Dr Mohamed Sakel
Dr Mohamed Sakel

Kent and Canterbury doctor named in NHS ‘Top 70’ 

A Kent and Canterbury Hospital doctor has been named a ‘Top 70 Star’ by the NHS Confederation.

Dr Mohamed Sakel is a Neuro-rehabilitation Consultant and is Director of Service and Consultant Clinical lead for East Kent’s Neuro-rehabilitation service, based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Dr Sakel was voted as a ‘Top 70’ star by colleagues across the country, in recognition of his tireless work to push the boundaries of neuro-rehabilitation medicine to give patients better chance of recovery and quality of life after devastating brain or spinal injuries and neurological disorders.

Examples of his pioneering clinical research include partnering with the University of Kent to develop a robotic walking device to help people with spinal injuries.

The ‘Health and Care’s Top 70 Stars’ campaign is part of the NHS's 70th birthday celebrations. The campaign, launched by the NHS Confederation, along with NHS England and NHS Improvement, saw patients, staff and public nominating people who have made an exceptional contribution to patient care, services and local communities over the last 70 years.