Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Clinical Leadership

National Clinical Leads for each of the Chronic Disease conditions were appointed to provide advice both locally and nationally across Scotland.

 

 

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Clinical Lead – Dr Iain Findlay

Dr Iain Findlay is a Consultant Cardiologist with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He works as a general cardiologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley but in addition runs the West of Scotland Cardiac Genetic service based at the QEUH. His special interest is in Inherited Cardiac Conditions.

Dr Findlay is a Steering Group member of the Familial Arrhythmia Network which was set up by the Scottish Government to coordinate the care of such families.

He has had a long interest in the potential of IT to improve patient care and believes that ultimately IT systems will improve the efficiency of how clinicians deliver healthcare. He is the immediate President of the Scottish Cardiac Society and currently Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

 

 

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Clinical Lead – Dr Hugh Brown

Dr Hugh Brown is an Ayrshire based GP who works in one of the most deprived practices in Scotland with a particularly high prevalence of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Dr Brown, who has experience of a previous COPD telehealth pilot prior to U4H, also brought a wealth of knowledge and experience as a member of the scientific committee for COPD.

 

 

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Clinical Lead – Dr Sandeep Thekkepat

Dr Sandeep Thekkepat has been working as Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology for the last eight years and is the local clinical lead in Lanarkshire for Diabetes. His areas of interest include Type 1 Diabetes, Use of Technology in diabetes care, Transition/Young person diabetes and e-Health.

Dr Thekkepat is active in clinical research, teaching and training of doctors and other allied health professionals.

Dr Thekkepat was the WP6 lead (Diabetes) and the Scottish Clinical Lead (Diabetes) for the United4Health Telemedicine program.

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