South Asian History Month - Then and now for International Medical Graduates from South Asia

Free Members’ Webinar: South Asian History Month 2023

Thursday 27 July 2023

Overview of this webinar


As part of our celebrations for South Asian History Month, this free webinar looked at the experiences of doctors who have come to the UK through the years, with members from various countries including India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, sharing their experiences of working in mental healthcare in the UK over the last 50 years.
Dr Shahid Latif, consultant psychiatrist and deputy medical director at Broomhill, St Matthews Healthcare and chair of the RCPsych Trent Division, chaired the discussion. 

He was joined by college registrar Dr Trudi Seneviratne OBE, who has been a perinatal psychiatrist for more than 25 years and recently been appointed to the expert advisory group to The Princess of Wales on Early Childhood; Professor J S Bamrah CBE, consultant psychiatrist, author, researcher and speaker who came to the UK in the 70s; Dr Anis Ahmed, consultant forensic psychiatrist, chair for VIPSIG and president of the British Bangladeshi Psychiatrists Association who arrived in the country about 20 years ago; and Dr Amna Hussain who arrived in the UK in the last three years. Dr Hussain is currently a trust grade doctor who will be starting training in ID from August 2023.

This webinar is not to be missed - it is a fantastic opportunity to get a better understanding of the experiences of South Asian doctors in relation to immigration, initial and current challenges as well as their contribution to British society, particularly healthcare.


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