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Governance

The NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC is overseen by an Executive Management Board, which meets three or four times per year and holds the leadership to account for the management and performance of the centre. There is also a Strategic Advisory Group which meets twice per year and acts in an advisory capacity.

The Executive Management Board's membership is:

  • Chair: Chris Brookes (Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Doctor, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Frances Healey (Deputy Director of Patient Safety (Insight), NHS England & NHS Improvement)
  • Kay Marshall (Head of the School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester)
  • Diane Morrison (Director of Finance, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Darren Ashcroft (Director, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC)
  • Karen Considine (Centre Manager, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC)
  • Angela Ruddock (Non-Executive Lay Member)
  • Vacant (Non-Executive Lay Member)

The Strategic Advisory Group's membership is:

  • Chair: Frances Healey (Deputy Director of Patient Safety (Insight), NHS England & NHS Improvement)
  • Karina Aase (Centre Director for SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • Darren Ashcroft (Director, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC)
  • Paul Bowie (Programme Director (Safety & Improvement), NHS Education for Scotland)
  • Karen Considine (Centre Manager, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC)
  • Jay Hamilton (Associate Director of Health & Implementation, Patient Safety Collaborative Lead, Health Innovation Manchester)
  • Amanda Risino (Managing Director and Deputy CEO, Health Innovation Manchester)
  • Catherine Robinson (Director PSSRU at Manchester and Associate Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research)
  • Nicky Timmis (Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement Manager, Health Innovation Manchester)
  • Neil Walbran (Chief Officer, Healthwatch, Manchester)