Nick works with

Nick works with

Anaesthetist - Professor Akbar Vohra

I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary (now The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust) with special interest in cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care since 1993. I have been clinical director of the department of anaesthesia 2007-2012. I have a special interest in perioperative management of diabetes and developed protocols for the management of cardiac surgical patients over the past 25 years. I am accredited with the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Adult Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE).

Appointed as MAHSC Professor of Anaesthesia at The University of Manchester in 2018 and Visiting Professor of anaesthesia at Nanjing Medical University, China in 2013. I am involved in teaching, training, assessing and examining medical students and doctors. I am educational supervisor for foundation year trainees. I have guided students and trainees with research and had presentations shortlisted for prize-presentations in Monaco, Vienna, Cambridge and Manchester. I have been invited to lecture on perioperative management of the patient with cardiac disease by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) symposia. I have developed a special interest in thoracic epidural anaesthesia and have been invited to teach and lecture nationally and internationally on this and other topics. Invitations include societies in the UK, Mexico, France, Georgia, India and China. I have organised many meetings and symposia myself and on invitation by the RCOA and AAGBI. I am a BSE Adult TOE accreditation examiner; examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons MRCS exams; and recently (2018) appointed to the panel of examiners of the European Diploma of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (EDAIC).

Physiotherapist - Karen McLaughlin

I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Manchester University in 1996 with a BSc (hons) degree in physiotherapy. For the first 8 years of my career I gained extensive experience working in local NHS hospitals. I worked in many areas of physiotherapy but developed a specialist interest in treating musculoskeletal, rheumatological and orthopaedic conditions. I became a senior physiotherapist in an outpatient department where I worked alongside orthopaedic consultants and gained my diploma in injection therapy. I was the physiotherapist to Cheshire and the North of England hockey squads and also participated in physiotherapy screening programmes at the North West academy for the England U21 male and female hockey players.

This led to an invitation by the Great Britain Olympic Hockey Board to provide physiotherapy for the Great Britain under 21 hockey team which was an amazing experience working alongside such elite young athletes. In 2005 I became an associate physiotherapist in a local private physiotherapy and sports injury clinic. I was a member of a very dynamic team where we treated all musculoskeletal conditions and all age groups from 5-95 years old. I thoroughly enjoyed working in private practice but recognised that there was an unmet need for physiotherapy rehabilitation at home. So after 10 years of working in a clinical setting I decided to set up 'PhysioRehab2u' where I could combine the two services of in and out patient care.

By working as a domiciliary physiotherapist I can now assess a patient in their own home and look at them in their own environment where I can gain a better understanding of their functional needs and challenges. If it is more applicable I can also treat you in our clinic room at Wilmlsow CAM Clinic. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health and Care Professions Council, Physio First and Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).



BMI Alexandra Hospital
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0161 495 7000
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