Medicine Services

Meet the team

 Management Team  
 Dr Chris Dipper      Clinical Director                                                      
 Mr Ewan Dick  Directorate Manager
 Mrs Dawn Youssef  Directorate Manager
                                  
 Mrs Angela Clasper  Administration manager
 Ms Angela McNab  Matron - Emergency Medicine
 Mrs Lisa Guthrie  Matron - Acute Medicine
 Mrs Melanie Gilbert  Matron - Older Peoples Medicine
 Mr Chris Bill         Matron - Assessment Suite         

 


Acute Medicine Team

Dr Christopher GibbinsConsultant in Acute Medicine, Head of Department for Acute Medicine

  • Consultant in Acute Medicine, Head of Department for Acute Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 28 25798
  • GMC Code: 6114806
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP FFICM
  • Special Interests

    The acutely ill medical patient

    Ambulatory Care

    Post graduate training

  • Biography

    I qualified from Newcastle Medical School in 2005 and completed postgraduate training in acute internal medicine, general internal medicine and intensive care medicine in the Northern Deanery.

    I was appointed as a consultant physician at the RVI in 2015 and I am currently Head of Department for Acute Medicine.

    I have an interest in undergraduate and postgraduate training and I am the regional training programme director for acute internal medicine for Health Education North East and associate clinical lecturer at the Newcastle University Tyne Base Unit.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Daily Ambulatory Emergency Care

  • Name of Secretary
    Jillian Mitchell
  • Any other Information

    Telephone: (0191) 28 25798
    Email: Jessica.pegg@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Dr Christopher Gibbins 

Dr Adam EvansConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 5798
  • GMC Code: 6114857
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP(infectious diseases) Dip HIV Med
  • Special Interests

    HIV infection including adolescent infection

    Travel, Tropical Medicine and Emerging Diseases

    Acute infection including sepsis

    Antibiotic stewardship

  • Biography

    I completed my medical training here in the North East in 2005, before specialising in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

    I am currently employed as an Acute Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Monthly Infectious Diseases Clinic

    Fortnightly Infection/Travel & Gen Med Clinic

    Daily Acute Medicine (ambulatory care) Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Jessica Pegg
  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretary: Jessica.pegg@nuth.nhs.uk

    Tel: 0191 282 5798

Clinical Pharmacology Team

Dr Alexander DykerConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0787
  • GMC Code: 3592704
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Stoke Medicine

    Clinical Pharmacology

    Hypertension

    General Internal Medicine

    Postgraduate Training

  • Biography

    Graduated University of Glasgow 1991 BSc Hons Immunlogy and MChB with commendation 1991.

    Trained in Dundee and Glasgow in Clinical Pharmacology and Stroke Medicine latterly in the Department of Medicine, Western Infirmary Glasgow.  Appointed as Consultant in Stroke Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology, Newcastle Hospitals 2001.

    Worked for six years as Clinical Pharmacology expert member of Regional Research Ethics Committee.  For last three years has been a member of NICE appraisal committee providing clinical pharmacology expertise. 

    Training Programme Director and Quality Assurance Manager for Clinical Pharmacology.

    Out of medicine interests include sport, cycling, skiing and music, including piano and guitar.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Stroke review clinic; weekly.

    Hypertension clinic; weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Anne Makepeace
  • Any other Information

    Secretary: anne.makepeace@nuth.nhs.uk

    Tel: 0191 282 4642

  • Alexander Dyker 

Dr Simon HillConsultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology

  • Consultant Physician in Clinical Pharmacology
  • Tel: 0191 282 4641
  • GMC Code: 6028242
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP BSc Dip Ther
  • Special Interests

    Toxicology

    Acute & General Medicine

    Clinical Pharmacology

  • Biography

    Graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 2001 and continued postgraduate training in the North East of England with a brief period spent training in New Zealand.

    Appointed to Consultant post in June 2011 for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and the Health Protection Agency as a Consultant Toxicologist for the National Poisons Information Service.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Acute assessment suite, approximately one clinic per week

    Hypertension clinic, infrequently to cover other CPT consultant absence

  • Name of Secretary
    Susan Atkinson
  • Any other Information

    Secretary contact; susan.atkinson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Simon Hill 

Dr Ruben ThanacoodyConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4641
  • GMC Code: 4193285
  • Qualifications: MD FRCP (Edin)
  • Special Interests

    Clinical Toxicology

    Clinical Pharmacology

  • Biography

    I graduated from Newcastle University in 1995 and  trained in General Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. After 4 years as a consultant in acute medicine and clinical toxicology at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, I returned to Newcastle in 2009 to take up a post as General Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Newcastle University.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Nil.

  • Name of Secretary
    Susan Atkinson
  • Any other Information

    Please contact my secretary in the first instance: susan.atkinson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Ruben Thanacoody 

Professor Simon ThomasConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4641
  • GMC Code: 2732037
  • Qualifications: BSc MBBS MD FRCP FRCPE
  • Special Interests

    Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

    General Internal Medicine

    Drug Overdose & Poisoning

    Hypertension  and control of cardiovascular risk factors

  • Biography

    I qualified and trained at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School in London with subsequent specialist training at Freeman Hospital Newcastle.  I was appointed as Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology in 1996 and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Newcastle University in 2008.  Other appointments include Director of National Poisons Information Service (Newcastle) Unit, Director of UK Teratology Information Service and Medical Director of Newcastle Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre.  National appointments include membership of the Commission for Human Medicines and the Advisory Council of Misuse of Drugs Technical Subcommittee.  I am currently the President of the European Association of Poisons Centre and Clinical Toxicologists.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Hypertension and cardiovascular risks

    (weekly on Wednesday mornings)

  • Name of Secretary
    Susan Atkinson
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - susan.atkinson@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Simon Thomas 

Diabetes Clinical Team

Dr Ahmad Abou-SalehConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3867
  • GMC Code: 6122901
  • Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCP(UK) (Endocrinology & Diabetes)
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes complications with focus on renal disease, foot disease and gastroparesis.

    Pancreas and Islet cell transplantation.

    General Diabetes.

  • Biography

    Qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School - 2005

    Completion of specialty training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General

    Internal Medicine in London deanery (SE Thames) - 2014

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Newcastle Diabetes Centre at Campus for Ageing and Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General Diabetes clinic (weekly)

    Diabetes Foot clinic (weekly)

    Pancreas and Islet cell transplant assessment clinic (alternate weeks)

    Diabetic complications clinic (alternate weeks)

    Joint Vascular/Diabetes foot clinic (monthly)

    Community Assessment Clinic (weekly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information
  • Dr Ahmad Abou-Saleh 

Dr Nicola LeechConsultant Diabetologist

  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 3844
  • GMC Code: 3292633
  • Qualifications: MBCHB MRCP MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes in young adults

    Diabetic foot problems

    Predication and prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Biography

    I trained at Manchester Medical School and after 3 years in junior posts went to Seattle USA to do a fellowship in diabetes and immunology which formed the basis of my MD and ongoing research interest.  I have been a consultant in Newcastle since 2000 developing the specialist diabetes service and in particular the foot service, young adults clinic and inpatient diabetes care.  I continue to be involved in research in prevention of type 1 diabetes.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Clinics at Newcastle Diabetes Centre, Westgate Road and Ward 31 RVI.

  • Clinics Provided

    Specialist Diabetes Clinic; weekly Wednesday morning

    Diabetes young adults clinic; weekly Thursday afternoon

    Diabetes paediatric transition clinic: Thursday morning 4 per year

    Diabetes foot clinic: weekly Friday morning

    Inborn errors of metabolism clinic: alternate weeks Monday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information
  • Nicola Leech 

Dr Stuart LittleConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3867
  • GMC Code: 6103852
  • Qualifications:
  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Newcastle Diabetes Centre at Campus for Ageing and Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General Diabetes clinic (weekly)

    Community Assessment clinic (weekly)

    Insulin pump clinic (alternate weeks)

    Pre-conception clinic (alternate weeks)

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Weatherburn
  • Any other Information
  • Dr Stuart Little 

Professor Sally MarshallConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0114
  • GMC Code: 2337951
  • Qualifications: BSc MB ChB MD FRCP (G) FRCP (L)
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes, particularly renal disease in diabetes

    Hypertension in diabetes and pregnancy and diabetes

    Cystic fibrosis related diabetes

  • Biography

    Professor of Diabetes, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician.  Department of Health Diabetes UK advisor on HbA1c.  NICE advisor on hypertension and renal disease in diabetes.  Currently Associate Editor on Diabetologia and past editor for Diabetic Medicine.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Centre for Ageing & Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    General diabetes

    Renal diabetes

    Pregnancy & diabetes

  • Name of Secretary
    Vivienne Coxon
  • Sally Marshall 

Professor James A M ShawProfessor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes

  • Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes
  • Tel: 0191 222 8129
  • GMC Code: 3454396
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons Biochem); MB ChB; PhD; FRCP (Ed)
  • Special Interests
    Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus
  • Biography

    James Shaw is Professor of Regenerative Medicine for Diabetes at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Newcastle Diabetes Centre and Freeman Hospital.

    He trained in diabetes and endocrinology in Aberdeen where he completed a PhD as an MRC fellow with Kevin Docherty exploring gene and cell replacement therapy for diabetes.

    A Glaxo-Smith-Kline senior fellowship enabled him to move to Newcastle and join the world-acclaimed diabetes team there. In addition to expanding his laboratory-based group, he has established a regional insulin pump service, is a member of the Newcastle pancreas transplant team and clinical lead for islet transplantation.

    Professor Shaw chairs the United Kingdom Islet Transplant Consortium who have attained dedicated NHS funding for this intervention as an established clinical procedure. He is Principal Investigator on the first UK multicentre grants to rigorously determine psychosocial and biomedical outcomes of islet transplantation. He has recently been awarded a £1.3M Diabetes UK multicentre grant to foster collaborative UK research in severe hypoglycaemia, optimised analogue treatment, pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.

    He is also Newcastle lead for diabetic regenerative medicine, chairing the North East Stem Cell Institute Clinical Translation Working Group. He co-edited an international textbook with Prof James Shapiro: ‘Islet Transplantation and Beta Cell Replacement Therapy’.

