Dr Lakhveer Manku
Dr Lakhveer Manku is Consultant in Geriatric and Acute Medicine at Fairfield General Hospital which is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA). She qualified from the University of Manchester in 2001 and underwent her training in the North West. Whilst working as a junior doctor she became passionate about Older People’s Medicine and care. She did a Master’s degree in Geriatric Medicine whilst working as a Registrar before taking up her Consultant post in 2012.
In this post she developed an outreach service into care homes which provided input to reduce hospital length of stay for patients and was involved in Advanced Care Planning and Education sessions for local GPs. Her main area of clinical work now is Acute Medicine where she remains a champion for delivering comprehensive, high quality care for older Adults at the front door of the hospital.
Dr Manku is site lead for the UTI CQUIN for the Trust and works with EDs, medical and nursing departments closely as well as providing and delivering education sessions to departments. She is responsible for organising teaching for trainees in Medicine and has also delivered teaching sessions for Registrars on the MSc for Geriatric Medicine.
Outside of clinical work she is also involved in mentoring BAME students from under-privileged areas who hope to study Medicine. This is a cause close to her heart.
Dr Manku is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.