My dedication to NHS work has resulted in both the privilege of election to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 (having previously been a Member of the College by examination) and the granting of a national clinical excellence award in 2009 and renewed in 2014
I have contributed to NHS work at a national level as a member of the Training Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 2007 to 2014. I was Chairman of the Equivalence of Training Committee at the College between 2009 and 2014. This committee is responsible for ensuring that doctors from the UK and abroad wishing to be placed on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register (and therefore eligible to apply for Consultant posts) have the same degree of competence as someone who has completed UK based training.
I have been external advisor to ARCP assessments (where ophthalmology trainees are formally assessed on an annual basis) in Wales for 3 years and Northern Ireland for 2 years.
I have previously been College Tutor, Audit lead and Lead Clinician at the West of England Eye Unit in Exeter.