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Keynote Speakers
Fiona Godlee
Editor in Chief, The BMJ
In response to the rising prevalence of stress and burnout among health professionals, The BMJ is running a campaign for doctors’ wellbeing. It calls for doctors to be able to take breaks and to have places where they can rest...
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Helen Bevan
Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons
In June 2019 the interim NHS England People Plan was announced. The Plan sets out a vision for a new way of working that will deliver more joined up, patient centered care while at the same time improving work-life balance...
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Masterclass Speakers
Abtin Alvand
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre & University of Oxford
Abtin Alvand is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He completed orthopaedic training on the Oxford rotation and completed a PhD (DPhil) at the University of...
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John Aspden
Learning and Development Consultant
John has been a facilitator, executive coach and team alchemist working with healthcare and legal professionals for the past 10 years. His career has also seen experience as a senior nurse in theatres and intensive care and in international sales...
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Trevor Bibic
Learning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd
Trevor has been working in personal and professional development for 5 years designing and delivering a wide range of workshops, webinars and one to one coaching. Trevor has held various management and leadership positions throughout his career. In addition, he...
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Joanne Brady
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, North London Hospice and Royal Free Foundation NHS Trust
Dr Brady qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2000. She trained in palliative medicine via the London rotation qualifying in 2011. She works as Deputy Medical Director at North London Hospice and also at Royal Free Foundation NHS...
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Sasha Buchler
Yoga Teacher
Sasha has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and is a RYT500 hour qualified teacher. As well as teaching regular clients and classes she has become increasingly interested in therapeutic yoga, bringing movement, breathing and mindfulness to those who...
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Tahseen Chowdhury
Consultant Physician and Diabetologist
Tahseen Chowdhury is a clinician in the department of diabetes and metabolism at the Royal London Hospital, in the East End of London. He is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medicine, and Module Lead for Metabolism at Barts and the London...
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Lee David
Lee David is a GP from Hertfordshire with a specialist interest in cognitive behavioural therapy. She runs workshops for GPs, GP Registrars and primary healthcare professionals, on how to apply CBT techniques within routine 10 minute consultations. The aim of...
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Emma Davies
Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner
Emma has worked in pain management for over 12 years.  She is currently providing clinics in Primary Care and supporting colleagues to do the same. Emma also teaches, develops guidelines and educational materials and provides advice to Welsh Government on...
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Sally Derrick
Associate Postgraduate Dean
Sally has been involved with training since the start of her GP career 30 years ago; training pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical students and GP trainees, and then as the Training Programme Director for Central Herts GP Training Scheme before becoming...
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Giles Elrington
Giles Elrington, Consultant Neurologist, York NHS Trust
Giles is a general neurologist with interest in headache, MS, botulinum toxin, medicolegal work. He audits his practice with a database of all patients since 1994, currently over 31,000 cases of whom a third have had headache. He has recorded...
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Diarmaid Ferguson
Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner
Diarmaid is an Advanced Musculoskeletal practitioner and non-medical prescriber, with a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry from Cardiff University and trained as a Physiotherapist at Leeds University. He is the chair of the National back pain and Radicular pathway clinical...
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Felicity Ferguson
Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Felicity Ferguson is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. She has specialist interests in Cutaneous Allergy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. She completed her registrar training at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester,...
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Tim Fooks
Tim has been a GP in Pulborough West Sussex since 1992 and received his Fellowship from the RCGP in 2016.  He has been a GP trainer and the course organiser for the Imperial College GP Refresher Course for 12 years....
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Kevin Gruffyd-Jones
GP, Box Wiltshire
Kevin is a GP from Box Wiltshire. He is respiratory lead of the RCGP and joint policy lead of the Primary Care Respiratory Society(UK). He has been a member of NICE Asthma and COPD Guidelines and Quality Standards Committees and...
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Jill Halstead-Rastrick
Advanced Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Jill Halstead-Rastrick is an Advanced Musculoskeletal Podiatrist at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and is currently funded part-time via the NIHR HEE post-doctoral bridging fund. She holds a visiting research fellow title at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and...
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Alam Hannan
Mr Hannan is a consultant at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, the UK’s largest ear, nose and throat service, which is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence, unique in the breadth of ENT knowledge and subspecialties...
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Stephen Hayes
Associate Specialist in Dermatology
Dr Stephen Hayes qualified from Southampton in 1979, worked as a GP from 1985-2012, developed a special interest in dermatology from 1995 and helped found one of the first UK community dermatology services in Southampton from 2000. Current Post Associate...
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Toni Hazell
Portfolio GP
Toni qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and did her GP training at Northwick Park. For the last 15 years she has worked as a GP in Tottenham, lately pursuing a portfolio career that includes being an appraiser, writing...
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Katherine Henderson
President Elect, RCEM and EM Consultant, St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Dr Katherine Henderson is an EM Consultant at St Thomas' Hospital, and was also Clinical Lead for 6 years. Katherine was elected as President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine earlier this year and takes up office on 1st...
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Mark Holland
Consultant Physician - Acute Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Mark qualified in medicine with MB, BS from St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1988. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He started his first consultant post at Withington Hospital in Manchester in 1999,...
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Claire Kaye
Portfolio GP
Claire Kaye is a portfolio GP. She specialises mainly in medical education and frailty.  Claire has been involved with BMJ masterclasses since its inception in 2006. She has also set up and run a nationally recognised, award winning Housebound Service...
