Rhona Buckingham

Executive director, care quality improvement

Rhona is executive director of the Care Quality Improvement Department (CQID).

CQID delivers significant work programmes that support healthcare quality improvement and patient safety initiatives through its operational units: the National Guideline Centre, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Accreditation Unit, Health Informatics Unit and the RCPs Future Hospital Programme.

A nurse by profession, Rhona has 18 years’ clinical and managerial experience in NHS secondary care settings, primary care, public health and clinical teaching overseas under the auspice of Voluntary Service Overseas.