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I qualified in 1998 from the University of Glasgow and completed basic medical training in various hospitals in Glasgow. I then undertook research in problem asthma, specifically examining aspects of upper airway involvement and dysfunctional breathing in relation to asthma, leading to an MD. Speciality training in Respiratory and General Medicine was completed as a registrar in and around Oxford.
I was consultant at the Great
Western Hospital, Swindon from 2010 to early 2019 where I led for asthma, bronchoscopy and established our pleural service.
I moved to the North East in January 2019 with my appointment at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne where I provide the pleural service and contribute to the severe asthma and lung cancer services. I still retain a strong interest in general respiratory medicine.
I continue to be active in research through collaborations with Bristol and Oxford.
Areas of interest
Asthma • Cough • Obstructive sleep apnoea • Pleural disease (including pleural ultrasound and indwelling pleural catheters) • Bronchoscopy • COPD • Interstitial lung disease • Bronchiectasis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
I currently remain actively involved in research by contributing to a number of NCRN sponsored clinical trials in pleural disease and sleep disordered breathing.
M Evison, KG Blyth, R Bhatnagar, J Corcoran,T Saba, T Duncan, R Hallifax, L Ahmed, A West, JCT Pepperell, M Roberts, P Sivasothy,I Psallidas, AO Clive, J Latham, AE Stanton, N Maskell, N Rahman. Providing safe and effective pleural medicine services in the UK: an aspirational statement from UK pleural physicians. BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2018; 5(1): e000307.
Bhatnagar, E Keenan, A Morley, B Kahan, AE Stanton, et al, NA Maskell. Outpatient Talc via Indwelling Pleural Catheter for Malignant Effusions. New England Journal of Medicine 2018; 378(14):1313-1322.
EK Mishra, AO Clive, G Wills, HE Davies, AE Stanton, et al, NM Rahman. Randomised Controlled Trial of Urokinase versus Placebo for Non-draining Malignant Pleural Effusion. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018; 197(4):502-508.
HE Davies, EK Mishra, BC Kahan, JM Wrightson, AE Stanton, et al, NM Rahman. Effect of an Indwelling Pleural Catheter vs chest tube and talc pleurodesis for relieving dyspnea in patients with malignant pleural effusion. The TIME2 Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307(22):2383-2389
Courses offered to GPs
Updates in the management of airways disease, pleural disease, sleep disordered breathing and cough
- MBChB University of Glasgow 1998
- MD University of Glasgow 2007
- MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2013
- Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (with distinction) University of Bristol 2016
Reference number 4509864
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Respiratory Physician Great Western Hospital, Swindon 2010
- Honorary Senior Clincial Lecturer University of Oxford 2010
- Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Bristol 2011
- Consultant Respiratory Physician Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respiratory Medicine, 2010
- General (Internal) Medicine, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Intercollegiate member)
Royal College of Physicians (Fellow)
British Thoracic Society
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