Please find below the candidate statements for this years nominees…please vote via the Engage UK link for the person(s) you think will best represent your interests within BSHAA.
Dr Elizabeth Adesugba
I have been a Council Member for the last 3 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My first year as a Council Member was the year 2020 when the Covid Pandemic hit. It was an incredibly challenging time for us all and I am very proud of how we were all able to work together providing guidance and support which ultimately contributed to our better navigation of such a difficult time. Although my first years as a Council Member involved a number of restrictions from our traditional ways of working, it also provided an opportunity for us to be more innovative with other activities that did not require face to face interactions, such as the development of the BSHAA Podcast, Eartalk.
This year, I was pleased to have chaired the BSHAA Education and Delivery Committee where we have been able to build and expand on the educational links and events BSHAA offers. I am also very pleased to have chaired the Conference Committee who delivered a brilliant BSHAA conference in September. I look forward to continuing to grow our services to BSHAA Members and Associates and continuing to build unity and leadership for Audiology in general.
I currently own a small independent clinic in Wigan, I have previously worked for a national chain and also at a hearing aid manufacturer.
I would like to stand to have an input into the continued improvement the BSHAA provides.
I can offer my view using previous personal experience to improve and maintain BSHAA standards and assist with new processes.
I am a passionate dedicated student full of vigour and passion for a lengthy career in audiology! My particular interest is in granulomatosis with polangiitis. I work in a private practice in London caring for a diverse broad range of patients.
I would bring to BSHAA my commitment and staunch belief in robust guidelines and custom support. I would be able to channel my passion most appropriately by being elected as a council member.
It would truly be the honour of my life to have all your support and backing. Vote for me for magnanimity!
Like many of us, Hearing aid dispensing is a second career for me and one I wish I had discovered much earlier.
Following successful completion of a work-based learning program and HCPC registration, I`ve been able to practice as both a successful dispenser and progress to senior management, this has allowed me to help many, many patients both directly and through the development and coaching of new (and experienced) dispensers within a large, national organisation where I currently sit as Head of Professional Services.
I’m standing for council as I believe I have experience and knowledge to share and the opportunity to provide input and support to the future direction of what is not only “our industry” but also a crucial lifeline to so many patients is both incredibly important and worthwhile.
In 2011 I qualified as an HCA and then in 2016 I qualified as HAD. In those 11 years I gained valuable experience which, I believe, has made me more of a patient-centred clinician. I have worked with Amplifon, Boots and presently I am working in Specsavers, Belfast.
I have witnessed the shift from Sales to being Clinically driven and I value this direction. Ensuring that we are patient centred is so important as there is more need for access to Private Hearing Care. To ensure that we move with integrity and transparency, I feel BHSAA has a central role to play. I would value this experience and very much like to be part of where Audiology is heading.