Dr Sankha Mitra

Dr. Sankha Mitra


For the past ten years Dr. Sankha Mitra is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in Brighton, United Kingdom. Dr. Mitra trained at the world renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London and has a MA in Medical Education. He is also an Associate & Performance Assessor at the General Medical Council.

With 20 years experience of International Development work in India, he is keen to reduce inequity, injustice and ameliorate poverty. Experienced in rural health care, palliative care and medical education, over the past 5 years, Dr. Mitra has been involved in developing Palliative Care in Eastern India.

Eastern India Palliative Care

Dr. Mitra is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Eastern India Palliative Care, a UK charity made up of about 30 professionals, mainly Palliative Care Experts. With a grant received from UKDFID, EIPC has set up a free “Train the Trainers” THET-Pallium India Course in Palliative Care at SGCCRI, Thakurpukur, Kolkata which is run 4 times a year.

We With You

A community based charity, We With You, runs four free Community Palliative Care Clinics in West Bengal and has opened a new one at Sanjiban Hospital. Dr. Mitra is the charity’s President.

WeWithYou is involved in raising cancer and palliative care awareness, cancer screening, helping paediatric cancers and publishing the first monthly magazine about Cancer in Bengali, Karkatkranti.

I-Kure Techno Soft(P)

I-Kure Techno Soft(P) Limited runs six rural health centres in the Birbhum district of West Bengal using WHIMS, a cloud-based IT platform, which works in low and poor internet connectivity areas. Dr Mitra is a Medical Advisor to the Board of I-Kure Techno Soft(P).