The 2019 recruitment process for Health and Care Research Wales Specialty Leads has now been completed.
Specialty Leads in Wales provide important strategic support as part of the Health and Care Research Wales Support & Delivery Service, building networks of principal investigators within their specialty and supporting the uptake of studies throughout Wales. They map onto the 30 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) therapeutic areas and provide strong UK-level engagement for Wales.
We would like to thank all those who have been Specialty Leads in the last three years for their time and the contribution they have made.
We are pleased to announce the following appointments (three year tenure commencing 1 April 2019).
Anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine and pain management - Dr Tamas Szakmany
Cardiovascular disease - Dr Richard Anderson
Children - Dr Philip Connor
Critical care - Dr Matthew Morgan
Dermatology - Dr John Ingram
Diabetes - Professor Stephen Bain
Gastroenterology - Dr Sunil Dolwani
Haematology - Dr Raza Alikhan
Hepatology - Dr Chin Lye Ch’ng
Injuries and emergencies - Dr Ceri Battle & Mr Nigel Rees (shared role)
Mental health - Professor Jon Bisson
Metabolic and endocrine disorder - Dr Aled Rees
Musculoskeletal disorders - Dr Kate Button
Neurology - Dr Khalid Hamandi
Oral and dental health - Professor Ivor Chestnutt
Primary Care - Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens
Renal - Dr Sian Griffin
Reproductive health and childbirth - Dr Julia Sanders
Respiratory - Professor Keir Lewis
Stroke - Dr Jonathan Hewitt, deputy: Dr Manju Krishnan
Surgery - Professor Iain Whittaker
For further information please contact SpecialtyLeadsSupport@wales.nhs.uk.