Prof Romesh Gupta OBE

Secondary Care Specialist Member

Romesh graduated in India.  After working as Associate Professor of Medicine in Canada, he worked as a consultant physician for nearly three decades at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he led the stroke services and served as a governor.  In addition, he played various leading roles with NHS Employers, Department of Health, General Medical Council, National Clinical Assessment Services, Royal College of Physicians, British Medical Association, British International Doctors Association, and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.  He was also one of the directors at the Preston and West Lancashire Racial Equality Council.  Romesh has a keen interest in medical professionalism and has led personal and professional development of healthcare workers.

Romesh has a great interest in, and enthusiasm for, engaging the community in health promotion.  He pioneered the Health Mela format through the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing as a means of empowering people to take charge of their own health.  He leads the Centre for Research in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bolton, and has chaired the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing since its formation in 2000.