Our Visionaries

Dr Priyesh Patel 

Dr Priyesh Patel BSc(Hons), MSc, MBBS, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur
Dr. Priyesh Patel, a London-based NHS Clinical Entrepreneur and CEO of Neglected Elements, leads transformative change as the creator of the groundbreaking course on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting for Health Professionals. He founded Neglected Elements to provide a voice for marginalised groups with inadequate healthcare and is driven to spur effective engagement by revolutionising modern online training for healthcare-related professionals.
With a strong background in International Development, Dr. Priyesh Patel has merged his passion for global health with his dedication to frontline medical care in UK hospitals. He embarked on his NHS journey by successfully completing the foundation programme and honed his skills in the demanding environment of the emergency department for several years. Driven by a profound commitment to human rights, addressing social injustices, and confronting pressing global health challenges, he is a dedicated advocate for change.

Dr. Priyesh Patel's professional journey bridges clinical practice and global health advocacy. He previously held a lead medical management role with a humanitarian aid organisation in Greece, providing care, counsel, and support to refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. He has experience leading healthcare professionals, both in primary care and in outreach settings, and has worked with vulnerable populations, including sex workers, homeless individuals, and those struggling with substance abuse, in high-risk and volatile environments in Europe.

Furthermore, Dr. Priyesh Patel has immersed himself in the critical field of FGM research, presenting pioneering projects at international conferences. His work earned him the prestigious Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Prize for best audit of services at an FGM clinic in East London. He has been a tireless advocate, offering enlightening talks on FGM to healthcare and social work professionals for many years. He began lecturing at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2017, delivering invaluable insights to students on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation and extending his outreach to public health departments, nursing forums, and general practice events. 

Dr. Priyesh Patel's unwavering commitment centers on elevating the training of professionals in the face of society's most neglected, undervalued, and overlooked issues, including FGM, modern slavery, human trafficking, migrant health, and domestic abuse. He possesses a distinct passion for enhancing the clinical acumen of fellow doctors in addressing these pressing matters within the realm of clinical practice.

Join the conversation and follow his journey as he continues to champion change through transformative initiatives.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) for Health Professionals

A Medical and Safeguarding course for Health Professionals.


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