Acute medicine and infectious disease
I trained in infectious disease and general internal medicine in Cambridge, London and Birmingham. I've spent my career engaged in multiple aspects of clinical practice, clinical research, medical management and medical education.
For my last 10 years of full time practice, I was a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool, an Honorary Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and an Honorary Consultant to Public Health England.
I retired from full time practice in 2014 and since then have been Deputy Medical Director of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) based in London 2 to 3 days a fortnight and a Consultant doing 1 day a week on the acute medicine unit at Cumberland Infirmary and occasionally at West Cumberland Infirmary.
My interactions with patients and trainee doctors at all levels.
Kindness. Having empathy with patients and staff is important.