This CPD-certified, 45 minute webinar will discuss how Covid-19 has affected healthcare systems and practices around the world, with contributions from UK and Europe, India, Australia and the USA.
** All attendees will receive a CPD certificate by email after the webinar **
Chair: Prof Iqbal Singh
Consultant Physician & Chair, Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People
Professor Singh continues to be a major contributor to healthcare and medical regulation in the UK. An experienced clinician specialising in care of the elderly, pioneer in ethnic health and diversity, combined with board level GMC and Healthcare Commission (HCC) service he demonstrates a track record in regulatory, inspection, education and patient safety experience. He is a medical leader with great credibility in the wider community, particularly in relation to equality and inclusion matters.
As chair of the Expert Reference Group on Patient Safety at the HCC, Professor Singh led the HCC’s strategy on developing criteria to assess safety standards. Working with a team of clinical and lay international experts as members he produced the standards and guidance which formed the basis of the Annual Health Check of the HCC. In addition he led the development of indicators for assessment of safety and quality in issues around BME health.
As a commissioner at HCC and chair of the Expert Reference Group on Patient Safety, he played a significant role in the development and signing of a charter for safety, which was signed by up to 80 organisations in healthcare and health education. This helped raise the profile of safety in healthcare and helped develop a culture of avoiding harm and reporting of incidents.
As founder and chair of the Centre of Excellence for Safety in Older People’s Care, Professor Singh has led on training and education of the workforce within the health and social care sector on issues around improving skills and knowledge and equally focusing on embedding a culture of compassion and respect, through influencing behaviour and attitudes at individual, team and organisational level. Whilst also empowering teams to innovate in developing a culture of learning and professionalism to enable continuous improvement.
As a Commission member of Education & Training for Patient Safety (HEE 2015), Professor Singh ensured the challenges of embedding safety in all aspects of training and education were focused on the whole pathway of care, not only in acute hospital settings, but in the community and various settings of social care, recognising the demographic of the elderly population being cared for in the community.
Professor Singh has made significant contributions in promoting equality, diversity and human rights within the NHS and more widely, nationally and internationally.
Chair: Prof Robert Campbell
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Professor Campbell worked for many years in higher education, specialising latterly in research management and governance and quality assurance and enhancement. He retired in 2015 after five years as Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Bolton and is currently Emeritus Professor of Philosophy.
As well as chairing the Education and Research Committees of CESOP, he is also Director of Quality Assurance at Finito Education, chair of the Board of Futureworks School of Media, Board member of the United Kingdom College of Business and Computing and chair of the NHS Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (North West). He is currently serving as a member of the Pearson Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and the Economy whose initial report will be launched this month.
Professor Campbell trained as a philosopher and he has published books and articles on business ethics, jurisprudence, legal and social philosophy, medical ethics and health policy.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Society of Medicine and Fellow and trustee of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing.
Prof J S Bamrah, CBE
Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester & Senior Advisor, CESOP
Dr JS Bamrah is National BAPIO Chairman, a senior consultant psychiatrist in Manchester and an Honorary Reader at University of Manchester. Until recently he was Medical Director at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. He is a Director and Council member of the BMA and a trustee of two charitable organisations – LMCP charity for disadvantaged people from the South Asian community and the African and Caribbean Mental Health Services.
He holds a number of honorary positions in India, mainly as Visiting Professor at Sri Guru Ram Das Health Sciences University, Amritsar, Visiting Professor at the Punjab Nursing College, Bhatinda, and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata.
He is past President of the Section of Psychiatry, Manchester Medical Society and past Chair of the BMA’s Psychiatric committee. JS is the inventor of the ‘Metabolic App’ for smartphones which is currently undergoing development by NHS Digital. He has around 40 medical publications and nearly 100 in the tabloid press. He has appeared on several radio shows including BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 live, and on regional TV. He lectures on a range of subjects nationally and abroad.
He is featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who, has a Lifetime Achievement award for services towards mental health in Manchester, a Professional Excellence Award from Asianlite, HSJ award for being one of 100 Black and Minority Ethnic pioneer health leaders in the UK, an Association Medal from the BMA, and other awards. In 2001, he was acknowledged by 10 Downing Street as one of 100 doctors for providing a ‘Distinguished service to the NHS’.
JS is a member of the Synergi Collaborative Centre’s Advisory Board, a national initiative to reframe, rethink and transform the realities of ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness.
Prof Mary Mathew
Professor of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Dr Mary Mathew is a Professor of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India and Coordinator for Centre of Fetal and Perinatal Pathology. She also heads the Indian Program of the International Network of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa).
Dr Mathew is an honorary professor of Bioethics SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Kattakulathur, India, and Karnataka State Chair in Bioethics, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics International. She has supervised 14 MD thesis and 2 PhD thesis.
Dr Mathew is a much sought-after speaker who has co-authored five books and published over 100 research articles.
Dr Joseph Thornton
Chief of Psychiatric Services, UFHealth Shands Hospital & Associate Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Florida, USA
Dr Joseph Thornton is Chief of Psychiatric Services at UFHealth Shands Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine University of Florida. In 2015 he co-founded the UF-VA UNESCO Bioethics Chair (Haifa) and continues as its Unit Head.
Dr Thornton completed his MD at the University of Texas Science Center Medical School at San Antonio. He completed specialized training in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. He has over 35 years of experience working in psychiatry. Dr. Thornton served 2015-2018 as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System. He has multiple publications and teaching awards.
Prof Russell D'Souza
Head, Asia Pacific Division, UNESCO; Chair in Bioethics & Director of Education, International Program UNESCO; Chair in Bioethics, University of Haifa, Australia
Professor D’Souza is Professor of Psychological Medicine of the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM) based at Port Melbourne Australia, Melbourne Florida USA and Doncaster, UK. He is Chair of the Ethics Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Zurich.
He has contributed to mental health and rural health services in Australia and worked in the Australian public health system for 30 years. He has a number of academic appointments in Australia and international academic organisations. He has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to chapters in several books.
In 2005 received the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, in 2006 he received the Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and in 2007 he was awarded the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.