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Dr Hugh Gallagher is a consultant renal physician based at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London.
Hugh has a longstanding specialist interest in chronic kidney disease (CKD). His main focus is on improving the treatment of kidney disease in primary care. He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the 2014 NICE CKD Guideline, and has helped to develop the evidence base for quality improvement in CKD through leading and participating in a number of multicentre research & improvement projects. He leads a national Renal Quality Improvement Development Group and is a member of the Work Group developing a National Renal Research Strategy.
Hugh was clinical lead for the bid to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership for a National Clinical Audit of CKD in primary care. He has worked with colleagues to make CKD a Clinical Priority for 2013-2016 with Royal College of General Practitioners. In 2013 he developed a CKD module for BMJ e-learning.
Dr Gallagher is a member of several professional and scientific committees and currently co-chairs the Kidney Health Partnership Board, where the major national kidney patient charities & professional organisations are represented alongside NHS England & Public Health England.
Areas of interest
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); Hypertension; Kidney disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Nephrologist, Epsom and St Helier Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London
Quality Improvement in CKD
Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD
- MB BS University of London 1994
- MA University of Cambridge 1995
- MSc University of London 1999
- PhD University of London 2004
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- Renal Medicine, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
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.