The Health & Social Care Benchmarking Network

Realising Improvement in Health and Care in Scotland

Executive Members

Eleanor Cunningham

Eleanor has worked in Research and Information and Strategic Policy and Performance for over 20 years. A recent achievement has been through collaboration with NHS and LIST colleagues to develop a hospital flow dashboard on Tableau, soon to be extended to cover the whole system, including the community. Other current work, along with NHS and Partnership colleagues, and supported by Ailsa Cook, includes developing an evidence base for person-centered care for people with long term conditions using outcomes chains.

She is keen to make sure that any monitoring, benchmarking or analysis that we do – either in Edinburgh or as members of the Benchmarking Network – adds


Eleanor is the Network’s Chairperson.

Martin Kane – Treasurer

Martin currently works in the post of Planning and Performance Manager in South Lanarkshire Council’s Social Work Department, a post he has now held since 2008.  His career in a health and social care context started in 1997, when Martin joined the NHS as a national graduate management trainee.  Following successful completion of the management training scheme, Martin took on a substantive appointment within NHS Greater Glasgow as a Business Manager for Child Health, Medicine and Psychiatry, a post which he held until 2002.  From 2002 to 2008, Martin’s career pathway changed, when he joined local government in South Lanarkshire as a Planning and Development Officer for Children’s Services.  As a result of experience working in both a health and local government context, Martin has made significant contributions multi – agency working in South Lanarkshire and more recently supporting the development of health and social care integration arrangements for the Partnership.

Maureen Chalmers

Maureen has many years’ experience in Quality Assurance and performance management across the Private and Public sector. She is an Accredited EFQM Assessor and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor. She worked within the Voluntary sector for over seven years before taking up her Performance and Quality post at Stirling Council in 2013. Maureen’s current role includes external data returns and the monitoring and reporting of performance information across Social Services through a range of activities such as audit of case files and reporting of key performance indicators on a quarterly and annual basis. Over 2014, she was involved in the Meaningful and Measurable Outcomes Project, a collaborative action research project which looked at approaches to developing and embedding an outcomes approach to practice.


Vicky Freeman
Vicky Freeman

Vicky is the Head of Strategic Planning and the Performance Lead for NHS Dumfries and Galloway. She joined the NHS in 1982 and was a nurse for seventeen years before moving into management. Her first management role was as a Registration and Inspection Officer just before the Care Commission was established. The main focus of Vicky’s role at this time is in establishing the commissioning cycle for Dumfries & Galloway including the development of a suite of documents that form the Integration Joint Board’s strategic plan for Health and Social Care and leading in performance management for the Partnership.

Members of the network can find contact details for all the other members in our secure area, using their dropbox account.

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