Speaker Profiles

Conference Speakers 2019

Date: Friday 18th October
Location: Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich B70 7JW
Time: 9.30-4pm

Dr Donna Thompson – BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCP

Hair Disorder in the African and Caribbean population

Dr. Donna Thompson is a Consultant Dermatologist and Specialty Lead for Dermatology practising at the

Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital in Birmingham a part of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. She has special interest in skin conditions affecting both children and adults and provides a weekly Paediatric Dermatology clinic as well as a General Dermatology service for adults. She is the current Specialty Lead for Dermatology at SWBH and is the lead physician for a dedicated Regional Skin Allergy Unit providing patch testing and other tests required as part of the investigation and management of contact eczemas as well as other contact, occupational and environmentally induced skin diseases.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies faculties of Natural and Medical Sciences where she obtained Bachelor of Science (BSc.) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. She later graduated from the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology / University of London, obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Clinical Dermatology with distinction. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (London) and has obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Dermatology.

Dr. Thompson is the Local organiser for the monthly West Midland Regional Dermatology Clinical Meetings and is the current Secretary of the Midlands Dermatological Society. She sits on the following committees; the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA), the Dowling Club of the United Kingdom and Ireland and the Caribbean Dermatology Association established since 1992.

 

Dr Prabir Banerjee

Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Banajee is a highly respected Endocrinologist and Diabetologist with more than 30 years experience. He has recenty retired from full time work at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust. He was also a senior honorary lecturer in Birmingham university. He has worked in different countries like India, Middle east and UK and has about 50 publications in different journals.

 

Robana Hussain-Mills – BSc(Hons), MA, RN

Taking a chance and making a change in nursing

Head of Professional Standards and Leadership, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs/ICS, Deputy Clinical Director, PCN Nottingham City East, Senior Primary Care Practitioner, NEMS Platform One Practice

 

Barbara Hylton-Walker

Living with Dementia

For many years now Barbara has held varied roles in the mental health field; commissioning, lecturering, developing projects, and pioneering self-help groups as well as one to one work.

Albeit educated at Master’s degree level (Leadership), Barbara has kept her focus towards the purposeful, personal and spiritual development of others and today play a very active role in her church.

Dementia is no stranger to Barbara, who has seen and experienced the impact it has on the family, and community in which she serves.

A carer now to both her parents, Barbara gave up the career flag, and now works for a local Charity in the Midlands advising families looking after loved ones experiencing dementia issues or changes.

Barbara believes the carer need a voice, and we must understand that one size does not fit all.

 

Jill Fraser

Jill Fraser is Chief Executive and Co-founder of the healthcare charity, Kissing it Better, a charity that offers meaningful work experience to young people in hospitals and care homes.

She trained at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and during her training was awarded a scholarship by The Kings Fund to work in America. She has presented health features for many programmes on television and radio including Woman’s Hour, Newsround and Breakfast Time for the BBC.

Passionately believing that everyone has a talent, Kissing it Better aims to seek out that special skill in all our students, from all backgrounds, and encourages them to share it, sensitively, with those who for a variety of  reasons feel the wider world may have forgotten them. In May this year, the charity launched a range of fully regulated teaching programmes called ‘Creative Thoughtfulness in the Care of Others’ and is now delivering it to young people in schools, colleges and universities.

The charity is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. We also offer workshops for primary school children to help them understand their much older relatives, and lively one-day courses for anyone wanting ideas on how best to care for a loved one.

Kissing it Better has won several national awards for their work.

As well as regular visits to hospitals and care homes as part of Kissing it Better, Jill speaks at conferences across   the country and writes articles for national newspapers and magazines. She is a contributor to several BBC radio shows, including PM, You and Yours on BBC Radio 4 and The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.

In July this year, Jill became a Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire.

 

Trevor Nesbitt

Cardiology Specialist Nurse


 
Conference Speakers 2018

Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Location: Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich B70 7JW|
Time: 9.30-4pm

 

Dr Ansu Basu – MBBS DTM&H MD FRCP FRCPI DipStats

Diabetes & Flatbush Syndrome

Dr Ansu Basu currently works as a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at City and Sandwell Hospitals, Birmingham. He completed his MD on Automated imaging in Diabetic Retinopathy using Artificial Neural Networks from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His clinical interests include diabetes in pregnancy, diabetic dyslipidaemia and has also has a keen interest in thyroid ultrasonography. His academic interest s includes cardiovascular disease in diabetes. He also actively involved in Undergraduate teaching and is an honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Birmingham. He was Clinical Director for the service for 4 years during which time the community Diabetes service model was developed.

 

Professor Nick Harding OBE

The structure of NHS moving forward and how that affects primary care.

