Dr Umesh Prabhu

Dr Umesh Prabhu

Medical Director at Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, Pediatric Consultant, UK

Biography :

Dr Umesh Prabhu is a pediatric consultant and former medical director at Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, NCAA adviser and clinical director for NHS Professionals. Dr Prabhu was a Medical director for 15 years and has huge experience in NHS and patient safety. He received many Awards for his work on Patient safety After his graduation in India Dr Prabhu came to the UK in 1982. He then trained in Pediatrics at Oxford, Edinburgh and Leeds and in 1992 was appointed as a Consultant Pediatrician to the Bury NHS Trust. He was the lead clinician in Pediatrics between 1992 to 1998. In 1998 he was appointed as the Medical Director of Bury Trust. He was a Non-executive member of the NPSA from 2001-2003. His special interest is medical errors and patient safety. As a Medical Director he conducted an audit of all medico-legal cases and complaints. He also analyzed all cases of severe birth asphyxia at Bury NHS Trust from 1986 to 1994. Dr Prabhu has personal experience in the field of patient safety and medical errors and is a passionate believer that protecting patients and supporting doctors are two sides of the same coin.