Dedicated, professional and friendly
Our clinical and administrative staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds. However, each is highly qualified in their area of expertise and approved by their professional associations and Royal Colleges. Above all, each is committed to your care and comfort.
Management and Administration
Mr Tan VanDal
Mr VanDal has worked in the NHS as a consultant urologist for over 25 years. He was based at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) where he held a number of senior medical and managerial positions including the position of Director of Urology, Director of Specialist Surgery and Director of Surgical Division. He also chaired the North East London Cancer Network-Urology Tumour Advisory Board and established a well-respected accredited Urology Cancer Centre.
Towards the end of his tenure he was Associate Medical Director with responsibility for CCG Liaison, internal professional standards and implementation of London Quality Standards for Emergency Surgery. Mr VanDal has also worked for several Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) in the South and North East of London, including Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR).
Having recently moved over to a elective care treatment centre, he believes that collaboration and partnerships with all stakeholders is vital for providing the best possible care. One of his main goals at both the North East London NHS Treatment Centre and Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre is to ensure clinical engagement with our primary care practitioners, practices and clinical directors so that we are able to provide good quality of care with streamlined referral pathways in partnerships with GP Federations. This includes delivering one-stop consultant delivered services with patient satisfaction and good clinical outcomes underpinned by audit and evidence.
He believes that such quality of care can be delivered at North East London and Will Adams NHS Treatment Centres as we can focus on delivering excellent planned care without the pressures of emergency pathways that cause well known disruptions in planned care in an acute hospital.
Ben has been working for Care UK since 2013, coming from a background in IT & analytics before progressing onto change management. Ben most recently worked within Care UK to review the patient pathway within its treatment centres, looking for process and efficiency improvements in a highly complex environment, in conjunction with the clinical teams. In his current role as Operations Manager, Ben is responsible for the day-to-day running of all clinical and non-clinical aspects of the treatment centre, including financial performance, capacity planning and stakeholder management.
Paula is a Registered General Nurse (RGN) who has clinical experience in major and minor orthopaedics, general surgery, plastics and endoscopy. Paula began her nursing career in 1997 and she joined Care UK in 2010 as theatre manager, before moving on to become our head of nursing in 2015. She supports the clinical teams with the smooth running of the day-to-day day surgery and outpatient activities. Her role also includes significant policy and practise review as well as examining changing cultures within clinical settings.
Paula’s role enables her to work on one of her passions, care and quality. She particularly focuses on the education and development of clinical staff and patient experience.
Carole has been with Care UK since 2006 and has worked in healthcare since 1995. A qualified nurse by trade, Carole is our quality and standard manager with a focus on infection control, KPI reporting, complaints, audits, CQUIN’s, patient satisfaction, CQC preparation, our patient forum and incident investigation.
Carole holds a range of post-graduate qualifications in various clinical fields but her real passion is ensuring patients have a positive experience and receive a high standard of care. After seventeen years of working in both wards and recovery, she is able to use all her knowledge and experience to help shape the patient journey.
Mr Onyema is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North East London NHS Treatment Centre. His areas of interest include: cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment (with a focus on primary care development and electronic integration with secondary care) and occulo-plastic surgery.
South East Region including Clinical Glaucoma Service Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital London.
Medical Liaison Officer, Royal Medical Benevolence Fund
Trustee, Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau
UK representative, GEANCO Foundation
Previous consultant level posts
Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford and Braintree Community Hospital
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Medical Defence Union
Ms Hawkes is Senior Consultant in Eye Surgery at North East London Treatment Centre with a main focus on cataract and occulo-plastic surgery. Previously, she gained her experience in San Antonio, Texas and at the World famous Moorfields Eye Hospital in Central London. Ms Hawkes was also a consultant at Whipps Cross, King George's and Queen's Hospitals.
Mr Ahad graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine before continuing his basic surgical and orthopaedic specialist training through North East London rotation. This included one year in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and three years at the Royal London Hospital. He was appointed at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals in 2010 as a Trauma Consultant where he helped improve the trauma service in one of the busiest trusts in the country. His interest in sports injury, complex fractures and hip pathology has led to several publications, and international presentations.
He joined Care UK in 2014, managing general orthopaedic conditions as well as sub-specialty in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He is a meticulous, patient focused surgeon with a proven track record for delivering an excellent quality of service. He remains dedicated to teaching, audit and ongoing research. He has led and participated in numerous courses to train our next generation of surgeons. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and holds a health care advisory role to an NGO that has a care programme, including disaster relief, to over 70 countries.
Outside work he has been involved with the arts as a performer and later instructor/coordinator with events in the Royal Albert Hall, O2, Excel and Bloomsbury Theatre. He remains a keen sportsman enjoying Sunday League football and his latest challenge is to run the London Marathon for the National Osteoporosis Society. His love for adventure includes classic cars, sports bikes, skydiving and more recently attending Stapleford Flying School.
Mr Henning undertook his medical training at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany and completed his specialist orthopaedic training in Germany in 2003. In addition he underwent an arthroplasty fellowship at the Department of Orthopaedics, Rudolf Elle Hospital Eisenberg, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.
Prior to his appointment at Care UK, Mr Henning worked as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre for five years specialising in hip and knee replacement surgery.
He is an experienced surgeon having performed more than 1,600 total hip and knee replacements with excellent outcomes. He has also carried out more than 1,800 minor and intermediate procedures and is versatile at knee arthroscopies, hand and foot procedures.
Mr Henning is registered with the State Chamber of Doctors in Germany and with the General Medical Council Specialist Register in the UK. He is also a member of the German Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC) and the German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (DAF).
Mr Mohamed is a consultant general surgeon with a special interest in vascular surgery and was appointed as a consultant in 2006. He qualified from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1986 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991. He undertook postgraduate surgical training in London and the South East of England, rotating through 3 major London teaching hospitals (St. Thomas’, King’s College and Guys Hospitals) as well as large and busy peripheral hospitals such as Medway Maritime, Maidstone, and Kent & Canterbury Hospitals. In addition to his clinical practice Mr Mohamed is actively engaged in the teaching and training of undergraduate medical students, postgraduate surgical trainees and allied health professionals. He has published several learned articles in peer reviewed journals and gives regular lectures and presentations to students and trainees. He is also an examiner in surgery for the University of London.
Mr Masood has wide experience in the management of general urological conditions with special interest in prostate disease, impotence, female and male urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, and penile and scrotal problems. He regularly teaches medical students and is responsible for the training of the junior doctors and specialist registrars. He has published numerous articles in the peer reviewed urology journals and has given many national and international presentations.
Jeevani Jayawardene has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the North East London NHS Treatment Centre since January 2007, and is our current Obesity Lead. With twenty five years of healthcare experience, Jeevani holds MBBS, MD and FRCA qualifications, as well as being a member of three professional bodies, namely, MDU, RCOA and AAGBI. Jeevani received a gold medal during her MD in her native Sri Lanka and when she’s not at work she’s an active member of a charity organisation which sets up scholarship funds for students in Sri Lanka.