Dr Umesh Prabhu is Currently working as Medical Adviser for Edgehill University for international medical recruitment, Patron of AvMA, also Member of Patient Safety Advisory committee of Datix. After his graduation in India Dr Prabhu came to the UK in 1982. He then trained in Paediatrics at Oxford, Edinburgh and Leeds. Dr Umesh Prabhu became a Consultant Paediatrician (1992-2010), Clinical Director of Paediatrics (1992-1998), Medical Director of Bury NHS Trust (1998-2003), Board Member of UK National Patient Safety Agency (2001-2003), National Adviser to the National Clinical Assessment Service UK (2003-2015), Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT (2010-2016) Following my own mistake in 1992, he developed a keen interest in patient safety, quality and why doctors make mistakes. Over the past 25 years or so he has done lot of work on patient safety, medical errors, clinical governance, why doctors make mistakes, professional regulation, organizational governance, culture, leadership and institutional racism, subconscious bias and so on. He has given more than 200 lectures and conducted many workshops for doctors nationally and internationally on patient safety, quality, why doctors make mistakes, professional regulation, value-based leadership, clinical governance and so on and advised and helped more than 500 doctors, mostly Indian doctors in UK.
Medical errors and patient safety