Consultant in Renal Medicine
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
David trained at Cambridge University and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School. Following specialty training in Brighton, Kings, Guys and Stoke-on-Trent, he was appointed as Consultant Renal Physician at the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle in 1989. He established and developed the renal service in North Cumbria, including comprehensive dialysis facilities and transplant follow-up. He was a founder member of both the Renal Senior Registrar Club and the Society for DGH Nephrologists. David has a long-standing interest in postgraduate medical education, having been Programme Director for Renal Specialty Training in the Northern Deanery and currently Deputy Clinical Tutor for the Foundation Programme in Coventry and Warwickshire.
David plans to work with primary care clinical staff, including medical, nursing and pharmacy colleagues, to implement NICE CKD guidelines (CG73). Chronic disease management for patients with CKD, frequently on a background of diabetes and vascular disease, is often complex and confusing. The clear presentation of sequential clinical data, including laboratory, radiological and clinical information is necessary for correct diagnosis and to formulate a logical management plan. David proposes to work with colleagues in the community to develop methods of sharing and presenting data, in order to enhance clinical decision-making and guideline implementation.
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