Moyra Amess, Associate Director of Assurance and Accreditation Services, manages a team of client managers who support clients undertaking a range of healthcare accreditation programmes. Her prime responsibilities are to ensure the timely development of standards for each health care sector from acute hospital care to care home, hospices and addiction treatment centres; the overview of the CHKS accreditation council and awards panel; and the ongoing account management of existing clients and development of new business both in the UK and Europe. Her experience and skills include the development of standards and audit criteria to assess and measure health care and health outcomes, evaluation of health care quality, and understanding of data sources and healthcare indicators. She is a standing committee member on a Quality Standards Committee at NICE, and a member of the UK Health and Social Care Accreditation Forum.

Charlie McLaughlan is the Director for Accreditation and Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He researched and initiated the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) programme which has now rolled out across the UK with significant early NHS engagement. He is currently integrating all anaesthetic projects and processes into a quality improvement model for enhanced perioperative patient care and more efficient use of resource; the work centres on workplace intelligence gained from ACSA reviews and College engagement with other national clinical improvement organisations. Charlie is also the leader for Workstream 2 of the Clinical Service Accreditation Alliance.

Audrey Michniewicz is a social scientist and experienced healthcare manager, who has worked in both the UK and the Middle East to support organisations to deliver high quality healthcare and reach international accreditation standards.
She currently works for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as a strategic consultant on clinical care and continuous quality improvement. She is redesigning the Trustís Quality Assurance processes to ensure it meets a high standard, is continuously evaluated and reflects the Trustís key value of putting people with cystic fibrosis at the core of everything they do.

Rob Turpin is a Market Development Manager at the British Standards Institution (BSI) and has led the development of the healthcare standards programme since 2012. He has expertise in: creation of consensus standards to support healthcare services; developing strategies for future standards programmes; national input into European and international (ISO) programmes. Rob is a member of the UK Health and Social Care Forum and has worked with the Clinical Services Accreditation Alliance work streams.

Caroline Rogers is the Accreditation Manager at the Royal College of Physicians. The RCP hosts accreditation and quality improvement programmes in endoscopy, occupational health, physiological services, allergy and immunodeficiency. Caroline has expertise in team leadership, governance, financial management, quality assurance and the development of new programmes. Caroline is vice-chair of the UK Health and Social Care Forum and sits on the workstream 2 group for the Clinical Services Accreditation Alliance.

Adrian Worrall is Head of the Royal College of Psychiatristsí Centre for Quality Improvement and has led the development of its quality networks and accreditation programmes. He has expertise in: designing, running and evaluating accreditation schemes; setting up information systems to support accreditation; developing service standards; developing data collection tools; delivering training; and producing training material. Adrian is Chair of the UK Health and Social Care Accreditation Forum.

Charles Shaw trained as a hospital accreditation surveyor in Canada and helped to set up national programmes in France, South Africa, Jordan and UK. Charles established the UK Accreditation Forum (now Health and Social Care) at the Kingís Fund, and a European Forum based in Krakow. He has led several surveys of national accreditation programmes in Europe and globally, which provided the basis of many published papers. Since retiring from the NHS in 2000 Charles has been occupied with quality improvement in health systems, and is currently on contract with WHO in Moldova and Indonesia.

Graham Mockler is the Policy and Implementation Manager for Service Accreditation at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and manages the Clinical Service Accreditation Alliance (CSAA) programme of work. The CSAA aims to standardise clinical service accreditation across healthcare, improving quality, increasing the focus on patients, and reducing the burden of accreditation. Graham has a background in regulatory quality assurance and accreditation of medical education and training in the UK and Australia.

Peter Jarritt represents the Academy for Healthcare Science and is the project manager for the accreditation scheme being developed by the Academy for Healthcare Science and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) on behalf of Chief Scientific Officer for England. He is a past president of the IPEM and has wide experience in the delivery of quality systems into healthcare science services. The Academy has experience in the specification and delivery of a number of healthcare science accreditation and self assessment and improvement schemes.

Other valued members include:

Clare Land, Senior Designer, Acute Policy Team, Care Quality Commission

Judith Willetts, Chief Executive, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Paul Stennett, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Accreditation Service

Sue Brand, Managing Director, RDB Star Rating

Claire Bethune, Steering Group Member, UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network

You may contact members of the HASCAF Steering Group via hascaf.info@gmail.com