Position on appointment: Specialist Registrar, Public Health
NHS North Lancashire and NHS North West
Sakthidharan has worked in a variety of settings including the Primary Care Trust (PCT), Health Protection Agency and the Strategic Health Authority. He led and contributed to a wide range of strategic and operational healthcare initiatives including being the improvement advisor to a safety node collaborative to reduce hospital related venous thromboembolism in the North West, leading a cancer awareness survey, developing a region-wide plan to implement the national stroke strategy, instituting a public health strategy for an acute hospitals trust, initiating a childhood accidents prevention scheme in partnership with a unitary authority, pioneering the programme budgeting approach to influence the commissioning of mental health services and devising a prioritisation framework to aid investments in his PCT.
As a NICE Scholar, he was based in NHS North West and worked closely with the members of the North West stroke alliance and the three stroke networks in the region, to develop a system that enables benchmarking and improvement of stroke services in delivering the NICE quality standards for stroke. A core activity of this project was promoting awareness of the NICE quality standards to frontline staff.
This page was last updated: 03 January 2013