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Sheena Sikka

Sheena Sikka

Consultant in Acute & General Internal Medicine
Chesham Bois, Chiltern District, Buckinghamshire

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About Sheena Sikka:

I am an experienced Acute and General Internal Medicine Consultant working at University College London Hospital (UCLH).  I am responsible for a 56 bed Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) caring for medical patients with a variety of acute illnesses with an aim to early discharge to outpatient facilities. My responsibilities include:

  • Clinical Lead of Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), established the setup of a 30 bed unit providing urgent assessment, rapid diagnostics and treatment for patients, whilst delivering high quality care with admission avoidance. 
  • Responsible for running our Ambulatory Care clinics overseeing a multitude of doctors reviewing patients referred from General Practitioners (GP) and the Emergency Department. Providing on the day assessment and general medical support and advice to GP’s in the community. 
  • Chairperson of weekly Clinical Governance meetings within Acute Medicine, reviewing quality of patient care, complaints, continually developing strategies and methods to improve the department’s delivery of patient care. 
  • Senior Reviewer at multi-disciplinary Morbidity & Mortality meetings, overseeing any deaths which occur on the AMU, ensuring that high quality and appropriate care was delivered and ensuring learnings and improvements from these reviews are implemented. 
  • Responsible for leading numerous Quality Improvement projects within the department, focusing on improving patient safety and care.

Subspecialised in Medical Education with a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Edinburgh. Current Training Program Director for Foundation Year 2 doctors, responsible for implementing Junior Doctor training at UCLH as instructed by Health Education England. 

  • Responsible for the delivery of a curriculum-mapped teaching program, supporting trainees with pastoral concerns and complete yearly appraisals to aid revalidation. 
  • Supervise and oversee Junior Doctor training within AMU, ensuring they meet their required competencies, complete assessments and progress appropriately whilst training. 

Simulation Training Facilitator delivering training for healthcare professionals within a high-fidelity Simulation Suite, developing knowledge, clinical skills and teamworking.

Experience

Consultant at University College London Hospital Since 2018

Acute & General Internal Medicine

Training Program Director for Foundation Year 2 Doctors, UCLH

Clinical Lead for Same Day Emergency Care, UCLH

Registrar Training in North and Central Thames Deanery, London

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education (edinburgh)

Speciality exam in Acute Medicine (RCP)

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Medicine MBBS (UCL)

Intercalated Pharmacology degree (2006)

 

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