Our Medical Directorate is led by Dr Abid Khan (Medical Director) who is supported by 9 Associate Medical Directors, each responsible for a different portfolio of work. Operational support is provided to Dr Khan by the Senior Manager for the Medical Directorate.

Research & Innovation, and the Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation departments also fall under the remit of the Medical Directorate, in addition to the Education Programme for undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. College Tutors, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Tutors, the Specialist and Associate Specialist Tutor, and the Director of Education all support the training programme.

The Medical Staffing team ensure that the Trust has the correct number of appropriately trained and qualified medical staff in post to provide an effective and safe clinical service to our service users.

Library & Knowledge Services strives to provide all staff and teams with access to the information and knowledge they need to carry out their work.

Finally, the Trust's Chief Clinical Information Officer works under the Medical Directorate's umbrella. This role is responsible for the clinical leadership within the Trust's digital transformation agenda, and works to use technology to improve the working lives of staff and outcomes for patients.

Dr Abid KhanDr Abid Khan

Medical Director

Dr Abid Khan is the Medical Director of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  He is responsible for the professional leadership of all doctors employed within the Trust.  He is the designated Responsible Officer for the purpose of revalidation by the General Medical Council (GMC) for doctors and is the Trust Caldicott Guardian for information governance purposes.

In addition to training medical students, junior doctors and peer students Abid is committed to training non-medical prescribers and the development of enhanced skills in other professionals.

Abid oversees the Research and Innovation Department and the Pharmacy services in this context and is Lead for the Medicines Optimisation Committee (MOC) that oversees prescribing practices and prescribing issues for our Trust in collaboration with community pharmacists.


Dr Jay SrinivasDr Jayanth Srinivas

Deputy Medical Director

Dr Jayanth Srinivas commenced in post as Deputy Medical Director on the 01 February 2022. This new role will involve him deputising for Dr Abid Khan (Medical Director) and representing him at Integrated Care System forums such as the Clinical Senate. He will also support medical leaders in the care groups.

Prior to becoming Deputy Medical Director, Dr Srinivas has previously been an Associate Medical Director looking after Appraisal and Revalidation and Quality Improvement and the Mental Health Act.


Dr Muhammad GulDr Muhammad Gul

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Accreditation of Trainers - Focus on CAMHS Mental Health

Dr Muhammad Gul holds the portfolio for Accreditation of Trainers with a focus on CAMHS Mental Health. Over the last few years he has represented the directorate at different forums to ensure the Trust continues to provide evidence based quality care across all of its services.

Dr Anwar TufailDr Anwar Tufail

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Primary Care

Dr Anwar Tufail is the Associate Medical Director for Primary care within the Trust. He currently works one day a week for the Trust to provide professional and medical leadership under the direction of Dr Khan.

Anwar liaises with GP practices, Localities and CCGs for the Trust providing medical leadership, his role also includes close working relationships with Local Medical Committees in North and South Staffordshire. He is also responsible for reviewing incident reports involving primary and community care. Anwar represents the Trust attending internal and external meetings with a wide range of stakeholders.


Amit_Arora.jpgDr Amit Arora

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Intermediate Care

Dr Amit Arora is a nationally recognised and multi-award winning geriatrician. He joined the Trust in October 2018 as Associate Medical Director for Intermediate Care with the aim to develop community frailty and intermediate care services across Staffordshire/Stoke on Trent and working collaboratively with the system partners to improve services.

He uses his experience in developing effective intermediate care services by collaborative working blurring the traditional boundaries between primary care, secondary care, ambulance services, social care, voluntary organisations and housing agencies. He is keenly involved in workforce development through the Midlands Frailty Academy and use of modern technology and data to achieve better outcomes and quality of life for older people.

He also takes part in MPFT Quality Governance, Mortality meetings, Business Development, Research and a few other work-streams for MPFT including the development of Long Covid services and ICS wide Frailty Strategy. Through his various roles in ECIST - NHSI/E, British Geriatrics Society, NIHR, DHSC and various national working groups, he brings the wider national experience to the Trust.


