Welcome

After 25 years as a qualified Doctor I have come to appreciate that in essence there are four ways to influence good patient care. In this website I share these with colleagues.

1. One to one patient care.

2. So called ‘inspiring the young’ teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate colleagues and those in paramedical and other professions within health care.

3. Good health service management – a well managed health service delivers effective care within an affordable budget.

4. Medical research -this component of medical care is not for everyone BUT has the critical advantage of being able to potentially influence more than one patient’s illness at once.

I have also written a page about maintaining a little equilibrium in what can sometimes be a stressful job.

Recent media appearances

My work has been published in the public domain as well, covering several important topics such as ovarian cancer, swaddling babies or the use of Calpol in children. You can find links to these articles below:

Swaddling babies can cause hip problems

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/28/swaddling-babies-blankets-hip-problems-doctors-warn

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/children/10409479/Swaddling-babies-causes-hip-problems.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/swaddling-babies-can-damage-their-hips-warns-surgeon-8910750.html

Women who undergo IVF are a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11941386/IVF-women-third-more-likely-to-develop-ovarian-cancer.html

Excessive use of Calpol can cause asthma or kidney, liver and heart damage

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/warning-dangers-hildren-too-much-calpol-paediatrician-parents-a6753446.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/30/excessive-use-paracetamol-calpol-warning_n_8680198.html

http://www.scotsman.com/news/medical-expert-warns-parents-over-calpol-dose-1-3962334

Overuse of sunscreen and lack of sun can lead to increase in rickets

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11548378/Video-games-linked-to-return-of-rickets-among-children.html

http://www.scotsman.com/news/increase-in-rickets-linked-to-overuse-of-sunscreen-1-3747234

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-04-19/warning-over-rickets-epidemic-in-children-from-lack-of-sun-playing-video-games-indoors-and-over-use-of-sunscreen/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11548378/Video-games-linked-to-return-of-rickets-among-children.html