About this blog

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 and medical leadership and management.

He is currently seconded onto the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme, hosted by NHS Improvement. He is also a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission, a peer reviewer for BMJ Quality Improvement Reports and sits on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Trainee Steering Group as the Events Lead.

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

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