Dr Prash Ladva is a North-west-based NHS doctor, an Associate Non-executive Director at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, and the founder of two healthcare start-ups. He is also Clinical Fellow to the NHS National Medical Director, influencing national policy in the Workforce, Training & Education Directorate at NHS England.
In 2019, he founded LinkMedics to support British citizens who had completed their medical training outside the UK, ensuring the NHS could nurture UK talent. LinkMedics is now the world-leading "one-stop-shop" for overseas-trained healthcare professionals. As Chief Executive Officer, Prash provides clinical leadership to all LinkMedics programmes, which provide healthcare professions with pastoral care, professional development, clinical teaching, and supported NHS employment. LinkMedics has delivered millions in NHS savings, working closely with NHS Trusts across the country.
In 2023, Prash was appointed as an Associate Non-executive Director at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, an essential mental health provider Trust with a large footprint across Greater Manchester. Prash's portfolio covers a wide landscape of health, social care and education; he was previously an Innovation Fellow at the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System, and he currently sits on the governing board of his previous primary school in Lancashire. Prash has completed training at the NHS Leadership Academy and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law.
Prash has a social media following of over 12,000 followers across his platforms and actively mentors young migrants who aspire to pursue careers in the NHS or entrepreneurship, increasing social mobility, and he has just won Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2023