    Professor Shaw remains a committed physician, indebted to his superlative multidisciplinary team and dedicated to supporting those with diabetes in achieving optimal overall glycaemic control and quality of life unencumbered by debilitating hypoglycaemia and chronic complications of hyperglycaemia.

  • Directorate
    Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Pancreas and islet transplant assessment clinic – monthly

    Islet transplant follow-up - weekly

    General diabetes clinic - weekly

    Insulin pump clinic - fortnightly

  • Name of Secretary
    Sharon Weatherburn
  • Professor James Shaw 

Professor Roy TaylorProfessor of Medicine & Metabolism

  • Professor of Medicine & Metabolism
  • Tel: 0191 248 1172
  • GMC Code: 1349083
  • Qualifications: BSc Hons MB ChB MD FRCP FRCPE
  • Special Interests

    Diabetes and pregnancy

    Non-pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes

    Retinal screening in diabetes

  • Biography

    I am a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook clinical training in Edinburgh, Dundee and Newcastle.  My specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology was in Newcastle.  In 1985 I was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant.  I am currently also the Director of the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre from 2006.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Medical Obstetric Clinic

    Diabetes Out-Patients

    Endocrinology & Pregnancy

  • Name of Secretary
    Lindsey Redhead / Louise Harding / Janet Miller
  • Any other Information

    Secretary for Medical Obstetric Clinic - lindsey.redhead@nuth.nhs.uk

    Secretary for Diabetes Out-Patients - louise.harding3@nuth.nhs.uk

    Secretary for Endocrinology & Pregnancy Clinic - janet.miller@nuth.nhs.uk

    Clinical Information on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes - www.ncl.ac.uk/magres

  • Roy_Taylor 

Professor Mark WalkerConsultant Physician (Diabetologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Diabetologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 3844
  • GMC Code: 2822617
  • Qualifications: BMedSci (hons) MBBS (Hons) FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Investigation and management of young adults with diabetes of unclear aetiology and patients with genetic forms of diabetes.  Cell based therapy as pancreas transplantation.

  • Biography

    Qualified from Newcastle University in 1983. 

    Subsequent Specialty training and GMC registration in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine.

    Appointed Honorary Consultant Physician in 1993.

    Professor of Diabetic Molecular Medicine from 2002.

    Director of the Newcastle NIHR Clinical Research Facility and North East & Cumbria Diabetes LRN.

    Awarded FRCP in 2007 and appointed NIHR Senior Investigator in 2011.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General diabetes (weekly)

    General endocrinology (alternate weeks)

    Genetic diabetes (every 2 months)

    Joint mitochondrial diabetes clinic (every 2 months)

    Pancreas transplant assessment clinic (monthly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Louise Harding
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary: louise.harding3@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Prof Mark Walker 

Emergency Department Team

Mr Dion ArbidConsultant Physician in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant Physician in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 1966
  • GMC Code: 6027084
  • Qualifications: MBBS(Newcastle) MRCS(Eng.) FCEM(Eng.) DipIMC(Ed.)
  • Special Interests

    Major Trauma

    Pre-Hospital Care

    Event Medicine

  • Biography

    I am originally from Durham and qualified from Newcastle University in 2001.  I subsequently trained in Accident & Emergency Medicine and pre-hospital care in the Northern Region.  I was appointed as an Emergency Medicine Consultant at the RVI Major Trauma Centre in January 2012.

    In my own time I support the Great North Air Ambulance Service undertaking helicopter emergency medicine work within the region.  I also provide medical cover for major music and mass gathering events throughout the North East such as stadium concerts, air shows and the Great North Swim.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic - 1 x day - Monday to Friday

  • Name of Secretary
    Department Secretary
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance - 0191 282 5795

  • Dion Arbid 

Mr Matthew CadamyConsultant Physician in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant Physician in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5797
  • GMC Code: 4442697
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCSEd FCEM
  • Special Interests

    Major Trauma Care

    Paediatric Emergencies

  • Biography

    I qualified in 1997 from Edinburgh University and pursued a career in Emergency Medicine and trauma care after being inspired by experiences as a medical student. 

    I became a Consultant in 2007 and undertook the role as Head of Department from 2011 to May 2015.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries via secretary: 0191 282 5797

  • Matthew Cadamy 

Lt. Col Anthony CalderConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5798
  • GMC Code: 6026836
  • Qualifications: FCEM MB BCh BaO DipDerm RAMC
  • Special Interests

    Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) incident management

    Major incident planning

    Major trauma

  • Biography

    Whilst studying Medicine at Queens University, Belfast I joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1999.

    After graduating in 2001 I moved to England and have worked in several regions throughout the country.

    My higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine was in the Wessex region, which I completed in 2012, prior to moving to the North East.

    As a Military Doctor I have deployed on numerous military operations, providing medical care to both multi-national forces and local civilian populations.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

  • Any other Information

    Please contact Emergency Department secretaries in first instance;

    0191 282 5797

  • Tony Calder 

Dr Brian CarrollConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 292 5757
  • GMC Code: 4342168
  • Qualifications: MB, BCh, BAO, FCEM.
  • Special Interests

    Trauma care and medical emergencies

  • Biography

    My undergraduate training was at Trinity College Dublin and I graduated in 1994. In 1996 I moved to the North East to commence basic surgical training.

    I made the transition to A & E in 1998 and having worked as a middle grade doctor in A & E for several years, I was appointed to a training post in the Northern Deanery in 2007.

    My CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) was awarded in July 2012 and I commenced as a substantive consultant in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of North Durham, where I was clinical lead for Trauma Care.

    In September of 2014 I commenced work as a consultant in the Emergency Department at the RVI.

    I teach on Advanced Trauma Life Support courses throughout the region and intend to be a regular examiner for the College of Emergency Medicine.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft tissue injuries clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Department Secretary
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance 0191 2825795

  • Brian Carroll 

Mr Jim ConnollyConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5795
  • GMC Code: 3302547
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCS (ed) FRCS (Glas) FCEM CFEU
  • Special Interests

    Ultrasound in emergency care

    Medical education - surgical skills

    Annual Thoracotomy Course - PERT.

  • Biography

    I qualified in 1988 from Newcastle Medical School and currently one of the Consultants in the new Emergency Department based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which has was awarded Level 1 Major Trauma Centre status in April 2012.

    I teach extensively nationally and internationally on bedside Point of Care Ultrasound and have co-authored a textbook on this.

    I am the Co-Chair of the European Society of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound section and Vice Chair of the CEM Ultrasound Group.

    I am also a co-convener of Royal College Surgeons England Resuscitative Thoracotomy Course.

    I was appointed as Head of Department for the Great North Trauma & Emergency Centre, RVI from June 2015 to May 2017.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic.

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries via secretaries: 0191 282 5797

  • Jim Connolly 

Mr Nigel FoxConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5795
  • GMC Code: 2707691
  • Qualifications: MB BS FRCS
  • Special Interests

    Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Major Incident Planning.

  • Biography

    I am a local graduate having completed my MBBS at Newcastle University in 1981 and subsequently gaining my FRCS in Edinburgh in 1985. On completion of training I was appointed as an A&E Consultant, originally at Newcastle General Hospital in 1993. 

    With the amalgamation of services I am now one of the Emergency Department Consultants based at the Major Trauma Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary. My non-clinical responsibilities include medical staff rota management and Course Director for Advanced Paediatric Life Support.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic within Emergency Department, Monday to Friday.

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries via secretaries, tel: 0191 282 5795.

  • Nigel Fox 

Professor Bob JarmanConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5797
  • GMC Code: 4094568
  • Qualifications: MBBS MSc FRCS(Ed) FCEM FRCP(Ed) CFEU
  • Special Interests

    Ultrasound, Research, Trauma

  • Biography

    Originally from Leeds, I trained in electronics first before changing to medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne. I qualified in 1994 and stayed in the region for my higher training in emergency medicine. I became a consultant in emergency medicine in 2003.

    I have been utilising ultrasound at the point-of-care (PoCUS) for many years in my practice. This is a really exciting area of clinical development. I have been active in developing this area nationally and internationally:

    - I am a Visiting Professor at Teesside University and I have been active in PoCUS postgraduate education

    - I am chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Subcommittee

    - I am a member of the Ultrasound Special Interest Group for the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)

    - I am vice-chair of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Special Interest Group and was lead author for their recent PoCUS Curriculum Guidance

    - I am on the Council of the British Medical Ultrasound Society

    - I have presented on PoCUS at conferences and events internationally

    - I have published in PoCUS in many journals and am the author/editor of a PoCUS textbook

    - I regularly peer review PoCUS papers for international/national journals.          

    I have been interested in the management of major trauma for many years. I set up and directed Advanced Trauma Life Support courses in the region and also have taught on the instructor course at the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • Directorate

    Medicine Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance 0191 282 5795

  • Bob Jarman 

Dr Phillip JohnstoneConsultant in Accident and Emergency

Mr Jacques KerrConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5794
  • GMC Code: 3585243
  • Qualifications: BSc MB BS FRCS FRCP FCEM
  • Special Interests

    Patient flows through unscheduled care; patient safety.

  • Biography

    Initially trained in Newcastle then moved to Edinburgh to undergo basic surgical training. Took up post of Lecturer in Surgery at Edinburgh University before further surgical training in Glasgow.

    Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine on the South-East Scotland Rotation (based primarily at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary).

    Now working split-site between Borders General Hospital, where I am the Emergency Medicine Clinical Lead, and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

  • Directorate

    Medicine Services

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretary's office 0191 282 5795

  • Jacques Kerr 

Mr Sohom MaitraConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5797
  • GMC Code: 6053072
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCS(Glasgow) FCEM MAcadMEd FHEA PGCert(MedEd)
  • Special Interests

    Major Trauma

    Point of care Ultrasound

    Medical Education

    Medical and Strategic Management

    Safe Working Hours

  • Biography

    Newcastle University graduate in 2002.  Higher Specialist Training completed in the Northern Region with overseas training in Trauma, Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine undertaken in Sydney, Australia.

