clinical academic at the University of Manchester, a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

PROFESSOR ALF COLLINS

Co-chair, Personalised Care Institute

Professor Alf Collins is the Co-Chair of the Personalised Care Institute and is NHS England’s Clinical Director. He is a doctor, commissioner, researcher and national policy advisor in person-centred care that has researched and published widely on self-management support, shared decision making, care planning, co-production, patient activation and patient engagement.

He has worked with others to develop a number of measures of person-centred care, including the ‘clinician support for patient activation measure’.

He has a visiting professorship in person-centred care from Coventry University and Honorary Fellowships at the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

DR PAULINE FOREMAN

Clinical Director, Personalised Care Institute

Dr Pauline Foreman is the Clinical Director of the Personalised Care Institute and is responsible for the overall quality assurance of our organisation. She is leading the application of our robust training accreditation framework.

Dr Foreman has held national roles at the RCGPs since 2014, initially as Chief Examiner and, since 2017, as Medical Director for Primary Care Development. She recently stepped down as senior partner of a GP practice in Hertfordshire and remains a practising GP.

She has particular strengths in education, quality improvement methodology and evaluation, thanks to extensive experience in primary care development, training and support. She has worked at organisations like NHS England, Health Education England and the Royal College of GPs as a frontline medical leader. Dr Foreman is a passionate advocate for the benefits of empowering patients to have more control over how their care is planned and has been instrumental in setting up key relationships with our extensive range of partners.

REBECCA HUGHES FCMI

Programme Director, Personalised Care Institute

Rebecca Hughes is the Programme Director at the PCI and is responsible for the operations, governance and delivery of our organisation. She is a senior operational leader, with extensive experience in healthcare and a track-record for the successful delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder programmes.

Rebecca has held national roles at the RCGPs since 2015 and is also a volunteer charity leader mentor. In her role at the PCI, Rebecca works closely with our extensive network of partners and training providers. She is highly knowledgeable in the field of standard-setting across health and social care, taking particular interest in the positive difference that health and care professionals can make to the lives of patients through personalised care.

DR STEVE WALTER FRCGP

Curriculum Lead, Personalised Care Institute

Dr Steve Walter is the Curriculum Lead for the PCI and has been instrumental in leading the curriculum development team to create the first multidisciplinary personalised care curriculum for healthcare professionals. Dr Walter is also a practising GP in Birmingham and is Medical Director for Curriculum and Education at the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP), bringing a wealth of experience to the leadership team.

Having been closely involved in writing and editing the updated RCGP curriculum, Dr Walter has extensive experience in curriculum development and roll-out. Dr Walter believes that empowering patients to have more control over how their care is planned leads to better outcomes. He has a specific interest in Shared Decision-Making and Shared Understanding in Medicine, Global Health and the needs of International Medical Graduates.

DR KEVIN BARRETT

Clinical Lead, Accreditation, Personalised Care Institute

Dr Kevin Barrett has been a GP in Hertfordshire since 2002 and a Primary Care Commissioner since 2008, joining the RCGP Accreditation team as Clinical Lead in April 2019. Dr Barratt brings a wealth of healthcare accreditation experience to his role at the PCI and has developed our entire accreditation process.

Dr Barrett has a thorough understanding of the healthcare and commissioning landscape across the UK and a particular interest in fully embedding personalised care standards across all health and social care practice areas.

ANDY RILEY

Programme Governance and Impact Manager, Personalised Care Institute

Andy is responsible for overseeing the governance, evaluation and performance measurement, risk management and reporting structures for the PCI. An experienced project and programme manager, he has spent 15 years with the RCGP and specialises in the design and implementation of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms to improve the quality of business intelligence to enable focussed analysis around impact measurement.

Andy is able to lean on his experience of leading the early development work to establish the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, which provided a number of interesting parallels in the establishment of the PCI. Seeing the difference that personalised care approaches in health and social care settings makes to people’s lives has been completely inspiring to Andy and acts as the key driver in informing the impact assessment and evaluation element of his role at the PCI.

HAYLEY DUNN

Programme Delivery Manager, Personalised Care Institute

Hayley is responsible for leading the development of the PCI education programme including webinars, eLearning, podcasts, blogs, website content, ambassadors, conferences, external comms and stakeholder engagement.

Hayley has worked at the RCGP for more than nine years and has a wealth of experience in managing clinical projects including women’s health, veterans, transitioning care of young people and international GP recruitment. She manages externally funded priority projects from initiation through to evaluation, including contract management, monitoring, engagement and reporting.

Her focus at the PCI is on ensuring that social prescribing and shared decision making can make a real difference to people’s lives.

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