The driving force behind inQuisit is Director Sally Williams. She formed the company in 2015 after many years as a health services researcher, policy analyst and review manager.
Sally has extensive expertise in best practice for professional regulation, medical training and development, complaints management, healthcare governance and quality improvement.
Research and reports
Sally has worked for regulators, think tanks and NHS organisations. She has authored and co-authored a range of published reports. She undertakes literature reviews, facilitates stakeholder events, designs surveys, leads site visits and focus groups, and conducts qualitative interviews.
Health service reviews
Sally has conducted more than 60 reviews of surgical, physician, paediatric and psychiatric services on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians, the British Orthopaedic Association, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and what used to be known as the National Clinical Assessment Service. These reviews share in common a drive to improve the quality of patient care through supporting healthcare practitioners, managers and other NHS staff to embed national guidelines and professional standards.
Breadth of experience
Sally was Principal Adjudicator for ISCAS (Independent Healthcare Sector Complaints Adjudication Service) for seven years. She is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council (GMC). She has national board experience and also of NHS commissioning (with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough PCT and then its Clinical Commissioning Group).
Originally, Sally’s background was in consumer health research and advocacy: she worked as Principal Health Policy Researcher at Which?. Her experience in publishing means inQuisit can offer a publication-ready report to high editorial and design standards.
Sally has an MA in Health and Community Care from Durham University.
inQuisit Ltd has a wide network and often draws together bespoke teams according to the needs of each project. This has included using specialist market researchers and qualitative researchers to extend the reach of research projects; leading a team of clinical fellows to survey surgical trainees; and working alongside a veterinary surgeon to conduct a specialist literature review.
"I could not recommend Sally more highly. When leading our review on Obesity, she marshalled a large, complex body of evidence to deliver a high quality, accessible output, well received by our target audience in local authorities. She is a great team player and always meets the deadlines she is working to."Candace Imison, Deputy Director of Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilisation, NIHR Coordinating Centre
"Sally is an expert researcher and analyst. Her experience and expertise in complex areas of the NHS have been invaluable towards developing SAS strategy for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is reliable with time restraints and is an absolute pleasure to work with."Mrs Vinita Shekar, Chair SAS Forum and Council Lead for SAS Strategy, Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
"The RCP invited review service brings together expertise from specialised societies and works with the best review managers to produce honest, coherent, and meaningful reports. Sally Williams has been that person on many occasions - she offers a rare combination of experience, judgement, and integrity with accessible writing. She provides a first-class product on every occasion."Dr Adam de Belder, Medical Director for Invited Reviews, Royal College of Physicians