    Commenced post as Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Major Trauma at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Major Trauma Centre January 2012.

    Appointed as Trust Medical Education & Foundation Tutor in 2014 and Training Programme Director for ACCS training with Health Education England-North East in the same year.

    In 2016 was appointed Training Programme Director for Doctors with Differing Needs (DWDNs) for ACCS, Higher Emergency and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine as well as Vice-Chair of the North East Regional Emergency Medicine Board 2016-2019 to graduate to Chair of the Board 2019-2020.

    In 2017 gained Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators and fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

    Monday - Wednesday - Friday

  • Name of Secretary
    Rachael Fountain / Laura Sen
  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretary in first instance 0191 282 5795

  • Sohom Maitra 

Mr Reuben SahariaConsultant in Emergency Medicine/Head of Dept

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine/Head of Dept
  • Tel: 0191 282 5798
  • GMC Code: 6025183
  • Qualifications: MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), PGCertUS, MRCSEd, FRCEM
  • Special Interests

    Trauma

    Medical Education

    Ultrasound     

  • Biography

    Originally from Newcastle, I undertook my medical training at Edinburgh University, qualifying in 2001.  I developed an interest in Emergency Medicine whilst at medical school, which was consolidated during my first SHO job at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.  Deciding to pursue a surgical route into the specialty, I returned to my native northeast in 2002, rotating through a number of northeast Hospitals as a surgical trainee, before commencing registrar training in 2006.  I was appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Victoria infirmary in 2010.

    During my time at the RVI I have enjoyed being the Emergency Department Trauma Lead and in particular working with colleagues to set up the RVI as a Regional Major Trauma Centre.  I also have a keen interest in medical education and from 2013-2016 was the Departmental Educational Lead and College Tutor.  I continue to direct and teach on Advance Life Support, European Trauma and Trauma Simulation courses, and am an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University.

    In May 2017 I took over as Head of Department. 

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

    Monday - Wednesday - Friday

  • Name of Secretary
    Rachael / Laura
  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretaries office: 0191 282 5794

Mr Bas SenAssociate Medical Director

  • Associate Medical Director
  • Tel: 0191 282 5794
  • GMC Code: 3409468
  • Qualifications: MBChB FRCS (Glasgow) FCEM (London)
  • Special Interests

    Haemorrhagic shock in trauma

    Flows & Streaming in Emergency Medicine

    Tele-medicine

    Medical management

  • Biography

    I qualified in 1980 in India and started work in England in 1984.  From 1984 to 1988 I completed my general professional training in Manchester.  I subsequently moved to Newcastle in 1988 to complete my specialist training in Emergency Medicine. During my training I spent 3 months as a Senior Registrar in Trauma Centres in Toronto, Canada including the Sunnybrook Trauma Centre. 

    I was subsequently appointed as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in June 1993 and as Head of Department in 1994.  I relinquished this post when I became Clinical Director of Medicine in 2011.  My primary areas of responsibility are Major Trauma, Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine.  In April 2015 I was appointed as Associate Medical Director, RVI.

    I have published in peer reviewed journals on topics commonly encountered in my day to day practise in Emergency Medicine.

    I continue to practise as a full time clinician and enjoy working in the Emergency Department, RVI which is a Level 1 Major Trauma Centre.  My vision is to continue developing the Major Trauma Centre and to develop integrated pathways for acute time critical emergencies such as strokes, haemorrhage and acute coronary syndromes.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

    Monday - Wednesday - Friday

  • Name of Secretary
    Laura - 0191 282 5794
  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretary in first instance.

  • Bas Sen 

Dr Kirsty TristramConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5797
  • GMC Code: 4630254
  • Qualifications: MBBS Newcastle, MRCSEd (A&E), FCEM
  • Special Interests

    Major trauma, Emergency care of older adults, Education.

  • Biography

    I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999 and decided to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine during an SHO job at Newcastle General. I undertook SHO and registrar training in the North East and became a Consultant in 2011.

    I joined the team of Emergency Medicine Consultants at the RVI Major Trauma Centre in September 2014.

  • Directorate

    Medicine Services

  • Hospital Base

    RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretaries office 0191 282 5795

  • Kirsty Tristam 

Dr Jason UrronConsultant in Emergency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 5795
  • GMC Code: 4475110
  • Qualifications: MB BS, FCEM
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Major Trauma

  • Biography

    Graduated from Newcastle University in 1997.

    Broad-based junior medical training in the Northern Region before commencing Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

    Began my consultant career at the University Hospital of North Tees before commencing post as Consultant in Emergency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Major Trauma Centre December 2013.

    Instructor on paediatric and trauma life support courses.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic (daily Monday – Friday)

  • Name of Secretary
    Please contact Dr Urron's secretary in first instance on tel: 0191 282 5795
  • Jason Urron 

Dr John WrightConsultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Tel: 0191282 5795
  • GMC Code: 3201251
  • Qualifications: BSc MBChB FRCS DA MRCP MPH FCEM Dip Sport Med MSc
  • Special Interests

    Research

    Ultrasound

    Sports medicine

  • Biography

    Having completed my medical training in Scotland I was appointed  as Consultant in Emergency Medicine for Newcastle Hospitals in June 2001. I am part of a ten-man Consultant team now housed in the new Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  I am actively involved in:

    Northumberland and Tyne & Wear Injuries & Emergencies Specialty Group Lead

    College of Emergency Medicine National Ultrasound Committee (Research Led)

    North East Ambulance Service Clinical Advisory Group

    North East Cardiac Arrest Network Clinical Lead

    North East Trauma Committee (Research Lead)

    Newcastle Hospitals Stroke/Neuroscience/Trauma Research Group Lead

    Associate Clinical Lecturer Newcastle University (Institute of Health & Society)

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Soft Tissue Injury Clinic, Monday to Friday mornings

  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretaries office: 0191 282 5797

  • John Wright 

Endocrine Team

Dr Andy JamesConsultant Physician/Endocrinologist

  • Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 5299
  • GMC Code: 2832195
  • Qualifications: BSc , MB BCh (Wales), MD (Newcastle), FRCP (London)
  • Special Interests

    Endocrinology, pituitary and Neuroendocrine tumours

  • Biography

    I graduated with a 1st class BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Wales in 1978. Qualified in 1983 Welsh National School of Medicine. MD in clinical and scientific applications of somatostatin analogues in Acromegaly.

    I'm a member of: Society for Endocrinology UK; American Endocrine Society; European and UKI Neuroendocrine Tumours Society; Editorial Board for ‘Clinical Endocrinology’; Advisor to National Acromegaly Steering Group; Clinical advisor to local Pituitary Patient support Group; ARSAC license holder for the RVI Newcastle site.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospitals

  • Clinics Provided

    General Endocrine, Pituitary and Neuroendocrine clinics.

  • Name of Secretary
    Lesley Stembridge
  • Any other Information

    I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.

  • Andy James 

Prof. Simon HS PearceConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4636
  • GMC Code: 3320051
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Addison's disease and adrenal failure

    Thyroid disease (particularly Graves' hyperthyroidism)

    Disorders of calcium and vitamin D

  • Biography

    I qualified in Medicine MBBS with 1st Class Honours from Newcastle University.  Following internal medicine training I undertook postgraduate training in endocrinology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith London (MD degree awarded with distinction), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston USA, and latterly in Newcastle. 

    I was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology in 2001 at Newcastle University and promoted to Professor in 2007, affiliated to the Institute of Genetic Medicine.

    I have worked at the Royal Victoria Infirmary for 16 out of the 22 years since I qualified as a doctor.  I have also published more than 100 research papers about endocrinology over the last 20 years. 

    I work nationally and internationally on the executive committees for both the British and European Thyroid Associations.  I am on the editorial board of two international endocrinology journals.  The main theme of my current research programme is to develop a cure for Addison's disease and adrenal failure.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General endocrinology new patients, Monday afternoon weekly

    General endocrinology follow up, Monday afternoon weekly

    Combined physician/ophthalmologist thyroid eye clinic, Friday afternoon 2nd, 4th & 5th weeks of the month

  • Name of Secretary
    Jo Savoy - Jo.Savoy@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information

    I do not see private patients.

    I do not prescribe or endorse non-conventional treatments for thyroid underactivity (e.g. animal thyroid extract)

  • Simon Pearce 

Dr Petros PerrosConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0590
  • GMC Code: 2808231
  • Qualifications: BSc, MBBS (Newcastle), MD (Newcastle), FRCPE
  • Special Interests

    Endocrine diseases, excluding diabetes mellitus and simple obesity

  • Biography

    Qualified in Newcastle.

    Trained in Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

    Appointed to current post 1996.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General Endocrine

    Neuroendocrine Tumour Clinic

    Joint Thyroid Clinic

    Joint Thyroid Eye Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Shirley Harold
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - shirley.harold@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Petros Perros 

Dr Richard QuintonConsultant Physician (endocrinologist)

  • Consultant Physician (endocrinologist)
  • Tel: 0191 282 4635
  • GMC Code: 3343120
  • Qualifications: MB BChir MA MD FRCP CCST (General Internal Medicine) CCST (Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus)
  • Special Interests

    General Endocrinology

    Male & female Hypogonadism;

    Delayed Puberty

    Pituitary Disease

    Reproductive Endocrinology

    Turner’s syndrome

    Calcium & Bone Metabolism

    Osteomalacia

    Hormone treatment of male-factor infertility.

  • Biography

    I qualified from Cambridge University in 1988 and completed postgraduate training mainly in London, spending a year in The Netherlands on exchange.  I was appointed as a Consultant to NuTH in 1999 and also hold the post of Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University’s Institute for Genetic Medicine.  

    I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Member of the British, European and American Endocrine Societies, and also have strong links with a number of patient support groups.  I remain very active in medical research and have authored some 80 publications, along with a prize-winning doctoral (MD) thesis. 

    I am fortunate to work with a group of colleagues in the Newcastle Endocrine Unit who are also internationally-recognised experts and find myself constantly learning new things from my regular interactions with them.”

