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Our Medical Director
Dr Balakrishnar Manivannan MB,BS (Honours), FRCP (London) – Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer.

Dr Manivannan is a distinguished alumnus of St. Thomas, Jaffna Hindu College, Hartley College, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo and the Postgraduate Medical deaneries of the Universities of London, Oxford and Leicester. He received many distinctions and prizes at school and university. He was awarded the only Distinction in Medicine in his graduating class. He was also conferred the Gold Medal in Medicine and the Gold Medal in Clinical Medicine at the final MBBS examination in 1995.

Dr Manivannan obtained the MRCP(UK) by examination in 2000 and was conferred the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) in 2009. He was appointed as examiner for the MRCP clinical examination in 2010 by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General Internal Medicine and the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Geriatric Medicine by the Specialist Training Authority and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom in 2005.

He was also awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training and the eligibility to work as Independent Principal in General Practice, by the Joint Committee for Post Graduate Training in General Practice of the United Kingdom in 2004.

Dr Manivannan has the rare achievement of having completed specialist training as a consultant physician in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric medicine as well as in General Practice. He continues to practise both as a consultant physician in Acute and General Internal Medicine and Geriatric medicine as well as a primary care physician specialising in emergency and out of hours primary care services.

He is on the General Medical Council (UK) specialist  register as well as the general practice register.
He holds a substantive consultant physician appointment in the National Health Service of the United Kingdom since 2005.  

Dr Manivannan  has a special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of Osteoporosis and related bone health problems. He was instrumental in establishing the Fracture Liaison and Osteoporosis service at his NHS hospital. He continues to run this service and also runs the London Osteoporosis and Bone Health practice in the independent sector. Please click here for further details.

Dr Manivannan conducts regular teaching sessions for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. He has been rated by many cohorts of students (in independently collated feedback) as an outstanding clinical teacher. He holds honorary academic appointments as Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oxford and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Leicester.

He is confident speaking to large and small audiences, and particularly enjoys delivering interactive medical education sessions. He is able to organise and deliver education workshops for doctors and other healthcare staff in hospitals, general practice surgeries, care homes etc. Please click here for more details.

Dr Manivannan is an accredited appraiser for both Hospital Consultants and General Practitioners. He has also appraised and supported many postgraduate doctors to achieve their career aspirations. He contributed to the work of the Revalidation support team of the Department of Health of the United Kingdom.

Dr Manivannan  has served the National Health Service(NHS) with dedication since 1998 - to date, including working many nights, weekends and bank holidays and has worked across hospital and primary care settings. He has also worked in healthcare systems in Asia, Africa and Australia. He has a rich and varied experience and a comprehensive understanding of current issues in healthcare both nationally and internationally. He is able to offer organisational strategic and expert advice on a consultancy basis to third sector bodies and independent sector organisations from the UK and overseas. Please click here for more details.