Category: News Update

January 17, 2018

Last year I had the honour of receiving a special recognition award at the inaugural Zenith Global Healthcare Awards and it was a memorable night. The dedication Mary and the team have shown to support our clinical colleagues is commendable and one we fully support. We face challenging times, or do we? Are we now in a place of opportunity? We have new tools at our disposal to share knowledge like never before and you’ll hear from a true pioneer in modern healthcare Prof Shafi Ahmed this evening about how VR and technology are supporting our health services. I’d like to wish everyone a fantastic night and your commitment and dedication should be celebrated in style. Now to the reason, we are here this evening and why we do what we do every day? It’s the desire to help others. It’s the passion and reason that we work long hours to help others. Our leadership trait is empathy and compassion. Leaders create more leaders. I want to share a story. The NHS is an amazing institution and one that my family is grateful for. Imagine you lived outside the UK and a family member was taken unwell. How would they be treated? Think about how lucky we are to have the NHS, and this is why we must work together to support but also strive to develop the NHS model around the world. My reasoning for this is that last year my 4-year-old daughter, Mia, was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumour; she has had 16

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October 10, 2017

Tessy Ojo is the Chief Executive of the Diana Award – a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world. Tessy is a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for ‘fostering positive change in the lives of young people’ ‘and the impact it has on communities around them. At the heart of her work is the belief that with the right support and investment, young people are the best. She is part of our panel of experts as we address the stigma, impact of obesity especially on the Youth, their image, self-esteem, and bullying. Tessy is a conference speaker and regularly comments on issues around youth participation, social mobility, tech for good, Antibullying, online behaviour, digital resilience, identity, leadership, and active inclusion and governance

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October 10, 2017

Francesco Rubino is Professor of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King’s College London and Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London UK. His clinical expertise includes laparoscopic bariatric, metabolic and upper digestive surgery. His research interests focus on mechanisms of action of gastrointestinal surgery and the role of the gut in type 2 diabetes. He will be leading our panel of experts in addressing the issue of Obesity-The Science and the stigma attached to obesity due to misconceptions and bias in the society and interestingly amongst healthcare professionals. Prof.Rubino believes fat stigma is intimately related to our understanding of what causes Obesity which in turn restrict the chances of access to innovative treatment for this group of patients. In 2004, a study by Dr. Rubino provided the first experimental evidence that the anti-diabetes effect of certain bariatric procedures, particularly gastric bypass surgery, results from mechanisms beyond weight loss. He has also been the PI and Co-PI of randomized clinical trials investigating the outcomes of a surgical approach for type 2 diabetes. He is the author and co-author of many scientific publications, including in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Diabetes Care and Annals of Surgery. He has given hundreds of presentations at major scien

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October 10, 2017

Shafi Ahmed is a Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital. Elected to The Council of The Royal College of Surgeons in 2014, he is the College’s Tutor and Training Director for Core Surgical Trainees. A teacher, futurist &co-founder of Medical Realities and will be joining us as our Keynote-Speaker for the 2nd.Zenith Global Healthcare Professionals Awards. He is a futurist, innovator and an evangelist in augmented and virtual reality. He performed the world’s first operation to be streamed live in a 360-degree video watched by both medical and non-medical professionals in real time via the Medical Realities Website. Prof.Shafi Ahmed is on a mission to make healthcare more equitable, improving the training of surgeons globally, making medical training affordable and easily accessible. He believes ”Thousands of medical students can be trained by someone in Harvard, London or Rome.All they need is a smartphone’s 3G or 4G connection.”

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July 3, 2017

Zenith Global Health, the organisation behind the prestigious healthcare professionals awards that celebrate and acknowledge healthcare professionals for their dedication and commitment, appoints Professor Mark Whiteley as their patron. Professor Whiteley was the first Surgeon in the UK to perform endovenous (“keyhole”) surgery for varicose veins, as well as inventing the TRLOP surgical technique. He has founded the College of Phlebology, an international college of excellence in venous surgery and the UK-based charity, The Leg Ulcer Charity. Mark founded The Whiteley Clinic in Guildford, which has expanded to London and Bristol. Passionate about education, research and excellence in healthcare, his award winning practice have funded many research studies as well as train and mentor up and coming doctors, nurses and technicians. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Surrey and is forging research links with the University of Reading. Commenting on the new appointment as Patron of Zenith Global Healthcare Awards, Prof. Mark Whiteley said: “I am delighted to be appointed to The Zenith Global Healthcare Awards. So many professionals in health care go through their professional lives without any recognition of the excellence they provide, over and above their contracted service. The Zenith Global Healthcare awards not only provides a platform to recognise those who are do

