East Midlands - Clinical Ambassadors

Aroon Lal

Consultant Renal Physician

Dr Aroon Lal has been a Consultant Renal Physician at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital since 2000. He qualified from Kings College London in 1988 and went on to train in the North East Thames region, undertaking research into cellular signal transduction at University College London that led to the award of his PhD in 1999.

Since 2016, he has been the Trust Associate Medical Director for Improvement and has helped to develop a local curriculum to build improvement capacity within the Trust and more latterly across the Essex STP. He is the Clinical Lead for the Deteriorating Patient programme which has reduced the cardiac arrest rate within the Trust by over 50% in the last 2 years.

Aroon has an extensive background in education and training: at University College London, he is the Academic lead for the final year of the medical course; he teaches regularly for the Royal College of Physicians and is a member of the College’s Improvement Faculty; he is the secretary for the Specialist Nephrology Examination Board for the UK. He is hoping to use these skills to help teams learn from the good practice of others and drive improvements in care quality.

Adrian Wills

Consultant Neurologist

Adrian Wills has been a Consultant Neurologist in Nottingham since 1998. He also has sessions in acute stroke and acute medicine. He was formerly Clinical Director for Neurosciences and subsequently Director of Medical Education in his Trust.

He was a member of the Neurology CRG, Deputy Chair of the Standards Committee of the Association of British Neurologists and is currently an active contributor to the East Midlands Senate via STP processes. He is delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with GIRFT.

Rob Sherwin

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Rob is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, subspecialising in Urogyanecology. Based at the Whittington Hospital in North London, Rob supplements his clinical duties with the roles of Associate Medical Director (Revalidation) and Director for Research at the hospital. In 2014, Rob was appointed as a Specialist Advisor for Women’s Health for the Care Quality Commission.

Having studied pre-clinical medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge, Rob and completed clinical studies at the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. He trained in London and East Anglia and undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, where he was subsequently Clinical Lecturer.

As the GIRFT National Lead for Women’s Health, Rob has completed deep dive visits to all 137 maternity units in England. At each visit best practice was shared and the individual trust data pack was reviewed. The data covers patient experience, safety, quality, procurement and litigation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Each trust is now completing an action plan which will be reviewed and followed up by the seven regional implementation teams.

Following competitive interview Rob has been appointed as GIRFT Regional Ambassador for the East Midlands and East of England Hub. He will use his specialist knowledge and also experience as Associate Medical Director to support the implementation of GIRFT action plans, within the Acute Trusts and STPs.
As the GIRFT National Lead for Women’s Health, Rob has completed deep dive visits to all 137 maternity units in England. At each visit best practice was shared and the individual trust data pack was reviewed. The data covers patient experience, safety, quality, procurement and litigation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Each trust is now completing an action plan which will be reviewed and followed up by the seven regional implementation teams.

Following competitive interview Rob has been appointed as GIRFT Regional Ambassador for the East Midlands and East of England Hub. He will use his specialist knowledge and also experience as Associate Medical Director to support the implementation of GIRFT action plans, within the Acute Trusts and STPs.