FRCGP FRCP SFFMLM HonMFPH DRCOG DOccMed PGDip(Cardiology)

(GMC No 4102597)

Professor Nick Harding OBE has been Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group since 2011. He holds a number of roles, including working on secondment as Senior Clinical Leader for the NHS England ACS Primary Care Development Programme. Since 2014, Nick has been Chair of the National Specialised Commissioning Place Based Oversight Group and more recently as Chair for the New Care Models Oversight Group for Evaluation.

Nick has unusual experience both as a commissioner and provider of healthcare. As a commissioner, he created an award winning CCG recognised for its innovative culture, approach to engagement and its consistent high performance. As a provider, he was a founding GP Partner of the Modality Partnership which has seen steady growth in the last 10 years. It is now a multi-site primary care provider organisation with over 46 health centres and serving over 300,000 patients, and with an increasing number of outpatient appointments delivered locally. The model, evaluated by the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust, has had major investment in technology and back office support to improve access and resources for both clinicians and patients.

Nick has a real passion for creating a sustainable future for healthcare. He secured funding and delivered a leadership programme for over 100 West Midlands GPs to support their emergence as future leaders and inspire them to achieve change, which is now being rolled out nationally. In addition to this, he helped drive forward the new Aston Medical School to support children in deprived inner city areas, nurturing future medical talent for Birmingham that will be representative of their communities. He is also involved in health education projects in Malawi and social projects in inner city Birmingham.

 

Dr Peter Lewis

Lets Talk – What can we do to join the community and secondary care support teams together to benefit the patient?

Dr Lewis is a Consultant Psychiatrist and was the Medical Director for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust from June 2009 to March 2016. He is currently the Associate Medical Director for Research and Innovation at the Trust. He is a Board Member and Mental Health Clinical Lead of the West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (WMAHSN) since the inception of the organization in 2013.

He completed his training in medicine at the University of the West Indies in 1972, specialised in psychiatry at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, Canada, and obtained the Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Canadian Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1979. He has held appointments with the United Nations and the World Health Organisation to develop illicit drug control and prevention programmes in Africa and the Caribbean.

 

Keith W Hobbs FIT

Clinical Director and Fellow of the Institute of Trichologists & Member of the European Hair Research Society

Baldness and trauma from hair products and tight braiding and weaving and scalp infections.

 

Amanda Tembedza

Amanda Tembedza RGN. States ‘I Qualified at the age of 20 and have since gained experience working in Haematology, Toxicology, sexual health and Haemoglobinopathy. I believe in on-going education as this helps me provide the best evidence based care for my patients. I have recently completed my Non-Medical Prescribing course and this will greatly enhance the care and timely interventions for my patients.

I am of African decent and travel yearly, during these trips I do charity/volunteering working in Sexual Health. Reaching out to the young adults, who have recently been diagnosed with HIV.

Its always interesting and reflective to be working in a different environment where resources are not always available. It really makes me appreciate the opportunity that I have to be a nurse in the UK and NHS.

The Impact of Sickle Cell and Thalassemia


 
Past Annual Conference Speakers

 

2017

Dr Donna Thompson – BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCP

A Collection of cases of interesting skin conditions seen in African and Caribbean patients (Part 2)

Dr. Donna Thompson is a Consultant Dermatologist and Specialty Lead for Dermatology practising at the Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital in Birmingham a part of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

She has special interest in skin conditions affecting both children and adults and provides a weekly Paediatric Dermatology clinic as well as a General Dermatology service for adults. She is the current Specialty Lead for Dermatology at SWBH and is the lead physician for a dedicated Regional Skin Allergy Unit providing patch testing and other tests required as part of the investigation and management of contact eczemas as well as other contact, occupational and environmentally induced skin diseases.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of the West Indies faculties of Natural and Medical Sciences where she obtained Bachelor of Science (BSc.) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees.

She later graduated from the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology / University of London, obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Clinical Dermatology with distinction. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (London) and has obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Dermatology.

Dr. Thompson is the Local organiser for the monthly West Midland Regional Dermatology Clinical Meetings and is the current Secretary of the Midlands Dermatological Society. She sits on the following committees; the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA), the Dowling Club of the United Kingdom and Ireland and the Caribbean Dermatology Association established since 1992.

 

Dr Felix Burden

Non- Executive Director South Devon and Torbay CCG

Diabetes & Cardiovascular Diseases: Progress of the Deadly Trio

Felix worked for 23 years as a consultant general physician, diabetologist and epidemiologist in Leicestershire. It was an innovative service, ensuring adequate care and equality of access, usually at home for all ages. He became an Honorary Reader at Leicester University because of this and educational work. Looking for new challenges, he became the first community diabetologist in 2002 in the most deprived part of Birmingham. This led onto a community-based service for complex patients with multiple vascular problems, supported by e-records.

By 2008 he was collaborating with public health as well as primary care to diminish the premature mortality of inner city folk.

He has relocated to the South West after working in the NED role for the awards winning Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG.

