About this event

  • Date and time Fri 28 May 2021 from 9:20am to 1:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This webinar will provide trainees with an overview of community cardiology and its role in managing cardiac care. The second half of the webinar will then introduce trainees to the potential leadership roles and some of the future challenges in the NHS. The aim of this webinar is to provide trainees with an outline of potential leadership roles and challenges in the NHS.

During this webinar you will:

  • Develop a better understanding of community cardiology and will promote the role of primary care in managing cardiac PTS

  • Develop a better understanding of future leadership opportunities as a consultant

  • Understand NHS structure and the future health challenges the NHS faces

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Key speakers

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London 

Speaker's biography

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee is an Interventional Cardiology Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute within Imperial College London. She is a clinical trialist with expertise in stable coronary artery disease, coronary intervention, invasive physiology and invasive intravascular imaging. 

She leads a research group with a focus on clinical trials that impact the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. She believes in rigorous testing of clinical practice and the use of evidence-based medicine in all aspects of medical care.  

She designed, conducted and led ORBITA, the first randomised placebo-controlled trial of coronary angioplasty. ORBITA is one of the most widely cited clinical trials in cardiology of the decade. She is lead author of the primary publication in The Lancet and the two secondary analyses both published in Circulation.  

She is the NIHR CRN North West London Cardiovascular specialty lead and is actively involved in the development and recruitment for a number of multi-centre international clinical trials.  

Dr Susan Connolly

Consultant Cardiologist, Western Health and Social Care Trust 

Speaker's biography

Dr Connolly graduated from University College Dublin and undertook her specialist training in cardiology in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. After gaining her PhD, she then took up a research post in the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. In 2006 she became a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in preventive cardiology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and was the Clinical Lead for the Imperial Cardiovascular Health Programme. In 2017 she moved to the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland and set up the “Our Hearts Our Minds Programme for Cardiovascular Health” which forms part of the Department of Health’s transformation agenda. In light of covid, the programme has now transitioned to a completely virtual platform. 

She previously was the UK National Coordinator for CVD Prevention for the European Society of Cardiology on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Society. She is a past member of the Council for the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and a co-author of the Association’s 2012 Core Components and Standards. She was also part of the writing group for the 3rd Joint British Societies Consensus for CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice 2014. She was also a section editor for the preventive cardiology curriculum in Education in Heart. More recently she joined the advisory board of the National Institute of Preventive Cardiology in Ireland. 

Matt Jackson

Dr Matt Jackson

Managing Director, The Community Cardiology Service

Speaker's biography

Dr Jackson is the Managing Director of The Community Cardiology Service in East Sussex. He also works as a part-time GP in Seaford and as a Specialty Doctor in Cardiology at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. Dr Jackson has a keen interest in healthcare commissioning, integrated care pathways and disruptive healthcare technologies. He was Vice Chair of Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG before moving to his current provider role. The Community Cardiology Service is an HSJ Award Finalist for Community Provider of the Year 2020

Ms Sally Warren

Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Speaker's biography

Before joining the Fund, Sally had extensive experience in health, care and population health policy and delivery, in central and local government. Sally was Director for Social Care at the Department for Health and Social Care, Director of Programmes at Public Health England and Deputy Chief Inspector (for social care and registration) at the Care Quality Commission. She was also Director at the Cabinet Office, leading a project on social care funding for Budget 2017.


Most recently, Sally worked at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs as Director of the Agri-Food Chain, and latterly Director of EU Exit Preparedness and Response.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Nikhil Patel - Consultant – Cardiology, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Community Cardiology in primary care

Dr Matt Jackson - Managing Director, The Community Cardiology Service

Community cardiology and rehabilitation

Dr Susan Connolly - Consultant Cardiologist Western Health and Social Care Trust

Being a cardiology consultant- what non clinical skills do you need

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee - Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London

Questions and answers
The Health and Social Care White Paper: what might it mean for the future nhs

Ms Sally Warren - Director of Policy The King's Fund

How consultants can work with the chief executive of trust

Mr Neil Dardis - CEO Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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