RCP appoints new clinical director for audit and accreditation programme

The RCP has appointed Dr Jane Youde, a consultant in medicine for the elderly, as clinical director for its leading national audit and accreditation programme.

Dr Youde joins the RCP having previously been clinical director for rehabilitation and elderly care business unit for Derby Hospitals Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. She led the development of the Frailty Service in Derby, and has served as the secondary care representative on the Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board. 

The RCP’s audit and accreditation programme sets standards for areas of clinical care, and measures and evaluates that care to drive quality improvement. It works directly with physicians, clinical teams, hospitals and policy makers to design services that deliver the best possible care for patients.

Dr Youde will oversee the work of the programme, including the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), National Asthma and COPD Programme (NACAP), and the Falls and Fracture Fragility Programme (FFFAP), which she currently sits on the board of as a representative of the British Geriatric Society (BGS). 

I am delighted to be appointed as the new clinical director for the RCP’s audit and accreditation programme. The RCP’s national clinical audits and accreditation schemes have been at the forefront of driving quality improvement throughout the NHS and helping to deliver better care for patients.

Dr Jane Youde

Speaking on her appointment, Dr Jane Youde said:
'I am delighted to be appointed as the new clinical director for the RCP’s audit and accreditation programme. The RCP’s national clinical audits and accreditation schemes have been at the forefront of driving quality improvement throughout the NHS and helping to deliver better care for patients. I look forward to working closely with colleagues and stakeholders to further embed and develop this important work.'   

Professor David Oliver, RCP clinical vice president, said:
'I am pleased to welcome Jane to the RCP. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience across the NHS in leading programmes to improve care for patients, and her expertise in these areas is sure to be a considerable asset for the work of the RCP.'