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- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
I have been a Consultant Neurologist for 16 years, combining a busy full time practice in General Neurology with a sub specialty interest in Multiple Sclerosis. I am Deputy medical Director at the West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust, with an important role in improving the quality of patient care, both in Neurology and across the whole Hospital. My work in these roles has been recently recognised with the highest level (9) local Clinical Excellence Award.
I am passionate about providing a high quality service to my patients, from the moment of referral through to long term care, and patient feedback suggests I achieve this, with consistently outstanding patient feedback.
I am passionate about holistic care and have developed expertise in the use of therapeutic hypnosis to treat a range of Neurological Disorders. I have completed training through the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and have an Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis, Stress Reduction and Communication Skills through Birmingham City University. I also utilise mindfulness based techniques given a wealth of accumulating evidence that they have a useful role in managing long term neurological conditions
I work closely with GP Colleagues, Neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, specialist nurses and clinical psychologists to provide an integrated and seamless service for patients with Neurological Conditions
Areas of interest
Headache / migraine; Multiple sclerosis; epilepsy; Parkinson's; the use of clinical hypnosis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurologist, West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Clinics held at the West Suffolk Hospital, with additional outreach clinics at Walnuttree Hospital (Sudbury).
Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrookes Hospital Foundation Trust, Cambridge
I co-run the Regional Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, providing access to the latest innovative treatments for MS. I have a career long interest in Multiple Sclerosis, and have published over thirty reserach papers in this field in peer reviewed Journals
I have also published in the fields of headache epilepsy and neuropathy
Astronomy, gardening, music, swimming, mindfulness and clinical hypnosis
Local Clinical Excellence Award Level 9, in recognition of the high quality service I provide for patients with Neurological Conditions, in service development and improvement and in patient safety
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
I have published widely in the field of Neurology, with lead or senior author academic papers in numerous high impact papers published in Journals such as Neurology, Annals of Neurology and Brain.
Courses offered to GPs
I give frequent weekend talks and seminars to patients. In the last year I have spoken at three weekend Multiple Sclerosis focus groups, and at epilepsy meetings run to update patients with epilepsy on new treatments.
I am involved in Neurology Study Days, providing updates for GPs and other doctors on common neurological problems. I offer seminars to GP practices on any topic they would like to learn more about, at a time to suit them.
Patient Feedback received over the last six years through patient questionnaires, as well as colleague feedback, has demonstrated high levels of satisfaction with the service I offer patients.
- BSc University of London 1989
- MBBS St Thomas' Hospital, London 1991
- MD University of London 1994
- FRCP RCP London 2004
- Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, Communication and Stress Reduction Birmingham City University 2018
Reference number 3560804
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Secondary care Board member for North East Essex CCG CCG 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Neurology, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Member of Association of British Neurologists
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Member of British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
- BMI St Edmunds Hospital, IP33 2AA
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 01284 701371
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.