     I speak Italian and French fluently and am also reasonably coherent in German and Dutch.  I am married to a Consultant Radiologist and have three young children.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Endocrine new patient

    Endocrine review

    General internal medicine review

    Turner's syndrome

    Pituitary

  • Name of Secretary
    Therese Collins - therese.collins@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information
  • Quinton Richard 

Falls & Syncope Team

Dr Louise AllanConsultant in Older People's Medicine

  • Consultant in Older People's Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 223 1108
  • GMC Code: 4130390
  • Qualifications: MA(Oxon) BMBCh PhD MRCP
  • Special Interests

    Dementia

    Parkinson's disease

    Falls

    Autonomic function

  • Biography

    I trained in Oxford and moved to Newcastle as a Senior House Officer. 

    Mr research interests include the physical health of people with dementia, including falls, gait disorders and autonomic function disorders in dementia. 

    I am Clinical Lead for Dementia in the Trust and also Dementia Lead for the British Geriatrics Society.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Melville Day Unit

    Weekly clinic on Wednesdays

  • Name of Secretary
    Susanne Russell
  • Any other Information

    A rapid access to clinic is available. Contact Sister Carol Formosa on tel: 0191 223 1716.

    This clinic is suitable for assessment of older people with both mental and physical health problems, including specialist assessment of dementia.

  • Louise Allan 

Dr Simon KerrConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 3099
  • GMC Code: 4034391
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP (Ireland) MRCP (UK) PhD (Newcastle)
  • Special Interests

    Investigation and management of falls and syncope in adults and older adults.

    Investigation and management of autonomic disorders.

  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993.  I subsequently undertook specialist training in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in the Northern Deanery and appointed as a Consultant in Newcastle in 2006.

    My research interests include the assessment of autonomic disorders and the investigation of falls and syncope.

    I am an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Belsay Unit, Campus for Ageing & Vitality

    (former Newcastle General Hospital)

  • Clinics Provided

    Falls & Syncope Service - Monday and Tuesday mornings weekly

    General Geriatric Medicine - Wednesday afternoons & Friday mornings weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Margaret Taylor
  • Simon Kerr 

Professor Julia NewtonConsultant

  • Consultant
  • Tel: 0191 282 4128
  • GMC Code: 3440412
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCP, Dip Med Sci, PhD
  • Special Interests

    Fatigue

    Autonomic Dysfunction

    Falls and Syncope

  • Biography

    I am a clinical academic who has a clinical and research interest in the symptoms of fatigue.  I have a background in investigating and managing fatigue in chronic diseases, including liver disease, renal disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.  I am a member of the Falls and Syncope Service team and predominantly see patients with autonomic dysfunction including POTS and VVW.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Falls and Syncope

    Autoimmune Liver Disease

  • Name of Secretary
    Chantel Hains
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - chantel.hains@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Julia Newton 

Dr Steve ParryConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 5893
  • GMC Code: 3431303
  • Qualifications: MBBS(Hons) MRCP PhD BSc
  • Special Interests

    Acute Internal Medicine

    Older People's Medicine

    Falls and blackouts

  • Biography

    I am a Newcastle Graduate and apart from a year spent in Phoenix, trained in the North East, gaining my Consultant post in 2002.  I work in acute medicine and older people's medicine and have a special interest in investigation and treatment of falls and blackouts in adult patients of all ages.  During my training I spent three years in full time research gaining my PhD and am now a senior lecturer at Newcastle University's Institute for Aging and Health.  My research interests lie mainly in helping develop new ways of understanding and treating patients with falls and blackouts.  In 2012 I was appointed to the role of Clinical Director for the Directorate of Medicine. 

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Falls prevention service

  • Name of Secretary
    Chantel Haines & Cheryl Pringle
  • Any other Information

    Medical secretary - chantel.hains@nuth.nhs.uk   0191 282 4128  

    Clinical Director secretary - cheryl.pringle2@nuth.nhs.uk 0191 282 5798

     

  • Steve Parry 

Gastroenterology Team

Dr Chris DipperConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4610
  • GMC Code: 6025782
  • Qualifications: BMedSci BMBS MRCP(UK) CertClinEd
  • Special Interests

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    Nutrition

    General gastroenterology

    Endoscopy

    Acute medicine

  • Biography

    I qualified in Medicine at the University of Nottingham Medical School.  I undertook postgraduate training as a junior doctor as part of the Manchester medical rotation.  I worked as a Specialist Registrar on the Northern Deanery (Newcastle) Gastroenterology rotation and am now dual certified in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.  I am a certified endoscopist with full JAG accreditation.

    I am a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist based primarily at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  I am the Clinical Lead for the Assessment Suite, which is a new state of the art facility, receiving and treating acutely unwell patients from the Emergency Department and from General Practice.  I also lead the RVI Nutrition Team and am part of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team within our tertiary centre.  I am an investigator in several multi-centre trials aimed at providing better and more effective treatments for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. 

    I am also interested in medical education and am an Associate Lecturer with the University of Newcastle, teaching and tutoring undergraduate, as well as postgraduate students.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Gastroenterology

  • Name of Secretary
    Jane Rutherford
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - jane.rutherford@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Chris Dipper 

Dr Melanie C GunnConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4936
  • GMC Code: 3588806
  • Qualifications: MBChB (Leicester) MD (Leicester) MRCP (Edinburgh)
  • Special Interests

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    Pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease

    Small bowel capsule enteroscopy

    Small bowel disease

    Familial polyposis syndromes

    Fe deficient anaemia

  • Biography

    I qualified from Leicester University in 1992 and subsequently trained in General Medicine and Gastroenterology in Newcastle, becoming a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 2005. 

    I am involved in the team led IBD service providing care for patients including transition from paediatric services. 

    I also lead the combined Obstetric/IBD service with Mr Jason Waugh.

    I run the regional capsule enteroscopy and also the iron deficiency anaemia services.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    IBD weekly on a Thursday morning

    Alternate Wednesday afternoon capsule enteroscopy clinic

    Nurse led Fe def anaemia clinic every Thursday morning & alternate Monday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Durham
  • Melanie Gunn 

Mr Paul J HainsworthConsultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

Dr Sarah HearnshawConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4610
  • GMC Code: 4736734
  • Qualifications: MBBS Newcastle 2000 MRCP(London) 2003 MD Newcastle 2008
  • Special Interests

    GI bleeding

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    Coeliac disease

  • Biography

    Undergraduate and postgraduate training in Newcastle.

    Two years of clinical research Oxford NHS Blood and Transplant running the UK audit of acute upper GI bleeding and specifically looking at the use of blood in these patients.

    Appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist Newcastle Trust in April 2012 working 0.65WTE (Mon, Tues, Thurs).

    Trying to remain active in clinical research (PI for upcoming study of tranexamic acid in GI bleeding) and ensuring appropriate transfusion in medical patients.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Gastroenteroogy General: Tuesday mornings

    Gastroenterology IBD: Thursday mornings

  • Name of Secretary
    Jane Rutherford
  • Sarah Hearnshaw 

Professor Alan F HorganConsultant Surgeon

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7420
  • GMC Code: 4051983
  • Qualifications: MD FRCS(Gen)
  • Special Interests

    Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

  • Biography

    Professor Alan Horgan graduated from University College Cork in 1988. Following Basic Surgical Training, he completed his MD in Surgical Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Higher Surgical Training was undertaken in the West of Scotland Rotation following which he spent a year as Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic.

    He was appointed as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in 1999. He has since co-founded and is Director of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the Newcastle Translational Research Unit. He has concentrated his clinical and research efforts on Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Enhancing Recovery after Colorectal Surgery, and in 2009 he was appointed National Clinical Lead for the Deptartment of Health’s Enhanced Recovery Programme.

    He has throughout his career, had close links with Surgical Education and is currently responsible for course development at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • Directorate

    Surgical Services

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday afternoon

  • Alan Horgan 

Dr Mark HudsonConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7244
  • GMC Code: 2608723
  • Qualifications: MBChB FRCPE FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Liver transplantation

    Liver cirrhosis & complications

    Hepatitis B

    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

  • Biography

    I qualified from Aberdeen University in 1992 and trained in Newcastle Hospitals, King's College Hospital Liver Failure Unit, The Royal Free Hospital and Aberdeen Hospitals.  I was appointed Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist in 1995, and subsequently the Clinical Lead for Heptatology.

    I am the Chair and Clinical Lead for the North East & North Cumbria Hepatology work.

    I am a past member of the Council of the British Society of Gastroentrology.

    I am currently a member of the British Association for Studies of the Liver (BASL) Committee and lead for hepatology training and education.

    In 2010 I wrote the hepatology curriculum for gastroenterology and sub-speciality training in advanced hepatology.

    I am a member of the NHSBT Liver Advisory Group and also a member of the DoH Clinical Advisory Group to the National Clinical Diector of Liver Services.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Hepatology & Liver Transplant: Thursday afternoons

    Hepatitis B: Second Monday morning each month

    Hepatology: Monday mornings

    Gatroenterology: Tuesday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Sophie Nurowski
  • Mark Hudson 

Dr John LeedsConsultant Gastroenterologist

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Tel: 0191 223 1391
  • GMC Code: 4545136
  • Qualifications: MBChB(with honours) FRCP(Edin) MD
  • Special Interests

    Advanced endoscopy

    Pancreaticobiliary disease

    Bile acid diarrhoea

    Endoscopic outcomes research

  • Biography

    I graduated from Leeds in 1998 and trained in the Yorkshire region.  I was an advanced fellow at the Freeman Hospital in 2009 and then moved to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

    I was a crucial part of the HPB team and ran the advanced endoscopy service, including biliary manometry, biliary RFA and Spyglass.  I was also part of the team that set up and ran the multidisciplinary chronic pancreatitis clinic.  I have continued to contribute to the area of pancreaticobiliary medicine and have published a number of papers and reviews in this area.

    In June 2015 I moved back to the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne to join the HPB team.  My main areas of interest are advanced EUS/ERCP, exocrine pancreatic function and bile acid disorders.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday pm and Friday am outpatients

  • Name of Secretary
    Jacqueline Irving
  • Any other Information

    Please direct queries to secretary; jacqueline.irving@nuth.nhs.uk

Dr John MansfieldConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0135
  • GMC Code: 3128163
  • Qualifications: MA MBBS MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Crohn's Disease

    Ulcerative Colitis

    Coeliac Disease

    Research interests: IBD treatment and genetics

  • Biography

    University: Oxford & Newcastle, qualifying in 1986.