Felix worked in Diabetes UK as vice chair, gaining knowledge about patient experience, through listening to patients, their stories and opinions.

 

Dr Sailesh Vadher – Locum GP

The Sociology Of Ethnicity & Health, Special interest in Culture, Ethnicty and Diseases.

Born in Leicester, Dr Sailesh Vadher qualified as a GP at the University of Birmingham in 2006. He started as a locum and then became partner at a busy inner city practice in Birmingham. He now works as a specialist GP at several Urgent Care Centres in West London. He enjoys travelling and photography and loves movies. He is often seen at the cinema.

 

Wasim Sarwar – Optometric Services

Qualified as an Optometrist in 2008

Worked for Scrivens Opticians

Clinical Lead Optometrist at Specsavers in Bearwood and West Bromwich.

Education and Training officer for Sandwell Local Optical Committee (LOC)

Member of Birmingham LOC His role is supervising and training pre-registration optometrists, as well as being a lead facilitator during peer discussions.

He is keen for Optometry to establish links with all healthcare professionals and to promote the new enhanced services adopted by the local Optometry sector this year

 

Richard Reid

A patients Experience – Living with Prostate Cancer

 

Amina Monir

Carbohydrates & Diet in Diabetes Management

Nutritionist with special interest in diabetes.

Currently working as Diabetes Educator for the NHS, delivering structured education courses for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Holds a degree in BSc in Human Nutrition, which included numerous modules on Human Nutrition and Health Promotion, Nutrition, Growth & Development, and Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health.

Has a genuine interest in health and social well being. Has worked as a Nutritionist with the Children’s Weight Management (CWM) Team for Community Health Birmingham working and educating young people and their families in combating childhood obesity. Has undertaken work within the local community where she arranged healthy eating groups with mothers, children and the elderly, highlighting the importance of looking after ones health and incorporating healthy eating guidelines, exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

Qualification:

BSc Human Nutrition

NVQ Level 3 in Teaching and Training

Level 3 Stepping Stones management course

Train a trainer


2016

Dr Kate Crocker

Dr Kate Crocker was born in Birmingham and started in General practice there in 1976, having trainjed at Cambridge and St Mary’s, London. She had a very happy career as a GP, with special interests in paediatrics, cancer diagnosis and care, diabetes and respiratory medicine and left partnership two years ago.

She now works as a locum and so is well aware of the intense pressures on primary care.

She has been a Macmillan GP for nearly 3 years, working in the three priority areas of early diagnosis, survivorship anc care at the end of life. This makes for a very interesting life together with hobbies of singing, gardening and walking.

 

Dr Peter Lewis – Mental Health Clinical Lead

Dr Lewis is a Consultant Psychiatrist and was the Medical Director for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust from June 2009 to March 2016. He is currently the Associate Medical Director for Research and Innovation at the Trust. He is a Board Member and Mental Health Clinical Lead of the West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (WMAHSN) since the inception of the organization in 2013.

He completed his training in medicine at the University of the West Indies in 1972, specialised in psychiatry at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, Canada, and obtained the Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Canadian Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1979. He has held appointments with the United Nations and the World Health Organisation to develop illicit drug control and prevention programmes in Africa and the Caribbean.

 

Dr Mahender Yadagiri – Diabetologist & Endocrinologist

 

Tabetha Darmon RMN – Associate Director for Safeguarding Adults and Children

‘Understanding the impact of FGM on Children and Young Women’

A Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 25 years of working within mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services. Supported by an Honours degree in Applied Youth, and Community Work; post grad certificate in Health Promotion, Risk and Society; Prince2 Project Management; Diploma in Management and an MBA. These qualifications are supported by continuous learning through attendance to relevant conferences, mandatory training, and being up to date with the current political and economical factors affecting health and social care and have the ability to ensure services deliver quality, safe and effective services, that are safe and value for money.

Currently She is the Associate Director for Safeguarding Adults and Children for Black Country partnership and has been in the role for over 2 years. Therefore, she has responsibilities for ensuring effective leadership to the safeguarding team; has accountability to Safeguarding Adults and Children’s Boards; and has a responsibility for effective governance structures which support safeguarding strategic vision and plans in line with statutory requirements.

Key Achievements

1)        Project management and service improvement

2)        Training and Evaluation Consultancy

3)        Safeguarding Training for both Adults and Children from levels 1 to 4 including following specialist training;

      • Female Genital Mutilation
      • PREVENT
      • Child Sexual Exploitation
      • Human Trafficking
      • Modern Day Slavery
      • BME specific Safeguarding Children
      • Mental Health Awareness
      • Substance Misuse and impact on Mental Health
      • Understanding MCA/DoLs Application

4)        CQC preparation for organisations including GP surgeries

5)        Policy Development and implementation

6)        Contract Negotiation

7)        Leadership training

8)        Race Equality and Cultural Capabilities