Who’s taking part: January/February 2019

Map of England showing markers where 'I'm a Medic' schools are locatedI’m a Medic, Get me out of here is back! Between the 21st January and 8th February students from 25 schools will be chatting with healthcare workers in two themed zones supported by NHS Health Education England; Primary Care Zone and Mental Health Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imamedic_uk, and follow the hashtag, #IAMUK.

Let’s meet the healthcare workers and schools taking part…


Primary Care Zone

The Healthcare Team

Tarik Shembesh | Dentist and Oral Surgeon, Essence Dental Clinic

I’m a General Dental Practitioner GDP and a Dental Foundation Trainer. I have a special interest in managing anxious and phobic patients.

Kerry Haworth | Healthcare Assistant, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

I currently work for the NHS as a band 3 Health Care Assistant (HCA) and I am soon to graduate from university with a degree in nursing.

Hampton Surgery | Healthcare Team from Solihull West Midlands

We are a team of health care professionals from a GP Surgery. Kirsty is a practice nurse and a specialist advisor for CQC, Harj is a GP registrar and Sue is deputy director of nursing. Fiona is a pharmacist, Rob a paramedic, Sue an associate professor of post graduate nurse education and Jen a newly qualified nurse.

Children’s Integrated Therapy Service | Healthcare Team from East Sussex

We are a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and administrators who provide an integrated therapy service for children and young people from birth to school-leaving age with physical, occupational or speech and language difficulties.

CLICK Federation | Healthcare Team from GP practices in South Somerset

The CLICK Federation is a group of GP practices in South Somerset caring for about 50,000 patients in and around Chard, Langport, Ilminster and CrewKerne. Our team includes a wide range of members to give an idea of the wide variety of roles needed to help patients.

Amelia Randle | GP Partner, Park Medical Practice

I am a GP at Park Medical Practice, Shepton Mallet. I’m also Clinical Lead for Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, where I make sure they are doing a good job for people with learning disabilities.

The Schools

  • Parklands High School, Chorley
  • Brayton Academy, Selby
  • Parkside Sports College, Crook
  • St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester
  • St Katherine’s School, Bristol
  • Robert May’s School, Hook
  • St John Wall Catholic School, Birmingham
  • St Michael’s Church of England High School, Crosby
  • All Saints Catholic College Specialist in Humanities, Huddersfield
  • Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, Croydon
  • Allestree Woodlands School, Derby
  • Lincoln College, Lincoln

Mental Health Zone

The Healthcare Team

Psychiatry Ward Team | Healthcare Team in Sheffield

Our team consists of two nurses and two doctors, and we all work within the Inpatient psychiatric wards in Sheffield, which is where the most mentally unwell patients are looked after.

Neel Halder | Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University

I am a consultant psychiatrist with experience in both the NHS and private sectors. I am due to start a new post as a clinical director in a brain injury and autism unit.

Mayura Deshpande | Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Bluebird House

I’m a psychiatrist in Southern Health, interested in philosophy, ethics, and the human condition.

Home Treatment Team | Healthcare Team in Southwark

We are a Mental Health team who work intensively with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, offering them an alternative to hospital admission.

Ed Freshwater | Community Mental Health Nurse, Perinatal Mental Health Service

I’m a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) or RNMH. I work in a community post with the Perinatal Mental Health Service in Birmingham – I do assessments and interventions for new and expectant mothers who are experiencing a mental illness.

Early Intervention Team | Healthcare Team in the South of England

The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team is a group of health and social care workers who work with individuals and their families to treat psychosis – a serious mental illness which affects 1-3 people out of a 100. In this team is Dawn, a mom and carer sharing her life experience of caring for a family member with psychosis, and Sarah, a mental health nurse working as a senior programme manager supporting mental health trusts.

Arts Therapy Team | Healthcare Team of Art Psychotherapists

Art Psychotherapists use art (in all its forms) and psychotherapy (the unconscious mind) to help people to understand the way they think and feel. We are interested in art as an unconscious communication tool. In this team is Mandy, arts therapist; Cat, music therapist; Richard, art therapist and manager; and Claire, an art psychotherapist.

Annabel Butcher | Head of Medical Staffing and Corporate HR, Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust

I’m a Head of HR in mental health and communities Trust with a specialist interest in Medical Staffing (HR for doctors).

The Schools

  • St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School, Stockport, Stockport
  • The Wellington Academy, Ludgershall
  • John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hemel Hempstead
  • The Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds
  • The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College, Wigan
  • Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College, Chester
  • The Elton High School, Bury
  • St Mary’s Catholic High School, Croydon
  • Overton Grange School, Sutton
  • Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, Weston-super-Mare
  • Bexleyheath Academy, Bexleyheath
  • Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College, Radstock
  • St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, Manchester

Posted on January 17, 2019 by modamy in News. Comments Off on Who’s taking part: January/February 2019