    Junior doctor in the North East, MRCP 1989.

    Research post in Sheffield 1990-93 MD.

    Consultant at RVI since 1998.

    Winner of 'Hospital Doctor of the Year Gastroenterologist Award 2007'.

    Over 60 peer reviewed publications including 5 in Nature and 8 in Nature Genetics.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Ward 48

  • Clinics Provided

    Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Clinics / IBD Clinics every week on a Thursday morning.

    IBD / Gastro clinics every Friday and some Tuesday afternoons.

    Coeliac clinic every 4 months.

    Dietician led coeliac clinic every week, rotating between RVI, Ponteland Road Medical Centre and Battlehill Medical Centre.

  • Name of Secretary
    Emma Johnson
  • Any other Information

    We also offer combined clinics with the paediatric team for teenagers with IBD (4x/year) and a combined clinic with Dr L Kay in Rheumatology for IBD patients who also have significant arthritis (2x/year).

  • John Mansfield 

Dr Chris MountfordConsultant Physician and Gastroenterologist

  • Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
  • Tel: Freeman 0191 233 7209 or RVI 0191 282 4936
  • GMC Code: 6076939
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MRCP, MSc, Cert Clin Ed
  • Special Interests

    Clinical nutrition and nutritional support; Intestinal Failure; Home Parenteral Nutrition; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Postgraduate Education and Training.

  • Biography

    I trained at Newcastle University and carried out postgraduate training in medicine and specialist gastroenterology training throughout the North East. I was appointed as a consultant in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in Newcastle in March 2014.

    My clinical interests include the care of patients with malnutrition, in particular patients with severe malnutrition, requiring parenteral nutrition (receiving nutrition via an infusion into a vein). I am part of the team which provides the home parenteral nutrition (HPN) service for adults living in the North East of England.

    I am a certified endoscopist with full JAG accreditation (ensuring the quality and safety of patient care), and perform gastrointestinal endoscopy at the Freeman Hospital.

  • Directorate
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman and RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday afternoon – RVI (General gastroenterology)

    Tuesday afternoon – Freeman (Nutrition/HPN clinic and general gastroenterology)

  • Name of Secretary
    Freeman Claire Dixon, RVI Helen Durham
  • Any other Information

    Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Endoscopy lists: Wednesday evening list (5.00 to 8.00pm), and Friday morning list.

  • Chris Mountford 

Dr Manu NayarConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7103
  • GMC Code: 5192057
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD MRCP
  • Special Interests

    Pancreaticobiliary Medicine

    Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

    General Gastroenterology

    General Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • Biography

    I qualified in 1993 from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India.  Thereafter I attained my MD in Internal Medicine from the same university and arrived in the UK in 1998. After successfully achieving my MRCP in 2000 I completed my Gastroenterology training in the Mersey region.  I was the pancreatic fellow at the Freeman Hospital in 2006. 

    After completing my training I have now been a Consultant with special interest in HPB medicine since October 2007 at the Freeman Hospital. My areas of interest include all aspects of pancreaticobiliary (PB) endoscopy and HPB medicine. I have publications in both peer reviewed and non peer reviewed journals. I am also the Endoscopy Lead for the Freeman Hospital where we perform > 500 advanced ERCPs and > 700 PB EUSs and are one of the biggest units in the U.K.

    We endeavor and strive to establish a state of the art PB endoscopy service at the Freeman Hospital.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday mornings and Friday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Susan Mitchell - susan.mitchell2@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information

    Endoscopy training lead for Freeman Hospital

    Local representative for the STC

  • Manu Nayar 

Dr David NylanderConsultant Gastroenterologist

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 3804
  • GMC Code: 3272323
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Gastroenterology

    Therapeutic Endoscopy

  • Biography

    Qualified in 1988 at University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Specialist training in Northern Regional rotation.

    Appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist in Sunderland and worked there from 1999-2012. There, I developed an interest and expertise in a wide range of therapeutic endoscopy techniques. I became one of the initial group of accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopists nationally.

    Appointed to Newcastle Hospitals Trust where I am now lead for endoscopy training. Together with upper GI surgeons I manage Barretts oesophagus service and have started performing radiofrequency ablation for Barretts dysplasia.

    I am the Clinical Director of the North of Tyne Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. In addition to the current FOBt screening (of the bowel) for 60 – 74 year old people, we hope to start flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for 55 year olds in 2014.

  • Directorate
  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday afternoon weekly

    Thursday afternoon weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Gemma Oliver
  • David Nylander 

Dr Kofi OppongConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 1391
  • GMC Code: 3250499
  • Qualifications: BM FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Pancreato-Biliary medicine and Pancreato-Biliary endoscopy.

  • Biography

    I graduated from Southampton in 1987 and trained in Gastroenterology in the North East and been a Consultant at the Freeman since 1998.  My clinical focus is on Pancreatic and Biliary diseases. 

    I have developed the regional  pancreaticobiliary endoscopy service at the Freeman into one of the busiest in the country (the unit performs in excess of 1300 EUS & ERCP annually) providing the full range of advanced pancreacticobiliary endoscopy.  I co-authored the BSG EUS service provision and training framework document (2011). 

    My clinical and research interests include quality assurance in endoscopy, pancreatic cyst disease, interventional EUS, cholangioscopy and sphincter of Oddi disorder.  I am also a member of the BSG endoscopy committee and of the BSG endoscopy research committee and past SHA Endoscopy Lead.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly Monday mornings

    Weekly Wednesday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Jackie Irving
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance: jacqueline.irving@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Kofi Oppong 

Dr Nick ThompsonConsultant Physician & Assistant Medical Director

  • Consultant Physician & Assistant Medical Director
  • Tel: 0191 233 7209
  • GMC Code: 3190353
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Within Gastroenterology; patients with malnutrition and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)

  • Biography

    I trained in London and was a registrar and research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital.  I completed my postgraduate training in the Northern Region and was appointed as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist in Newcastle in March 1998. 

    At the Freeman Hospital we have developed the specialist care of patients with severe malnutrition, especially those requiring parenteral nutrition (having nutrition via an infusion into a vein). 

    Research interests have also included the maintenance of bone health in patients with Crohn’s disease.  I have been involved in training registrars in gastroenterology as the Programme Director for the region, have been the Clinical Director for medicine between 2011-15 was appointed Assistant Medical Director.  In June 2015 I was appointed secretary for the British Society of Gastroenterology for a 4 year period.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday mornings - General Gastroenterology

    Tuesday afternoons - Nutrition & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Friday mornings - General Gastroenterology

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Dixon
  • Any other Information

    Perform colonoscopy and gastroscopy on Thursday and Friday afternoons. 

  • Nick Thompson 

Hepatology Team

Professor Quentin M. AnsteeConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 4427162
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP(UK) FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Hepatology (Liver Disease)

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) & Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

    Viral Hepatitis

    Liver Transplantation

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant Hepatologist at the Freeman Hospital and also a member of the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University where my research focuses on understanding how our genes influence severity of liver disease and identifying new treatments.

    I was born in Durham and grew up in the North East of England.  I trained in medicine at University College London where I was awarded First Prize in Medicine in the final MB BS examination (The Philip Seth Belasco & Douglas Cree Prize, 1997).  My postgraduate specialist clinical training in Hepatology, Gastroenterology & General Medicine was undertaken at hospitals in North-West London including the Liver & Anti-Viral Unit, St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare), London.

    My clinical expertise includes the management of patients with a range of acute and chronic liver conditions including:

    -  Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    -  Viral Hepatitis (hepatitis B & hepatitis C)

    -  Alcoholic Liver Disease

    -  Cirrhosis and its complications

    -  Liver Transplantation

    I have a particular sub-specialist interest in the treatment of liver disease related to diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, ‘fatty liver’) and, together with Professor Chris Day and Dr Stuart McPherson, run the regional fatty liver service.

    My personal interests and hobbies are in sailing and the theatre.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Joint Fatty Liver Disease Clinic

    General Hepatology

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson - helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information

    Details of Dr Anstee’s research and academic activity can be found at: http://ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/quentinanstee.html

     

  • Quentin Anstee 

Prof Chris DayConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 2890201
  • Qualifications: MA (Cantab) MB BChir (Cantab) MD PhD (Newcastle University) FRCP (London) FMedSci
  • Special Interests

    Fatty liver disease related both to obesity and to alcohol with additional interests in drug-induced liver injury and liver fibrosis.

  • Biography

    I qualified from Cambridge in 1983 and subsequently trained in General Medicine and Hepatology in Newcastle, becoming a Consultant Hepatologist on the Liver Unit at the Freeman Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne in 1994 and Professor of Liver Medicine University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2000.  

    I was formerly Head of the School of Clinical Medical Sciences at Newcastle University and since April 2008 has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.  My research interests are focused largely on fatty liver disease related both to obesity and to alcohol with additional interests in drug-induced liver injury and liver fibrosis.

    I am a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. I am also Co-Editor for the Journal of Hepatology, and a member of the Council of the Medical Research Council and the Executive of the Medical Schools Council. I am the Chair of the Clinical Medicine Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Exercise.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Fatty liver clinic every Friday afternoon

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson
  • Any other Information

    Contact secretary: helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Chris Day 

Dr Jessica DysonConsultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist

Dr Mark HudsonConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7244
  • GMC Code: 2608723
  • Qualifications: MBChB FRCPE FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Liver transplantation

    Liver cirrhosis & complications

    Hepatitis B

    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

  • Biography

    I qualified from Aberdeen University in 1992 and trained in Newcastle Hospitals, King's College Hospital Liver Failure Unit, The Royal Free Hospital and Aberdeen Hospitals.  I was appointed Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist in 1995, and subsequently the Clinical Lead for Heptatology.

    I am the Chair and Clinical Lead for the North East & North Cumbria Hepatology work.

