The RMBF Board of Trustees will welcome four new members at its next meeting on 8th December.
Dr Faizan Ahmed, Simon Dinnick, Dr Oliver Seyfried and Dr Richard Stevens have been appointed to Board positions. They will replace Prof Bhupinder Sandhu and Prof David Black, who are stepping down after six years on the Board. We are very grateful for their excellent work overseeing the RMBF’s strategy and development during their time as Trustees.
About our new Trustees
Dr Faizan ‘Fuzz’ Ahmed is a practising GP in Manchester. He is Clinical Lead for Manchester Local Care Organisation Commissioning; Deputy Clinical Director at NHS Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group; Fitness to Practise Tribunal Member at Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and National Council Member at The Family Doctor Association. He was formerly Council Member at Royal College of General Practitioners; Board Member at North West of England Faculty of the RCGP; Executive Board Member at Manchester Local Medical Committee; Vice Chair at Primary Care Manchester and GP Specialist Advisor at Care Quality Commission. Fuzz also holds various directorships, and is a primary school Governor.
Simon Dinnick has been a solicitor for over 30 years, having previously trained in business management with Unilever. He is currently in-house General Counsel with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS).
Throughout his career he has represented members of all three medical defence organisations. He brings lengthy experience of helping doctors who encounter professional difficulty, and of helping to lead a major law firm specialising in this area.
He also has considerable experience of governance and goalsetting as well as an appreciation of the wider field of healthcare and its national framework.
He is married with two grown-up children living in London, and is a dedicated Harlequins rugby supporter.
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.
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. A primary care version of the guide sponsored by NHS England was launched later in 2016 and a version for medical students is planned.