I graduated from Aberdeen University and worked initially in
Scotland, then moved to the north-east of England to start
paediatric training. I worked in Bishop Auckland and Newcastle
hospitals, and after gaining membership, carried out six
months of cystic fibrosis work. After this, I started registrar
training and worked in Stockton, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and
I have been a consultant in Durham since March 2013 and work
some resident on-call shifts, as well as more traditional
consultant on-calls. I have out-patient clinics in Shotley Bridge
Community Hospital and at the University Hospital of North
I am involved in setting up neonatal SIM training in the Trust
and am the lead consultant for Durham CAMHS liaison.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community