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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Sleep disorders
I am a practising NHS Physician with speciality training in respiratory, general and sleep medicine. I am an active researcher and Principal Investigator in several trials in lung medicine and Director of Research at Musgrove Park Hospital, currently I am Secretary of the British Thoracic Society.
Through the South West Sleep Clinic I mainly see people with cough, breathlessness and breathing problems, sleep disorders, insomnia and snoring. I see the full range of general medicial specialties at Musgrove in my NHS practice.
I offer a number of specialist services including sleep studies, bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy for pleural effusions.
Areas of interest
Chronic cough, Breathlessness, Insomnia, Sleep Apnoea, Snoring Other Sleep Disorders, Lung cancer; Cardiovascular disorders in sleep, Lung Research
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in General and Respiratory Medicine, Somerset Lung Centre, Duchess Building and Director of Clinical Research Department, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. TA1 5DA
My major research area is in cardiovascular risk in sleep apnoea but I currently contribute to 10 studies as Principal Investigator. These cover a diverse range of Sleep and Lung conditions. I support both academic and comercial studies within the National Institues of Health Research portfolio. I am the grant hooder for an NIHR grant studying the use of nasal decongestants in sleep apnoea.
Family, Rowing, Fishing, Rugby.
National Institute of Health Research RFPB grant 2017 317,000 for a trial into mild sleep apnoea and withdrawal from CPAP.
British Lung Foundation Junior Researcher Travel Awaard. ResMed unrestricted research grant £100,000. British SLeep Apnoea Association Research Grant £10000, WLCRN flexibility and sustainability grant £8500
I have published over 30 peer reviewed articles in a range of journals including the Lancet, Thorax and The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. I review article submissions from a number of Sleep and Respiratory Journals.
Courses offered to GPs
I provide a regular talk to GPS and patients from a a range of subjects covering respiratory medicine, sleep medicine and allergies.
- MBBChir Cambridge University 1991
- MA Cambridge University 1992
- DA Royal College of Anaesthetists London 1996
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2008
- MD Cambridge University 2006
Reference number 3557653
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Secretary British Thoracic Society 2016
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union, British Thoracic Society, British Sleep Society
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, TA2 6AN
- 14:00 - 20:00
- 01823 250612
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