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The Medical Education Department

The Medical Education Department is responsible for the provision and quality control of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education to meet national requirements for training, with the wider purpose of improving standards of patient care.

Led by the Director of Medical Education (DME) and the Medical Education Manager (MEM), the Department works towards improving and assuring the quality of Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical teaching and learning that is provided within the Trust and aims to improve the recognition of the Trust as a Centre of Excellence for lifelong learning, fostering a culture of enthusiasm for excellent teaching and learning among all grades of medical staff. In addition the department supports the continuing professional development of specialty doctors and consultants.

The Department has strong working relationships with its multi-professional partners within the Trust and local community and continue to develop motivational working through work-based learning opportunities such as the Joint Education Committee, Leadership Faculty and the delivery of education through multi professional sessions for example simulation and skills training.

Who's Who

Speciality/Programme Tutor/Lead Administrative Lead Contact Details
ACCS Mr Kamran Khan, ACCS Lead Hannah Webb 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net
Anaesthetics Dr Mansoor Sange, College Tutor Medical Education Team 01322 428873
Emergency Medicine Dr Kamran Khan Hannah Webb 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net
Foundation Programme Dr Mathias Toth, F1 TPD
Dr Shahinul Khan, F2 TPD
Brian Labigalini 01322 428100 ext. 8873
brian.labigalini@nhs.net
General Practice Dr David Payne, TPD
Dr Purnima Sharma, TPD
Dr Parag Pandya, TPD
Nicole Kumadiro 01322 428100 ext. 6758
n.kumadiro@nhs.net
Medicine Dr Burhan Khan, College Tutor Brian Labigalini 01322 428100 ext. 8873
brian.labigalini@nhs.net
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ms Urmilla Singh, College Tutor Nicole Kumadiro 01322 428100 ext. 6758
n.kumadiro@nhs.net
Paediatrics Dr Abdul Hasib, College Tutor Nicole Kumadiro 01322 428100 ext. 6758
n.kumadiro@nhs.net
SAS Dr Francoise Iossifidis, SAS Tutor Tracy Jollie 01322 428764
tracy.jollie@nhs.net
Surgery (General) Mr Mark Watson, College Tutor Please contact the education office 01322 428128
Surgery (Urology) Professor Seshadri Sriprasad, Urology Lead Please contact the education office 01322 428128
Surgery (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Mr Michael Thilagarajah, Tutor Kirsty Lang Please contact the education office 01322 428128
Undergraduate Medical Students Dr Prasanna Aghoram Hannah Webb (Year 4 & 5) 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net
Overseas Electives Dr Prasanna Aghoram Caroline Page 01322 428128
caroline.page5@nhs.net
Other workstreams
Clinical Observers Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Caroline Page 01322 428128
caroline.page5@nhs.net
Governance & Quality Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Helen Addison 01322 428541
haddison@nhs.net
Finance Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Helen Addison 01322 428541
haddison@nhs.net
Revalidation Helen Addison 01322 428541
haddison@nhs.net
Trainee Liaison Lead Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Helen Addison 01322 428541
haddison@nhs.net
Local Education Board Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Tracy Irving 01322 428100 Ext. 4321
tracy.irving@nhs.net
Leadership Faculty Dr Anu Relwani, Leadership Tutor Tracy Jollie 01322 428764
tracy.jollie@nhs.net
Joint Education Committee Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Please contact the education office 01322 428128
Simulation and Clinical Skills Dr Zakaulla Belagodu, Simulation Lead Hannah Webb 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net
Schwartz Rounds Dr Ali Bokhari, DCE Hannah Webb 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net
Study Leave Clinical Education Caroline Page 01322 428128
caroline.page5@nhs.net
Medical Induction Helen Addison 01322 428541
haddison@nhs.net
Mandatory Training Please contact the education office 01322 428128
Grand Round/Audit Dr Jonathan Kwan Hannah Webb 01322 428540
hannah.webb10@nhs.net

About The Trust

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (the Trust) was legally established on 1st November 1993, and its main site and Trust headquarters is based at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent. It offers a comprehensive range of acute services to around 400,000 people primarily in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Bexley.

In addition to Darent Valley Hospital the Trust also provides services at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup, Erith and District Hospital, and Elm Court. The Trust also provides community based services such as the Hospital at Home team and community midwifery.

The hospital opened in September 2000 and now has 465 inpatient beds and specialties that include day-care surgery, general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, cardiology, maternity and general medicine. We have grown over this period and the Trust currently employs around 2,700 staff across a wide range of professional groups.

The hospital building is run as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI). This means the building is owned by a private sector company, The Hospital Company (Dartford) Limited, and the Trust leases the building. The nature of the lease arrangement means that the hospital’s modern working environment is maintained to a high standard. Many non-clinical services, such as portering, domestic cleaning, security and facilities maintenance, are provided by Carillion Health.

Queen Mary’s Hospital and Erith and District Hospital sites are managed by Oxleas NHS Trust, and since the dissolution of South London Healthcare NHS Trust in October 2013 we are the main provider of care onsite. Services are Queen Mary’s Hospital include day surgery, in-patient care, outpatient services, physiotherapy and radiology. We provide outpatient and imaging services at Erith.

Elm Court is a BUPA nursing home close to Darent Valley Hospital. Since October 2013 we have leased a ward on site, and provide rehabilitation by our own staff are part of a managed care pathway.

The Trust works in partnership with the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, and Bexley Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Kent County Council, Social Services (in Kent and Bexley) and its PFI Partners to ensure that the best possible care is provided, not just in hospital but also throughout the local health economy.

We are delighted that Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has been recognised as one of the top 100 places to work in HSJ’s annual celebration of the UK’s elite public sector healthcare employers. The top 100 are identified through assessment of employee engagement and satisfaction survey results and to be part of the list, organisations need to demonstrate that they know what it takes to create environments where people love to come to work.

The Trust has also been ranked number 1 out of 141 Acute Trusts in the 2014 League Table on Staff Engagement for NHS Trusts by Listening Into Action. Every year, the Listening into Action (LiA) team analyse the National Staff Survey results, focusing specifically on 20 out of 28 Picker Institute Key Findings.

The Trust has been named consistently over the last six years as one of the best performing Trusts in the United Kingdom in the CHKS (Comparative Healthcare Knowledge Systems) Top Hospital Awards. This accolade is testament to its dedication and efforts to improve clinical performance and provide the best possible care for its patients.

The Trust is a regularly high performing hospital. In 2012/13 we achieved all our key performance and financial objectives, and made a number of key investments in quality, these include new MRI scanner, Dementia Buddy scheme, and IT investment. Our commitment to training was demonstrated by the opening of a simulation suite in 2012, and reaccreditation as an Investor in People.

Website: www.dvh.nhs.uk

Clinical Education Strategy