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Executive Committee


The Urolink Committee meets twice a year, usually in Spring and Autumn. 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.

Individual email addresses have been listed (where available) but you can make a general contact the Urolink Committee via the Administrator, by clicking here to go to the "Contact" page.

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.

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

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.

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.  Adam and his team run one or two TURP camps a year to train local surgeons and treat patients with each camp having 30-40 patients. 

Mary Brown (Co-opted Trustee)

Mary is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  She is the Regional Representative for Scotland West and was co-opted to BAUS Trustees in 2019.

Mr Adrian Joyce (Member)

 

Mr Aasem Chaudry (Member)

 

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.

Tim O'Brien (Member & BAUS President)

Tim O'Brien is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy's & St Thomas's Hospital London. He has set up a one-stop diagnostic centre at Guy's, contributed to numerous clinical trials and has been Chair of the Section of Oncology. He was elected Vice President in 2018 and will succeed Duncan Summerton as President in 2020, without election

Steve Payne (Member & Webmaster) 

Steve is a retired urologist from Manchester who was Chair of UROLINK between 2001 and 2006. He has had a keen interest in UROLINK since then and has, more recently, taken part in the urethral reconstructive workshops in Hawassa and KCMC, as well as being involved with the COSECSA Members & Fellow examinations

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. 

 

Hannah Doyle (Urolink Administrator)

Hannah is the Project and Programme Co-ordinator at BAUS, and works alongside Patricia Hagan on Urolink matters. Please contact Hannah for any queries about Urolink

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