Leicester Medical School

Meetings and lectures

4 October 2022

CSI Leicester and TV Stardom

Dr Stuart Hamilton

Dr Hamilton graduated from Medical School in Dundee 1998 and spent two years in clinical medicine, mainly in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving into histopathology in Manchester in 2000.

He then moved back to Newcastle to train in forensic pathology in 2003 and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in forensic pathology 2008, before joining the Home Office Register of Forensic Pathologists shortly afterward. He spent three years in this capacity in the North East of England before being appointed Deputy Chief Forensic Pathologist for the East Midlands.

He performs autopsies in cases of suspicious death and provides expert opinion on the nature and causation of injuries, both in the living and the dead. As such, he spends a considerable amount of time providing expert testimony in various courts. He has performed around 3000 autopsies ranging from simple sudden and unexpected deaths to complex multiple homicides, and regularly teaches on aspects of forensic pathology and has provided expert comment for various newspaper articles and TV programmes, such as Silent Witness. 

A typical day in his life - Dr Stuart John Hamilton, Forensic Pathologist (rcpath.org)

1 November 2022

Decision Making in Acute Care: Do you see what I see?

Dr Damien Roland

Prof. Damian Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician scientist, and head of service for Children’s Emergency Department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He has an international profile in the utilization of scoring systems to improve the recognition of ill and injured children in emergency and acute care settings.

The Paediatric Observation Priority Score developed by Prof. Roland is highlighted by the Intercollegiate Committee on Standards of Care for Children and Young People in emergency settings. In addition, Dr Roland has a very active social media presence, using the twitter account @damian_roland (15000+ followers) and blog rolobotrambles.com, with a keen interest in utilising these for knowledge translation. Additionally, Dr Roland has strong connections to both the Royal Colleges of Emergency Medicine, and of Paediatrics and Child Health, and sits on the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Advisory Group for both organisations.

6 December 2022

Healing Little Hearts Global Foundation: From Leicester to 4 Continents around the world

Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE

Dr Nichani has been a highly respected Paediatrician at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield General Hospital for nearly 25 years. He qualified in Pune, India in 1985, trained in Cardiac Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street and in North America, and came to UHL in 1996 as one of the first consultants in the newly established children’s Intensive Care Unit.

In 2007 Dr Nichani set up the ‘Healing Little Hearts’ children’s cardiac surgical charity camps now running in India, Africa, and Europe. Their primary aim is to ensure every child that needs heart surgery receives it. They treat the poorest of children who come from families that do not have the resources to pay for their healthcare, and train surgeons in countries where there is no one to perform these surgeries. Under his leadership, ‘Healing Little Hearts’ has become one of the foremost children’s heart charities in the world, treating 2,300 patients, partnering with 35 hospitals and operating in 170 camps across four continents. Through its outstanding team of volunteers, the charity also trains and empowers local staff to develop expertise so that its centres can become self-sustainable.

Sanjiv is an inspirational leader and a passionate advocate for his team, his patients and their families, highlighted by his award of an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in October 2020.

10 January 2023

Reimagining Healthcare: Reflections from a career in medical leadership

Prof Mayur Lakhani CBE

Professor Mayur Lakhani CBE FRCGP is a practising GP from Sileby, at Highgate Medical Centre, and has been a GP in the practice for over twenty years. Additionally, he has held several roles including Chairman of The National Council for Palliative Care 2008–2015, President of Royal College Of GPs (2017-19), and a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (FMLM). He was awarded a CBE in 2007 for services to medicine. 

7 February 2023

A Career in Music and Medicine

Dr Miles Levy and The Levy Circus (Including live music from the band!)

Dr Levy qualified in 1994 from the Royal London Hospital and trained as a specialist endocrinologist in London, before moving to Leicester in 2005. He is currently an Honorary Associate Professor at Leicester University, with research interests including the genetics of endocrine tumours, functional imaging in endocrine tumours and the association of pituitary tumours and headache. Miles is the CRG Lead in Endocrinology for Midlands and East, and Training Programme Director for Diabetes and Endocrinology East Midlands South.

Dr Levy has an active role within the Society is currently a member of both the Clinical Committee and Public Engagement Committee, a Media Advisor for the Society and he is also Editor in Chief for You and Your Hormones, the Society’s public-facing website. He co-writes the endocrinology chapter for Kumar & Clarke and Endocrinology at a Glance and is the education Lead for Endocrinology at Leicester Medical School.

Beyond medicine, Dr Levy is part of The Levy Circus, a 5 piece band who are imminently releasing their debut album ‘Tales of the Unconnected.’ Come along for an evening of live music with the band, intermingled with medical chat and refreshments.

7 March 2023

Staying alive - the weird world of historical and current resuscitation practice

Dr Joe Fawke

Dr Joe Fawke is a Consultant Neonatologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. Joe was one of the originators of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) course, co-editor of the ARNI course manual and Chair of the ARNI working group. He became chair of the Newborn Life Support Subcommittee in 2018.

As part of a wider interest in medical education, Joe is a Paediatric Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands. His clinical interests include resuscitation, simulation based training and neonatal neurodevelopmental follow up. He was a NICE Guideline Committee member for the Developmental Follow up of Children and Infants born Preterm, and he is Chair of the NICE Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition Guideline Committee.

4 April 2023

Our Amazing Students – Medical Student Presentations and Essay Prizes

2 May 2023

Taming the Leicester Tigers (Followed by AGM)

Mr Martyn Newey

Mr Newey qualified as a doctor in 1986, then trained in orthopaedic surgery between 1992 and 1997 in the South West Thames and West Midlands regions. After completing a Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia he came to Leicester as a consultant in 1998. He has previously held roles as a Member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an Assessor for the Intercollegiate MRCS.

Combining work with his interest in rugby, his distinctive flat cap became a familiar sight at Tigers matches over 20 years, initially with the academy, then A League, and more and more with the first-team from 2006/07 until 2020/21. Beyond these roles, Mr Newey dedicates significant time and effort to working with the charity ‘Supporting CDKL5’ to raise awareness in this rare genetic condition.

Social Functions

7 February 2023

Annual Dinner 2022 The Leicester Medical Society & The Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society

Guest Speaker: Dr Alistair Clemence

Venue: The Leicestershire Golf Club

The Leicester Medical Society lectures will commence at 7.00pm

All meetings will be held at The George Davies Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 5WW – satnav LE1 5HA

Refreshments available from 6.15pm when meeting held at GDC *Ample Free Parking*

Free parking is available on Lancaster Road at both the George Davies Centre and the Maurice Shock Building. Upon arrival at the George Davies Centre, please press the buzzer and inform security you are attending a Leicester Medical Society lecture.

Find the George Davies Centre on our interactive map

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