Swanswell bolsters clinical expertise with new appointment to Board of Trustees

03 April 2013

A wealth of clinical knowledge and expertise is being added to Swanswell’s Board of Trustees, following the appointment of a leading medical consultant specialising in mental health and substance misuse.

Dr Ayman Zaghloul was officially welcomed to Swanswell – a national recovery charity which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use –at its last Board meeting .

Dr Zaghloul is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Caludon Centre, a purpose built facility for adult mental health at the University Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), and an Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick University, as well as an Undergraduate Clinical Tutor.

He brings with him over 12 years of medical experience which is very relevant to Swanswell and its service users.

After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in 1990, Dr Zaghloul spent a year as a house officer at the university’s teaching hospital.

From here, he spent four years as a Psychiatric Registrar at Behman Hospital in Cairo before moving to the UK to become a Senior House Officer, Registrar and Specialist Registrar, at the West Midlands Psychiatric Training Scheme in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Since 2002, Dr Zaghloul has worked as a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust at the Caludon Centre in Coventry, where he remains today.

During this time, Dr Zaghloul has also been the Medical Lead for substance misuse services in Coventry and Warwickshire, as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist at the Bayberry Clinic in Oxfordshire.

In November 2012, he was nominated as Healthcare Hero for the Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Community Awards.

Speaking of his appointment to Swanswell’s Board, Dr Zaghloul said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining Swanswell as a trustee because it’s an innovative organisation that is working to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use.

‘Like Swanswell, I’ve been working in the substance misuse field for many years and am passionate about tackling the stigma attached to getting treatment for alcohol or drug misuse, so we can help more people turn their lives around for the better.’

He will join an already very experienced Board of Trustees, who volunteer their time to lead Swanswell’s strategic direction and governance.

Rita Stringfellow, Chair of Swanswell’s Board of Trustees, said: ‘It’s a really exciting time to be joining Swanswell, as health services begin a new era under Public Health England.

 Dr Zaghloul will add a wealth of specialist clinical knowledge to an already very experienced team, so we’re delighted to welcome him as a Trustee.

'We’re incredibly proud of the dedicated team at Swanswell. Everyone – from the Board of Trustees to our day-to-day management team, frontline and support staff – is committed to helping people change and be happy.’







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