Quality Network

The Quality Network aims to share successes and lessons learned from quality improvement (QI) work, help fellows and members to develop their QI knowledge and increase their confidence to undertake improvement projects.  

Many departments are working on similar QI aims, and there is a lot we can learn from each other.  The quality network aims to give our members a peer to peer network to coordinate, share and spread ideas and resources. This includes the sharing of best practice, and signposting training and project opportunities.

Regional Leads

The network is led by the below group of Regional Leads who facilitate local communication and take an overview of what is going on in their region; each region will have up to two regional leads. To contact your regional lead please email qualityimprovement@rcoa.ac.uk

Departmental QI Leads 

Each department should have a designated lead (or leads, departments can nominate more than one lead if desired) chosen through an internal process within the anaesthetic department. Their nominated title within a department may vary, for example, QI Lead or Audit Lead.

Further information about the RCoA Quality Network and an indicative QI department lead job description can be found here. 

Opportunities to join the Quality Network

We are currently looking for a Regional Lead for Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia, London- South East School of Anaesthesia, Thames Valley, Wessex and West Midlands- Stoke on Trent. 

If you are interested in becoming a Regional Lead for any of our vacant regions or in a region where there is currently only one lead (all regions except for the East Midlands, Central London School of Anaesthesia, North East, the Peninsula and Yorkshire and Humber), you can find out about the role and its responsibilities here.  To apply for a position, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and interest in QI to qualityimprovement@rcoa.ac.uk Applications will be reviewed by the College's Quality Improvement Working Group. 

Regional Leads list

Regions Regional Lead
East Midlands 

Dr Prashant Kadodkar
Dr Vishal Thanawala

East of England

Dr Joanna Simpson

KSS - Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Dr Mark Harper

London- Barts and the

London School of Anaesthesia


London- Central London School

of Anaesthesia 

Dr Edward Burdett
Dr Samantha Warnakulasuriya 

London- Imperial School

of Anaesthesia

Dr Jenny Illingworth

London- South East School

of Anaesthesia


London- St George’s School

of Anaesthesia

Dr Maria Chereshneva 
North East

Dr David Laws
Dr Tom Haigh 

North West- Mersey

Dr Matthew Bridge

North West Dr Leanne Darwin
Northern Ireland Dr Laure Martin 
Peninsula (South West)

Dr Adam Revill
Dr Matt Hill

Scotland - North vacancy
Scotland - South East Dr Kate Carey
Scotland - Tayside Dr Sharon Christie
Scotland - West

Dr Fiona Christie

Severn Dr Lesley Jordan
Thames Valley vacancy
Wales Dr Gethin Pugh
Wessex vacancy
West Midlands- Birmingham Dr Satinder Dalay
West Midlands- Stoke on Trent vacancy
West Midlands- Warwickshire vacancy
Yorkshire and Humber

Dr Phil Dickinson
Dr Ramya Somasekhar