What makes the RMBF so effective is that the majority of our Board and our volunteers come from a medical background. This means that as an organisation we understand the unique pressures facing doctors on a day to day basis.
Trustee: Dr Oliver Seyfried
Dr Oliver Seyfried is a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at St. George’s Hospital. He qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1999 and after House Jobs undertook his anaesthetic and pain training at St George’s, The Royal London, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals. He obtained his certificate of completion of training in 2012.
His interest lies in anaesthesia for general and vascular surgery and the management of long term pain conditions, especially those of a neuropathic nature. He enjoys the bagpipes, his dog and his motorcycle.
Trustee: Dr Richard Stevens
Dr Richard Stevens studied Psychology and Physiology at Oxford before his medical degree. He was a GP principal in Oxford for thirty years and was a trainer, appraiser and tutor.
For the last seven years he has worked as a coach for the Thames Valley Professional Support Unit and is currently acting assistant director. The PSU provides coaching for doctors in need of support for a range of reasons.
In 2016 he wrote The Vital Signs, a guide for doctors experiencing stress and pressure at work, for the RMBF, as well as a primary care version of the guide sponsored by NHS England later in 2016.
Trustee: Dr Peter Szatmary
Trustee: Dr Susan West
Dr Susan West is a retired GP who was a partner in north-east London for over 25 years. She was also a Forensic Medical Practitioner for the Metropolitan Police with a special interest in women and children. Her experience as a junior doctor on board ship during the Falklands Conflict led her to join the Royal Naval Reserve. She is especially interested in medical students and junior doctors.
Trustee: Tim Woods
In 2017 Tim Woods stepped back from a full-time career spanning over thirty years as a fund manager in the financial sector. He now lives in London and France, advises a number of local and national charities on their investments and governance, and also sits on the RMBF Finance Committee.