Executive director, care quality improvement
Sue Latchem leads the Care Quality Improvement Directorate (CQID).
CQID delivers ambitious programmes that support healthcare improvement and patient safety via a range of workstreams and partnerships:
- Managing national clinical audit programmes to improve care in COPD and asthma services, falls and fragility fracture care (The NACAP and FFFAP audit teams).
- Accrediting clinical services in endoscopy, allergy, liver, pulmonary rehabilitation, and primary immunodeficiency with a new pilot for diabetes from 2022 (The accreditation teams: JAG, IQAS, IQILS, IQIPS, PRSAS).
- Supporting healthcare improvement and patient safety in the NHS via learning programmes, projects, bespoke support to NHS teams together with support to a range of networks including the RCP Patient Carer Network (The Improvement team).
A nurse and midwife by profession, Sue has significant clinical, managerial and leadership experience in the NHS having worked in secondary care and regional roles and more recently in a number of national level roles supporting change and improvement.
Sue continues to focus her work on making a difference to patients by working with them, alongside clinicians, to develop and implement programmes of change based on evidence and data.