Regional SAS Conference 2019
Mrs Adwani is an Associate Specialist in Breast Surgery at Oxford University Hospital ‘s since 2005. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgery of Oxford University. She has a keen interest in Medical Education and has a PG Diploma in Higher Education and Learning from Oxford University and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mrs Adwani has introduced technology enhanced lectures and teaching for Medical Students at Oxford and is also a trained Executive Coach.
GMC’s Regional Liaison Advisor for the Yorkshire and Humber Region
Law graduate with over 30 years in the Police Service
Ian Wilson is the GMC’s Regional Liaison Advisor for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. He spends most days meeting groups of doctors and help them understand the range of guidance produced by the General Medical Council. Ian is a law graduate with over 30 years in the Police Service, having spent his whole career working in and with communities in the Yorkshire region. His last role was as Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Counter Terrorism policing for the North East of England. He has a lot of experience working in partnership with a range of organisations. It was essential to be able to negotiate and communicate effectively to develop positive relationships and help to keep communities safe, and feeling safe. Ian is looking forward to engaging with doctors, medical students and patient groups, to promote the work of the GMC and a better
understanding of their guidance. He also wants to learn about the realities of individual roles and experiences.
Ex RAF Royal Squadron Pilot
Degree in commerce from the University of Birmingham
Airline and former Royal Air Force pilot Matt Lindley talks candidly about being one of the first openly gay pilots in the Armed Forces. His story is one of self-motivation and resilience which led to a dream being fulfilled. Matt describes how the RAF adapted its culture from one of open hostility towards gay personnel, to acceptance and support. He also speaks frankly about mental resilience and its impact on employee performance. Matt uses his experience, to highlight the benefits of positive culture change and transformational leadership to the wellbeing of employees. This ultimately affects the productivity of any organisation.
Manager of the Professional Support Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
20 years working with junior medical staff
Louise manages the Professional Support Service (PSS) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The PSS provide a support service for all training grade and SAS doctors who have any kind of difficulty during their training and employment with us. Louise’s professional background is in Human Resource Management and she has worked in both Health Education England (Y & H) and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals during her career. She moved into professional support in 2016. Louise’s entire career in the NHS has been working with medical staff and for the last 20 years with junior medical staff. She is passionate about supporting junior and SAS doctors to realise their potential as doctors. The support and signposting we provide has proved invaluable to both doctors and supervisors to allow them to remain in the profession.