Dr Jonathan PackhamDr Jonathan Packham

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Leadership in Physical Health with Focus on MSK and related specialities

Dr Jonathan Packham is the Associate Medical Director for Leadership in Physical Health with a focus on Musculoskeletal and related specialities for the Trust. He provides medical leadership across the Trust, collaborating closely with both the Medical Director and the Head of Research and Innovation to ensure that research and innovation are core activities.


Dr Zafar IqbalDr Zafar Iqbal

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Public Health

The three domains of Public Health are Health Protection, Health Improvement and Health Care Public Health. Professor Zafar Iqbal is an experienced Public Health Consultant in all three domains and has held local Director of Public Health positions in his previous roles. Public Health is delivered by thousands of MPFT staff every day and this is recognised in the Trust Health and Wellbeing Strategy which he leads on. He supports many aspects of the Trusts work in promoting the Public Health of its workforce, patients and the local communities the Trust serves.

He provides support to the Medical Director in engaging local clinical leaders, Local Authorities and other partners. He also uses his expertise in epidemiology to support the Trusts strategy function, work on health inequalities and service development in Care Groups. He also has local system leadership roles on behalf of the Trust. Zafar has built a strong Public Health training function within the Trust.

He is a visiting Professor at Staffordshire University and holds two international Honorary Professorships. He has a number of national roles including being a member of the Faculty of Public Health Global Health Committee.


Dr Lisa GoodallDr Lisa Goodall

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Leadership and Research / Innovation - Focus on Sexual Health

Dr Lisa Goodall was appointed to the role of Associate Medical Director for Leadership and Research Innovation, with a focus on Sexual Health in 2018. In this role she provides clinical leadership in Sexual Health across the Trust and promotes involvement in research, innovation and audit across all of the Sexual Health teams.

Lisa also supports the AMD for Doctors with Concerns and is the Freedom to Speak Up representative for the medical directorate.


Dr Rano BhadoriaDr Rano Bhadoria

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Appraisal and Medical Job Planning

Dr Rano Bhadoria was appointed to the role of Associate Medical Director for Appraisal and Medical Job Planning and commenced in post on the 1st December 2019. As part of this role she is currently involved in the implementation of E-Job Planning for doctors in the Trust.

Dr Rashi NegiDr Rashi Negi

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Quality Improvement and Mental Health Act

Dr Rashi Negi holds the portfolio for Quality Improvement and Mental Health Act and started in post on the 1st March 2022. Quality, for Rashi, is something that she has always believed in, and she sees it as a 'habit, not an act'. She has led, contributed and successfully completed many Quality Improvement (QI) projects over the years and hopes to bring this experience to her new role, and to influence, engage and inspire her medical colleagues to take up these initiatives and help them to embed these into their day to day practice.

During the first 12 months in this new role, Rashi hopes to take a few initial steps by setting up a few focus groups with the help of her enthusiastic colleagues, where open discussion about quality initiatives can take place. This will give them an opportunity to explore ideas and set up some realistic outcomes, which would be a first step. Rashi hopes to build on this work further by exploring other initiative tools, such as quality dashboards, forums etc. Her aim is to triangulate QI's to appraisals, job planning, and service line objectives in order to fully embed them into our clinical practice.

Rashi will continue to undertake the role of College Tutor - South Staffs until this post is backfilled.


Dr Keiran FernandoDr Kieran Fernando

Associate Medical Director (AMD) - Doctors with Concerns

Dr Kieran Fernando holds the portfolio for Doctors with Concerns and started in post on the 1st March 2022. He is keen to ensure we have impartial and fair processes which also support and protect both those raising concerns and those subject to investigation. His role will also include liaising with partner organisations including the Practitioner Performance Advice (PPA) service and the GMC / GDC to ensure MPFT is managing investigations appropriately.

During his first 12 months in post he hopes to:

  • Continue to maintain and optimise standards in investigative processes
  • Offer training for new case investigators and refresher training for existing ones
  • Formalise and facilitate links with relevant support agencies for practitioners undergoing investigation e.g. mental health / psychosocial and financial (both NHS and charitable organisations).

