I trained partly in Newcastle and then in Merseyside. I was
appointed as a Consultant in Merseyside in 2006 and moved to
the North East in 2009.
I have a specialist interest in bone and joint infections and
prudent antibiotic use.
I am involved in teaching of foundation year doctors in the
principles of prudent prescribing of antibiotics.
I am the Chair of the Trust Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, lead
on audit and feedback to divisions on their compliance with good
prescribing and supervise the Trust antibiotc pharmacists.
I spend most of my time offering a clinical microbiology service
to the Trust.
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital