We would like to thank you for attending our ‘Developing Your Portfolio’ conference, expo and awards on Sunday 8 October 2017 in Manchester!

You might have also just attended the BMJ Careers Fair and spoken to members of our team!

We have received some excellent feedback on the day by delegates, speakers, exhibitors and media partners.

Digital Health Series of events in partnership with the Faculty of Digital Health. Our first event featured 3D Printing, Improvement science, the power of film, digital health companies in primary care + mental health and surgical technology! Please visit www.facultyofdigitalhealth.org to learn more and join on twitter.com/fdigitalhealth

Do you have any feedback about the conference or would you like to share a suggestion for an upcoming event? Want to join our mailing list? Please do tell us by visiting our website www.alternativedocs.co.uk or e-mailing info@alternativedocs.co.uk


Best wishes,

#AlternativeDocs Team

+44(0)161 300 2250 (option 4)






Private: National Awards, Conference and Exhibition – Developing Your Portfolio Programme

Please see the conference programme below.

There will be filming throughout the conference, expo and awards 2017. Sessions will be broadcasted live on social media and our website for those unable to make it to view.


Please use the hashtag #DYP17 and follow @explosiveents @alternativedocs and @sethihealth for live feeds and updates.

We will have official photographers and media representatives covering the event and a post event press release will follow for all award winners and panel speakers.

See you soon! #DYP17

#AlternativeDocs Team

Contact the conference team 24 /7 by selecting option 4 at +44(0)161 300 2250 or e-mailing jack@alternativedocs.co.uk


Sunday 8th Oct 2017               10:00 – 17:00                                      B.E.C Arena, Manchester

Our aim is to showcase the diversity of roles available within the NHS and beyond. We support healthcare professionals to explore diverse sectors and lead fulfilling careers.

This conference is not only for medical students, trainees, GPs, Consultants and Dentists, it is open to all professionals.


Surgery, Radiology, Psychiatry, Primary Care, Quality Improvement, Medical Education, Management, Leadership, Research, Medico-legal, Consulting, Digital Health, Aesthetics, Pharmaceutical Industry, Wealth Management, Property, Investing and Wellbeing

Start-Ups, Start-Up Panel and Competition

Prizes for Poster and Oral presentations

Award Presentations

Keynote sessions and workshops




10:20 am – British Medical Association Library


10:25 – 10:55 Panel Discussion: The changing landscape of the NHS and Future of Health

  • Professor Shafi Ahmed – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal London Hospital. International Lead, Royal College of Surgeons. Associate Dean, Barts Medical School. Director, Medical Realities and Virtual Medics.
  • Dr Anil Jain – Consultant Radiologist, Manchester University Foundation Trust. Deputy Chair, BMA Consultants Conference. Executive Member, Northwest Regional Council. Chair, Asian Breast Cancer Group and Patient to Patient Support Initiative.
  • Mr Andy Anderson – Chief Executive of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH). Director Vopulus Limited.
  • Dr Kate Burnett – Head of School, Health Education England North West
  • Mr Simon Fleming, President, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) and Chief Resident for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE) #HammerItOut

Core Surgical Training applications (All – Day)

  • Dr Alexander Yao – Project Cutting Edge

10:55  – 11 10 – Networking Break with Poster Presentations in Exhibition Zone 


11:10 – 11:30 Panel discussion: Improving Quality In Health

  • Dr Umesh Prabhu – Patient Safety Leader, Former Medical Director (15 +years) and Consultant Paediatrician.
  • Dr Matthew Alexander – Quality Improvement Lead, Sethi Health. Former Clinical Fellow for Health Informatics at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
  • Ms Linda Vernon – Digital Leader at Lancashire & South Cumbria STP and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

11:35 – 12:00 – Panel discussion: Health in the Community and Primary Care perspectives

  • Dr Kailash Chand OBE – Honorary Vice-President, British Medical Association and Chair, Healthwatch Tameside
  • Dr Angela Goyal – Leeds GP, columnist and TV Presenter
  • Maya Connolly – President, RCGP Student Group
  • Ms Sadia Qayyum – Northern Lead, Practice Pharmacists Group and Lecturer, University of Manchester.

Award Presentation: Dr Rangan Chaterjee (GP | Real Food Junkie | #TEDx speaker | As seen on @BBCOne show #DoctorInTheHouse.

