Dr Pradeep Ratnasekare who joined CaHRU this January 2018 as our third international visiting fellow from the University of Colombo’s Postgraduate Institute of Medicine bade farewell to colleagues at CaHRU with a presentation about his experience at the Universities of Lincoln and Aberdeen.
Pradeep used his experience as a postdoctoral fellow in medical administration and health management during his attachment at CaHRU to explore the prehospital care system in the UK, to study the UK primary health care system, to learn about systems for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and to understand hospital design and planning.
Despite the early challenges of working in a new country and the inclement weather last winter he enjoyed his attachment in the UK to provide opportunities to apply learning to the health system reforms in Sri Lanka which seek to restructure the primary healthcare delivery model, the developments in prehospital care and the new emergency ambulance system, risk management in hospitals, and development of guidelines for health buildings. We wish Pradeep well in his future endeavours.
By Niro Siriwardena