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Theme: 'Health of the Nation : Should we Care?

This event occurred on
April 4, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Leicester, East Midlands, Leicestershire
United Kingdom

We are an aging population, living longer but not always enjoying best quality of life…We have an over-burdened health service that is bursting at the seams! Are we taking social responsibility to the next level ? Should we care?

College Court
Knighton Rd
Leicester, East Midlands, Leicestershire, LE2 3UF
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Dr Pro Mukherjee

Emergency Medicine Consultant and Medical Leader, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Towards Compassionate Emergency Care Experienced Emergency Medicine Consultant and Medical Leader Past Lead Clinician of Emergency Department Business Unit, University Hospitals of Leicester. Current focus is on how we overcome the real world challenges of delivering compassionate care in a busy emergency department. I believe compassion directly addresses many of the process failures inherent in a target driven system. Leadership is about finding the courage to tackle root causes at a deeper level - a journey I hope we can share.

Dr Sally Ruane

Deputy Director Health Policy Research Unit / Principal Lecturer and Chair of the Leicester Mercury Patient Panel
'NHS - On the Wrong Path' Dr Sally Ruane works in the Health Policy Research Unit, De Montfort University, Leicester and lives locally. She has been a researcher in health policy for over twenty years and an ardent pro-NHS campaigner for the past ten. Sally's research interest include the private finance initiative, health service reform, service reconfiguration and taxation. She was a founding Director of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest and a member of its executive management team until 2015. Sally is chair of the Leicester Mercury Patient Panel.

Dr Sanjiv Nichani

Consultant Paediatrician
'Are we TOO caring as a Society?' Dr Nichani is a highly experienced Consultant Paediatrician and has been working at the Leicester Children’s Hospital in the University Hospitals of Leicester for the last 17 years. He has a broad and in depth knowledge of General Paediatrics and in addition has developed an Interest in Paediatric Dermatology, Paediatric Allergy and Asthma. Dr Nichani looks after babies and children from birth to 16 years of age. Dr Nichani's motto in life is to work hard and play hard and most importantly to give something back to society He is the Founder of a Registered Charity called Healing Little Hearts, which sends teams of doctors and nurses to Mumbai in India to perform open heart surgery on children for free. Dr Nichani is also a 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Karate, trains regularly and also enjoys going to the gym.

Dr Teck Khong

GP and a former Board Member of the Governing Body of NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group.
'NHS a Revolution or a Transformation?' Dr Teck Khong is a GP and a former Board Member of the Governing Body of NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group. He graduated in medicine at Sheffield University with the Herbert Price Prize and subsequently trained in Psychiatry, Chest Medicine, Neurology and Gastroenterology in Leeds. He undertook research at the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases in Glasgow before opting in 1982 for a career in General Practice in Leicester. Apart from being a GP, Dr Khong was also a Police Surgeon to the Leicestershire Constabulary and, latterly, a Forensic Physician in Northamptonshire Police. As a result of his roles in research ethics and legal medicine, Dr Khong read Law at Cardiff University where he was awarded the LLM. Being passionate about patient care, he convened the Policy Forum on Health in 2003 and contested Bradford North in the 2005 General Election. He is a Member of the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

Organizing team


Leicester, United Kingdom


Leicester, United Kingdom
  • NimishKumar K. Bhatt