Dr Lucy Stacey graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2007, and is now an Anaesthetic ST5 trainee, living and working in South Wales.
Lucy has a particular interest in perioperative and obstetric anaesthesia and how patient outcomes can be improved through health promotion and risk reduction within a multidisciplinary team. She is a member of the European Airway Management Society trainee committee, and current Chair of the Junior Anaesthetists of Wales society, having previously served as treasurer. She is also a Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow and ALS instructor.
Outside of work, Lucy is a keen runner and mum to two sons, and can often be found on the side of a rugby pitch or at the beach with the boys and her husband.
Dr Madhu Kannan studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Having been completely taken by Wales, she has worked here since graduating in 2008. Madhu is an Acute Medicine Registrar having completed Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) training. Her clinical special interests include echocardiography, ultrasound and simulation-based training.
Her passion for her speciality led to the role of Trainee Representative in Wales, during which she enjoys supporting her colleagues and developing the annual training week. Being a founding member and current Secretary of the Welsh Acute Physicians' Society (WAPS), she is proud to promote acute medicine through organising national symposia and representing her speciality across the UK at every opportunity.
Outside of work, Madhu enjoys knitting, socialising, skiing and has recently started running, completing a couple of 10K races.
Despite loving hospital medicine, Madhu is excited about her year out of programme as a Clinical Leadership Fellow. She will be working within the Wales team of the General Medical Council (GMC), focusing on the 'Supporting a Profession Under Pressure' programme. She envisages this unique position will offer a wide range of opportunities and perspective, to strengthen her ability to develop acute medicine services and have a more effective role in the future healthcare of Wales.
Dr Cerys Scarr is a specialty trainee in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Having grown up in Neath, South Wales, Cerys attended Oxford University, graduating with an MA (Hons) in Physiological Sciences in 2003 before completing her medical degree at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School in 2006. Cerys returned to Wales to commence specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2011 following anaesthetic training in Bristol and now lives in Cardiff with her husband and toddler.
Cerys is interested in high risk antenatal and intrapartum care, and plans to complete advanced training modules in these areas on return to clinical training. She is a keen clinical teacher and has been instrumental in developing a trainee led teaching programme for postgraduate examinations in Wales. Cerys has also been involved in writing a basic sciences textbook and is an editorial board member of StratOG, the RCOG online learning package. Over the last year, Cerys has helped develop the all Wales fetal surveillance standards with the Maternity Network Wales and hopes to continue policy work with Welsh Government alongside her fellowship project this year. Cerys will be working with OBS Cymru, the Obstetric Bleeding Strategy for Wales, and is excited by the opportunity to work with a team which is driving forward quality improvement in maternity services.
Dr Bethan Morris says she feels proud to live and work in the same area of Wales in which she was born and brought up.
Bethan's day job is anaesthetic registrar, a position she finds both enjoyable and rewarding. Bethan intends seizing the opportunity afforded to her by the Leadership Fellowship programme to develop a more diverse skillset which will enable her to support and improve the healthcare service provided to the people of Wales.
When not in work, Bethan enjoys running, travelling and socialising, and is an avid dog lover.
Dr Lowri Evans is a Palliative Medicine Registrar with an interest in medical education. She grew up in West Wales before attaining her medical degree from Cardiff University in 2011. She went on to complete an MSc in Medical Education at Cardiff University in 2015.
Following Core Medical Training she spent a year as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Great Western Hospital, Swindon teaching undergraduate medical students from Bristol University. During this time she developed an interest in simulation as well as leading a Global Health SSC to Uganda for medical students. Since returning to Wales for palliative medicine training, Lowri has led a QI project to make the discussion of corneal donation the norm in the hospice setting. During her fellowship she will be working to develop a simulation strategy for Health Education and Improvement Wales.
Dr Rachel Trickey is a Haematology Registrar who was born and brought up in South Wales. She attended the University of Leicester as an undergraduate before moving back to Wales for training.
Rachel gained her MRCP in 2014 and has also completed a Postgraduate diploma in Palliative Medicine with Cardiff University in 2016, being passionate about good end of life care. Rachel has become more interested in quality improvement throughout training but particularly after being part of a team that looked at improving the safety of discharge for patients on Warfarin in Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as doing hot yoga and is starting a Welsh course in the coming weeks. She will be working in Welsh Government over the coming year looking at system safety.
Dr Tom Cromarty is a Cardiff University medical graduate, Paediatric trainee and member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He worked in a rural hospital in Mseleni, South Africa in 2011 and has just returned from a year in the Emergency Department of Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital to start his Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellowship project 'Engagement of trainee doctors in Cardiff and Vale UHB in quality improvement and leadership'.
Tom is passionate about providing excellent child healthcare and has special interest in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. His interest in Quality Improvement and clinical leadership grew after being involved in the organisation of paediatric clinical exams, assisting with development of the Welsh Simulation Network as well as creating paediatric guidelines and promotional videos to recruit more paediatricians to Wales.
Outside medicine Tom is a keen athlete, having completed the Wales Ironman, 24-hour adventure races and various triathlons and cycling and running events. He is always looking for new challenges, both personal and professional.
Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship
The Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowship (WCLTF) programme is a one year out of training programme for doctors and dentists. The programme provides training and hands-on experience in clinical leadership and management, supported by a structured accredited educational programme delivered by Academi Wales.
WCLTF undertake a leadership and management project from proposals submitted by healthcare organisations in Wales. Leadership Fellows work closely with senior medical and/or dental colleagues and are supported in their host organisations by clinical supervisors. The programme equips the Leadership Fellows with a range of knowledge, skills and experience required to be credible an influential medical leaders in a future modern NHS. The LINCymru website explains the role of leadership in promoting excellence in medical training and enhanced patient care. Check back to the blog as we feature each of the new cohort of Fellows.