WEBINAR 2: PCN PRIORITIES AROUND DIABETES AND COMORBIDITIES - SPEAKERS

Dr Hussain Contractor
Manchester

Dr Contractor is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated his MBChB in 2001 with a Commendation from the University of Aberdeen and also graduated an Intercalated BSc in Molecular and Cell Biology (1st Class Hons) in 1999. After completing his SHO training in Australia and Bristol, Dr Contractor trained as an interventional cardiologist in Manchester. Completing a DPhil in 2012 at the University of Oxford in the field of ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardioprotective strategies, he has published widely in this field and remains active in cardiology research.In 2015 Dr Contractor gained the highly prestigious Boston Scientific Interventional Fellowship to Vancouver Island, Canada, where he completed his training. He has been a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Wythenshawe Hospital since 2016 where he specialises in complex angioplasty and chronic total occlusions. He has a strong interest in strategies to optimise cardiac secondary preventive strategies and has led efforts in Greater Manchester to establish community based clinics for long term secondary prevention.

Dr Kevin Fernando
Edinburgh

Kevin is a part-time GP Partner & GP Educational Supervisor working at the coalface in North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is also Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society and a former observer member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. Other roles include RCGP Clinical Advisor for Diabetes & Multimorbidity and also Education Director for GPNotebook Education. Kevin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction. Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.

Dr Waqas Tahir

Dr Waqas Tahir is a GP partner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 2013. The practice has now developed into Affinity Care, a single partnership covering eight contracts and 65,000 patients. He also works as a GPwER in Diabetes, advising and teaching local GPs and nurses. As a clinical champion and lead - he has system responsibility for clinical governance and has been leading the re-design of diabetes services, clinical pathways, outcome measures and quality indicators across Bradford& Craven with a focus on cardio-metabolic pathways. He has a particular interest in translating evidence into practice, cardio-metabolic medicine, multi-morbidity and the role of technology and innovation in the delivery of patient care. He has been involved as a Principal Investigator in numerous research projects related to primary care and diabetes. He has been a member of the clinical diabetes steering group supporting the development of GM cardio-metabolic pathway. He is a standing member of the NICE Indicator Advisory Committee as well as the Clinical Diabetes Lead for West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Michelle Lam

Michelle is a Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist at West Merton primary care network, who previously worked for the CCG and delivered primary care diabetes cardiovascular risk clinics. Prior to these roles, she has been a hospital Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialist Pharmacist and Lecturer at The Bradford School of Pharmacy. She continues to be a Visiting Lecturer at The Manchester School of Pharmacy and sits on the UKCPA Diabetes and Endocrinology Committee.