Jan joins Kidney Care UK as Director of Patient Support Services from Diabetes UK where she held the position of Assistant Director of Services from 2019-2021.
Previously Jan worked at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Directorate Manager of Adult Social Care and Registration and was Deputy Chair of the Adult Social Care Continuous Improvement Quality and Evaluation Board. Prior to that she had roles as the Chief Executive and Director of Operations at Age UK Hertfordshire for nine years, was a member of the National Age UK Services Committee and a member of the Hertfordshire Coproduction Board.
In August 2014 Jan achieved a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University and in 2015 had a research paper published by the Cambridge Scholars Press. She also holds an MBA with a first degree in Health and Social Care.
Paul Bristow, Chief Executive of Kidney Care UK, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dr Jan Gough to the team at Kidney Care UK. Her appointment marks a step change in our ability to improve and expand our existing patient support services as well as developing new ones. I look forward to working together with Jan and the rest of the charity to reach and support even more patients and their families in 2021 and beyond, and improving life for the thousands of people living with kidney disease throughout the UK.”
I am delighted to be joining Kidney Care UK, the leading kidney patient support charity, at such a pivotal and exciting time as the charity launches its new strategy to help even more people living with kidney conditions to live well and ensure no one faces kidney disease alone. I very much look forward to working with everyone to hear how we can, together, build on the excellent work the charity is currently doing and develop and expand even further the services we provide to reach even more people who need advice, support and assistance.Dr Jan Gough Director of Patient Support Services, Kidney Care UK
KIDNEY CARE UK 02/2021- current
- Director of Patient Support Services
DIABETES UK 02/2019 to 02/2021
- Assistant Director Services (UK)
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION 07/2017 to 03/2019
- Directorate Manager Adult Social Care and Registration
AGE UK HERTFORDSHIRE
- CEO 7/2015 to 07/2017
- Director of Operations 10/2008 to 07/2015
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
- Doctor of Business Administration, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University 2011-2014
- Post Grad Cert Business Research Methods (A, A & A), Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University 2011-2012
- Master of Business Administration (Merit), OU Business School 2007-2010
- BSc (Honours) in Health & Social Care (2.1), OU 2003-2006
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