Dr Androulla Johnstone
Service review and corporate governance expert
Androulla is a former CEO of the Health and Social Care Advisory Service, which was created by the Secretary of State for Health in 1969 to lead NHS investigations, develop investigative systems and policy, and to “speak truth unto power”. She has chaired or quality reviewed 80 independent homicide and unexpected death independent investigations for publication. She chaired the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Investigation. She chaired a 17-strong panel of experts in a large-scale independent investigation in Wales with a cohort of 108 patients on behalf of Welsh Government. She has delivered 45 service reviews and several hundred internal investigation processes. She has also led thematic reviews into mental health service user homicides and suicides, together with several inpatient suicide cases. Androulla has expert knowledge about investigatory method, and what steps investigators must take to avoid the risk of judicial review.