    I am a past member of the Council of the British Society of Gastroentrology.

    I am currently a member of the British Association for Studies of the Liver (BASL) Committee and lead for hepatology training and education.

    In 2010 I wrote the hepatology curriculum for gastroenterology and sub-speciality training in advanced hepatology.

    I am a member of the NHSBT Liver Advisory Group and also a member of the DoH Clinical Advisory Group to the National Clinical Diector of Liver Services.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Hepatology & Liver Transplant: Thursday afternoons

    Hepatitis B: Second Monday morning each month

    Hepatology: Monday mornings

    Gatroenterology: Tuesday afternoons

  • Name of Secretary
    Sophie Nurowski
  • Mark Hudson 

Professor David JonesConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 3297425
  • Qualifications: BA (physiological sciences), 1st Class Honours, BM, BCh, MRCP, PhD, CCST Gastroenterology, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Hepatology with a particular interest in autoimmune liver disease (primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis). 

     

    Symptom management and quality of liver improvement in chronic liver disease.

  • Biography

    I trained in Oxford before moving to Newcastle in 1988.  I have worked in autoimmune liver disease for the last 20 years and run the largest autoimmune liver disease clinical service in the UK. We have an international reputation for our work and for our focus in particular on controlled symptoms. 

    I co-wrote the European treatment guidelines for autoimmune liver disease upon which all current therapy is based.  I lead the UK PBC Consortium which brings together all centres in the UK with the goal of improving therapy for everybody with autoimmune liver disease.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Autoimmune Liver Disease, weekly, Monday mornigns

    General Hepatology & Symptom Management, weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in the first instance: helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • David Jones 

Dr Steven MassonConsultant Hepatologist

  • Consultant Hepatologist
  • Tel: 0191 223 1534
  • GMC Code: 4697916
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCP Edin, MA
  • Special Interests

    Liver transplantation, alcoholic liver disease, and Haemochromatosis

  • Biography

    I trained in hepatology and liver transplantation in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. I share the care of the liver transplant and hepatology patients and perform gastrointestinal endoscopy.

    I am the consultant lead for the trust’s alcohol liaison service. My clinical and research interests include liver transplantation, alcoholic liver disease, portal hypertension and iron overload.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General and Transplant Hepatology; Alcoholic liver disease; Haemochromatosis; Transplant outreach – James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough; Primary care outreach – Battle Hill Health Centre, Wallsend

  • Name of Secretary
    Jackie Brett
  • Steve Masson 

Dr D Stuart McPhersonConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 223 1228
  • GMC Code: 4633068
  • Qualifications: BSc MB ChB MD FRCP (Glas)
  • Special Interests

    Liver disease

    Viral hepatitis

    Fatty liver disease

    Liver transplantation

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant Liver Specialist who joined the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2010.  I completed undergraduate medical training at St Andrews and Manchester Universities.  My subsequent specialist training was in Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.  My interests lie in clinical research, having spent 2 years in Brisbane, Australia researching hepatitis C and fatty liver disease.  Currently I am involved in a number of clinical trails for patients with fatty liver disease and hepatitis C.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    General liver clinic

    Viral hepatitis

    Fatty liver

  • Name of Secretary
    Tina Young
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - tina.young@nuth.nhs.uk

     

     

  • Stuart McPherson 

Dr Helen ReevesConsultant Physician (Hepatologist)

  • Consultant Physician (Hepatologist)
  • Tel: 0191 213 7210
  • GMC Code: 3494631
  • Qualifications: BM BS BMedSci FRCP PhD
  • Special Interests

    Hepatocellular cancer

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    Chemotherapy induced liver injury

    Pancreatic cancer

    Colorectal liver metastases

  • Biography

    I am a clinical scientist based in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.  I trained principally as a gastroenterologist, my academic career was supported by a Welcome Trust Clinical Scientist award, followed by an AASLD Fellowship and 3 years as a post doctoral scientist in Scott Friedmans Laboratory Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.  I am now the clinical lead for the management of patients with hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in the North East of England, promoting translational research within this patient group.  HCC complicates chronic liver disease, making targeting the tumour particularly important in these patients.  Over the last decade the referrals of patients with this cancer type have increased 10 fold in our region, reflecting both a rising incidence of the disease in obese and diabetic patients, but also the success of the 'Cancer Plan 2000', directing the management of these patients to multidisciplinary teams.  My basic science projects focus on the identification of biomarkers and candidates for targeted drug therapy.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Radiofrequency Ablation Assessment Clinic

    Hepatocellular Cancer Clinic

    NAFLD HCC Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Helen Dobson
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - helen.dobson@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Helen Reeves 

Immunology Team

Dr Dinusha Chandratilleke Consultant Immunologist

  • Consultant Immunologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0669
  • GMC Code: 7569592
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Hon), FRACP, FRCPA
  • Special Interests

    Allergic rhinitis & immunotherapy (SLIT/SCIT)

    Urticaria

    Drug allergy

    Venom allergy

    Anaphylaxis

    Immunodeficiency

    Autoimmune disease

    Diagnostic immunopathology services

  • Biography

    I completed my medical training in Australia (Sydney and Perth), including advanced training in Clinical Immunology/Allergy and Immunopathology.  I moved to Newcastle upon Tyne and started work at the Royal Victoria infirmary in 2017 before being appointed as a Consultant Immunologist in 2018.  In addition, I am an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and am involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Allergy (new and follow-up): 3/week

    Immunodeficiency/Autoimmunity (new and follow-up): 1/week

  • Name of Secretary
    Heather Wilson

Dr Helen BourneConsultant Immunologist

  • Consultant Immunologist
  • Tel: 0191 2825517
  • GMC Code: 4202837
  • Qualifications: MBchB MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Allergy

    Immunotherapy

    Immunodeficiency

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a Consultant Immunologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 2007, after completing my training in Oxford, Newcastle and a secondment to Sydney, Australia.  In addition to my clinical interests in allergy, immunotherapy and immunodeficiency, I am also an examiner for the FRCPath.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Immunodeficiency & Autoimmunity = weekly

    Allergy = weekly

    SLIT immunotherapy = monthly

    General Anaesthetic Allergy = fortnightly

    Chronic spontaneous urticaria

     

  • Name of Secretary
    Wendy Fairbairn
  • Helen Bourne 

Dr Gavin SpickettConsultant Immunologist

  • Consultant Immunologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0669
  • GMC Code: 2659028
  • Qualifications: MA BM BCh LLM DPhil FRCPath FRCP FRCP(E)
  • Special Interests

    Severe allergic disease

    Anaphylaxis

    Latex allergy

    Primary immune deficiency

    Autoimmune disease

    Vasculitis

    Chronic Fatigue

    Diagnostic immunology

    Ethics & medical law

  • Biography

    I qualified from Oxford University in 1980 and trained in Medicine at Ipswich Hospital.  Doctoral studies in immunology at MRC Cellular Immunology Unit.  Specialist training in immunology at Clinical Research Centre Harrow & Oxford.  I have been a Consultant since 1991.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Allergy, Immunology & Chronic Fatigue

     

     

  • Name of Secretary
    Jackie Rutherford
  • Any other Information

    Author of undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks on Immunology & Allergy

  • Gavin Spickett 

Dr Catherine StroudConsultant Immunologist

  • Consultant Immunologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0669
  • GMC Code: 4303594
  • Qualifications: BMedSci MBChB MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Allergic disease and Urticaria

    Hereditary angioedema and C1 inhibitor deficiency

    Primary immunodeficiency

    Transition from paediatric to adult services

  • Biography

    Having attended Medical School at the University of Sheffield, I completed my pre-registration training in Sheffield.  My post-graduate medical training was in Newcastle before taking a registrar post in Immunology based in the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  During this post I completed a Certificate in Clinical Education and I now continue to teach undergraduates in the Medical and Dental School.  I was appointed as Consultant Immunologist in October 2009 and undertake outpatient clinics specifically advising on the management of allergy, urticaria and angioedema, primary and secondary immunodeficiency and investigation of vasculitis.  I am also involved in managing the CPA accredited Immunology Laboratory.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Allergy new patient Clinic

    Allergy / Herediatary Angioedema Follow Up Clinic

    Immunodeficiency / General Immunology Clinic

    Immunology Transition Clinic

    Paediatric Immunology Clinic

    Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

  • Name of Secretary
    Jackie Rutherford
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - jackie.rutherford@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Catherine Stroud 

Infectious Disease & Tropical Medicine Team

Dr Ashley PriceConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 256 3854
  • GMC Code: 4189545
  • Qualifications: MD MBChB FRCP DTM&H
  • Special Interests

    Infectious Diseases

    Tropical Medicine

    HIV Medicine

    Viral Hepatitis

    Tuberculosis

    Chronic Fatigue

    Acute General Medicine

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and have been trained in general medicine and infectious disease.  I work both in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine.  In outpatients I see the full spectrum of infectious diseases and have a particular interest in HIV, hepatitis and HIV coinfection with hepititis.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Infectoius Diseases

    General Medicine

    Hepatitis

  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle Hurst
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - michelle.hurst@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Ashley Price 

Dr Edmund L C OngConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 3131
  • GMC Code: 2818692
  • Qualifications: MBBS MSC FRCP FRCPI DTMH
  • Special Interests

    HIV Medicine

    Infectious Diseases

    Tropical Medicine

  • Biography

    I have been actively involved in the care and management of patients with HIV, tropical  diseases and a wide range of infections for the past 20 years.  I have held many leadership roles as principal investigator in clinical trials relating to HIV treatment and care.  I am an advisor to a number of national and international health care organisation including the Health Protection Agency, England.  I am presently an elected executive member of BHIVA and chairman of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee.

