My NHS practice as a Consultant Neurologist began in December 1996 with time split between South Buckinghamshire and the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford; now the John Radcliffe Hospital. Inpatients are treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital, where I also teach medical students and trainee neurologists. I have been voted the best neurology teacher/trainer by these trainees many times and am pleased to have trained most of the Consultant Neurologists currently in Oxford. I see more NHS patients annually than any other neurologist in the Thames Valley and in an audit conducted in Oxford was the most cost-effective neurologist. I have worked for the NICE Committee. I set up the first Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, TIA (stroke), and botulinum toxin (for dystonia and migraine) and motor neurone disease specialist clinics in Buckinghamshire. These are on-going. I do regular on-call emergency stroke treatment at High Wycombe (covers mid and south Bucks and East Berkshire).
My neurology training began at the Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham, including two and a half years researching the clinical/neuropathological basis of frontotemporal dementias and related conditions towards a DM. Further training was at the Midlands Centre for Neurology and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.