Meet the team

Professor Thirumala Krishna
IQAS clinical lead

Professor Thirumala Krishna (TK) is clinical lead for IQAS. He is a Consultant Allergist and Immunologist and lead physician for the Allergy service at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham. He has other roles including member of Standards of Care Committee and lead physician for national audits for BSACI, member of Specialist Advisory Committee in Immunology, Training Programme Director and Chair of Specialist Training Committee in Immunology for West Midlands. He has published over 60 papers in peer review journals, contributed to several book chapters and served as lead author/co-author for national guidelines for allergic conditions. 

Gemma Mackay
Programme manager

Gemma is the programme manager for the IQAS and 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 IQILS Liver programme, the Pulmonary rehabilitation 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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