Key People

Dr Jay Chauhan PhD, Director

Jay is a Doctor of Philosophy and is currently the Director of AmbaCare Solutions CIC linking health and social care, housing and regeneration and is the founder of Dementia Diversity Xchange Network. He is a highly skilled professional, with extensive senior management experience within the statutory, public and voluntary sectors. As CEO of a Housing Group and an Urban Development Organisation he developed general and special needs housing and social care schemes across the West Midlands. For the past 14 years, Jay has worked in the NHS across both the Acute and Primary Care settings and was involved in developing and supporting a number of acute and community based initiatives for example an Integrated Intermediate Care Unit, Community based COPD & Integrated Diabetes Education & Research Centre (iDEA Centre) and Dementia training programmes. He has extensive experience and understanding of the needs of BAME Communities. He is seeking to develop an Integrated BAME Mixed Tenure Health & Social Care, Housing Village.

Ruth Chauhan DipM MSc, Specialist Consultant

Ruth qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1970, as a Registered Midwife in 1971 and as a Registered Health Visitor in 1984. She has a Diploma in Management (Open University 1991) and a MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law (Birmingham University 1998)

She has over 30 years experience in senior nursing and management positions within both acute hospitals and community settings. She has expert knowledge of health and social care provision throughout the UK particularly in relation to older people as this has been the focus of her practice at a senior level since the mid 1990s. Although Ruth has now retired she continues to work in an independent capacity as a Specialist Consultant to Dementia Diversity Xchange Network and AmbaCare Solutions CIC. More recently Ruth has been focusing on providing training to promote culturally competent care provision for BAME older people living with dementia and their carers.

Advisers and Associates

Hameer Chouhan MBCS

Hameer Chouhan MBCS is the Director of HCC Systems Limited which is a IT consultancy company based in the West Midlands. The organisation provides a select range of IT Services to Small and Medium businesses and Not for Profit organisations.

HCC Systems Limited services span across Information Security – Cyber Essentials Scheme, IASME Assurance Scheme, ISO 27001 ISMS Consultancy and Cyber Security awareness Training, Project Management Services, Continual Service Improvement Consultancy (ITIL & Six Sigma based), Cloud Services (Office 365, Hosted Exchange, Backup, Cloud Storage), Hosting (Web Hosting, Website development, maintenance and content management), IT Installation, configuration and support and End User Personality migration services.

Professor George Tadros

Professor George Tadros is a Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry in Birmingham. He was involved in the initial set up of the RAID service in City Hospital, Birmingham, in 2009. As of March 2015 Professor Tadros is Clinical Director for the Urgent Care Pathways within Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Professor of Liaison Psychiatry and Dementia at Aston Medical School, Aston University and a visiting Professor of Dementia Care in acute hospitals at the University of Chester. Professor Tadros is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is also the Deputy Chair at the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry.

Professor Mark Johnson

Mark R D Johnson is Emeritus Professor of Diversity in Health & Social Care, Founder of the Mary Seacole Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester UK. He set up the UK Centre for Evidence in Ethnicity Health and Diversity at De Montfort University, Warwick University Medical School and Coventry University to develop an evidence base for the NHS and help staff in the health and social care to access ‘best available’ evidence affecting the provision of care to a multi-ethnic population. He co-founded the international journal Diversity & Equality in Health & Care and has over thirty years experience of research into inequalities in health and provision of services for a diverse, multi-ethnic society.

David Truswell

David Truswell has worked in community based mental health services in the UK for over thirty years developing services for people with complex care needs and enduring mental health problems in a career spanning the UK voluntary sector, local authority services, and the NHS. From 2009 – 2011 he was the Dementia Implementation Lead for Commissioning Support for London, working with commissioners across London to improve dementia services. He is currently the Chair of the Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity, a grassroots alliance of dementia organisations whose Call to Action on improvements in dementia services for BAME communities has been endorsed in the Department of Health’s Implementation Plan for Dementia for 2020. He recently left the NHS to set up some fresh thinking ( a health sector change management consultancy. He is also an independent writer on dementia support and services for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Dr Vinod Patel BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP

Associate Professor in Clinical Skills Warwick Medical School, Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acute Medicine and Medical Obstetrics George Eliot Hospital

Peter Kevern

Associate Professor in Values in Care Staffordshire University.