BMA deputy chairman receives BAPIO leadership excellence award

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand received a leadership excellence award from the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) at its annual conference.

Dr Chand receives his award at BAPIO's Manchester conference
Dr Chand receives his award at BAPIO's Manchester conference

Speaking about the three-day event last weekend in Manchester, Dr Chand, who is also a member of the conference organisation committee, said: 'This is the most interesting and vibrant conference that I have ever attended, with some key successes. Well done BAPIO.'

Speakers included England's clinical director for dementia Professor Alistair Burns who explained the enhanced service offering £55 per extra patient diagnosed with dementia.

Professor Burns told the conference just over half the estimated number of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis and are therefore able to access the emotional, practical and financial support which the diagnosis brings, both for people with dementia, their families and carers.

He added individuals without a formal diagnosis are denied this support and the opportunity for care planning.  NHS England has an ambition that two thirds of the estimated number of people with dementia should have post diagnostic support and a key component of that is a documented diagnosis.   

Professor Burns said the enhanced service was developed to compensate GPs, if they wish, for the additional time involved in taking a proactive approach to the diagnosis and management of people with suspected dementia.

The conference also featured a personal message from prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modi who said: 'India is very proud that the dedication of Indian doctors has remained the backbone of the health services in the UK and will remain so for the forseeable future.' 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

GMC defers revalidation for a further 9,000 doctors due to pandemic

GMC defers revalidation for a further 9,000 doctors due to pandemic

Around 9,000 doctors who are due to revalidate between March and July 2021 will have...

NHS England praises GPs after steep rise in general practice appointments

NHS England praises GPs after steep rise in general practice appointments

NHS England primary care medical director Dr Nikki Kanani has thanked GPs and their...

Half of GPs say patients harmed by delays to care during COVID-19 pandemic

Half of GPs say patients harmed by delays to care during COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly half of GPs say patients on their list have come to harm because of delays...

Viewpoint: Test and trace isn't working - could GPs do it better?

Viewpoint: Test and trace isn't working - could GPs do it better?

The outsourced test and trace system isn't working, says Dr Simon Hodes. It's time...

Doctors call for test and trace millions to be diverted to primary care and local NHS

Doctors call for test and trace millions to be diverted to primary care and local NHS

Doctors have urged the government to divert hundreds of millions of pounds from the...

Hundreds of GPs a month seek mental health support as COVID-19 pressure bites

Hundreds of GPs a month seek mental health support as COVID-19 pressure bites

More than 200 GPs a month are seeking mental health support as COVID-19 drives up...