12:00 – 12:25 Panel discussion: Management, Leadership and Consulting Panel

  • Dr Bryan Mcintosh – Consulting Editor, British Journal of Healthcare Management and International Dean, University of Bradford.
  • Ms Nicola King, Director, Guild of Health Industry Consultants.
  • Dr Spencer Gallagher, Former Emergency Doctor and Consultant, Proctor Gallagher Consultants.

12: 30 – 13:10 Networking Lunch and with Poster presentations in Exhibition Zone

13:15 – 13:45 Digital Health, Innovation and Start-Ups

Faculty of Digital Health session

Start-ups, Start-up ideas, pitching and competition

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow Pitches

  • Steering Group Members, Faculty of Digital Health
  • Mr James Norman, UK Public Sector Chief Information Officer, Dell
  • Prof Shafi Ahmed, Founder, Barts X Medicine. Director, Medical Realities and Virtual Medics.
  • Ms Linda Vernon, Digital Leader at Lancashire & South Cumbria STP and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  • Mr Adnan Zaheer, Senior Finance Partner, PWC.
  • Ms Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO and Founder, ORCHA
  • Dr Cos Fantis, Medical Business Development Manager, Dr Morton’s – the medical helpline.

13:50 – 14:20 Exhibition Zone  & Managing Your Wealth Seminar by Matt Rickard (Financial Adviser)

14:25 – 15:25 Panel discussion: Portfolio Career Presentations

  • Innovation – Dr Chris Evans
  • Medical Education – Ms Christiana Boules
  • Leadership – Mayor Andy Burnham
  • Leadership (NHS) – Dr Kailash Chand OBE
  • Management and Leadership (North) – Manchester Medical Leadership and Management Society
  • Management and Leadership (South) – Exeter Medical Leadership and Management Society
  • Wellbeing – Mr Simon Fleming
  • Aesthetics – Dr Tijion Esho
  • Media (Author) – Dr Rachel Clarke
  • Media (TV Doctor- Children) – Dr Ranj
  • Media (TV Doctor – GP) – Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • Digital Health Leader – Prof Shafi Ahmed
  • Digital Health Start-Up – Technology, Industry and Medical Entrepreneurship Society
  • Digital Health Education – Mr Callum Taylor
  • Social Media Influencer (Student) – Ms Nadine Abbas
  • Social Media Influencer (Professional) – Ms Thorrun Govind
  • Community (Professional) – Dr Harirah Syed
  • Charity (Professional) – Dr Dinesh Khanna
  • Charity (Student) – Mr James Adams
  • Student of the year (Undergraduate) – Mr Fahad Mohammad
  • Student of the year (Postgraduate) – Ms Emma Rocheteau
  • Trainee of the year- Dr Sarah Merrifield
  • Professional of the year – Dr Satnam Kaur

15:30 – 15:45 Networking Break with Poster Presentations in Exhibition Zone 

15:45 – 16:10  Panel Discussion: Specialities and Medical Education

  • Dr Jon Morris – GP, Director of Year 2, Swansea Medical School. Crowd and Event Doctor.
  • Mr Simon Fleming – Mr Simon Fleming – President, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) and Chief Resident for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE) #HammerItOut
  • Dr Rizwan Malik – Consultant Radiologist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Trust PACS Lead and Associate CCIO
  • Mr Greg Whyte, Faculty of Homeopathy
  • Mr Rajiv Sethi, Faculty of Digital Health

16:15 – 16:45 Global Live Stream: Mental Health and Wellbeing. ‘The Wounded Healer’: An anti-stigma programme targeted at healthcare professionals and students. Presenter: Dr Ahmed Hankir

16: 45 – 17:00  Future of Portfolio Careers and CPD Certificates









1 “Everyone should be thinking it. I want to be a Psychiatrist because …”

Dr Ashely Baldwin

2 Global Live Stream @ICGRx – International Collaborative Grand Round ‘The Wounded Healer’         Use hashtag #ICGR2 on Social Media

