Project Partners

Name: Ali Jones

Organisation: Iriss

Role: Project Manager

I am Project Lead within the New Standards Project. My work currently focuses on integrating new policy and standards into practice, by developing partnership work in the sector.

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Name: Henry Mathias

Organisation: The Care Inspectorate

Role: Strategic Lead for the new Health and Social Care Standards

Qualified in social work, Henry has extensive experience regulating and improving care.  Before taking up his current role as Strategic Lead for the new National Health and Social Care Standards, Henry has held a range of senior positions with the Care Inspectorate and its predecessor body.  For example, he previously led the National Registration team and was responsible for achieving positive outcomes for older people across Scotland following the collapse of the Southern Cross care provider.  Henry is a driving force in changing the culture of regulation and scrutiny from measuring compliance with provider inputs to assessing and improving outcomes for people experiencing care.

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Name: Jacqueline Dennis (Jackie)

Organisation: The Care Inspectorate

Role: Health Improvement Advisor

Jackie is a Health Improvement Adviser with the Care Inspectorate. She works with a range of health and social care services to support improvement activity that leads to better care outcomes for people who access care.  She has been the lead on several health related improvement projects around improving bowel and bladder function/continence of older people and promoting a food first approach to support older people to eat and drink well who are living in care.

Jackie is a qualified Registered General Nurse and Registered Mental Nurse.  She completed her MBA in 2001and has a wide range of clinical experience from practising in both the private and public sector over the past 35 years. She moved into regulation in 2004 as an inspector. 

Jackie has a recognised regulatory qualification which she completed in 2009 and she completed the Scottish Improvement Leadership course (ScILc) in 2018.

She uses the Health and Social Care Standards when undertaking/supporting improvement activity to help inform thinking as well as referring to them when developing health guidance.