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July 3, 2017

The awards are set up to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the dedication and commitment of Healthcare and Allied Healthcare professionals globally. 5 Amazing things about Zenith Global Health Awards by Mary Akangbe    1- set up by Healthcare professionals for health care professionals. 2- To celebrate Health Care Professionals working at the “coal face.” 3- Covers all Specialities across board in health care delivery. 4- Open to health care professionals in both NHS and Private setting    5- Full of amazing people -a community of thought leaders that is growing bigger and stronger every day    The event is taking place on the 21st October at Grange City Hotel, London.  For details of the award categories and more information visit   www.zeithglobalhealth.com  | @healthiconaward

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April 19, 2017
– I recently caught up with Prof. Mark Whiteley . Founder-The Whiteley Clinic. He also specialises in the innovative walk-in,walk-out surgery for varicose vein.Here is Part 2 of our amazing discussions.

*I was so excited when I read about the Laser treatment Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy was one of my favourite procedures in those days ( done by general surgeons)how have the laser treatments been embraced by patients? Interestingly we have recently stopped performing endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy and also the laser sweat ablation procedure that I introduced to the UK in 2009, as there is a new non-invasive technique called MiraDry. This is a perfect example of how an invasive procedure has changed due to advances in technology into a non-invasive approach. We now offer MiraDry to all patients with underarm sweating through our aesthetics brand, Absolute Aesthetics. It took me three years to be convinced that this was the right way forward. However, the histological and clinical results of MiraDry are so impressive that we now do not offer open surgery for hyperhidrosis. *What advice do you have for up and coming healthcare professionals who have keen interest

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December 29, 2016
– I recently caught up with Prof. Mark Whiteley . Founder-The Whiteley Clinic. He also specialises in innovative walk-in,walk-out surgery for varicose vein.Here is Part 1 of our amazing discussions.

Good day Prof and thanks for the opportunity to spend this moment with you Hi Mary, It is a pleasure to converse with you. *Please tell us about your background, what motivated you to specialise in Vascular Surgery and vein in particular I come from a non-medical family but at school, was always fascinated by biology and regularly won the biology prize. I had an excellent training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital medical School and then went on to academic medicine through the University of Bath and then University of Oxford before becoming a consultant in Guildford. When I was training, the only two areas where research was moving fast was laparoscopic surgery or vascular surgery. At first I was doing a lot of laparoscopic surgery but, had an opportunity to work with Prof Michael Horrocks in Bath for my research. He was ins

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November 30, 2016

mynaHello my name is Deirdre Munro. I would love to tell you about our Global Village Network Community. It all began in Prague 2014 at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). I attended ICM meetings with my colleague Naomi O’Donovan, as Irish delegate observers, sponsored by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. At the time midwifery morale in Ireland was at an all time low. At ICM I met fabulous midwives from all over the world and the energy was electrically charged with positivity – which I now term ‘Protonic’ (i.e. positively charged). I was honoured to carry the Irish flag for my country, I met Sally Goodwin carrying the English flag and many amazing inspirational midwifery leaders from all over the world. I wanted to keep this momentum alive. At ICM conference I attended a twitter workshop where Sheena Byrom OBE and Carmel McCalmont both inspirational leaders, taught us how to tweet, we became twitter buddies. I wanted to bottle this protonic energy and had a idea… to set up a Global Village of Midwives. Sheena Byrom said ‘Just Do It’ and I did, here in Prague the Global Village Midwives was born onto twitter.  

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September 26, 2016

The Floating Hospital’-Mercy ships set to receive a special recognition award at the Zenith Global Healthcare Practitioners awards in London on the 5th.November 2016mercy-ships London,UK(27.9.16)Mercy Ships,a charitable healthcare provider have been giving medical treatment to the world’s forgotten poor for almost 40years. Speaking from experience one of the volunteers on the ship said ‘There is no other way of providing surgery globally, that comes close to what the ship does’ Lea Milligan-Mercy Ships(UK)Executive Director in response said ‘We will ensure we are able to attend to collect this fantastic award’ Speaking on behalf of the organising committee of Zenith Global Health,Mary Akangbe said ‘We believe in the vision and mission of Mercy Ships and this award is  in recognition of their amazing work of ‘Bringing hope and healing’ to thousands of people year in, year out. The zenith global healthcare practitioners awards and dinner is established to celebrate ‘excellence in healthcare’ and the healthcare professionals who selflessly make it happen. More information can be found on www.zenithglobalhealth.com ‘Celebratin

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