After qualifying from Oxford Medical School, Ami trained as a junior doctor in Oxford, Newcastle, Hull and London. His interest in preventive cardiology and evidence-based medicine led to a Masters in Public Health at Harvard(2004/05), an internship at the World Health Organisation(2005) and DPhil in epidemiology from Oxford(2010). He was Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham, before taking up the position of Senior Lecturer in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at the Farr Institute of Health Informatics in August 2015. In addition to training in all aspects of general cardiology, he has sub-specialised in heart failure.
The alternative is that we aim for a more open, more equal and safer society, where the great things in the UK are preserved. It doesn't matter who you vote for as long as it is not Mrs May. That would be the best birthday present for me and the best present for future generations.
The history of immigration to the UK, including health professionals, should be common knowledge in order to avoid the rewriting of facts, and to avoid manipulation for political expediency. Denial of the debt that the NHS owes to its many overseas staff is not just unfair. It will directly and indirectly damage its reputation as an employer and as a world-class healthcare provider.
Whether in terms of regulation, research or public expectation, there appear to be differences in the way commercial, research and clinical sectors are operating with health data...if researchers, health professionals and technology companies continue to work in silos, then application of big data to healthcare will remain as potential rather than reality.
"The pen is mightier than the sword" and "knowledge is power" are maxims that have inspired academics for generations to write journal papers, gain grant funding and give lectures. Unfortunately, neither politicians, media nor our population are inside our echo chamber.
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