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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I am Consultant Physician at Plymouth Nuffield Hospital and at Plymouth University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the Peninsula Medicla School.
I qualified in Medicine from the University of London in 1985 and I undertook general medical training in London. I have been a member of the Royal College of Physicians since 1998, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians since 2003. I was Clinical Lecturer in Medicine from 1992 to 1995 at University College London Medical School and was awarded the doctoral degree of MD in 1997. I held the position of Lecturer in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Bristol and United Bristol Hospitals Trust from 1995 to 1998, and I was Wellcome Visiting Fellow at Pennington Research Centre, Louisiana State University.
In 2001 I was appointed Consultant Physician at University Hospital Aintree NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Liverpool. In 2005 I was appointed Consultant Senior Lecturer at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2010 I took up the post of Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes in Plymouth.
I am a practicing physician in the NHS and a researcher and clinical teacher in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth.
I am registered with the GMC as a specialist in the medical fields of Endocrinology and Diabetes. My current NHS responsibilities include general adult endocrinology and diabetes, and reproductive endocrinology. I also have many years of interest and experience in the subspecialty field of weight management and obesity, and provide consultant medical input for the Plymouth and West Devon weight management service.
I am a member of the Endocrine Society and a committee members of the Pituitary Foundation.
I have 15 years of experience in medicolegal advisory and expert witness work. I have completed the Cardiff University law School Bond Solon (CUBS) expert witness training course. I have experience in preparing reports for negligence claims (both prosecution and defence). Areas of interest span endocrinology and diabetes, complications of diabetes, hypoglycaemia and driving, obesity and weight management, general internal medicine and life expectancy.
Areas of interest
Investigation and treatment of thyroid disorders; calcium and parathyroid disorders; adrenal disorders; Addison's disease; Cushing's disease; endocrine hypertension; pituitary disorders; general endocrine disorders; reproductive endocrinology; transition endocrinology including delayed puberty; testosterone deficiency in men, testosterone excess in women); menopause; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS / PCO); type 1 diabetes mellitus; type 2 diabetes; obesity.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Endocrinology and Diabetes.
1. Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, Devon (main base)
2. Consultant Physician in Weight Management, Livewell Southwest Trust, Cumberland Centre, Devonport, Plymouth
3. Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Liskeard Community Hospital, Liskeard Cornwall
Hormones and obesity
Hormones in child development
Treatment of type 2 diabetes
Treatment of obesity
Annual NHS patient satisfaction scores 2019: Responses all fell in the top 25%:
Mean percentage scores:
Being polite 100%
Making you feel at ease 100%
Listening to you 100%
Assessing your medical condition 100%
Explaining your condition and treatment 100%
Involving you in decisions about your treatment 100%
Providing or arranging treatment for you 100% This doctor will keep information about me confidential 98%
This doctor is honest and trustworthy 97%
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London 2003
- MRCP Royal College Physicians of London 1988
- MB BS London University 1985
- BSc King's College London 1982
- MD University College London 1997
- Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon expert witness certificate Cardiff University Law School 2019
Reference number 3078220
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Association for the Study of Obesity
British Medical Association
- Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital, PL6 8BG
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01752 790482
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