Spotlight on CCG Members - Dr. Abhay Vaidya - June 2022

Spotlight on CCG Members - Dr. Abhay Vaidya - June 2022

Jun, 4 2022

When a certain person enters a room you know instinctively that they possess a range of skills and expertise that others can learn from. Their knowledge and experience can inspire a new generation and it can impress on the hearts and minds of young people to be our future medical practitioners.

This month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ is Preston based Dr. Abhay  Vaidya. Let us discover more about this highly accomplished individual.

First, we rewind the clock to the early 1990’s. It was here where Abhay worked in the NHS. He also spent some considerable years as a consultant anaesthetist/intensivist at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the best part of a decade.

As time went on his skills flourished and his craft earned him a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Clearly, Abhay found his feet quickly and this opened the door to membership for both the Court of Examiners of the Royal College Surgeons of England for the Intercollegiate MRCS Examination and position for General Medical Council associate and member of the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service.

In an academic setting he was undergraduate examiner for the University of Manchester’s school of medicine and trained PBL facilitator/communication skills tutor.

He has collaborated successfully with international medical graduates and has sufficient experience in the following areas:-

  • Teaching
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Assessing

Medical undergraduates, postgraduates and other healthcare professionals in the UK and overseas.

His other interests include patient safety and human factors.

In the 30 years since he practiced in the NHS he has gained so much experience. This has given him the confidence to become a member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing. In his own words he reveals the depth of his  role to the people he comes into contact with:-

“I work to improve the health and wellbeing awareness in the community and empower people to take control of their health. I also assist in supervising health assessments during Health MOTs.”

In recognition of his contribution, he was awarded Fellowship of the NFHW.

Dr Abhay recently retired as a clinical tutor/small group facilitator (P/T) at the University of Central Lancashire’s medical school.

I’m sure we can learn so much from Dr. Abhay and we humbly recognise the longevity of his career and where it has taken him. We look forward to discovering more about this fascinating individual.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger