Stories from a Doctor, Dr Ravi Ratnavel, Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Ravi talks about the impact of Covid-19 on his treatment of patients and the changes in his practice due to the epidemic. He shares how candour plays an important part in telling someone that they have Cancer, and gives us an insight into the impact of AI in the future of patient treatment.

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Dr Ravi has treated Suki as her skin specialist,  for the past 6 years during her treatment of Cancer melanoma.   He shares in this candid interview, his focus during Covid-19 and the impact it has had on his patients and new practices that have been developed.  After two decades Dr Ravi reveals how he is now resetting his work life to start two new projects.  One with private investors and the NHS to look at innovative ways of treatment for patients in the future using Artificial Intelligence and the other as the Clinical Director of Dermatology of the first new hospital in London for over 30 years. 

Dr Ravi Ratnavel, MA(oxon), MBBS(Lond), DM(oxon), FRCP(UK) specialises in general dermatology including, dermatological surgery, inflammatory skin disease, paediatric dermatology, adult and paediatric skin cancer. His special interests include the medical and surgical treatment of skin cancers and the diagnosis, management of skin eruptions in children and adults.

Suki Thompson

Founder CEO , Let's Reset

Suki Thompson is well-known in the media and communications industry as a serial entrepreneur; co-founder of the award winning Oystercatchers, marketing consultancy, Haystack and Bunker Gin and now Founder of Let’s Reset, the cultural change transformation company. She is also Executive Director Xeim/Centaur Media and NED Gateley Plc. As a transformational business leader with a passion for promoting business cultures founded on commercial effectiveness, wellbeing and resilience, Suki is regularly named as one of the most powerful people in advertising by industry bible Campaign, was a previous Chair of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL, received an Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University for Marketing & Entrepreneurship and in 2018 landed Entrepreneur of the Year by WinTrade. She has advised some of the most powerful brands globally including, McDonald’s, Samsung, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Barclay’s and Landmark and worked with the top agency groups including WPP, Omnicom, Havas, Publicis and Interpublic. Suki was a Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support for eight years, following her first of four cancer diagnoses in 2008. Since then she has discovered she holds the BRCA gene. This has led her to think carefully about her own wellbeing and contributed to her enormous resilience which led her to writing the book, Let’s Reset. Suki has two children Jaz, who heads up Let’s Reset Education and Sam, both of whom appear in her book, Let's Reset with Rankin.
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