Meet the PREPWELL Team

Professor Gerard Danjoux

Professor Gerard Danjoux is a consultant in anaesthesia and sleep medicine at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has a clinical and research interest in improving patient health and wellbeing before surgery to facilitate improved outcomes for patients. Gerard is overall project lead for PREP-WELL.


Dr Rhiannon HackettDr Rhiannon Hackett is a consultant anaesthetist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with an interest in perioperative medicine and prehabilitation for major surgery. She has been a key part of the PREP-WELL team from the development stage and has delivered clinical elements, including patient recruitment and medical support. Rhiannon will be the clinical lead for the new orthopaedic pathway.


Dr Joshua Craig is a perioperative medicine and anaesthetic research fellow at South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His role will include development of the online resources and information to help guide patients to improve their health preoperatively before major high risk surgery. Josh is interested in patient safety and improving perioperative outcomes, both short and long term.

 


James Durrand

Dr James Durrand is a specialty trainee in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine and PhD student at Northumbria University Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. His area of interest is in optimising patients’ health prior to major surgery. He has been a key part of the PREP-WELL team from the development stage and has delivered clinical elements, including patient education.


Esther CarrEsther Carr is a senior physiotherapist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is the project manager for the PREP-WELL Project. She has a vast experience of rehabilitation in both acute and community settings.


Alexander Nesbitt is an exercise physiologist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working for the PREP-Well project. He comes to the project with a background working in exercise referral and community rehabilitation.


Amber Mortimer is the PREP-WELL assistant at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Amber is an integral member of the team who provides administrative support and brings experience from education background maintaining the data bases and website.


Craig PostgateCraig Postgate is a senior health development officer with Public Health South Tees. He is experienced in exercise referral, working with people with a range of medical conditions. Alongside prehabilitation, Craig is interested in working with clients with cardiac and neurological conditions to improve their health, fitness and quality of life.


Imran Naaem

Imran Naaem is a senior health development officer with Public Health South Tees. He is experienced in exercise referral, working with people with a range of medical conditions. His main interests lie in the management of patients with diabetes and in stroke rehabilitation.


Val Jones

Val Jones is a senior health development officer with Public Health South Tees. She is experienced in exercise referral, working with people with a range of medical conditions. Alongside prehabilitation, Val is interested in working with clients with cardiac and neurological conditions to improve their health, fitness and quality of life.


Mandy Groves

Mandy Groves is a health development officer with Public Health South Tees. She is experienced in Tai Chi / health Qigong and chair based exercise working with people with a range of medical conditions. Mandy is interested in falls prevention and improving clients balance and flexibility to promote independence, improving their quality of life.


Lucy Winter is a specialist dietician working within the Upper GI surgery service. She has a keen interest in prehabilitation, supporting patients with their nutritional needs before and after surgery and other treatments, to allow them to make the best recovery following these interventions.