By monitoring and reporting on recurrent themes we will look to identify learning opportunities for the organisation and preventative approaches.

Kieran will also will continue to undertake the Lead Undergraduate Support Tutor - Physical Health and College Tutor / Educational Supervisor for Postgraduate Physical Health Training for MPFT until this post is backfilled.


Ben HollandsBen Hollands

Health and Wellbeing Strategy Manager

Ben Hollands is the Trust's Health and Wellbeing Strategy Implementation Manager. He is responsible for working across the Care Groups to achieve the objectives and ambitions set out in the Trust's Health and Wellbeing Strategy, particularly in relation to improving outcomes for patients, service users and their communities through healthier behaviours and better lifestyle choices. 

In addition to the public health aspects of the Trusts strategy Ben will support work in relation staff health and wellbeing.


Dr Rob DennisDr Rob Dennis

Undergraduate Tutor - Consultant Psychiatrist / Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Rob Dennis is the lead clinician for the Eating Disorders Service. The service offers inpatient and out patient treatment to people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).

Dr Dennis also acts as the undergraduate lead for education, Stafford site. He takes overall responsibility for the pastoral care and delivery of the Keele curriculum to Year 4 medical students whilst they are on their psychiatry placement. This includes ensuring that students learning objectives are met through a range of seminars, workshops, and clinical 'bedside' teaching.


Dr Rajesh SulakeDr Rajesh Sulake

Undergraduate Tutor - Shropshire

Dr Rajesh Sulake has worked for the Trust since 2006. He has worked across both Shropshire and Staffordshire. He is currently based at Pine Ward, Redwoods Centre working as the Responsible Clinician since November 2016. Pine Ward is the only female acute psychiatric ward across the Trust.

Dr Sulake has been working as an Undergraduate Tutor (Honorary Clinical Lecturer) at Keele University for the last 3 years. He is one of the medical appraisers, is keen on teaching, and one of the designated medical practitioners for training NMP's. He is a keen photographer.

Dr Nick SwiftDr Nick Swift

Specialist and Associate Specialist (SAS) Tutor

Dr Nick Swift has been an Associate Specialist in adult psychiatry from 2004. He is based in South Shropshire. Nick is the SAS Tutor, helping the Staff and Associate Specialist doctors develop as educators, leaders, and highly valued members of the medical workforce. The Trust values this group of doctors with a wide diversity of experience and skills.

Nick has a special interest in postgraduate medical education and occupational health issues. He is also trustee of a charity providing education and development in rural Africa.


Dr Ram BenningDr Ram Benning

College Tutor for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Dr Ram Benning currently works as the Responsible Clinician for a twenty bed low-secure rehabilitation ward at Clee Unit, The Redwoods Centre.

He is actively involved in education and is currently an undergraduate support tutor (Honorary Clinical Lecturer) at Keele University. He was also responsible for organising the forensic module of the MRCPsych teaching programme.

Ram took on the role as Post Graduate College Tutor for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in 2017. He acts as the physical health lead for the Forensic Directorate and also represents the Forensic Directorate at the Medicines Optimisation Committee. Ram is actively involved in quality improvement initiatives and audit.


Dr Rashi NegiDr Rashi Negi

College Tutor - South Staffordshire

Dr Rashi Negi has been awarded fellowship of prestigious Royal college of Psychiatrists. After completing medical training, Dr Negi started working as a consultant old age psychiatrist in 2010. In her role of an old age psychiatrist, she works with and support supports families and patients suffering with dementia and associated complex problems.

Being active in research she is also specialty lead for Dementia and Neurodegenerative disorders for CRN at NIHR and is also an honorary senior clinic fellow at Keele University. She is also an undergraduate support tutor with Keele medical school and recently has joined Board of trustee of St' Giles hospice.

She has worked in the role of Clinical Director for 3 years and led initiatives like 'locality memory clinics' and been an integral part of projects like 'frailty hubs' which is an ongoing pilot project in East Staffordshire.

