Dr Edward snelson - keynote speaker

Consultant, Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr Edward Snelson is a consultant paediatrician specialising in paediatric emergency medicine at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Having been a General Practitioner in Sheffield for over five years before becoming a paediatrician, he works closely with GPs and practitioners to develop links and education between hospital and community care.

Dr Snelson is an author and a visiting fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. His twitter handle is @sailordoctor and is a must follow for anyone interested in Paediatric Emergency Care.


Dr Jane Anderson

Consultant Neurologist

Dr Anderson is a consultant neurologist and the clinical lead for the refractory headache service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She works principally between Addenbrooke’s and Princess Alexandra Hospital and holds an honorary position in the Headache Group in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as sitting on the advisory group for headache and pain for the Association of British Neurologists.


Dr pauline clerkin

General Practitioner (wSI in Dermatology)

Dr Pauline Clerkin has 26 years of experience working as a GP partner at a large training practice, Whaddon Medical Centre. Dr Clerkin is a GPWER in dermatology , and runs a Community Dermatology service for South Milton Keynes and holds regular clinics in the Dermatology department at MKUH.

She also teaches Dermatology at the University of Buckingham Medical School.


Dr Venkat Thiagarajan

General Practitioner

Dr Venkat Thiagarajan is a general practitioner with a special interest in medical education. He earned his medical degree from St George’s University, London before undertaking his GP training in the West Midlands.

He currently lives in West London and works in both in-hour and out-of-hours settings.


Dr greg edwards

General Practitioner, Senior Clinical Director - Greenbrook Healthcare

Dr Greg Edwards is a senior clinical director at Greenbrook Healthcare. His role incorporates clinical governance oversight of two Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC’s) and two nurse-led Walk in Centres. He continues to work clinically as a general practitioner in UTC’s and recently worked with The UK Sepsis Trust to improve awareness of sepsis in urgent care.


angelica ashbrook

Crisis Negotiator & Suicide Intervention/Recovery Specialist & Author

One of the UK’s leading experts on suicide assessment and prevention, offering the medical sector new and innovative ways to assess and prevent suicide. Experienced in Mental Health Illness Prevention & Recovery, Suicide Risk Assessments, Suicide Crisis Intervention.

Author of Don't Do It - Let's talk suicide, prevention, intervention, recovery and innovative treatments. Due out in August 2019.


kim smith

Sepsis Survivor

Kim has an extrodinary story which takes her from a simple urinary tract infection, to nine weeks in coma and becoming a multiple amputee in a emotional story about the impact sepsis can have on anyone of us.

She now campaigns for sepsis awareness in conjunction with The Sepsis Trust and her book ‘My Sepsis Journey’ is available soon in both Kindle and Paperback versions. We are delighted and priviledged that she will be sharing her moving and personal account with us at UCC2019.


Dr Sarah Edwards

Registrar, Emergency Medicine

Dr Edwards currently works in Leicester Royal Infirmary as an Emergency Medicine Registrar, having completed a year working as an Education Fellow as part of the EM3 team.

She has an interest in paediatric emergency medicine, minor injuries and medical education, having just completed her Masters in Medical Education and is actively involved on social media sharing her work. Her twitter handle is @drsarahedwards.