|Chetali Agrawal, |
B.Sc, PGDip, RD
Central London Community Health Care Trust NHS
Chetali is the Specialist Chronic Disease Management and Ethnic Health Dietitian in NHS Central London Community Healthcare Trust. She has been working as a clinical dietitian for the past 11 years mainly specializing in cardiology and weight management for 8 years. She has worked in diverse environments and cultures including areas of high socio-economic disadvantage.In her current role she provides a quality service for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; giving evidence based and culturally appropriate advice. Also, developing resources for Black and Ethnic Minority Groups and facilitating health promotion.
She is Chair of the Multicultural Nutrition Group, specialist group of British Dietetic Association .In addition she is a cardiovascular group member of South Asian Health Foundation.
|Rachel Vine |
Community CHD Dietitian
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Samantha is a Therapy and Dietetic Service Manager for Critical Care and Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Samantha has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical lead physiotherapist in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation with a diverse cardiovascular population including patients with: heart failure, implantable devices and congenital heart disease. In 2004 she completed a project for the Coronary Prevention Group, researching current cardiac rehabilitation in England and gained her MPhil in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Brunel University in 2007.
Samantha is current Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) and immediate Past Chair of British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Exercise Professional Group. Samantha is actively involved in many ACPICR and BACPR activities: ACPICR Standards, Competences, and Role of the Physiotherapist documents; and in course development and delivery. Samantha is director of the following courses: BACPR Advanced Application of Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease and BACPR Exercise Instructor Training in the Manchester area, and tutors on the BACPR Heart Failure courses. Samantha contributed to the DoH CR Commissioning Pack 2010, NICE Heart Failure, and CR commissioning guidelines update 2011. Samantha has also contributed to chapters of several cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation textbooks.