Radim works both as a clinician and guidelines and evidence-based healthcare specialist and started studying medicine in 1994 at Palacky University Faculty of Medicine and became immediately passionate about evidence-based medicine and guidelines development. He developed Czech guidelines terminology and started work in the field of guidelines methodology in 2004 during his MSc studies in healthcare management and economics, written the first Czech textbook on guidelines, established Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines in Olomouc as a national methodological and educational hub, and developed many educational programmes in guidelines and evidence-based healthcare for whole spectrum of undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare professionals. Radim was awarded PhD in social medicine in 2013 and his main topic was evaluation of guidelines quality.
Currently Radim is an Assistant Professor of Evidence-Based Healthcare at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation in Brno, Czech Republic, director of Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines and Precision Medicine and a lead methodologist for national neurology, stroke and emergency care guidelines development. He was awarded European Stroke Organisation Fellowship for his significant contribution to guidelines development and research.
He is also a member of Guidelines International Network since 2008, as well as a member of Cochrane Collaboration, MU GRADE Centre, World and European Stroke Organisations, European Society of Neuroradiology, and European Society of Neurosonology.
A consultant in stroke medicine specialising in general (internal) medicine and neurology and is a lead consultant in stroke and general (internal) medicine at London Neurology Clinic working for the Northwest Anglia NHS Foundation Trust covering whole spectrum of stroke care from pre-hospital through hospital emergency and rehabilitation. Dr Licenik undertook his stroke fellowship at Northwick Park Hospital in London, one of the busiest and largest hyperacute stroke units in the United Kingdom. He trained in neurology and internal medicine at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and is also a former neuro clinical research fellow at Oxford University Acute Vascular Imaging Centre where his research was focused on MRI imaging in acute stroke patients and patients with hepatic encephalopathy. His main clinical and research interests are emergency stroke care, care for young stroke patients and neurosonology. He developed a comprehensive programme in young stroke patients care involving clinical care, research, and education and is a founding member of the UK Young Stroke Working Group.
Radim is a founder and current president of the Society of Czech and Slovak Doctors in the United Kingdom and Society of European Doctors and Healthcare Professionals in the UK.
He has two little daughters (5 and 11) and enjoys cooking for them all the meals they don’t like to eat keeping them fit enough they are able to walk 20 km in the mountains without complaining! ng. Thanks to them, he became a professional in ice-cream making. He can still do slightly more than one thousand push-ups and then play his clarinet, recorders, and bugles if he can still breathe.
He hopes he will be able to put together enough evidence-based musicians from all around the world and create the “GES Orchestra” with the first concert during the Global Evidence Summit in Prague in 2024. This will be probably the biggest challenge of his life.
Dr Radim Licenik, Ph.D., M.D., M.Sc., FESO (Fellow of European Stroke Organisation), MRCP (London)