I completed my undergraduate studies at Liverpool Medical School
and came to the North East after my house jobs.
In my time here I have completed my MRCP Masters of Medical
Education and a two year period of full time research looking at
coronary heart disease in patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in
2006 at CDDFT and have a number of educational roles within the
I lead for Rheumatology research and we contribute to UKCLRN
studies and hope to have some of our own projects soon.
In 2003 I was appointed to the Board of PMETB which was the
regulator of Postgraduate Medical education in the UK until its
merger with the GMC in April this year. I remain a GMC lead partner
for their panel work.
I research in both the clinical and educational areas and will
teach if able anyone who asks me!
In 2010 I was appointed as Head of Foundation School for
'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