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Hugh is a Consultant Nephrologist at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and a Visiting Professor in the Academic Unit of Primary Care and Population Sciences at the University of Southampton.
He has a longstanding interest in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and has led and participated in a number of large-scale CKD improvement projects funded by the Health Foundation.
Hugh was the clinical lead for a successful bid to the Department of Health for a National Clinical Audit of CKD management in Primary Care and has made a significant contribution toward the development of national standards relevant to kidney disease, through his membership of several NICE Guideline Committees: CKD (2013-2014); Renal Replacement Therapy (2017-2018); Diabetes (2019-2021); Gout (2020-2021), Kidney Injury and Disease (co-opted member, 2020-2021); Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2021-). He was also a member of the NICE Quality Standard Advisory Group for CKD, and served as Honorary Secretary of the British Renal Society between 2020 and 2021.
He co-authored the 2017 National Renal Research Strategy and is currently leading a large (n=23000 patients) randomised clinical trial of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in CKD funded by the National Institute of Health Research and British Heart Foundation.
He is a member of several professional and scientific committees and 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
Kidney disorders; quality improvement; chronic kidney disease (CKD); hypertension and cardiovascular disease in CKD; renal disease in diabetes; proteinuria
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
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008
- PhD University of London 2004
- MSc University of London 1999
- MA University of Cambridge 1995
- MB BS University of London 1994
Reference number 4110028
Details of entry to specialist register
- Renal Medicine, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians