Our advisory panel ensures our services meet the highest clinical standards. They oversee implementation and delivery of individual insourcing contracts, driving good practice and managing the expansion of the 18 Week Support clinical network.
Advisory panel members
We currently have 18 members on our advisory panel, including Dr Conal Perrett, CEO & Founder and Ms Nicola Ellis, Head of Clinical Services who are also members of the Senior Management Team.
The other advisory panel members are:
Dr Matthew BanksGastroenterology Lead
Dr Banks is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital NHS Trust (UCLH), with an academic appointment as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The National Medical Laser Centre, University College London (UCL).
His interests include endoscopy, colonoscopy, Barretts oesophagus, acid reflux, endoscopic screening, EMR and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), obesity and general gastroenterology.
Mr Mark FeneleyUrological Lead
Mr Feneley is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College London Hospital, and Senior Lecturer in Urological Oncological Surgery at University College London. He has been a Consultant Urologist for 12 years, with broad urological experience and particular expertise in urological oncology. He is a core member of the Urological Oncology Multidisciplinary Teams in hospitals, where he works and leads for Bladder cancer. He consults privately at The London Clinic, and attends several HCA hospitals in London.
Mr Colin HopperMaxillofacial Surgery Lead
Mr Hopper has been a Consultant at the Eastman Dental Hospital and University College Hospital for the last 20 years. Mr Hopper is a Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at UCLH. He is also the Program Director for the MSc and MClin Dent program at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. His research interests are Photodynamic therapy (PDT), optical diagnosis for tumor diagnosis, mapping and surveillance. His work has resulted in over 100 publications, with a recent emphasis on photodynamic therapy and optical diagnostics.
Mr Charles ImberGeneral & HPB Surgery Lead
Mr. Imber is currently a leading London Teaching Hospital Consultant as well as the Head of Service for Liver Transplantation at The Royal Free Hospital London, where he is a Consultant Surgeon in the areas of General and HPB Surgery. He is also in charge of the National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS) for the North London region. He performed the first robotic liver resection and the first robotic pancreatic resections in the UK with successful outcomes and is a pioneer in this form of minimally invasive complex abdominal surgery.
Mr Nabeel MalikOphthalmology Lead
Mr Malik is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in Fulham, London. He graduated as a doctor in 1992 from The Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London and is recognised in the Specialist Register, with the General Medical Council, as an Ophthalmic Surgeon. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) and the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr Amit PatelRespiratory Medicine Lead
Dr Patel works as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at King’s College Hospital and is an experienced specialist in all aspects of Respiratory Medicine. This includes the investigation and management of cough (acute and chronic), asthma, COPD, lung cancer, breathlessness of unknown cause, fibrosis, sarcoidosis, lung nodules, pneumonia and lung infections, bronchiectasis and sleep apnoea. Dr Patel lectures on areas of Respiratory medicine and is actively involved in undergraduate teaching at King’s College Hospital. He is a member of various professional and specialist bodies, and continues to engage in research in Respiratory medicine.
Dr Conal PerrettCEO & Founder
Conal is responsible for the Company’s vision, strategy, business ethics and culture. As a Consultant Dermatologist & Dermatological Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH), he is the Lead Clinician for skin cancer. Conal also sits on the London Cancer Skin Pathway Board where he is the Lead for Mohs Micrographic Surgery and also the Board of the British Society for Skin Care in Immunocompromised Individuals (BSSCII). He is also an alumnus of Goldman Sachs, the global investment bank.
Professor Toby RichardsVascular Surgery Lead
Professor Toby Richards is a leading Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at UCH and RFH. He has developed several efficiency pathways, including a ‘one stop’ varicose veins service, integrated diabetic foot pathway. He specialises in hybrid operating (open and endovascular) and is also Vascular Lead to the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU). He is also Professor of Surgery at UCL, and leader of the centre for Cardiovascular and Interventional Research (CAVIAR) specialising in clinical trials of new technologies and translational research.
Mr Francis VazENT Lead
Mr Vaz is a fully accredited ENT / Head and Neck Surgeon. His NHS Practice is based out of University College London NHS Trust. He qualified from the University of London through The United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1994. He has passed his General Surgical FRCS (1998), his ENT FRCS (1999), his Intercollegiate FRCS (2004) and has been awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training. He has visited various institutions around the world (USA, Europe, Australia) to broaden his experience.
Mr Khaled AlkarmiLead Ophthalmology Nurse
Khaled is a General Nurse Practitioner, graduating from London Metropolitan University in 2011. Khaled has been a charge nurse at Moorfields for over 13 years where he runs the Ophthalmology A&E department. Previous to this, Khaled ran a mobile outreach clinic at St. John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.
Ms Nicola EllisHead of Clinical Services / Gastroenterology Nurse Lead
Nicola comes to the role with a very unique skill set, gleaned from years of clinical experience. After studying Biomedical Science, Nicola worked in the Biochemistry department at the Royal London Hospital. She then decided to train as a Nurse, and has been practicing for over 12 years. Her nursing experience includes Urology, Renal, Gerontology and Gastroenterology with band 7 roles as a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and more recently as Endoscopy Lead. Nicola has vast experience with NHS waiting lists and has worked on waiting list initiatives for many Trusts across the UK.
Ms Jacquelyne McGhieGeneral Surgery Nurse Lead
Jacquelyne Ann McGhie has over 15 years experience as a senior nurse in General Surgery and Hepatobiliary. Her experience spans the current trials of the NHS ( Barts and The Royal London) and that of Private Practice (Princess Grace HCA) working as a CNS. She currently works with Professor Malago, Dorudi( MD) Frilling and Silk on complex cases within the private sector, tailoring patient pathways and teaching nursing teams. Jacquelyne will oversee coordination of service on the day and ensure a highly skilled and experienced team of nursing staff.
Mr Jack TabienRecovery Nurse Lead
Jack’s experience spans both the private and public health sector in the UK as well as overseas. His nursing practice includes A&E, paediatric oncology, endoscopy, anaesthetics, adult and paediatric recovery, gynaecology and maternity. He has involvement in managing several recovery units and is currently charged with helping 18 Week Support select highly skilled recovery nurses and assessing them in the clinical area.
- Oversee service implementation and delivery
- Compliance and quality assurance
- Ensure current standards and professional requirements are met
- Fulfil clinical and other governance requirements
- Advise on CQC Fundamental Standards and Regulations and to monitor compliance
- Keep up-to-date with new and innovative approaches that can meet the needs of individual NHS Trusts
- Review of service issues or concerns
- Management of recruitment and selection process for new clinical staff