A keen sportsperson, with a passion for fitness, she has taken part in many fund raising activities for Alzheimer's Society raising much needed funds for her patients.


Dr Kieran FernandoDr Kieran Fernando

Lead Undergraduate Support Tutor - Physical Health and College Tutor / Educational Supervisor for Postgraduate Physical Health Training

Dr Kieran Fernando was appointed in 2018 as Lead Tutor (Undergraduate & Postgraduate Education & Training) for the Physical Health Specialities of: Dentistry, Public Health, Rehabilitation Medicine, Rheumatology and Sexual Health. Within this role, and working with the Director of Education, Tutor colleagues and the Medical Education Team, Kieran's overarching aim is to maintain and improve governance behind the provision of quality Education & Training. This includes optimising the use of public monies received by the Trust for the provision of education.

The work of Kieran and the wider Medical Education Team is based on meeting the 2016 GMC Standards for Medical Education & Training and associated Quality Assurance Frameworks.


Dr Vinod KumarDr Vinod Kumar

Medical Education Locality Lead for Leicester Sexual Health

Dr Vinod Kumar (MBBS, PhD, MFSRH, PGA, DipGUM), consultant in Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, has been appointed as the medical education locality lead for Leicester sexual health. In this role, he aims to work in collaboration to develop, co-ordinate and deliver high quality teaching and training to medical students and postgraduate trainees.

He has been working as a consultant at MPFT providing sexual health care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) since 2015.

Dr Kumar is a member of the Examination Committee of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH). He is also a FSRH and BASHH registered trainer and regularly delivers FSRH Diploma, Letter of Competence and STIF competency training.


Dr Andrew CampbellDr Andrew Campbell

Director of Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation

Andrew Campbell is the Director of Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation (Chief Pharmacist). Andrew leads and manages the Trust pharmacy services as well as three dispensaries. He is responsible for the strategic leadership in medicines optimisation and oversees the development and implementation of medicines-related Trust policies, procedures and guidance. Andrew is also responsible for assuring compliance with local and national drivers such as CQC-related standards of best practice in relation to the management of medicines.


Ruth Lambley-BurkeRuth Lambley-Burke

Head of Research and Innovation & Senior Management Support to Medical Director

Ruth Lambley-Burke is the Head of Research and Innovation for MPFT, where she provides leadership and is responsible for developing the Trust's vision for research and implementing the Trust strategy. Drawing upon her 20 years' experience and expertise in Research, Ruth ensures that research thrives across the NHS, academic and industry sectors, and is active in developing partnerships and collaborations to enable easier, faster research delivered and disseminated across the NHS and health and social care systems.

Ruth also provides direct senior management support to the Medical Director, building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, senior staff management, budget management, HR and other managerial aspects of the medical directorate. She holds portfolio responsibility for research, medical education, and Library & Knowledge Services.


Dr Matthew ToveyDr Matthew Tovey

Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO)

Dr Matthew Tovey qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 2008, before undertaking his Foundation Years and deciding to undertake specialist training in psychiatry, and ultimately forensic psychiatry. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2016, and in 2018 was appointed as the medical lead for prison psychiatry. Matthew is passionate about improving the quality of mental healthcare, particularly in prisons and is a strong believer that staff wellbeing must be at the fore to achieve this.

Dr Tovey is responsible for the clinical leadership within the Trust's digital transformation agenda and is passionate about the use of technology to improve the working lives of staff and outcomes for patients.


Lisa CollinsLisa Collins

Business Support Manager to the Medical Directorate

Lisa Collins works within the Medical Directorate Team supporting the delivery of service improvement projects, working with and supporting colleagues.

She provides effective administrative support, supports project management and ensures project governance is embedded and maintained. Her administrative duties include the co-ordination of report submissions from the Medical Directors' office.


Sarah BromleySarah Bromley

Executive Assistant to the Medical Director

Sarah Bromley joined the Medical Directorate in 2021. Sarah works as an Executive Assistant to the Medical Director. In this role she helps to co-ordinate and organise the work and diary of the Medical Director, arranging meetings and visits as well as undertaking administrative duties.


