Consultant Gastroenterologist to the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) until December 2006. Continued to do regular NHS sessions in Gastroenterology for the Trust until May 2010 and in private medical practice until December 2015.Lifetime achievement award from the Academy of UHSM in 2014.
I am the author or co-author of about one hundred original papers, reviews, book chapters and articles.
I have prepared medico-legal reports for over thirty years, confined to medical Gastroenterology (diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, etc) and lipid disorders (eg treatment of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides to prevent cardiovascular disease).
I gave up my licence to practice in December 2019, though I remain on the GMC Register. Since giving up my licence my indemnifier (MPS) will cover me only to undertake ‘desktop’ reports. Overall I estimate the Defendant/Claimant split is about 80:20 with occasional reports in personal injury cases being prepared on joint instructions.
I am a former member of the Claims Committee of the Medical Protection Society and a former Chairman of the Society’s Council. I no longer have a formal connection with MPS.