08 June 2022 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue
Leading from the front is what is needed in a pandemic, and this is the speciality of career A&E doctor and politician, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health. In June, she led the first ever Industry Forum expert round table on the key issue of ‘Valuing and sustaining the NHS’, which was hosted in their London office by the Iraq Britain Business Council. She described graphically the trauma of working as a front-line doctor during the pandemic, and lessons that need to be learned. Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director at the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Alice Sorby, Director Employment Relations the Royal College of Midwives, responded and added their perspectives on mental health care and staff terms and conditions. The wide-ranging discussion that followed indicated that long term planning failures and piecemeal changes may have contributed to staffing and morale issues, as well as wasteful emergency spending on agency staff and procurement. So, in addition to some additional investment, the prescription for NHS recovery is clear goals and bold political leadership.
The speakers were:
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health
Professor Mohammed Al-Uzri, Health and Higher Education Advisor, Iraq Britain Business Council
Alice Sorby, Director, Employment Relations, The Royal College of Midwives
Sponsors: Iraq Britain Business Council