Dr Manjeet Singh Riyat
Dr Manjeet Singh Riyat was an Emergency Medicine Consultant working on the frontlines at the Royal Derby Hospital in the East Midlands. He passed away on Monday 20 April 2020.
The UK’s first Accident and Emergency consultant from the Sikh community, Manjeet Riyat was said to have been instrumental in building the Emergency Medicine Service in Derbyshire over the last two decades.
During his long and distinguished career, he took on many team lead roles, sat on advisory and regulatory boards and was involved in numerous educational pursuits, including being a College Examiner at the UK’s Royal College of Emergency Medicine, serving as an educational supervisor to dozens of regional Emergency Medicine trainees and being an active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor. He was also one of the first Clinical Research Fellows in the UK and contributed to the birth of academic Emergency Medicine.
Described as being a “powerful advocate for the sickest patients” who was “consistently generous with his remarkable clinical knowledge”, Manjeet Riyat was well-loved and hugely respected by his colleagues.
His passion for teaching and his contribution to medical education was not only a constant thread during his career but will also ensure that his legacy lives on through all those he taught, supervised, mentored and inspired.
Our thoughts are with his family.
We will remember Dr Manjeet Singh Riyat.