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.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital