Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire a CCG Board Member and Deputy Chair of the National Institute of Health Research Public Health Programme Advisory Board. He is a Health Foundation Generation Q Quality Improvement Fellow, Hon Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics.
Jim has experience in service commissioning and quality improvement in end of life care. A Chartered Psychologist, Jim has worked on organisational quality, equality and diversity issues for over twenty years, having previously held appointments from the Lord Chancellor advising the judiciary of England and Wales on diversity and equality, produced guidelines for NHS Trusts on religious equality and guidance and toolkits for the Home Office and Dept of Communities and Local Government.
In 2011 Jim was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Healthcare Excellence by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for healthcare the Holy See can award. Previous recipients include Sir Alexander Fleming.
Outside work, Jim is an advisor to the Art of Dying Well project (www.artofdyingwell.org) and an advisor on healthcare to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. He volunteers in his local parish and is a Secular Discalced Carmelite.