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I joined the specialist training programme in the West Midlands in 2000 and obtained a CCST in 2003. I have been employed as a Consultant Respiratory and General Medicine Physician at GHH since November 2003. I completed an MD at University of Nottingham in 2005. I played a major role in developing a ward based Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) service at GHH. NIV enables respiratory support to patients with Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF). I initiated a rapid access clinic for patients with suspected TB and developed an EBUS-TBNA (endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration) service within GHH. EBUS-TBNA is a highly accurate and minimally invasive method for diagnosing and staging of lung cancer and sampling enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. It reduces the need of mediastinoscopies and unnecessary thoracotomies. I run a specialist interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic which is part of the ILD service within the trust. I am interested in medical teaching and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (2009). I am a trained Senior Clinical Examiner and have been greatly involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In 2015 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical law and Ethics with Merit. I am also interested in preventative medicine and am a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
In my spare hours I enjoy long walks, reading, watching musicals, and dancing, singing and fashion shows which helps me maintain a balance between busy moments and free time.
Areas of interest
EBUS, Interstitial lung disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchiectasis, COPD, Lung cancer; Asthma; Bronchoscopy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Good Hope Hospital
Interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, asthma
keeping fit, classical music, reading
Reference number 4782508
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.