Meet the Team

Dan Furmedge

Dan Furmedge

Founder

Dan is a registrar in geriatric and general medicine and an honorary clinical lecturer in medical education. His interests include patient safety, quality improvement and medical education.

Stella Vig

Stella Vig

Co-chair

Stella is a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon at Croydon University Hospital. She is active in the training of Healthcare professionals, as well as Surgical and Foundation programme doctors. Passionate about the NHS and as Clinical Director immersed in ensuring patient safety, excellence in elective and emergency patient care within a reducing financial envelope.

Roshana Mehdian

Roshana Mehdian

Secretary & Advisor

Roshana is an ST3 (Registrar) in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in London. Her interests include biomechanical research, service quality improvement and medical education. She is keen for key NHS decisions to be founded in a strong evidence base to ensure a sustainable and safe service.

Mohsin Khan

Mohsin Khan

Chief Policy Advisor

Mohsin is a psychiatry trainee working in London. He has worked in the Department of Health, in the House of Commons, and at a major health think tank. He has recently helped develop policy for the 'ageing society'. He also founded a successful campaign to strengthen no smoking policy at London's bus shelters.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Representing Big Up the NHS

Steve is a consultant physician and nephrologist and until recently an associate medical director for emergency services in a large Midlands Trust. He is a past president of the British Renal Society and the founder of Big Up the NHS.

Ben Dean

Ben Dean

Campaign Advisor

Ben is an Orthopaedic surgeon in training and has recently completed a DPhil at Oxford University focusing on shoulder pain. He has campaigned for openness and transparency as an individual on a number of fronts, including recently defeating the GMC at Information Tribunal to expose the secret government influence on a so called ‘independent’ review of UK medical training.

Partha Kar

Partha Kar

Advisor

Partha is a Consultant specialising in Diabetes & Endocrinology. He has been the Clinical Director of diabetes for 6 years and pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes model of care. He is in the governing council of the Kings Fund and is a specialist advisor for the CQC. His interests include patient safety, use of social media for patient engagement as well as redesign of care.

Hamed Khan

Hamed Khan

Spokesperson

Hamed is a GP and an A&E doctor. He is also a GP Appraiser and a Clinical Lecturer at St George's, University of London. Hamed is also a health/NHS commentator on Sky News, the BBC and LBC radio. He also writes for the Guardian on an ad-hoc basis, and has written two medical textbooks. He is also a spokesperson for the National Health Action Party.

Mei Nortley

Mei Nortley

Advisor

Mei is a trainee vascular surgeon who is passionate about delivery high quality, safe patient care every day of the week within the NHS. She has published in The Guardian and The Telegraph. She has also given interviews on Newsnight, Radio 4 and Channel 4 news on key issues regarding doctors training. Her interests include service improvement, mentoring and staff recognition within the NHS.

Hugh Harvey

Hugh Harvey

Research Lead & Web Management

Hugh is a radiologist and works as an honorary academic at The Royal Marsden Hospital, and clinical researcher in MRI at The Institute of Cancer Research. He has won science communication and outreach awards from the Wellcome Trust and ICR, and is a STEM network ambassador. His interests include 3D printing in medicine, research and science educational outreach. He also designed and built this website.

Zoe Norris

Zoe Norris

GP Advocate & Media

Zoe is a GP in the East Yorkshire and Hull area. She has also taken on roles as a GP Appraiser, Clinical lead IFR panel Hull CCG and Prescribing Lead Hull CCG. In addition to this she is a presenter at NB Medical Hot topics and blogs for the Huffington Post and Pulse.

Carlton Hall

Carlton Hall

Patient Advisor

Carlton's experience of the NHS is from the viewpoint of a patient. The interest first arose when first diagnosed with a Pituitary macroadenoma. It was at this point he realised just how much effort goes into treating patients within the NHS and just how great the care can be. "The dedication and skill of everyone I dealt with really made an impression on me, and seeing this service under threat makes me want to do anything I can to try and help save our NHS". Carlton blogged extensively about his Pituitary journey and is active on social media.

Laura Cleverly

Laura Cleverly

Patient Advisor

Laura has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years. She is a regular user of primary and secondary care and is an active patient who works alongside local and national services to develop and improve the patient experience. She regularly presents at health care professional conferences and writes articles sharing her insights and experiences of being a patient with a long term condition cared for within the NHS.

Matt Mayer

Matt Mayer

Blogs & Media, GP Advocate

Matt is a GP in Buckinghamshire. He worked in Intensive Care Medicine before moving to General Practice, and has spent time working in the Australian and New Zealand healthcare systems. He believes strongly in free at the point of use healthcare, and the use of social media for quality improvement.

Stella Dike

Stella Dike

Public Relations

Stella is a surgical trainee in South London and the elected representative for core surgical trainees in the London Deanery. She was previously a national student representative on the UKFPO committee, and the President of her Medical School student society. She has given interviews regarding the recent Department of Health proposals to BBC Newsbeat and truly believes that the NHS must put patients first, and spend sensibly according to evidence, not politics.

Michael Seres

Michael Seres

Patient Advisor

Michael is a Crohn's Disease and lymphoma patient. He started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and his blog has over 100,000 followers. Michael uses social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients and devises social media strategies around patient engagement. He is a published author & professional speaker. He is a member of the NHS England Digital Services user council & on the PIF Advisory Board.