ANP, Mann Cottage
Editor-in-Chief, Primary Care Issues & Answers
Bev is a nurse practitioner and independent nurse prescriber working in general practice in Gloucestershire. She specialises in long term conditions. She is also an Education Facilitator for Herefordshire CCG and is the Editor-in-Chief of Practice Nurse Journal and Primary Care Issues & Answers. She has key roles in respiratory care including as Asthma Lead for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and with the Primary Care Respiratory Society Policy Forum. She is also the nurse board member for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. Bev has an MSc in Respiratory Care and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law. She has been a Queen’s Nurse since 2015.
Specialist Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, College Lane, Ackworth, West Yorkshire
Co-Vice Chair of Primary Care Diabetes Society
Jane qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Nursing in 1990 (Leeds) and has over 20 years experience working as a practice nurse. She recently took up a new post specialising solely in diabetes within a general practice setting. Jane was appointed Co-Vice Chair of the Primary Care Diabetes Society in 2016 and she is joint Editor-in-Chief for Diabetes and Primary Care Journal.
Dr Kevin Fernando
GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre
Scottish Lead Primary Care Diabetes Society
Kevin Fernando is a part-time GP Partner in North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 and completed a Masters degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction. He is RCGP Clinical Advisor for diabetes & multi-morbidity and is a fellow of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Kavita Oberoi – OBE
Founder & Managing Director, Oberoi Consulting.
Kavita Oberoi is the Founder & Managing Director of Oberoi Consulting.
Oberoi Consulting are one of the UK’s leading providers of clinical audit services in Primary Care, and have over 20 years of experience in helping the NHS to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes through the services they deliver.
Over the years Oberoi Consulting have supported healthcare professionals in over 4000 GP practices to understand and improve the quality of data and its management which in turn has positively impacted patient care.
Kavita regularly appears on TV shows including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight and Question Time. She was one of Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaires’ and is a regular panellist on ‘The Apprentice – You’re Fired’.
Dr Yassir Javaid
MA (Cantab) FRCP FRCGP PGDip Cardiology
GPwSI Cardiology and Cardiovascular Lead, Northamptonshire CCG
Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands. He is also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.
FESC BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice, RN DipHe, Independent Medical Prescriber, Autonomous Practitioner
Lead Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Oberoi Consulting
Amanda is a well established heart failure clinician; her experience in heart failure services, direct patient care and clinical audit and research background spans 20 years.
Amanda qualified as a registered nurse in 2000 and has a diverse background working in primary, secondary and community services. Amanda has undertaken post-graduate clinical and research training; her speciality field is cardiology specifically heart failure. Amanda has a broad experience of working as a heart failure nurse and manager within heart failure services working in Bradford, Doncaster, Hull & East Yorkshire. She has been instrumental in service changes and design and remains passionate about improving heart failure care for patients and their families. Amanda is a proactive educator and has strong background in teaching and mentoring other members of the healthcare team. Most recently, she has conducted a heart failure audit in general practice which has led to a novel primary care heart failure clinic being initiated to improve patient care. The project was awarded the National General Practice Award Chronic Condition Improvement in 2020.
GP, SA1 Medical Practice, Swansea
After qualifying from Edinburgh University, Pam has been a GP in Swansea for more than 35 years and throughout that time she has been passionate about using nutrition and lifestyle coaching in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. Building on her MSc in Nutritional Medicine she has trained in Lifestyle Medicine and along with colleagues, teaches this new specialty to medical students and GPs and facilitates programmes locally. Along with highly skilled members of her primary care teams she has delivered hands-on diabetes care throughout her career.
Pam presents at educational meetings and writes about diabetes, obesity and nutrition for primary care teams and the public. She is Joint Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes and Primary Care journal with Jane Diggle, and jointly edits Diabetes Distilled with Kevin Fernando. Pam enjoys teaching and has been involved in developing and teaching diabetes, obesity and rheumatology programmes for UK and international healthcare professionals. Currently she teaches on the University of Warwick/iHeed Diabetes Diploma courses in the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and globally. These incorporate blended learning – online discussion fora, Zoom tutorials and, prior to COVID, face-to-face international workshops.
When she is not working, Pam spends her time playing golf and growing vegetables and fruit on her allotment.
GP, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology, Carmel Medical Practice, County Durham
Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham for 33 years.
He has been a GPSI Cardiology for 20 years having undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology at Bradford University graduating with distinction. He started the first one stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK 17 years ago with local colleagues.
His PhD by research in heart failure diagnosis and management including work on natriuretic pep-tides generated several publications that have informed guidelines and led to the award of an Honorary Professorial Chair at Durham University.
He holds various roles in CVD and research including the Past President of the new Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming, CVD Clinical Adviser to the RCGP, CVD and Research Leads for Darlington Primary Care Network (PCN) and Federation, Associate Lead for Industry Research at North East and North Cumbria NIHR CRN. He has recently been elected onto the newly formed Darlington PCN Governing body as a GP member, CVD, Research Leads and Chair.
He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Cardiology and Primary Care Cardiovascular Journals and a peer reviewer for most high impact Cardiovascular journals and research bodies. His work in community cardiology has been recognised with Fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh.
RP-XAR-GB-5004 | February 2023