Club meeting - speaker is Prof Warren Turner on COVID-19

Mon, Nov 30th 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

30 Nov. A fascinating presentation on COVID - Zoom recording now available, see details. Also details for his interesting bio

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Professor Warren Turner

Short Biography

Professor Turner is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University. He has responsibility for one of London’s largest faculties of health & social care. He is responsible for over 7,000 students and is working with over 60 NHS partners in London and the South East. He is a governor of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is currently supporting the executive team of the Trust with their proposed merger with the Royal Brompton NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a governor of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a former governor of Kings College London NHS Foundation Trust and Derby Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

After an initial NHS clinical career in North Bedfordshire,  Professor Turner completed a PhD in Medicine & Therapeutics from University of Leicester before embarking on an academic career, moving swiftly from clinical practice into clinical research (application of laser therapies for various skin disorders) and then into academic management. He has researched and taught in New Zealand & Australia, and worked to establish centres for Diabetic Foot Care and Education in Ukraine as well as provision of structured health care for survivors of the Russian Gulag system in Moscow. He has authored/ co-authored several text books including ‘Assessment of the Lower Limb’, ‘Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot’ and ‘A  Text Atlas of Podiatric Dermatology’.

Professor Turner was Chair of the London Deans of Health Group at the time of the initial Covid outbreak in the UK and was responsible for ensuring that over 100,000 health students attending work placements in London were managed safely through that period. He advised and continues to advise government and arms-length bodies on the impact of the Covid outbreak on UK Higher Education. He is a member of the London NHS Peoples’ Board and is working to plan for both the roll-out of mass asymptomatic testing and the implementation of vaccination programmes in London.  The board is also responsible for planning to meet the continued and growing needs of the NHS workforce in London.

Professor Turner lives in Upper Oddington, Gloucestershire where he and his partner own and operate the Horse & Groom Inn. 

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