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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
 Annice Mukherjee (Dr) Diabetes Consultant.
Arturo Vilches-Moraga Arturo Vilches-Moraga (Dr) LMS, MSc, MRCP, DGM Dr. Vilches-Moraga joined our Department in 2014, with shared responsibility for the development of a surgical in-reach service within the Trust whilst working in the Comprehensive Older Persons Evaluation (COPE) zone in the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) and in the Emergency Department. After graduating from Woodbury high school in 1987 (New Jersey, US) and obtaining his medical degree (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993), Dr. Vilches-Moraga held training posts within the Northwest deanery which lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. In 2005 he was appointed Consultant Geriatrician and Physician at Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI) in Spain where he developed a broad range of expertise including acute geriatric medicine, heart failure, dementia, delirium and falls. His principal research interests include heart failure in the elderly and falls/syncope prevention. Dr Vilches-Moraga has received research grants from Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria (FIS) and INCITE programs. He has published peer reviewed originals, reviews, chapters in books, case reports, editorials, short communications and abstracts. He evaluates scientific projects for Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP) and is a reviewer for various academic journals. His interest in medical training commenced during specialist training when he was appointed Royal College of Physicians associate tutor. He was postgraduate Tutor at CHUVI and currently teaches undergraduate medical students (University of Manchester). He is an executive board member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society and EUGMS website Director.
Catherine BuckleyCatherine BuckleyJoint Lead for Renal team
no picture availableChris Betts (Mr)Mr. Christopher Betts was educated at Arnold School in Blackpool and qualified at Dundee University. He has trained in Manchester and Bristol including a spell at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London and the Royal London Hospital where he acquired experience in complex neuro-urology cases. He was appointed to the post of consultant urological surgeon at Salford Royal NHS Trust in 1995. His main clinical interests are lower urinary tract dysfunction, (prostatic disease and incontinence), uro-neurology, urodynamics and urinary stone disease. Mr. Betts has a keen interest in undergraduate and postgraduate urological education and served as chair / programme director for urological training in the North West from 2004-2008. He is an Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examiner in Urology.
no picture availableChris Slater Specialist Dietician  Chris graduated from Coventry University in 2006 and started his career working at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He moved on to Oldham in 2008 gaining experience in acute stroke, rehabilitation and community care. He then worked for a private hospital and gained experience working in Bariatric Surgery, before being appointed Bariatric Specialist Dietitian and Weight Management Team lead at Salford Royal in 2009. He completed his Master of Research Degree at Manchester University in 2012, investigating iron deficiency following bariatric surgery. Chris has been working with the Intestinal Failure team since 2010. His mixture of dietetic experience in bariatric surgery and intestinal failure is unique within the UK. He has presented at numerous national conferences and been involved in several international training days.
Christina FedericoChristina FedericoLead for Neuro team
no picture availableChristine GeraghtyDiabetes Specialist Nurse .
no picture 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 picture 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 picture 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)<p>Dr Dimitrios (Dimitris) Poulikakos is Clinical Director of Renal and his clinical commitments include Haemodialysis, General Nephrology and CKD. He shares responsibility for Bolton satellite Haemodialysis unit with Dr Middleton. </p> <p>Dr Poulikakos has a research interest in cardiovascular complications of Chronic Kidney Disease and in particular Sudden Cardiac Death.</p>
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.
Gemma AllenGemma AllenSpecialist Nurse Gemma is the Lead Nurse for Salford’s Integrated diabetes team. She qualified as a Registered Nurse from Salford University in 2000 and began her career in Diabetes Nursing in 2004. She has worked and gained lots of experience at other NHS Trusts within the North West before joining Salford’s Integrated Diabetes team in 2014. She has experience of working both within inpatient and community services. She is DAFNE Trained and an Non-Medical prescriber. She is extremely proud to work at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and feels privileged to now lead the service, her objective is to continuously review care ensuring high standards are maintained. She is equally passionate about education for both our patients and health care professionals. In her spare time she enjoys reading and country walks with her family dog.
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 picture availableJackie MortonAssistant Practitioner .
no picture availableJackie PriceDSN Jackie is a DSN at Salford Royal and an Advanced Practitioner in Diabetes at Dr Seabrook and Partners in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport and has extensive clinical experience in managing those with complex diabetes. Jackie has worked in diabetes care for 27 years across primary, secondary and community care and is particularly interested in supporting and developing the management of diabetes in primary care and is passionate about sharing skills and knowledge with both patients and healthcare professionals to positively influence the standard of care delivered and make a real difference to the people who live with diabetes.
no picture 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 North West Live Kidney Donor Partnership and is the Director of the CLARHC CKD Improvement Programme which has been working on improving kidney care in 4 PCTs in Greater Manchester.