Bringing professionals together to tackle key North West health issues is at the centre of a masterclass series being run by the University of Bolton.

The University’s Centre for Health and Wellbeing, within its School of Health and Human Sciences, is leading the project which targets health professionals from all healthcare organisations, as well as community leaders keen to be part of the project.

The first in the four-part masterclass series focuses on Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes). It takes place from 3.30 pm-7 pm on Wednesday 26 October, in the Neville Rolfe Lecture Theatre in the University’s Deane Suite.

Five experts in fields associated with the condition will be making presentations and inviting their audience to ask questions and make new contacts. They include:

Dr Hanovdeep (Harni) Singh Bharaj, Associate Medical Director, Royal Bolton Hospital

Dr Ambar Basu, Clinical Lead, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Royal Bolton Hospital

Dr Ian O’ Connell, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wigan

Dr Stephen Liversedge, Clinical Director, Primary Care Development & Health Improvement NHS Bolton CCG

Prof Subbiyan Rajendran, Professor of Biomedical Materials, School of Engineering, University of Bolton.

According to NHS Digital figures published in August 2016, diabetes drugs cost the NHS almost £1 billion a year, twice as much as a decade ago.

Said Professor Romesh Gupta of the Centre for Health and Wellbeing: ‘The ever-increasing prevalence of diabetes, growing year by year, is a ticking time bomb. Not only does it have far-reaching implications for the quality of life of people with diabetes but the huge demands on the NHS budget puts not only the health of patients at risk but also the NHS itself. The arrival of the Manchester Devolution encourages various agencies to work together to promote health and provide best healthcare to its residents to achieve better health outcomes. The masterclasses will provide opportunity for health care professionals to come together, share their experiences, update their knowledge and skills to be able to provide best care to their patients.’

This event is sponsored by Lilly UK, company committed to making life better


Coming in 2017 are:

1 February   Dementia and Mental Health Issues

5 April           Major Vascular Conditions

24 May         Frailty and Elderly Care Issues.

The masterclass is free and places can be booked at:


E: T: 01204 903359