Dr Ketana Halai

Dr Ketana Halai

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Nominated for:

Medical Award 2015




NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Job Title:

Brent CCG Clinical Lead for Learning Disability/ General Practitioner

Educational Achievements:

MBBS (2001)
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (2006)
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) (2008)
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) (2009)
Diploma for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (DFSRH) (2009)
Diploma module in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment (2010)
Certificate in Management of Drug Misuse PART 1 (2011)
Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B and C in Primary Care PART 1 (2012)
Postgraduate Certificate for Teachers in Primary Care (2012).
MSc Diabetes Insulin initiation module (Distinction) (2013)
Prince 2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner (2015)

Professional Achievements:

General Practitioner

Dr Halai has been a full time GP since qualifying in 2008. She has worked in the deprived area of Harlesden for the last 6 years.

Brent CCG Clinical Lead for Learning disability

Since taking on the role of Brent CCG clinical lead for learning disability, Dr Halai has worked with key stakeholders across health, local authority, charities and carers groups to improve the care given to people with a learning disability across Brent. She has increased the number of children and adults with a learning disability receiving an annual health check. Her development of the IT general practice template for learning disability health checks has helped to achieve high quality health checks. She has also helped to develop and introduce the learning disability health passport across Brent.

Her work in learning disability care has been recognised and she now works with key stakeholders across London and representatives for NHS England to improve care for people with learning disabilities in London.

Harness Care Cooperative NHS Vascular Health Check Lead

Dr Halai has worked with Public Health Brent to design and pilot the 'Vascular Health Check' screening programme before the roll out across Brent.

Practice Nursing Home Lead

She has improved the care given to residents in a local nursing home. The changes made at the nursing home since she took over as the responsible GP has directly led to a reduction in hospital admissions for the most vulnerable residents and an improvement to the quality of end of life care.

GP Trainer

Dr Halai is one of the original GP trainers who helped establish the Imperial Vocational Training Scheme. She continues to be a trainer on the scheme. She also teaches medical students.

Additional Contributions:

Dr Halai provides career advice, support and work experience to students considering medicine as a career and to doctors considering general practice as a career choice.

She also volunteers to organise and support health screening programmes and patient education events with various charities and organisations.

She is a regular first-aider for various community group events.

Publication: Geriatric Medicine 2003; 33(10): 78-85.


Dr Halai plays badminton having previously played at league level. She regularly does zumba and yoga.

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