Shaz_Khaliq.jpgShaiseta Khaliq

Office Administrator / Secretarial Support

Shaiseta Khaliq works within the Medical Directorate Team providing secretarial support to the Associate Medical Directors of Public Health, Intermediate care and Primary care.

Shaiseta provides effective and efficient secretarial support ensuring the smooth running of AMD’s diaries and coordination of all administrative projects and tasks assigned to her.


Dr Adeniran AdedoyinDr Adeniran Adedoyin

Staffordshire Representative

Dr Adeniran Adedoyin joined the Trust as part of the West Midlands Core Psychiatry Training Programme in August 2020. From September 2021 Dr Adedoyin now forms part of the Junior Doctor Forum as CT Rep and is the point of contact for Junior Doctor related matters.


Dr Faria WaliulDr Faria Waliul

Staffordshire Representative

Dr Faria Waliul is now the Physical Health Representative, ST5. Dr Waliul joined the Trust in December 2019 as a Higher Trainee within the Rheumatology Services at the Haywood Hospital. From September 2021 Dr Waliul now forms part of the Junior Doctor Forum as Physical Health Rep and is the point of contact for Junior Doctor related matters.


Huw Evans.JPGDr Huw Evans

Representative for Higher Trainees across Staffordshire and Shropshire

Dr Evans joined the trust in 2016 and, not long after, took on the role of Junior Doctor Representative for Shropshire, assisting with implementing the new Junior Doctor contract, as well as improving recruitment and retention of doctors across the trust. In 2019 he became the Higher Trainee Representative for both Staffordshire and Shropshire, ensuring feedback on areas of concern, but equally areas of excellence, are fed back to the trust management with the aim of improving clinical care and training across the trust.

Dr Ben ClaveyDr Ben Clavey

Shropshire Representative - CT2

Dr Ben Clavey joined the Trust as part of the West Midlands Core Psychiatry Training Programme in August 2020. Dr Clavey now forms part of the Junior Doctor Forum as CT representative for Shropshire and is the point of contact for Junior Doctor related matters.


Louise PopeLouise Pope

Medical Staffing Manager

Louise Pope leads the Medical Staffing team within the Trust, which ensures that the Trust has the correct number of appropriate trained and qualified medical staff in post to provide effective and safe clinical services to our service users.

A few of the teams key roles include supporting the recruitment process for medics, sourcing locum medical staff, coordinating the rotation of junior medical staff 4 times a year along with production of their rotas, administration of the Trust's appraisal, revalidation, and job processes, recording sickness and advising on annual leave entitlements.

Louise and her colleagues provide support and advice to all medical colleagues within the Trust around terms and conditions of service, contract and pay queries.


Caroline SimmonsCaroline Simmons

HR Manager

Caroline Simmons is a HR Manager within the Trust, working with the Medical Directorate, the Quality and Clinical Performance Directorate, and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Unplanned Care Group. She leads the provision of an operational and business-focussed HR service to these groups providing expert and dedicated operational HR support.

She manages and leads elements of the Operational HR function and is responsible for supporting the delivery of key projects in the Workforce Strategy, working collaboratively and in partnership. Caroline provides highly specialist and professional HR advice and coaching support to managers within the Trust.

In her role she will propose changes to and implement Trust HR policies and interpret employment legislation and case law and implement the required changes to Trust wide practices as required.


Claire CharnleyClaire Charnley

Library and Knowledge Services Manager

Claire has led and managed the Trust Library and Knowledge Services for ten years and has managed library services in community and mental health organisations for over 20 years. The library service has two physical library sites at St. George's and Redwoods. It provides a range of specialist library services while also collaborating with other Trust teams to promote evidence based practice and access to high quality resources beyond the library. It works closely with other health libraries in the West Midlands and beyond. Its vision is 'Connecting knowledge and people, informing outstanding care, enabling innovation and learning'.