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Meet the team

Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.

PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
no image availableClaire Forde Specialist Dietician Claire is a highly specialist dietitian in Intestinal Failure and has worked with the team since 2014. Claire initially gained a BSc (Hons) Biology at The University of Manchester before going on to study for a postgraduate qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Chester. Claire qualified as a dietitian in 2006 and started her career with the Manchester community team, before moving to Salford and gaining experience in renal and gastroenterology dietetics. Following this Claire developed the role of the dietitian from scratch within the Nutrition Support Team, and played a key role in the hospital TPN team for 4 years. This background enabled Claire to gain her current role in IF, providing dietetic input in a highly specialist area and advising colleagues both locally and nationally. Claire completed her MSc in preoperative carbohydrate loading in 2011, and presented her abstract at the ESPEN Congress in Barcelona. Claire also takes a lead on dietetic student training within the Trust.
DavidLewisDavid Lewis (Dr)Dr David Lewis is the medical lead for the Peritoneal Dialysis Programme and Kidney Biopsy service. 
David NewDavid New (Dr)Dr David New’s clinical commitments are in chronic kidney disease, haemodialysis and transplantation. He is clinical lead for haemodialysis governance. His research interests are in cardiovascular function and risk factors in kidney patients.
no image availableDavid Ross (Mr)Mr David Ross was educated in Edinburgh & Newcastle-Upon-Tyne before entering Manchester Medical School from where he graduated in 1997. He subsequently pursued urological surgical training in the North West and was appointed as a consultant urological surgeon at Salford Royal in 2009. His clinical interests are urinary tract stone disease and general urology. He also has significant roles in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
no image availableDavid Shackley (Mr)Mr David Shackley qualified in 1992 from Manchester University and originally comes from Oldham. He has been a consultant urological surgeon since 2005. His main interests are renal cancer, stone treatments, general urology, medical education and management. He is currently the Clinical Director and leads on the management and strategy of the unit. He is also the Chair, Programme Director and Career Lead for North West Urology and leads on all regional education issues in urology. He is also the Assistant National Director of Education for BAUS.
Debbie LawfordDebbie LawfordOperation Manager
Dimitrios (Dimitris) PoulikakosDimitrios (Dimitris) Poulikakos (Dr)

Dr Dimitrios (Dimitris) Poulikakos’ clinical commitments include Haemodialysis, General Nephrology and CKD. He shares responsibility for Bolton satellite Haemodialysis unit with Dr Middleton.

Dr Poulikakos has a research interest in cardiovascular complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and in particular Sudden Cardiac Death.

