Introducing our new RCPCH Officers for Clinical Standards and Quality Improvement

In April 2021, Dr Raj Krishnan and Dr Jan Dudley succeeded Dr John Alexander as RCPCH Officers for Clinical Standards and Quality Improvement in a new job-share role. Raj and Jan share their thoughts as they take office and outline their aspirations and priorities for the next three years.

Dr Raj Krishnan
Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist 
Associate Medical Director (Patient Safety and Governance) 
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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"Over the years I have undertaken several management and leadership roles and have experience in using quality improvement methods to redesign patient pathways.

"Through the RCPCH role, I would advance the college strategy for quality improvement by promoting the importance of data access and utility for informing and planning QI projects. My leadership and contributions enabling others to improve quality has demonstrated the importance of supporting clinicians to understand what data is available to them and how to analyse it. I am glad to be appointed to this role and look forward to working with the RCPCH team."

Dr Raj Krishnan
Dr Raj Krishnan

Dr Jan Dudley
Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist and Lead for Dialysis Quality  
Bristol Royal Hospital For Children

President Elect, British Association for Paediatric Nephrology

"Delivering high quality care consistently to children and young people requires availability of rigorously developed clinical guidelines, a commitment to learn from errors and excellence and a drive to effect measurable improvements in care.

"The College is uniquely placed to support the paediatric workforce to achieve these goals and I am delighted to be involved with this as Officer for Clinical Standards and QI."

Dr Jan Dudley
Dr Jan Dudley