Quality Champions’ Network

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The GSS Quality Champions’ Network exists to support Heads of Profession in raising the quality of official statistics within departments. Quality Champions will promote quality management tools within departments, as well as coordinating best practice across the GSS. They will do this by:

1. Championing Quality Management as a method of encouraging and promoting a culture of continuous improvement through self-assessment and quality reviews using GSS Quality tools.

2. Attending Network meetings. Actively participating in discussions on good practice and sharing own departmental experiences. Taking the opportunity to broaden knowledge of good practice across the GSS and build links with other Quality Champions.

3. Contributing to GSS-wide quality initiatives by actively liaising within departments and across the GSS on risk assessment, quality assurance and quality review processes.

4. Being proactive in ensuring Heads of Profession and colleagues within departments are kept up to date with key developments relating to quality; acting as a central point of contact for advice on quality.

5. Ensuring departments publish and maintain up-to-date information on statistical quality assurance.

6. Co-ordinating updates on departmental quality work and progress against quality goals/targets, on behalf of the HoP, for inclusion in the Annual Assurance Reports for the National Statistician’s Office.

Who are the Quality Champions?

List of GSS Quality Champions – May 2017

BIS                   Dawn Camus
DECC               Iain Macleay
DCLG               Lu Han
DCMS              Penny Allen
DEFRA             Andrew Woodend
DfID                  Michael Morris
DfT                   Matthew Tranter
DH                   Mike Batley
DWP                Laura Watson
FSA                 Robin Clifford
HMRC             Matthew Brunning
HMRC             Rafael Mastrangelo
Home Office    David Matz
NHS Digital     Adam Little

HSE                Charlotte Young
HSE                Ian Polanowski
MoD                Kerry F
MoJ                Chandni.Lakhani
NISRA            Ruth Fulton
OfSted            Rebecca Hulme
OME               Tony Wilkins
ONS               Jill Pobjoy
ORR               Chris Casanovas
SG                  David Smith
VOA                Philippe Guiblin
WG                 Lisa Walters
WG                 Becky Gillard


Quality Champion Induction Pack

The following documents will aid your role as a quality champion:

Quality Champions Roles and Responsibilities
Quality Champion Initial Tasks
GSS Statistical Quality Management Framework

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