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
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community