Consultant Physician and Nephrologist
Mark is a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Heart of England FT, Birmingham. He pioneered changes to acute medical services in the trust as Clinical Director of acute and general medicine and Associate Medical Director.
As acute care fellow, Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Mark commissioned and edited the acute care toolkit series (2011-14), chaired the hospital pathways work stream of the Future Hospital Commission and was appointed Future Hospital Officer to lead the RCP program implementing the commission’s recommendations. “Delivering the future hospital” was published in November 2017.
Mark is a champion for general internal medicine and a past president and trustee of the West Midlands physicians association. He is a former chair of the medical patient safety executive group (NHSE) and a member of the national patient safety response advisory group (NHSI). In 2017 Mark was associate editor of two issues of the future healthcare journal which focussed on digital healthcare. In 2018 Mark was appointed to the clinical standards committee of NICE and clinical ambassador for the West Midlands for GIRFT.
Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist
Andrew was Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals from 1993 until January 2016, and still helps to support acute and general medicine at the Trust on a part time basis. He has been clinical lead for his specialty in both hospital and community, and created the diabetes and endocrine centre in his hospital.
He undertook his medical training at Oxford and then London, and was a clinical lecturer in medicine at St Thomas’ hospital where he developed a research interest in diabetic neuropathy.
Andrew has had a major interest in medical education and the maintenance of clinical standards. He was college and then clinical tutor in his hospital, and then chair of the regional training committee and regional specialty adviser for the Royal College of Physicians London. In 2013 he became regional adviser, and led a pilot project to support the medical registrars on medical ‘take’ with sharing of good practice throughout the region. He is now a censor and council member for the College.