Secondary Care Consultant
Raju has been a full time consultant paediatric anaesthetist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital since 2008 and been in his role at Berkshire West CCG (previously North and West Reading CCG) since December 2015. His clinical special interest is paediatric cardiac anaesthesia.
He trained in anaesthetics at various hospitals in the West Midlands. He also worked at CS Mott Childrens Hospital, University of Michigan, USA for a year in 2007 as a visiting consultant paediatric anesthesiologist.
Raju holds a MBA degree from Warwick Business School and has a keen interest in NHS finance matters. He is especially interested in NHS costing and Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) coding. He worked as a clinical lead for the Cost Recovery Support Team of the UK Department of Health for 15 months and also as a CQC specialist adviser. He has also been part of a national delivery group for "Future Focused Finance" (FFF) which aims to improve the joint working between clinicians and finance professionals.
Raju also worked as Secondary Care consultant on the Governing board of Gloucestershire CCG for 18 months until May 2017.