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Diego Kaski
Consultant Neurologist
Dr Diego Kaski MBBS PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Senior Lecturer at University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He has a special interest in Neuro-otology having completed a PhD at Imperial College...
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Ahmed Kazmi
Specialty Doctor (Dermatology), The Royal London Hospital
Ahmed undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Birmingham. He did his junior doctor training at Imperial Deanery London and his GP training in Warwickshire. He currently works as a locum GP and specialty doctor in dermatology at The...
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Clifford Lisk
Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Dr Clifford Lisk is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire community NHS trust. His main interests are Medical Education, Community Older age Medicine and appropriate Medicines...
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Shama Mani
Consultant Geriatrician, Barnet Hospital and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Shama Mani qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000. After completing postgraduate training in London, she obtained a substantive Consultant post at Barnet Hospital in 2013. Dr Mani works in Geriatrics and General Medicine & also works in...
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Mairi McLean
Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant in gastroenterology University of Aberdeen/ NHS Grampian
Dr Mairi McLean (BSc(Hons) PhD FRCP (Glasg)) was appointed to the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant in gastroenterology at the University of Aberdeen in 2011. Her clinical subspecialty area of interest is inflammatory bowel disease and she is...
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Deen Mirza
GP Educationalist and Author
Deen Mirza is a GP educationalist, self-published author and time management coach for doctors. He has written 9 books for doctors and medical students on career development skills, communication and efficiency. He is the director of Better Doctor Training (
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Sarah Maling
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bucks Healthcare Trust
Sarah Maling is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bucks Healthcare Trust. She spent a year working as a teaching fellow for the School of Ophthalmology and London Deanery and is completing her master’s degree in clinical education at the Institute of...
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Clinton Mitchell
Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales
Clinton is from New Zealand, having studied medicine at the University of Auckland. He has been working in the UK since 2014 in various guises at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in...
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Matt Morgan
Lead Clinical Editor, BMJ
Dr. Matt Morgan is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University and clinical lead editor of BMJ OnExamination . He is passionate about public engagement, has contributed...
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Angus Nightingale
Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute
Angus Nightingale is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute where he leads the Heart Failure and Hypertension Service. After completing his training in Cambridge, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford in 2003 he left the UK for a Consultant post...
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Nipa Patel
GP Practice Pharmacist, Brentworth PCN and Argyle Health Group
Nipa Patel is a GP practice pharmacist for Brentworth PCN and Argyle Health Group with over 25 years experience across community pharmacy, medicines management and general practice. She is an Independent prescriber and runs clinics for respiratory, anticoagulation, osteoporosis &...
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Anthony Pereira
Consultant Neurologist, St George's Hospital
Dr Anthony Pereira trained in medicine at Cambridge and in neurology in London. He is a consultant neurologist and stroke physician at St George’s Hospital. He is a member of the neurology and stroke SACs and helps run a large...
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Hilary Pinnock
Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Usher
Hilary Pinnock is Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, at the University of Edinburgh, and a general practitioner in Whitstable, Kent. Her research interests include the delivery of care within the ‘real-life’ primary care setting including implementing supported self-management for...
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Joanna Pleming
Specialist Registrar in Geriatrics, North Middlesex Hospital
Joanna Pleming is an ST7 registrar in geriatric and general medicine with a special interest in stroke. She is undertaking training in North London, currently at North Middlesex Hospital. She has contributed to chapters in the books Brocklehurst’s Textbook of...
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Tabish Saifee
Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Dr Saifee is a Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where he runs a service for patients with movement disorders. He is also a Consultant Neurologist at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust where he...
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Kai-keen Shiu
Consultant Medical Oncologist, UCL Cancer Institute
Dr Kai-Keen Shiu qualified at Guys and St Thomas’ Medical School. He trained in medical oncology in London including St George’s Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and University College London Hospital. He completed his PhD in integrative genomic profiling of...
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Richard Smith
Consultant Rheumatologist, Salisbury Hospital
Dr Richard Smith is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Salisbury Hospital. He trained in London and then spent a year at the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. Dr Smith runs a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic every week....
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Biba Stanton
Consultant Neurologist, King's College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts
Dr Stanton is a Consultant Neurologist at King's College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts.  She has a particular clinical interest in functional neurological disorder (FND), as well as behavioural symptoms in neurological disease. She runs a specialist...
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Rhys Thomas
Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy, Royal Victoria Infirmary
Rhys joined Newcastle University from Cardiff University in August 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he leads on epilepsy and learning disability, genetic testing in the epilepsies and epilepsy in mitochondrial disorders. ...
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Alison Uriel
Senior Specialty Doctor in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital
Dr Uriel qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London, undergoing specialty registrar training at the Infectious Diseases Units at Dundee and Manchester. In 2002 she joined the Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, working on numerous HCV,...
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Elspeth Wise
Salaried GP
Elspeth Wise is a salaried GP in Washington, Tyne and Wear and also works in both hospital and community rheumatology clinics. She has recently been awarded an MD for research focused on GP registrars and musculoskeletal education.
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Stela Ziaj
Post-CCT Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellow, Oxford University Hospitals
Stela Ziaj is currently a post-CCT Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellow at Oxford University Hospitals. She graduated in Medicine from University College London where she also undertook an intercalated BSc in Molecular Medicine.  Further on she went to do her core medical...
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