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Dan Smith


Dr Dan Smith is Editor in chief of Medical Care - driving change and has responsibility for collaborating with colleagues to find and create innovative, and useful content. Dan also ensurs material on Medical Care is frequently reviewed and up to date.

Dan is a Respiratory Consultant in the East Midlands at Sherwood Forest Hospitals. He works nationally for NHS England supporting organisations to improve patient care by enabling teams to deliver quality improvement programmes.

You can connect with Dan @DoctorDanSmith

Holly Townsend

Improvement Project Manager

Holly is the project manager for Medical Care – driving change. She is responsible for the planning, tracking and organisation of the project, as well as holding responsibility for risk and managing operational tasks within the team.

Holly has a background in managing improvement projects focusing on service redesign and patient outcomes within the NHS in Wales and has worked on international public health intervention projects implemented in South Sudan and Chad.

Sonia Mackenzie

Improvement Programme Manager

Sonia has overarching responsibility for the planning, delivery, and development of the improvement workstreams as well as their effective governance. Major projects currently include the revitalisation of the Medical Care website and related activities.

Sonia started her professional career as a quality systems engineer in the Aerospace industry, progressing to quality and improvement manager leading in compliance with ISO and CAA accreditations, and continuous improvement initiatives. Following 17 years in manufacturing, Sonia moved into healthcare with a focus on integrated care through digital social prescribing and building capacity within the community and voluntary sector.

Sophie Johnson

Digital Content Manager

Sophie is our Digital Content Manager. She’s responsible for the planning, tracking and organisation of the website. She also manages website design and user improvements.

Sophie has a background in third-sector digital communications. She’s managed website design and content redevelopment projects for organisations such as the General Medical Council and Manchester Metropolitan University.


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