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Dr Forbes has been a Consultant Neurologist at The Southern HSC Trust from January 2005.
He graduated from The University of Dundee Medical School (MBChB 1992) and completed his doctorate in 2000, graduating MD(Hons).
His clinical training in general neurology was through the Regional Neurology Unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital, gaining a CCST in Adult Neurology in July 2003.
His other role is developing pathways for early assessment of neurological symptoms referred from primary care and he is responsible for teaching neurology to trainee General practitioners in Northern Ireland.
Dr Forbes has a reputation for being someone who listens and will take your symptoms seriously.
At present Dr Forbes will only accept referrals from patients who are normally resident in the Southern HSC Trust area or who have a GP who normally refers into the Southern HSC Trust. Consultant to consultant referrals are accepted irrespective of residence or location of GP.
You can also use the link to the website to ask a question - which is preferable to contacting by telephone (phone lines are always very busy!)
Areas of interest
Treating Headaches without using Drugs
- The Headache Friendly Lifestyle - information for peple with difficult to control headaches
- Dr Forbes Twitter Account
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurologist Southern HSC Trust since January 2005 (locum appointment March 2004 to Jan 2005)
Designing effective headache services, managing acute neurological conditions
Surfing, Information Technology
Heller Prize University of Dundee 1992
Douglas Miller Memorial Prize, Scottish Association of Neurological Science, Nov 1996
23 publications, including 15 first- author publications in PubMed
Courses offered to GPs
Regular speaker at Regional and Local GP meetings
- MBChB University of Dundee 1992
- MD with Honours University of Dundee 2000
- MRCP (UK) Royal Colleges of Physicians 1994
- FRCP Ed Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2007
Reference number 3687413
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- NI Representative ABN Standards and Services Subcommittee 2009-13 Association of British Neurologists 2009 to date 2009
- Lead Clinician for Neurology Southern HSC Trust 2008-date 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London
Fellow Royal college of Physicians Edinburgh
Member International Headache Society
Member British Association for Study of Headache
Member of Association of British Neurologists
Member of Irish Neurological Association
Member of Board of the Irish Institute for Clinical Neuroscience 2016-
- Northern MRI
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 028 9066 0050
- Ulster Independent Clinic, BT9 5JH
- 18:30 - 21:00
- 028 9066 1212
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
I am contactable in an emergency via Craigavon Area Hospital switchboard 028 3833 4444.