From the series GP behind closed doors,
previously a cardiology doctor
I spent 5 and a half years in hospital cardiology before deciding to change over to general practice and it’s the best decision I made.
I am now a GP partner and enjoy the partnership aspect, working with the whole primary care team as well as the broad spectrum of general medicine. I also relished the opportunity to pursue a portfolio career, including extended roles in cardiology and addiction.
I got involved with CCG work and was part of a really rewarding quality improvement program in cardiovascular disease across the whole CCG to try reduce the huge burden of death and disability from cardiovascular disease (CVD), called Bradford’s Healthy Hearts. A little over a year after the start of this programme we have implemented over 10,000 improvements to patients’ medical care and the CCG saw 211 fewer MIs and strokes compared to before the programme. We won a BMJ award and a GP award for this work.
I have just launched an addiction service with my father who is a psychiatrist and this work is very rewarding. Having such a broad range of opportunities is a fantastic and rewarding aspect of work in general practice.
Dr Youssef Beaini is:
- Clinical Lead Cardiovascular Disease for Bradford City CCG, Bradford Districts CCG, and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG
- Clinical Lead Cardiovascular Disease for West Yorkshire STP
- GP Partner, The Ridge Practice
- GP with special interest in Cardiology
- GP with special interest in Addiction
- Tutor PwSI Course, Bradford University
- Board member, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society