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Executive Committee


The Urolink Committee meets twice a year, usually in Spring and Autumn at the BAUS offices. The committee is responsible for the organisation, financial administration and running of Urolink and accomplishes this by:

  • discussing Urolink strategy and progress with BAUS (through the Committee Chair);
  • taking reponsibility for the evolution of Urolink strategy (as it has since its inception in 1990); and
  • including at least one of the BAUS Trustees in its Executive Committee meetings.

The committee members represent a broad range of interests in the developing world, principally in Africa. Other faculty members, representatives of other groups / associations and representatives from industry may be asked to attend meetings to help achieve the aims of Urolink.

    MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Suzie Venn (Co-Chair)

Suzie is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Chichester and Portsmouth where she is the lead clinician for reconstruction and adolescent urology. She has taken part in the urology workshop at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania

Philip Thomas (Co-Chair)

Philip is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, where he has a sub-specialist interest in gender reassignment. He has regularly taken part in urethroplasty workshops at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania

Nick Campain (Honorary Secretary)

Nick is a Specialist Registrar (SpR) based in the South West Deanery. He undertook a Urolink-sonsored fellowship before starting his specialist training and has co-published the results of surveys of urological opinion on global healthcare

Zeeshan Aslam (Member)

Zeeshan is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He completed his urological training in Northern Ireland and sub-specialises in all aspects of management of renal cancer. He is passionate about contributing to the healthcare sector in the developing world and has been involved in charitable work in Ethiopia, Senegal and Pakistan

Jaimin Bhatt (Honorary Treasurer)

Jaimin is a Consultant Urological Surgeon based in University Hospital Ayr. He developed the teaching template for the Urolink Basic Urology Skills workshop. He has been a regular visitor to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia and to Hawassa Referral Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Shekhar Biyani (Equipment Lead)

Shekhar is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at St James's University Hospital Leeds. He has a sub-specialist interest in laparoscopy ("keyhole" surgery) and stone disease. He is a regular visitor to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia and to Hawassa, Ethiopia

Aziz Gulamhusein (Trainee Representative)

Aziz is currently a trainee in South Yorkshire and has been elected to represent the Specialist Urological Registrars' Group (SURG). He grew up in Kenya, and has visited & worked in Coast General Hospital, Mombasa and Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi.  He is also the UK trainee representative for the European Society of Residents in Urology (ESRU).

Ruaraidh MacDonagh (Co-Opted 2015)

Ru is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Taunton & Somerset Hospitals, and is a past Chair of Urolink. He chairs the Health Improvement Programme Zanibar (HIPZ). He was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2016, in recognition of his charitable work in Zanzibar

Adam Jones (Member)

Adam is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He and his family have been regular visitors to Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda, one of the smaller Urolink centres in sub-Saharan Africa

Paul Jones (Co-opted Trustee)

Paul Jones is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Morriston Hospital, Swansea and was elected Hon Secretary of BAUS in 2017 for a two-year period. Before his term as Hon Secretary, he was responsible for gathering and analysing BAUS workforce data

Graham Watson (MediTech Trust)

Graham is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Eastbourne District General Hospital. He is founder, trustee and Chair of the MediTech Trust which provides medical equipment to hospitals both at home and abroad

Patricia Hagan (Urolink Administrator)

Tricia is the Deputy Chief Executive of BAUS. She is responsible for all the BAUS Sections (including Urolink), finance, membership, information technology and CEA awards. She is the first point of contact for any queries about Urolink

 

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