Meet the programme team

The office team are responsible for the daily running of the programme. If you wish to contact any member of the team, please email us at

Dr Nasreen Khan
linical lead

Nasreen Khan  leads the Adult Allergy service in Leicester. She is a Consultant Allergist and Respiratory Physician and proud of the multidisciplinary team at UHL (Leicester). The Leicester Adult Allergy service provides a comprehensive package of care and works closely with its local network (Trent Regional Immunology and Allergy Consortium). Nasreen is looking forward to getting involved within IQAS and is enthused by its aims.

Dragana Smith
Programme manager

Dragana is the programme manager for the IQAS programme. She is responsible for the delivery and development of three accreditation programmes - Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS), Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPIDS) and Improving Quality in Allergy Services (IQAS). Each programme offers a robust accreditation pathway for the relevant sectors with the aim of improving the quality of clinical services throughout the UK.

Previously, Dragana has worked in the fields of legal practice and medical education. She has a background in accreditation and standards development in charitable and membership organisations where the focus is on making a difference to the quality of learning and improving healthcare.

Laura Bewley

Programme coordinator

Laura is the programme coordinator for the IQAS and QPIDS programmes and is responsible for managing assessments and supporting services on their accreditation journey.

Before starting work at the Royal College of Physicians Laura worked in education as a teacher, prior to this Laura worked within the events industry after graduating from Falmouth University


 Joel McKevitt

Programme administrator

Joel is the Programme Administrator for the IQAS and QPIDS programmes. He is responsible for supporting services gain accreditation on their pathway and he will be leading on service invoicing. In addition to this role, he will also be the programme administrator for the IQILS programme.

Before Joel joined the Royal College of Physicians, he worked within an administrative role in a legal firm and graduated from the University of Liverpool studying Communications and Media.


Dimple Keen

Accreditation Unit manager

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, the IQILS Liver, the Pulmonary rehabilitation and the QPIDS immunodeficiency programmes. 

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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