     

    My research interests are in the field of opportunistic infection especially respiratory in the context of immuno-compromised host, evaluation of antimicrobial and anti-viral agents particularly in HIV.  I have widely published in areas of infectious diseases including HIV and AIDS and contributed to numerous text books of infection, with an interest in post graduate medical training.  I recently co-chaired the National UK HIV Testing Guidelines 2008.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly Wednesdays

    Weekly Fridays

  • Name of Secretary
    Joan Watson
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance: joan.watson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Edmund Ong 

Dr Matthias SchmidConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 3382
  • GMC Code: 3575569
  • Qualifications: MD DTMH (UK) FRCP (uk)
  • Special Interests

    HIV, Hepatitis B & C and HIV co-infections

    Travel medicine

    Tropical medicine including emerging infections, serious bone & joint infections, sepsis

  • Biography

    After completing a German National Merit Scholarship I qualified in Ulm, Germany in 1989 and went on to work and train in the UK becoming a Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2000.

    Since I have successfully developed the viral hepatitis and co-infection provision, the travel medicine service and have been the undergraduate lead for Infectious Diseases since 2000 and the electives convenor of the Medical School since 2007. I am currently the Head of Department of Infection & Tropical Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary

    I am also the British Infection Association clinical secretary for ID, sit on the Medical Schools Elective Council, the RCP/RCPath joint committee for Infection & Tropical Medicine and the ISTM publications committee.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Infectious Diseases / HIV weekly, Tuesday afternoons

    Infectious Diseases / HIV & Travel weekly, Wednesday afternoons

    Viral Hepatitis weekly, Thursdays

    Joint ID haemophilia, monthly, Tuesday mornings

  • Name of Secretary
    Heather Wilson
  • Any other Information

        

  • Matthias Schmid 

Dr Uli SchwabConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 1161
  • GMC Code: 4159575
  • Qualifications: MD, FRCP, FRCPE, DTM&H, DipGUM, PCME, Triple accreditation/CSST (1:ID / 2:Tropical Med / 3:GIM)
  • Special Interests

    HIV & co-infections, HEV

    Tuberculosis

    Soft tissue & bone infections - OPAT

    Medical education

  • Biography

    Graduated in Heidelberg 1993.

    Completed postgraduate training in Edinburgh.

    Honorary Lecturer status for Newcastle since 2007.

    Examiner for final MBBS Medicine at Newcastle University.

    Successfully set up;

    -   Home delivery of Antiretrovirals

    -  Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy

    -  Chair of link between Newcastle Hospitals & Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Infectious Diseases & General Medicine

    Cellilitis Clinic

    EAU Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Andrea Armstrong
  • Any other Information

    Personal interests; Pianist, Literature and Sport

  • Uli Schwab 

Occupational Health Team

Dr Hamish PatersonConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 1188
  • GMC Code: 3099658
  • Qualifications: MBBS 1985 MFOM 2001
  • Special Interests

    Occupational Medicine

    Health for Health Practitioners (HHP)

    Occupational Health Advisor to National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS)

  • Biography

    Having trained and qualified in Newcastle upon Tyne, I completed my specialist training in Occupational Medicine following several years as a General Practitioner.

    Whilst providing Occupational Health service to all Newcastle Hospital staff, I also specialise in the management of ill health for Medical and Dental Practitioners.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Centre for Ageing & Vitality (former newcastle general hospital site)

  • Clinics Provided

    Daily staff occupational health clinics

  • Name of Secretary
    Alyson Melia
  • Hamish Paterson 

Older People's Medicine Team

Dr John DavisonConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: See secretary contacts for details
  • GMC Code: 3588545
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP PhD
  • Special Interests

    Medicine for Older People

    Falls & Syncope – specialist interest in individuals presenting with unexplained blackouts, loss of consciousness, recurrent or unexplained falls

    General Medicine

    Medical Education

  • Biography

    I graduated in 1992 from Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School after school and childhood in Cramlington.

    My specialist training in geriatrics and general medicine was in the North of England, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, where I developed the first falls and syncope service for Western Sydney.

    Research – PhD awarded in May 2006 on falls in older people. I remain involved in clinical research in this field and have developed collaborative working partnerships with the ambulance services and social services in Newcastle to help reduce falls.

    I was appointed as a consultant in 2005 and divide my clinical time between Falls and Syncope Service clinics at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and acute and rehabilitation care for older people at the Freeman Hospital.

     I have additional interests and responsibilities in medical education and was appointed in 2010 as Assistant Director of Medical Education for the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman and Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Falls & Syncope Service Clinics

    Specialist Falls & Syncope Clinics

  • Name of Secretary
    For enquiries about outpatient clinics, falls and syncope: Chantel Hains (0191 282 4128); enquiries about inpatients: Angela Wilkinson (0191 223 1683)
  • Any other Information
  • John Davison 

Dr Richard FrearsonConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 223 1683
  • GMC Code: 4305974
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCP(UK) CertClinEd
  • Special Interests

    General medicine for older people

    Pre-operative assessment for older people undergoing surgery

    Undergraduate medical education

  • Biography

    I am originally from Hull, East Yorkshire but moved to the North East for Medical School and graduated from Newcastle University in 1996.  Much of my undergraduate and postgraduate training took place in Newcastle Hospitals before becoming a Consultant here in 2005.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General medical clinic Wednesday afternoons at Melville Day Unit, Freeman Hospital.

    Medically led Multidisciplinary Day Hospital Clinic Thursday mornings at Melville Day Unit, Freeman Hospital.

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Wilkinson
  • Richard Frearson 

Dr Akif GaniConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 217 2543
  • GMC Code: 4082631
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP MD
  • Special Interests

    Physician

    Geriatrician

    Specialist interest in Stroke (acute and rehabilitation) and Elderly neuro-rehabilitation

  • Biography

    I was educated at Diocesan College in Cape Town.  I entered Medical School and graduated with a MBChB from UCT, South Africa in 1992.  I undertook postgraduate medical training in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where I obtained my MRCP.

    Epidemiological research led to a MD from UCT in 2005 with the doctoral thesis entitled "A systematic analysis of the differences in the process of care and outcomes between patients admitted and not admitted to hospital after a stroke".

    I am currently a geriatrician and physician at the Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I am a specialist in stroke and elderly neuro-rehabilitation with training, skills and experience in acute stroke Thrombolysis and muscle spasticity Botulinum injections.

    I am the Consultant Lead for the Newcastle Stroke Rehabilitation Service (which was rated the best in the North East and remains one of the best Nationally).  I remain actively involved in improving stroke care and I am the Clinical Governance Lead for the Directorate of Medicine.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Campus for Ageing & Vitality (CAV)

  • Clinics Provided

    Geriatric and Stroke OPD, Belsay Unit, Centre for Ageing & Vitality

    Monday PM and Thursday AM

  • Name of Secretary
    Margaret Brown - margaret.brown10@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information

    Stroke Rehabilitation Consultant Lead - Cherryburn Unit

    5th=/151 Stroke Rehabilitation Services Nationally, "Best Performing" category and rated highest in the North East: CQC - Dec 2010.

  • Akif Gani 

Dr Kelly HuntConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0292
  • GMC Code: 4696991
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP
  • Special Interests

    Acute care of the frail older person

    Acute internal medicine

    Dementia care

    Geriatric education

  • Biography

    I graduated from Leicester Medical School in 2000 and then commenced postgraduate training within the midlands region, obtaining my MRCP in 2003.  I moved to Newcastle in 2004 and later started specialist training in elderly care and general medicine.  I commenced my Consultant post at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in July 2013.

    I work as both an acute physician and an elderly care Consultant on the RVI site.  I am involved in developing a new acute elderly care service, with the intention of providing early specialist review or guidance into the care of older people admitted to the hospital.

    I have an interest in education at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and have co-founded the Association of Elderly Medicine Education (AEME).  This association aims to organise and support activities related to the education of current and future elderly care physicians.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Inpatient service for frail older people

  • Name of Secretary
    Cheryl Pringle
  • Kelly Hunt 

Dr Ahmed F JaafarConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0292
  • GMC Code: 5203491
  • Qualifications: MBChB MRCP Pg Cert Med Ed CCT in Geriatric & General Internal Medicine
  • Special Interests

    Frailty

    Nutrition

    Falls & Osteoporosis

  • Biography

    I graduated from Baghdad University in 1997, started training in the UK in 2000 and completed specialist training in general and geriatric medicine in 2009.  I am currently working as a Consultant in acute medicine, orthogeriatrics & falls, and syncope service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  I am the Assessment Suite lead for teaching and organiser for medical ground round meetings, as well as Associate Clinical Lecturer with Newcastle University Medical School.  My main aim in practice is the prevention as well as treatment of diseases and the promotion of health and independence.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    FASS twice per week

    Ambulatory emergency medicine clinics (1-2 per week)

  • Name of Secretary
    Cheryl Pringle
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - cheryl.pringle@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Ahmed Jaafar 

Dr Roger JayConsultant Physician, Older People’s Medicine

  • Consultant Physician, Older People’s Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 223 1683
  • GMC Code: 2574213
  • Qualifications: MA, MD, FRCP, Dip Clin Ed
  • Special Interests

    Ortho-geriatrics, community geriatrics, education and training.

  • Biography

    I trained in Cambridge and London, and have been a consultant in geriatric and general medicine since 1994, initially at South Tyneside, moving to Newcastle Hospitals in 1999. 

    Outside my clinical work, I have been active in postgraduate medical education and training, and have acted as the regional training programme director for geriatrics registrars and been a member of the national training body - the SAC - as well as being national chair of the education and training committee of the British Geriatrics Society. 

    I am currently the Associate Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians of London.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly, general geriatrics

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Wilkinson
  • Roger Jay 

Dr Stephen LouwConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 213 7242
  • GMC Code: 2539069
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FCP(SA), MD, FRCP, FRCP(Edin)
  • Special Interests

    Stroke Medicine

    Geriatric Medicine

    Rehabilitation

    Acute General Medicine

    Clinical Ethics

  • Biography

    Qualified at University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    MD based on work done in Edinburgh.

    Professor of Geriatric Medicine at University of Cape Town.

