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Showing posts from September, 2009

New Information Analyst - Farzan Ramzan

Farzan Ramzan has recently joined the Department as an Information Analyst for the new GP led Urgent Care Centres based at Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. Farzan graduated from Portsmouth University with a BSc in Pharmacology and worked within the Pharmaceutical industry in Pharmacovigilance before moving to the NHS, where he worked as a Database Manager for Renal Services and as an Information Analyst for Emergency Services. Farzan recently completed an MSc in Health Informatics from City University and will be undertaking further research to evaluate the impact of the ‘Urgent Care’ model, working alongside Dr.Gnani, Professor Majeed and Dr.Bottle, amongst other colleagues.

Seminar Programme Now Finalised

The seminar programme for the Winter Term has now been finalised. The programme will start on October 14 2009 with a presentation by Dr Jim Connelly, Director of Public Health at Brent PCT. Other speakers later in the term will include Professor Elio Riboli, Head of the Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care at Imperial College. The seminars are held in the departmental seminar room in the Reynolds Building (Imperial College Charing Cross Hospital Campus) at 12.30pm on Wednesdays. All welcome.

Masterclass on Telehealthcare

The eHealth Unit in the Department of Primary Care & Social Medicine will be holding a masterclass on Thursday September 17th on realising the potential of telehealthcare to facilitate patient-centred care. This is one of a series of interactive Masterclasses on eHealth, supported by the NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme (NHS CFHEP). The masterclass is aimed at policy makers, commissioners, healthcare professionals, students with an interest in the use of information technology in healthcare, as well as academics and industry. For further details and information on how to register, see the Masterclass Programme. Attendance is free of charge.