Meet the team

Dr Claire Bethune, MRCP MRCPath
QPIDS clinical lead

Dr Bethune is clinical lead for the Immunology and Allergy services in Plymouth and has developed regional home therapy programmes for both immunoglobulin replacement in antibody deficiency and for acute treatment of attacks of hereditary angioedema.  Dr Bethune is also lead clinician for the diagnostic immunology laboratory service in Plymouth.

An enthusiastic teacher, she has developed courses for GPs and medical students in the South West and has been invited to lecture at national and international meetings. As a member of the UKPIN committee, Dr Bethune took on responsibility for the scheme organising accreditation of immunodeficiency centres in 2011 and has worked with the Royal College of Physicians to develop the QPIDS accreditation scheme.

 
Gemma Mackay
Programme manager

Gemma is the programme manager for the IQAS & QPIDS accreditation schemes.  She is based at the Royal College of Physicians and is responsible for the operational management of the scheme.  She works with the clinical lead and the steering group on the scheme's strategy, development and expansion.

Gemma also manages the IQILS scheme, which is an accreditation scheme run by the college for Liver services across the UK. Gemma has previously worked as programme manager for SEQOHS, an accreditation programme for occupational health services in the UK.

 

Rumneet Ghumman

Project Coordinator 

Rumneet is the project coordinator for the IQAS and QPIDS schemes and is based at the Royal College of Physicians. She is responsible for managing assessments and supporting services through the accreditation process.

Additionally Rumneet will be leading on assessor training for the scheme. Rumneet is also a project coordinator for the IQILS scheme, an accreditation scheme run by the college for liver services across the UK.

Rumneet previously spent three years with the JAG accreditation scheme which accredits endoscopy services throughout the UK and is bringing her knowledge to this role.

 
Alexia Constant

Accreditation unit administrator 

Alexia is an administrator , responsible for managing assessments of IQAS & QPIDS services through the assessment process. Alexia leads on invoicing and fee management for participating services.

Prior to joining the accreditation unit, Alexia worked as a Project Administrator in the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme at the RCP. 

 
Dimple Keen
Accreditation Unit Manager, RCP

Dimple is the Accreditation Unit Manager at the Royal College of Physicians where she oversees a varied portfolio of clinical service accreditation programmes. The RCP's accreditation activities include the JAG endoscopy programme, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme, the IQILS Liver programme, IQAS allergy programme and the QPIDS primary immunodeficiency programme. 


Before joining the Royal College of Physicians, Dimple worked at the Health Foundation on a UK-wide improvement initiative. Dimple has spent the majority of her career working in the NHS as an operational manager in services including oncology, respiratory medicine, digestive diseases and the emergency department. She has a particular interest in service improvement and engaging junior doctors in management.


You can follow Dimple on Twitter: @Dimple_Health



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