Dr Ahmed Hankir

3 Developing a portfolio career in Psychiatry

Dr Dinesh Khanna


Medical Education and Academia

4 British Medical Association Library Keynote and over 10 Prizes to be won at the conference!

Building your medical education portfolio



Management, Leadership and Consulting


Portfolio Career Award Presentations



Medico-legal work

5 Becoming a Medico-legal professional by Saimah Malik

Aesthetics and Private Practice

6 Establishing a Private Clinic by Oli Zolman, CEO at P3 Clinic

7 Becoming an Aesthetic practitionerby Dr Esho, Channel 5 Body Fixers and The Esho Clinic

Pharmaceutical industry

8 A portfolio career in the pharmaceutical sector by Alternative Docs Team

Wealth management

9 Managing Your Wealth Session by St. James Place partner Mr Matt Rickard


Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Editors and Journals to invite abstract submissions on the above topics. Please e-mail your abstracts for poster and oral presentations (no more than 250 words) to info@alternativedocs.co.uk


The day will include seminars, dedicated workshops with leading figures from industry and a diverse exhibition.

  • Early bird rates: £15 per individual (Sold Out)
  • Early bird rates 2nd release: £30 per individual (limited availability)
  • Standard rates: £55 per individual
  • Group rates: £40 per individual (Minimum purchase of 4 tickets applies)
  • Royal College, RSM, Doctors.net and BMJ members – please contact us to access discount codes.

Student Rates: £25 per individual

Ticket Outlets

Buy tickets via Ticket Tailor  herewww.buytickets.at/alternativedocs  (lower booking fee)

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Please e-mail info@alternativedocs.co.uk  for abstracts, presentations, group bookings or any queries.

If you would like to exhibit, showcase your business or work with us please e-mail office@Sethihealth.co.uk


Private: Awards

Awards 2017

Nominations are welcome from individuals, organisations or peers. Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit up to 500 words for the specific award category and include the full name of the nominee as well as contact details and job title. If you have any queries please e-mail jack@alternativedocs.co.uk

Please e-mail all nominations to awards@alternativedocs.co.uk  

Deadline: 25 Sep 2017

Award Categories:


  • Innovation
  • Medical Education
  • Research and 
  • Quality Improvement
  • Management and Leadership
  • Wellbeing
  • Entrepreneur
  • Aesthetics 
  • Media – TV, Radio and Print

Digital Health 

  • Digital Health Leader
  • Digital Health Start Up
  • Digital Health Education

Social Media

  • Social Media Influencer
  • High Impact Facebook group
  • High Impact Twitter page


  • Community Empowerment
  • Charity


  • Student of the year (any discipline)
  • Trainee of the year (any discipline)
  • Professional of the year (any discipline)


Nominations are welcome from individuals, organisations or peers. Self-nominations are welcome. Please submit up to 500 words for the specific award category and include the full name of the nominee as well as contact details and job title. If you have any queries please e-mail jack@alternativedocs.co.uk


Award nominees include: 
Professor Shafi Ahmed (Consultant Surgeon and Digital Health Leader. Founder, BartsX Medicine and Chief Medical Officer. AR and VR enthusiast)

Dr Rachel Clarke (Junior Doctor and Author – ‘Your life In my Hands’ Sunday Times Bestseller)

Dr Ranj (BBC – CBBC Get Well Soon, Health Campaigner and TV Paediatric Doctor) www.facebook.com/Dr-Ranj-174306119277250/

Dr Esho ( Cosmetic Doctor, Body Fixers E4, Tatler 2017 IT List and Owner of The ESHO clinic) www.facebook.com/DrEshoOfficial

Dr Chatterjee ( GP | Real Food Junkie | Expert Generalist. Preventive Medicine. Nutrition. Lifestyle. As seen on @BBCOne series #doctorinthehouse) www.facebook.com/DrChatterjee

Ms Emma Rocheteau ( Studied Engineering, Becomingadr Oxbridge and Research Lead, Computer Science PhD candidate, University of Cambridge)

Mr Simon Fleming ( Surgeon, President of BOTA and founder #HammerItOut anti-bullying campaign in Healthcare)

Mr Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester for his passion to improve health and social care in Greater Manchester as part of devolution and activism for the NHS and recent contaminated blood inquiry)

and more!

It’s not too late to nominate – nominations close on 20 September!

Our awards are supported by the British Medical Association, British Journal of Healthcare Management, the Faculty of Digital Health and many other fantastic organisations!

Nominations will be published at fb.com/alternativedoctors and on our website at www.alternativedocs.co.uk




Private: Tickets and Contact Info

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