Dr Umesh Prabhu joins the Trust from the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust where he held the position of Consultant Paediatrician based at Fairfield General Hospital.
After his graduation in India Dr Prabhu came to the UK in 1982. He then trained in Paediatrics at Oxford, Edinburgh and Leeds and in 1992 was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician to the Bury NHS Trust. After six years as lead clinician in Paediatrics, Dr Prabhu was appointed as Medical Director. As Medical Director he conducted an audit of all medico-legal cases and complaints. He was also responsible for the analysis of all cases of severe birth asphyxia at the Trust from 1986 to 1994.
In his role as Consultant Paediatrician at Fairfield General Hospital, Dr Prabhu developed and implemented guidelines for the neonatal unit and Paediatric department. His broad experience includes a period as a non-executive member of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) adviser on secondary care and Clinical Director for NHS Professionals. Dr Prabhu was also a member of Patient and Public Involvement Forum of Rochdale PCT.
Dr Prabhu has always been keen on patient safety, quality of care and patient involvement and engagement. He has lectured on many topics including patient safety, medical errors, clinical risk management, clinical governance, medical leadership, patient and public involvement and performance management of doctors.
With a strong belief that protecting patients and supporting doctors and nurses are two sides of the same coin; Dr Prabhuís passion for the NHS is obvious. His commitment to improving services centred on patients and their experience will greatly assist WWL in its clinical development strategy.