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APPS UK VICE CHANCELLORS WEBINAR 19 JULY 2020

APPS UK VICE CHANCELLOR’S WEBINAR: COVID-19 HOW ARE WE COPING?

DATE: SUNDAY 19 JUL 2020
TIME: 4 P.M. BST 8 P.M. PST

PANELLISTS:

■ Dr Naqib Ullah Achakzai, VC Bolan Medical University, Quetta

■ Dr Saeed Qureshi, VC Dow Medical University, Karachi

■ Dr Arshad Javaid, VC Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

■ Dr Javed Akram, VC University of Health Sciences, Lahore

■ Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, VC King Edward Medical University, Lahore

In this webinar the Vice Chancellors of some of the leading institutions of Pakistan will share their experiences and propose the way forward.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J4dD0VdRTRuFjtiP4nILRQ

APPS UK NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE EVENT FOR FALLEN NHS HEROES: DATE: Sunday 5 July 2020

APPS UK NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE EVENT FOR FALLEN NHS HEROES:

DATE: Sunday 5 July 202
TIME: 1600 – 1800 Hrs

More than 300 health and social care workers have given their lives in the line of duty after contracting COVID-19 with two thirds of these being from ethnic minority backgrounds.

APPS UK is organising a national virtual event at the 72nd anniversary of NHS to remember and pay our respect to these fallen NHS heroes who sacrificed their lives to help others live.

All ethnicities, religions and nationalities will be represented; we have invited church leaders, Imams and other religious dignitaries along with a few grieving family members to pay tribute.

We would appreciate your attendance at this special remembrance event.

For more information please contact Dr Abdul Hafeez on 07702099167

APPS UK WEBINAR: CHALLENGING THE RECOVERY TRIAL & DEXAMETHASONE

DATE: Thursday 25 Jun

TIME: 1900 Hrs BST 2300 Hrs PST

In this webinar APPS UK will challenge Dr Christopher Green who is the Principal Investigator of the world’s largest COVID-19 Recovery Trial.

We will address questions like:

> What is the Strength of evidence behind Dexamethasone?

> Why Chloroquine arm was suspended?

> Does Plasma therapy really work?

> Will we really have a COVID-19 vaccine?

PROFILE DR CHRISTOPHER GREEN:
■ Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Internal Medicine
■ Academic Clinical Researcher and Specialty Lead for Infection & Immunology, National Institute of Health Research
■ Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham
■ Been part of Oxford Vaccine Group (University of Oxford)
■ Has worked with vaccine delivery in Kenya

Hosted by: Dr Sundus Yahya and Dr Abdul Hafeez

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDkk6VApREukgb-cFiqNiQ

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR: COVID-19 & THE HEART

DATE: Sunday 21 June
TIME: 4:00 p.m. BST & 8:00 p.m. PST

SPEAKER: M. Rizwan Khalid, MD
* Associate Professor of Cardiology
* Director, Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology
* Attending Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Medicine
* President Elect, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)

PANELLISTS:

> Dr Salman Nishtar, Consultant Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiologist, Kettering General Hospital NHSFT, UK

> Dr Tariq Azeem, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Derby Hospital, NHS Trust, UK

> Dr Fawad Farooq, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, NICVD, Karachi, Pakistan

Dr Saeed Ullah Shah, Consultant Cardiologist, Shaifa International, Islamabad, Pakistan

This webinar will focus on how COVID-19 effects the heart and how to manage these conditions.

Please register for this webinar at this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zeql_hOPTnmn61hpI-7M7A

APPS UK VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE FOR A-LEVEL STUDENTS

APPS UK VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE FOR A-LEVEL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PURSUE A CAREER IN MEDICINE:

The Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom (APPS UK) has been guiding A-Level students for the last few years to obtain admission into British Medical Universities.

We have also conducted FREE 10 week courses to help students write personal statements and prepare for university interviews with success rates of 98-100%.

This year due to the lockdown many students did not have the opportunity to undertake work experience, which is an important part of the admissions process.

To address this urgent need APPS UK has designed a virtual work experience programme that will give students an opportunity to learn the same skills to help them in interview.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded certificates.

This service is FREE and open to aspiring medics applying for 2021 entry from ALL COMMUNITIES in the UK

To register for this work experience please contact us via: admin@appsuk.org

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR: KNOWING YOUR FINANCIAL RIGHTS IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR: KNOWING YOUR FINANCIAL RIGHTS IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS – NHS Pension, Wills, Sick Pay, Family Protection & Death in Service Benefits

DATE: Sat 6 June 2020
TIME: 11 a.m. (UK Time)

SPEAKER: Tim Gul, Partner at St James Wealth Management

Tim has more than 20 years’ experience of working in the financial sector. In this webinar he will share his experience of managing and advising on difficult situations faced by health professionals in the current COVID-19 crisis.

To register for this webinar please go to this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5yVZHksoQJ64Us0mpw6LHQ

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR – JOURNEY OF A COVID-19 PATIENT FROM ICU TO RECOVERY

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR – JOURNEY OF A COVID-19 PATIENT FROM ICU TO RECOVER

DATE: May 31, 2020
TIME: 04:00 p.m. UK Time

This webinar will focus on the management of COVID-19 patients from medical wards through to Intensive Care Units & Recovery. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

SPEAKER: Dr Kashif Rafique, Consultant Anaesthetist & ICU Specialist

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_no9WhD2-Qb2taVIhzcQIkA

APPS UK FAMILY ONLINE EID PARTY 24 MAY 2020

EID MUBARAK!

You are all invited to an APPS UK Family Online Eid Party today at 4 p.m. (UK Time).

Hosted by:
Dr Mohammed Iqbal
Dr Affan Qaiser
Dr Nazish Affan

Please join via the following link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvd–uqjopH9YDuDfm87NQGbEcV6Zmag7e

If you have a special talent and would like to perform please contact Dr Irfan on 00447793017480

APPS UK LIVE WEBINAR : POST COVID-19 HEALTH REFORMS – PUNJAB HEALTH MINISTER DR YASMIN RASHID

DATE: Sat 23 May 2020
TIME: 1600 Hrs (UK) 2000 Hrs (PAK)

In this webinar the panellists will discuss post Covid-19 health reforms to prevent a second wave.

SPEAKER:
Dr Yasmin Rashid, Punjab Health Minister

PANELLISTS:
Mr Shakeel Puri, President APPS UK

Dr Shaheena Anjum, Consultant Paediatrician & Chair APPS UK

Dr Suhail Chughtai, Director APPS UK Digital Health

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ibkKhpWkSzu5OeMQw1kfpQ

Please email Dr Irfan Rashid with any registeration queries.

APPS UK DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO FFP3 MASKS

APPS UK DEMANDS A GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO THE SUPPLY OF APPARENTLY OUTDATED FFP3 MASKS IN SOME HOSPITALS

APPS UK has seen evidence of PPE masks being supplied to frontline hospital staff which expired in 2015.

Incidents have been reported by a number of APPS UK members, from various NHS Trusts, of masks with expiry dates in 2015 displaying stickers extending expiry dates to 2017 and 2020.

We believe that these very old masks are not fit for purpose and are putting the lives of our members at risk.

We request Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, to urgently look into this matter, and remove these very old masks from the supply chain.

In the interests of transparency, we demand evidence of the processes that were utilised to change the expiry dates on these masks.

APPS UK is committed to protecting the lives of its members. If immediate action is not taken, we are prepared to take all necessary steps to safeguard our members.

APPS UK urges all frontline NHS staff to check expiry dates on their PPE before using them.

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