Dr Sade Adenekan qualified as a medical doctor in Nigeria in 1990 and after working in primary care and paediatrics initially, she moved back to the UK for postgraduate training in public health and health services management. She went on to work predominantly in the NHS for over 20 years developing a specialist expertise in health services management, health improvement and health protection.  Dr Adenekan worked at both operational and strategic levels as Clinical Governance lead in Primary Care, overseeing the Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Audit portfolios in a North East London Primary Care Trust and working in various senior management positions in commissioning and provider services.  She subsequently worked as Assistant Director in Health Improvement and became an accredited UK Public Health Specialist in 2010.  She worked as a Consultant in Public Health in Inner London Primary Care Trusts before leaving to retrain in Occupational Medicine in 2013.

Dr Adenekan completed her higher specialist training in Occupational Medicine under the London Deanery at Health Management Ltd in 2017 and was subsequently appointed as Consultant Occupational Health Physician having achieved her membership to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM).  During her training, she achieved her MSc in Occupational Medicine at Manchester University (Merit) and was also awarded the SOM (Society of Occupational Medicine) Travel Fellowship and undertook a scoping exercise looking at identifying mental health issues in training doctors in Nigeria where she initially trained.  Dr Adenekan has as a particular interest in travel medicine and incorporating effective public health and wellbeing into occupational medicine.

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