About this blog

Clinical engagement is paramount to improving healthcare services within the NHS. To be able to do this, an understanding of the system, improvement methodologies and leadership skills are key. Through posts on this blog, I’ll look to highlight areas for discussion, but also offer suggestions to how we as healthcare professionals can exercise our skills in leadership and management to make a difference for our patients.

The Author


Kaanthan Jawahar is an academic old age psychiatry junior doctor in the East Midlands. He graduated from King’s College London in 2012, with degrees in medicine, psychology and war & psychiatry. His professional interests include translational research to inform commissioning, quality improvement, healthcare policy/politics, medical leadership and medical education.

He was seconded onto the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme in 2015/16, hosted by NHS Improvement. He is a former specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission, a peer reviewer for BMJ Quality Improvement Reports and the Future Hospital Journal, and previously sat on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Trainee Steering Group.

This blog expresses his personal views and do not necessarily reflect those held by any of his affiliations.

You can contact Kaanthan via Twitter (@KaanthanJ) and LinkedIn.

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