Dr Donal O@DonoghueDonal O'Donoghue (Prof)Professor Donal O'Donoghue was National Clinical Director for Kidney Care until 2013 and worked between the Department of Health in London, kidney services across England and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he contributes to the provision of outpatient clinics.  He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester and publishes regularly on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease, progression of glomerular disease, renal anaemia, models of service delivery and clinical outcomes.
Ed O'RiordanEd O'Riordan (Dr)Dr O’Riordan’s clinical commitments include CKD, haemodialysis and general Nephrology. He supervises the departmental vasculitis clinic and immunosuppression service (non-transplant). Research interests include urinary proteomics and vasculitis. He is co-Chair of the Regional Renal Audit and audit lead for the renal department.
Emily FeildingEmily Feilding (Dr) FRCP, MB ChB, MSc Dr Emily Feilding has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician since 2007 and has been at Salford Royal since 2013. She shares responsibility for the management of 24 acute beds for older adults with complex needs with Dr Thomson on ward L5. She also runs the in-reach service to the Trauma Unit, providing care for older patients admitted as a result of major trauma or to the spinal unit. She has a biweekly general geriatrics clinic. Dr Fielding’s interests include the perioperative care of the older person, delirium and dementia, and pain in the older person. She also has an interest in medical education and is the Foundation Programme Director for SRFT. She is Associate Education lead for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford.
Emma VardyEmma Vardy (Dr) BMedSci PhD MRCP Dr Emma Vardy joined the Department of Ageing and Complex Medicine at Salford Royal hospital in July 2015. She trained in Yorkshire and the North West of England and is dual trained in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. Her training incorporated extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of dementia. Having completed her specialist training in June 2011 she took up her first consultant position in Newcastle upon Tyne before returning to Salford. Dr Vardy has shared responsibility for 24 inpatient beds on ward L4 at Salford Royal, looking after older people with complex medical needs. She also has an outpatient clinic in Ladywell building on alternate weeks. Dr Vardys area of expertise is dementia and delirium. She is the Clinical lead for dementia and delirium at Salford Royal hospital. As part of that role she is a member of the dementia steering group and works closely with the dementia specialist nursing team. She is a member of the Manchester dementia and devolution stakeholder group. She is particularly interested in the combined assessment of people with physical and cognitive health problems and the identification, assessment and management of delirium. She also has an interest in education and organised a Royal College of Physicians training day on dementia in February 2015 and was part of the organising committee for the European Delirium Association meeting in London 2015. Dr Vardy is external examiner for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford. She is also a member of the Dementia and related disorders special interest group for the British Geriatric Society. She has previously held academic positions and has research experience in the clinical, pathological, genetic and imaging aspects of dementia. This has led to a number of publications and presentations in the areas of dementia and delirium.
GrahameWoodGrahame Wood (Dr)Clinical lead for Home Haemodialysis. Member of the Transplant Clinical Governance Group and Live Donor Assessment Clinic.  Responsibility for general nephrology clinics in Wigan and Leigh.  Research interests are in cardiovascular risk factors and novel markers of cardiovascular disease. Department lead for Renal Patient View.
Helen BothamHelen BothamJoint Lead for Renal team
no image availableJacqui VardenWard Matron Jacqui was brought up in the Salford area and commenced her nurse training at Salford Royal in 1979. Once the hospital amalgamated Jacqui undertook various roles within the surgical directorate. Jacqui has held various clinical positions at ward level and ward manager and is now currently Matron of The Intestinal Failure Unit (IFU), a 21- bedded specialist department. The unit is situated on Ward H8 in the Hope Building. The unit is one of only two designated centres for the treatment of complex intestinal failure patients in the United Kingdom (UK). The IFU in Salford is increasingly becoming well known. Jacqui also works closely with clinical psychologists as the impact of a person’s psychological well-being has been recognised and acknowledged by the team as key to the maintenance of their physical well-being.
Jane RobertsJane RobertsOutreach Librarian
JanetHegartyJanet Hegarty (Dr)Dr Janet Hegarty was appointed as Consultant in 2006 and, together with Dr Ed O’Riordan, runs Wigan Renal Unit. Janet delivers kidney transplant clinics, general nephrology clinics, acute ward work and has an interest in improving patient care via Quality Improvement projects. These have led to eradication of acute dialysis line infections in the department, halving of the cardiac arrest rate on the ward and improvements in attainment of key clinical outcomes such as BP and anaemia Collaborate in Kidney Replacement Therapy. She has led the <a href="http://www.srht.nhs.uk/about-us/our-departments/live-kidney-donor-partnership/">North West Live Kidney Donor Partnership</a> and is the Director of the <a href="http://clahrc-gm.nihr.ac.uk/projects/implementation/chronic-kidney-disease">CLARHC CKD Improvement Programme</a> which has been working on improving kidney care in 4 PCTs in Greater Manchester.
Jenny FoxJenny Fox (Dr) MSc (Medical Science), MB ChB, MRCP, BSc (Geriatric Medicine) Dr Jenny Fox has been a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at SRFT since 2011. She is the current Clinical Lead for the department of Ageing and Complex Medicine. Dr Fox works in the Comprehensive Older Persons Evaluation (COPE) zone in the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) and in the Emergency Department. Her main clinical interest is in the acute assessment and management of frail, older people. Dr Fox has a keen interest in Quality Improvement (QI) and has undertaken numerous projects, many of which have been presented at local, national and international conferences. Current QI work focusses on COPE zone development with a vision of delivering timely, reliable, high quality care to all frail, older people who present to SRFT. Dr Fox is an experienced educator. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Salford University and has roles in SRFT in both postgraduate and undergraduate medicine.
Jim O’DellJim O'DellChiropractor Jim is a chiropractor and combines working in the Walkden CATS team with his private clinics in Manchester. Jim has an MSc in Pain Management and is a lecturer in biomechanics on the Chiropractic MSc programme. He also runs training courses in soft tissue techniques for chiropractors and other physical therapists. As a chiropractor he provides the team with additional skills in mobilisation, manipulation and soft tissue work for treating a range of musculoskeletal problems including the back, neck and shoulders. Key areas of interest are treating runners and golfers for musculoskeletal problems and the treatment of headaches.
Jim RitchieJim Ritchie (Dr)Jim Ritchie is the local lead for in-patient service development. His clinical interests include CKD, glomerulonephritis and transition medicine. Special interests include the use of e-health platforms and use of large scale data to improve patient care. Jim shares the care of the Rochdale renal unit with Dr Tina Chrysochou.
Joe McMahonJoe McMahonGroup EDI Advisor Link Advisor for Bury & Rochdale and North Manchester Care Organisations. Lead for Group Equality Impact Assessments.
John StanilandJohn Staniland (Dr) MA, MB Chir, FRCP Dr John Staniland has worked in Geriatric Medicine since 1988.He has been a Consultant Physician since 1993 and has worked in Salford since 1998. He has sole clinical responsibility for a very busy ward of 25 acute beds dealing with all aspects of care for the Elderly- especially those with complex needs. He runs three out-patient clinics-dealing with most aspects of Elderly Care- two are General Clinics- one specifically deals with issues of Syncope and Epilepsy in the Elderly. His particular clinical interests relate to Cardiology Problems in the Elderly, Diabetes, Syncope and Epilepsy. He undertakes a weekly 3 hours in-reach session into the Emergency Assessment Unit. He has performed over 1000 Tilt Table Tests and has a weekly session to undertake this procedure in the Elderly. He has additional interests in End of Life Care- especially feeding and nutrition. He has an interest in Clinical Pharmacology and contributes to the Antibiotic Steering Group –and is particularly interested in Antibiotic Stewardship. He contributes to fortnightly Community MDT meetings- Eccles area. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles- mostly recently relating to investigation and treatment of syncope. He supervises 4 junior doctors in the clinical are- from FY1 doctors to registrars. He supervises 5th year medical students. He has supervised health care students at the University of Bolton and for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine. He is a member of the BMA- British Geriatrics Society- including previous participation in SIG for diabetes and cardiology.
no image availableJonathan Epstein (Mr)General & Colorectal Surgeon  Jonathan Epstein is a General and Colorectal Surgeon at Salford Royal. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Oxford and went on to obtain his MD from the University of Manchester for research into peritoneal adhesion formation. His higher surgical training was in the North West of England and through a fellowship with Peter Sagar in Leeds. He was appointed as a consultant in July 2013. His interest in intestinal failure began with his research into the complex nature of intra-abdominal healing after surgery and was then developed.
Julie PhillipsJulie Phillips (Mrs)Highly Specialist Cardiovascular Rehab Nurse