    Moved to Newcastle in 1997.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman & Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Joint Stroke Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Gill Evans
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - gill.evans@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Stephen Louw 

Dr Jane M NobleConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 217 2544
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications: BM BChir PhD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Geriatric Medicine

    Parkinson's Disease

    Community Geriatrics and Intermediate Care

    Rehabilitation

    Medical Education

  • Biography

    I am a geriatrician working both in hospital acute and rehabilitation Care of the Elderly wards, and also in the community with a community resource team and a ten-bedded community rehabilitation centre.  I also oversee patients in a NHS continuing care unit.  My other clinical interest is in Parkinson's Disease and related Movement Disorders.  I am also involved in medical student education, both in teaching and course organisation.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Center for Aging & Vitality (formerly NGH) and Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly Parkinson's Disease and General Elderly Medicine Clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Morton
  • Any other Information

    Secretary email: karen.morton@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Jane Noble 

Dr Stuart ParkerConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0292
  • GMC Code: 2632670
  • Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Inpatient care for frail older people

    Frailty associated clinical syndromes

    Organisation and delivery of health services for older people

  • Biography

    I trained in Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Subsequently I have worked as a Consultant Physician in Leicester, Professor of Health Care for Older People in Sheffield and Consultant Physician in Barnsley, where I was Clinical Director for Medicine for Older People and Stroke.

    I am the senior clinical examiner for the Diploma of Geriatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Vice Chair of the NIHR Ageing National Specialty Research Group.

    In 2013 I returned to my "roots" in the North East.  My time is divided between clinical work as a consultant physician with an interest in acute care for older people and academic work in applied health research.

    I am the William Leech Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Inpatient service for frail older people

  • Name of Secretary
    Cheryl Pringle
  • Stuart Parker 

Dr Fiona ShawConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 282 3224
  • GMC Code: 3492512
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MB ChB PhD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Falls and Syncope.

    Falls in cognitive impairment and dementia.

    Community exercise.

    Older people's rehabilitation.

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a Consultant Geriatrician in 2002, having trained in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham and with a background research interest in Prevention of Falls in Older People with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia. 

    Falls prevention has continued to be my special interest.  I also have in-patient rehabilitation beds on Cherryburn Ward at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality and am responsible for the Consultant Led Continuing Care Beds at Wheatfield Court Care Home. 

    I Chair the Regional Falls Prevention Task group. 

    I have close working links with the HealthWORKS Staying Steady Community Exercise Programme (I Chair the steering group), the Newcastle Care Homes Project led by GP Colleagues and the North East Ambulance Service Falls Referral Programme. 

    I maintain a low-key-falls-related research interest.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Campus for Ageing and Vitality

  • Clinics Provided

    Multidisciplinary Falls Clinic, Meville Day Unit, Monday afternoons, 3 weeks out of 4.

    Rapid Access Falls Clinic, Belsay Unit, Tuesday mornings, weekly.

    General Older People / Falls, Belsay Out-Patients, Thursday afternoons, weekly.

  • Name of Secretary
    Karen Morton
  • Any other Information

    Contact secretary:

    Karen.morton@nuth.nhs.uk

Dr Hilary WynneConsultant Geriatrician

  • Consultant Geriatrician
  • Tel: 0191 2231683
  • GMC Code: 2654645
  • Qualifications: MA MD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Clinical Pharmacology in relation to older people

    Research interest in anticoagulation

  • Biography

    I was appointed as a Consultant Geriatrician in 1990.  I am currently the Chairman of the Trust's Medicines Management Committee, Chairman of the North of Tyne Shared Care Group and a member of the Area Prescribing Committee.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Geriatric Clinic - Tuesday mornings

  • Name of Secretary
    Angela Wilkinson
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - angela.wilkinson@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Hilary Wynne 

Respiratory Medicine Team

Dr Stephen J BourkeConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0141
  • GMC Code: 2998134
  • Qualifications: MD FRCP FRCPI FCCP DCH
  • Special Interests

    Cystic fibrosis

    Bronchiectasis

    Lung infections

    General respiratory medicine

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine.  I am also the Director of the Newcastle Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre.  My interests are in general respiratory medicine, cystic fibrosis and lung infections.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Chest clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Adele McWilliams - adele.mcwilliams@nuth.nhs.uk
  • Any other Information

    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

    Member of the British, American & European Thoracic Societies

  • Stephen Bourke 

Dr Graham BurnsConsultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine

  • Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 4758
  • GMC Code: 3565256
  • Qualifications: BSc (first class, mathematics), MBBS, FRCP, DipMedSci, PhD
  • Special Interests

    COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, Physiology

  • Biography

    I am COPD Lead for Newcastle Hospitals and Chair of the Regional COPD Guideline Development Group. I am also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.

    I have research interests in COPD and Asthma, and recent national responsibilities include: British Thoracic Society: Chair Professional Standards Cmmttee, Chair Workforce Cmmttee. Member of the Executive, Council and Remuneration cmmttees. Trustee; Royal College of Physicians: Specialist Representative for Revalidation. and GMC liaison Cmmttee; Department of Health: Chair Implementation Group for COPD strategy, national lead for technology-enhanced learning and co-author of Spirometry Standards.

    I have a very heavy commitment to undergraduate and post-graduate education.

    I also received a British Thoracic Society Meritorious Service Award for services to respiratory medicine (December 2012).

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General respiratory and specialist COPD

  • Name of Secretary
    Carol Coppin
  • Graham Burns 

Dr Simon DoeConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4877
  • GMC Code: 4712815
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP(UK)
  • Special Interests

    Adult Cystic Fibrosis

    Lung Oncology

    Endobronchial Ultrasound

  • Biography

    I completed specialist training in Respiratory and General Medicine in the Northern Deanery. 

    I have developed sub-specialty interests in Cystic Fibrosis and lung oncology.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Adult CF

    General Respiratory

    Lung Oncology

    Emergency / Urgent Reviews

  • Name of Secretary
    Joan Latus
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - joan.latus@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Simon Doe 

Dr Ian ForrestConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0149
  • GMC Code: 4116718
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) PhD FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Interstitial Lung Disease

    Pleural Disease

    Lung Cancer

  • Biography

    Graduated form Edinburgh (1994) and trained in the Northern Region including a MRC Clinical Research Fellowship.

    Appointed as a consultant at the RVI in 2006. Developed the Interstitial Lung Disease Service (Clinical Lead) and Pleural Service (Clinical Lead) as well as the RVI Lung Oncology service.

    Keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, working as Associate Clinical Sub-Dean for the Tyne base unit and Chair of the British Thoracic Society Education and Training Committee.

    Involved in developing and delivering national courses in Thoracic Ultrasound and Speciality training.

    Maintains a keen commitment to general medicine on-call as well as general respiratory medicine as part of the RVI Respiratory Service.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General Respiratory Medicine (twice weekly)

    Interstitial Lung Disease (weekly)

    Lung Oncology (weekly)

    Pleural Disease (weekly)

  • Name of Secretary
    Jo McNichol
  • Any other Information

    Please contact secretary in first instance: joanne.mcnichol@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Ian Forrest 

Dr Alistair D GascoigneConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 4776
  • GMC Code: 2942171
  • Qualifications: MBBS FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Intensive care medicine

    Internal medicine

    Respiratory medicine

  • Biography

    I am one of the Consultant Respiratory Physicians based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.  I work closely with the respiratory medicine and critical care teams.

  • Directorate

    Medicine & Peri-Op Critical Care

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    General medical / respiratory reviews

    Cystic fibrosis

  • Name of Secretary
    Dorothy Smith
  • Alistair Gascoigne 

Dr Chris StentonConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0142
  • GMC Code: 2701994
  • Qualifications: FRCP FFOM
  • Special Interests

    Work-related lung disease

    Asthma

    COPD

    Tuberculosis

  • Biography

    I qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 1981 and moved to Newcastle in 1984.  I have been a Consultant Physician since 1994.  My main interest is in work-related lung disease, particularly asthma, COPD and asbestosis.  I hold weekly specialist asthma, TB and occupational lung disease clinics, as well as a general chest clinic.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuberculosis

    Asthma

    Occupational lung disease

    General chest problems

  • Name of Secretary
    Sarah Williams
  • Any other Information

    Email secretary - sarah.williams@nuth.nhs.uk

     

  • Chris Stenton 

Stroke Team

Dr Anand K DixitConsultant physician in stroke and general medicine

  • Consultant physician in stroke and general medicine
  • Tel: 0191 282 4194
  • GMC Code: 4661421
  • Qualifications: FRCP, MD, DGM
  • Special Interests

    Stroke medicine

  • Biography

    I graduated in year 1991 with a ‘Gold medal’ in the subject of medicine. I completed my certificate of specialist training in general and geriatric medicine in 2006 which included three years of clinical research in acute stroke management. I was awarded a fellowship in 2010.

    I have been appointed as a full-time consultant physician in stroke and general medicine since 2006. My other roles include being a lead physician for stroke services; research and educational lead for stroke services; member of the stroke advisory group at the regional cardiovascular network; trainee programme director and regional speciality advisor for the speciality of stroke medicine; and a member of the National Stroke Advisory Committee.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    TIA clinics, secondary prevention stroke clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Hazel Meikle
  • Anand Dixit 

Dr Michelle Davis Consultant Physician

Dr Alexander DykerConsultant Physician

  • Consultant Physician
  • Tel: 0191 282 0787
  • GMC Code: 3592704
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Stoke Medicine

    Clinical Pharmacology

    Hypertension

    General Internal Medicine

    Postgraduate Training

  • Biography

    Graduated University of Glasgow 1991 BSc Hons Immunlogy and MChB with commendation 1991.

    Trained in Dundee and Glasgow in Clinical Pharmacology and Stroke Medicine latterly in the Department of Medicine, Western Infirmary Glasgow.  Appointed as Consultant in Stroke Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology, Newcastle Hospitals 2001.

    Worked for six years as Clinical Pharmacology expert member of Regional Research Ethics Committee.  For last three years has been a member of NICE appraisal committee providing clinical pharmacology expertise. 

    Training Programme Director and Quality Assurance Manager for Clinical Pharmacology.

    Out of medicine interests include sport, cycling, skiing and music, including piano and guitar.

  • Directorate

    Medicine

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Stroke review clinic; weekly.

    Hypertension clinic; weekly

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Anne Makepeace
  • Any other Information

    Secretary: anne.makepeace@nuth.nhs.uk

    Tel: 0191 282 4642

  • Alexander Dyker 
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