New Medic Takes on a Role at UCLAN
Jul, 20 2021
‘Freedom Day’ may have been unleashed upon a hopeful nation yesterday but this pandemic is far from over. As the months go on, people are desperately looking for answers. Yet one man could put some stability into in all this chaos so that our lives are no longer determined by how long we have to keep apart at the local supermarket.
Preston’s established University is set to introduce it’s newest member to the health team. Dr. Johann Malawana, former leader of the junior doctor dispute in 2015 and more recently Lead for Education and Training in Healthcare at the UK’s Department for International Trade, has been appointed as a senior fellow within UCLAN’S School of Medicine.
The influential physician will head the development of a collaborative new research unit exploring innovations in digital education and health, creating tools which can be used in the UK and globally.
Dr. Malawana expressed his joy about being appointed,
“This is a very exciting opportunity for to work alongside UCLAN in the creation of a new research centre for digital health and education which we hope will ultimately increase quality of care and make health services more person-centred both at home and abroad”.
His professionalism in his field of work has also garnered him the role of CEO and founder of The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) and Medics. Academy.
The HLA is an internationally recognised social enterprise for the training and promotion of leadership in healthcare globally while the Medics.Academy platform is helping to contribute solutions to the workforce crisis in healthcare through innovative technology enhanced learning products.
UCLAN’S Nigel Garratt, Deputy Head, School of Medicine revealed his appreciation for the new doctor,
“We are delighted to be collaborating with Johann. His philosophy and approach to medical education, much like ours, will widen access to the profession and make a real change and impact on the health sector nationally and internationally”.
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As part of the initiative the University will endeavour to collaborate with HLA and the Medics.Academy providing scholars from both organisations the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study at UCLAN.
A nationally celebrated medic who is at the forefront of revolutionising healthcare training worldwide is set to start a senior role at the University of Central Lancashire.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger