Our senior managers are:
Pauline was appointed Interim Medical Director in January 2012. She joined NCAS in 2004 as an Associate Director and has had lead responsibility for the development and delivery of the assessment service. She has held senior posts in the NHS, including Medical Director of Newcastle City Health NHS Trust, Chief Executive of Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority and Associate Postgraduate Dean at the University of Newcastle. She trained as a GP in Glasgow. Following a Teaching Fellowship in Canada, she joined an inner city practice in Leicester and was appointed as Lecturer at Leicester Medical School. From 1989-94 she lived in New Zealand and was Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at Auckland Medical School and subsequently the Academic Dean, responsible for teaching, curriculum and assessment. Pauline has a long-term interest in the assessment of clinical competence and has worked on a number of national initiatives including the development of assessment methods for the GMC's Performance Procedures; the Workplace-Based Assessment Subcommittee of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, which developed the assessment framework for trainee doctors in the Foundation Programme; and the Recertification Technical Group of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has contributed widely to the literature on assessment and is involved with international collaborations in the assessment of clinicians in practice. She currently chairs the International Physician Assessment Coalition (IPAC).
Claire oversees NCAS case management including Back on Track services. Claire qualified as a nurse with Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, specialising in intensive care. Following senior management and education roles in the Royal Navy, NHS and University sector and subsequent study (her existing Masters in Health Professional Education was complemented by a first class law degree) she was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 2004. During this period until 2010 she lectured on all aspects of Health and Social Welfare for the Open University. As a non-practising barrister Claire then headed up the Fitness to Practise department at the Nursing and Midwifery Council before joining NCAS in 2007 to develop remediation services.
Kevin is Associate Director (Business Development) overseeing the business management, planning and strategic direction of NCAS. He is responsible for leading NCAS’ business support and development functions, including: corporate governance, legal services, information, finance, human resources, and IT. He joined NCAS in 2003 as evaluation and research manager before taking the lead for NCAS’ corporate and development functions. Prior to joining NCAS he held senior management positions in research and clinical governance within acute care and combined care NHS Trusts in London and the South East. Kevin originally qualified as a health economist and has lectured and led programmes of research into clinical interventions and service delivery across the UK and overseas.