Health Improvement Alliance Europe Members and Advisors

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Health Improvement Alliance Europe Members and Advisors

2023–​2024 Members

  • Barts Health NHS Trust, England, UK
  • Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership, England, UK
  • Belfast Heath and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK 
  • Cambridge University Hospital, England, UK
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK
  • Danish Society for Patient Safety, Denmark
  • Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, England, UK 
  • Estonian Hospital Association, Estonia 
  • FlaQuM-KULeuven, Belgium
  • Guelph Community Health Center, Canada 
  • Hampshire and IOW Integrated Care System, England, UK 
  • Health and Social Care Quality Improvement (HSCQI), Northern Ireland, UK
  • Health Quality BC, Canada
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, England, UK
  • Jesus Seijo Coello Hospital, Venezuela
  • Landspitali National University Hospital, Iceland
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK
  • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, England, UK
  • Lumell Associates, Sweden 
  • Municipality of Aarhus, Department for Health and Care, Denmark
  • Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Scotland, UK 
  • NHS England, England, UK
  • NHS Scotland and Scottish Government, Scotland, UK
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC), Northern Ireland, UK
  • Plateforme pour l'Amélioration continue de la Qualité des soins et de la Sécurité des patients (PAQS), Belgium
  • Public Health Wales, Wales, UK
  • Ribera Salud Group, Spain
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK
  • South Eastern Heath and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Southern Heath and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
  • The County Council of Region Jönköping, Sweden
  • The King’s Fund, England, UK 
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Westminster City Council, England, UK


Derek Feeley

Derek Feeley, former ​President and CEO of IHI, previously served as its Executive Vice President from 2013 to 2015, during which time he had executive-level responsibility for driving IHI’s strategy in five focus areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and the Triple Aim. Prior to joining IHI in 2013, Mr. Feeley served as Director General for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In that role he was the principal advisor to the Scottish Government on health and health care policy and on public service improvement. He also provided leadership to NHS Scotland’s 140,000 staff in their delivery of high-quality health and health care. In 2013, Mr. Feeley was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to health and health care.

Pedro Delgado

Pedro Delgado, MSc, Vice President, IHI, has a unique ability to work across cultures, languages, and systems. Based in the United Kingdom, he has been a driving force in IHI’s global strategy. From work on reducing C-sections in Brazil, to improving early years education in Chile, to improving patient safety in Portugal and mental health in London, Mr. Delgado has led the key senio​r relationships and design and implementation of large-scale health system improvement efforts and networks globally. He coaches senior leaders and teams, and lectures extensively worldwide on large-scale change, patient safety, and quality improvement. During his time at IHI, he also facilitated the Quality and Innovation Centers network, which included Kaiser Permanente’s Performance Improvement Institute, Qulturum in Jönköping County (Sweden), and the James Anderson Center for Clinical Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His background is rich in diversity, including a brief period as a professional football (soccer) player, roles in hospital management and large-scale improvement leadership in the UK, and experience working in mental health in Venezuela and the UK. He holds summa cum laude degrees in Psychology and in Global Business, and an MSc in Healthcare Management and Leadership.

Susan Hannah

Susan Hannah, Senior Director, IHI, has a background in high-care nursing and expertise as a leader for patient safety and clinical improvement in Scottish health care, responsible for the delivery of patient safety in a health system and serving as faculty for the national program. A trained Improvement Advisor, she worked in the Scottish government for six years, performing improvement and leadership roles to influence the adoption of quality strategies and improvement science in government policy teams and across public services. Ms. Hannah led the design and delivery of a national Raising Attainment for All QI Collaborative for Education, later amalgamating this with the Early Years Collaborative to establish and lead the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative, a large-scale national program that delivers multiagency quality improvement communities working to improve health and achievement outcomes across Scotland.

Angela Zambeaux

Angela G. Zambeaux, Director, IHI, has managed a wide variety of IHI projects and programs. Since 2013 Ms. Zambeaux has managed the Always Events program and contributed to the spread of Always Events across NHS England through the publication of a toolkit and coaching of improvement teams. She has worked with The Conversation Project and Conversation Ready projects to help make sure people’s end-of-life care wishes are expressed and respected. As Operational Director for Europe, her role includes project design, delivery, and evaluation. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Zambeaux provided project management support to a small accounting firm and spent a year in France teaching English to elementary school students.​

Andreia Cavaco

Andreia Cavaco, Project Manager, IHI, is experienced in quality improvement projects. Ms Cavaco spent most of her career in the UK, where she was the programme and communications manager for the Patient Safety Collaborative for the Northeast and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network. She also worked as a senior programme manager at the external quality delivery arm of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Rubis.Qi, working with projects across the UK. She is delighted to have joined IHI in May 2022 and to be the Project Manager for the Health Improvement Alliance Europe.

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