AmbaCare Solutions is led by Dr Jay Chauhan (CEO) a highly skilled professional, with extensive senior management experience of over 30 years within the private, public and voluntary sector in housing, health and regeneration environments. Throughout his career he developed and implemented successful business strategies, maintaining good working relationships and consistently meeting agreed deadlines as a result of his hardworking nature. This experience is used to build and grow the organisation. He is ethically and socially aware which provides the basis for developing initiatives which benefit individuals and communities.
Dr Chauhan brings skills to the organisation in strategic planning, financial management, organisational and staff development, management of change, communication and negotiation.
Director/Dementia, Health & Wellbeing Specialist
Ruth Chauhan is skilled in Healthcare Consulting and Training with a focus on improving health and wellbeing with a passion to ensure that evidence based practice is implemented. Ruth is an experienced Independent Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in senior nursing and management positions in the NHS within both hospitals and the community with a thorough knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing provision and standards throughout the UK Health, Social Care and Housing sectors.
As well as being a Registered Nurse, she was a Registered Midwife, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, Lecturer and Educator. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, with a Masters Degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Birmingham. Ruth is an expert in care of older people with a particular interest in a person-centred approach to care of people with long term conditions, particularly those living with dementia.
Ruth is an excellent communicator with both individuals and groups, communicating with authority on matters regarding health promotion and prevention of ill health. As AmbaCare’s Dementia/Health & Wellbeing Specialist, she develops and delivers evidence based programmes to improve people’s physical and mental health, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities by recognising the central role that the wider determinants of health play in shaping health outcomes.
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 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 (www.somefreshthinking.com) a health sector change management consultancy. He is also an independent writer on dementia support and services for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Professor in Clinical Studies at Warwick University Medical School, University of Warwick. Honorary Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Acute Medicine and Medical Obstetrics at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton
Professor of Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University
Dr Arun Sukumar is an Associate Professor at the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University. His research interests are in in the field of technology entrepreneurship, exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology incubation in developing economies. He is a fellow of RSA, HE and member of ISBE