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Srikanth Akunuri

Srikanth Akunuri

Clinical Director for General Medicine, Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Rapid Diagnostic Clinic, Kings college Hospital trust
I currently serve as a Clinical Director for General Medicine at Princess Royal University Hospital, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I have been in this role since August 2022. I manage a broad spectrum of services including Emergency Medicine, acute medicine, same day emergency care and general medicine wards. With a steadfast commitment to enhancing hospital performance and quality, I provide exemplary leadership, closely collaborating with clinical and operational teams to foster improvements across all areas of the hospital. I gained My MBBS from India, came to the UK in 2002. Since 2003, I did my house officer and senior house officer rotations at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust. I obtained my membership in Royal College of physicians (MRCP) in 2005, after completion of medical rotation I moved to London, and worked as a clinical Fellow in respiratory Medicine and Registrar (LAS) in General Medicine and Endocrinology at St George’s Hospital. I gained my national training number in Clinical Pharmacology and General Internal Medicine in 2007 and went through My 5 year SpR rotation primarily at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and for final year at St George’s Hospital. During My SpR rotation, I developed special interest in Hypertension and gained vast experience in General Medicine. I was also selected as a management registrar for the site at St Mary’s acting as a liaison between junior doctors and the board. Post CCT in Clinical Pharmacology and General Medicine in 2012, I initially worked as a HDU lead physician for a year at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. I lead and managed the HDU unit and provided support to the medical firms and the critical care outreach team. Following this, I was appointed as an acute physician at Croydon Health services NHS Trust in 2013. I established and lead the acute hypertension services particularly for patients presenting via ED and later in 2018 became the clinical lead for acute medicine and same day emergency care. I became a member of the British and Irish Hypertension society in 2019. The following year I developed a new same day emergency care unit at Croydon with My colleagues; this unit streamlined patient pathways for acute presentations, significantly prevented hospital admissions, and went on to become a leading SDEC in London. My education roles in the past included being a College Tutor for Medicine, Deputy Director of Foundation training and Chair of the grand rounds at Croydon University Hospital. I have also been the clinical lead for medicine simulation training at the time and organised training days for core medical trainees. Won a bursary from Health Education England (HEE) to gain a place at the ‘Simulation as a Teaching Tool: Instructor Course’ in May 2017 In My current role as Clinical Director, I work closely with the director of medical education to improve junior doctor experience and training at the Trust. I have also developed Clinical Governance Grand rounds to propagate and enhance learning from serious incidents. I am passionate about improving acute and general medicine models and medical education.