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I qualified as a doctor from Southampton University in 1996 following which I moved around the country and to New Zealand in order to complete my physician specialty training. I moved to Bath in 2009 to take up a consultant post in the department of diabetes and endocrinology. We are an active unit that enjoys both teaching and working in the community. I run regular outpatient clinics at Paulton Hospital as well as at the Royal United Hospital. I have a particular clinical interest in investigation and management of pituitary problems and run a large combined clinic with our regional pituitary specialist surgeon, looking after people as they go through pituitary surgery, and supporting them for many years after their recovery.
I run the Bath NHS Weight Management Service with an interest in using new weight loss drugs and appetite suppressants to support people with their weight loss targets.
Areas of interest
All general endocrine conditions - investigation, diagnosis and treatment
Overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis)
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
Diagnosis and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome and related conditions
Adrenal gland disorders
Calcium disorders (including primary hyperparathyroidism)
Hyponatremia (low sodium level) investigation
Investigation of medical causes of fatigue, sweating or flushing
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Royal United Hospital NHS Trust
I spent some time during my training looking into the risk factors for hypoglycaemia in diabetes. Some of the work I contributed to was commissioned and used by the DVLA to rethink the national rules around people taking insulin and continuing to drive HGV lorries.
During my training I worked closely with the Oxford endocrinology team to look at long term outcomes for patients after pituitary surgery or pituitary radiotherapy.
I am a keen musician and play viola in the Keynsham symphony orchestra. I also play the oboe and I am learning to play the piano. I am a very keen swimmer and scuba diver (warm water only!) and actively support the RUH hospital outdoor swimming pool. This is a great summertime community facility for the RUH staff and residents in Weston.
Courses offered to GPs
Specialist weight management update
Annual regional diabetes update (all consultants at RUH take part every year)
Thyroid disorder update
My 2015 patient satisfaction survey has been running for the past month. I have gained feedback from my NHS clinic, Circle hospital clinic and my inpatients at the RUH. I asked them about my manners, my ability to listen and communicate with them effectively and whether my patients feel they are properly involved in key decisions about their medical care. I was very pleased to hear universally positive comments from everyone that completed a survey for me. I will try to keep up the good results moving forwards for the future!
- Bachelor of Medicine (BM) Southampton University 1996
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) RCP London 2013
Reference number 4320368
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians of London 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- General (Internal) Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Member of Diabetes UK
Member of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD)
Member of the British Endocrine Society
- Circle Bath, BA2 8SF
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 01761 422284
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Inpatient ward 01761 422201