Julie worked on the Heart Care Unit as a Nursing Sister.  During this time she was seconded into the cardiac rehab team where her interest in cardiac rehabilitation grew.  The main achievement of my career so far is achieving highly specialist nurse status within our team.

Julie has qualifications in Salford University - Degree in Professional Nursing Studies, ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, ENB NO1 Counselling in a Caring Relationship, ENB124 Cardiology Nursing, Open University - Degree Module in Heart Failure.

She has a special interest in Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Devices and Heart Failure and outside of work Julie enjoys walking, listening to music (all types from big bands to metal) and spending time with my grandchildren.




Karen SutcliffeKaren SutcliffeAssistant Librarian
 Khalill Peeroo (Dr) BSc, MB Chb (Edin) Dr Khalill Peeroo completed his training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in August 2014, and started his Consultant post at Salford Royal in September of the same year. He currently oversees the care of half of the acute inpatient beds on Ward L5, looking after older people admitted with a variety of medical illnesses. Around half of his time is also dedicated to providing medical advice on the Trauma Assessment Unit and the Spinal Unit at Salford Royal, especially for complex, older people with trauma or spinal injuries. He has a fortnightly general medical outpatient clinic and has recently assumed the position of Clinical Governance Lead for the Department of Ageing and Complex Medicine. His personal interests include heart failure and cardiovascular disease, peri-operative care of patients undergoing surgery, undergraduate medical education, and information technology. He is currently a Member of the British Society for Heart Failure.