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Clinical Leadership Fellows

The Improvement Academy hosts several Clinical Leadership Fellows under the Future Leaders Programme. This is a fantastic opportunity for doctors-in-training to develop leadership skills, learn from senior NHS leaders, develop networks, and to lead projects focusing on improving patient safety across Yorkshire and Humber.

For any queries about this programme, please email any of the current leadership fellows.

You can find out what our Clinical Leadership Fellows are working on, past and present, by clicking on their links below.

2016 - 2017

Dr Stefan Williams

Stefan is a neurology registrar working on several projects, including a Diagnostic Virtual Ward, Connected Health Cities, quality improvement in care homes, and a care pathway for patients with functional neurological symptoms.

Dr Usha Appalsawmy

Usha is a Renal Registrar with the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery currently doing a year out of programme as a Patient Safety Leadership Fellow at the AHSN Improvement Academy.

Abimbola Olusoga

Abimbola is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist with clinical practice in infection management and antimicrobial stewardship currently on a one-year secondment as a Clinical Leadership Fellow with the Improvement Academy.

Dr Paul Ashwood

Paul is a Palliative Medicine Registrar working within the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery currently undertaking a one year apprenticeship as a Patient Safety Leadership Fellow.

2015 - 2016

Dr Julian Ting

Julian worked on a proposal to connect health data across Yorkshire, Communities of Improvement and the Scaling up of Safety Huddles project.

Dr Kate Connolly

Kate worked on a number of projects including improving care and culture, the Health Ageing Collaborative, Acute Kidney Injury and the Scaling up of Safety Huddles.

Dr Del Wijeratne

Del worked on a Human Factors training package and Complex-Adaptive-Systems in Healthcare.

Dr Libby Slemeck

Dr Libby is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, who worked with the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow. Libby is currently on maternity leave.

2014 - 2015

Dr Vicky Brown

Vicky is a Trainee Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology who has took a year out of training to work with the Improvement Academy as Clinical Leadership Fellow.

Dr Emma Ryland

Emma Ryland is a Geriatric Registrar who took year out of her regular training to do the Leadership and Clinical Fellowship with the Improvement Academy.

Dr Sherena Nair

Sherena is a Geriatric Registrar by training who took a year out to be a Clinical Leadership Fellow working with the Improvement Academy in July 2014.

2013 - 2014

Dr Noemi Keleman

Noemi was a specialist trainee in Plastic Surgery who took a year out of programme as a Leadership Fellow in 2013-14.

Dr Michael McCooe

Michael was a specialist trainee in Anaesthesia who took a year out of programme as a Clinical Leadership Fellow in 2013-14.

2012 - 2013

Dr Pnt Laloë

Dr Pnt Laloë is now a consultant anaesthetist in Halifax and Huddersfield. He was a Clinical Leadership Fellow in 2012-2013 and was a project manager for the Ignaz® Handbook app for Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.

Dr John Anderson

John was a Clinical Leadership Fellow in 2012-13. He is now a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2011 - 2012

Dr Victoria Robins

Victoria was a specialist trainee in Renal Medicine who took a year out of programme to work as a Clinical Leadership Fellow in 2011-12.

Serwaa McClean

Dr Serwaa was a specialist trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology who took a year out of programme to work as a Clinical Leadership Fellow in 2011-12.

Meet the Team

We have information on all our staff who are working with us, including their experience and interests

Further Information

Future Leaders Programme

Starter Pack for Fellows 

The Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy Clinical Leadership Training Programme

 

Blogs

Using a ‘Human Factors’ approach to understand complex safety challenges - Del Wijeratne: Patient Safety Leadership Fellow & Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar 

Much Ado About Change - Sherena Nair - Geriatric Registrar by training

Have we as the NHS provided enough support to nursing homes? - Emma Ryland - Geriatric Registrar

The Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy Clinical Leadership Training Programme