Douglas Carnall's curriculum vitae



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Age 33 years
Nationality British

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MB ChB 1989
MRCGP 1994

Summary of postgraduate experience

January 1998 to March 1999

Research fellow at UCL's School of Public Policy. The project is looking at the best way of disseminating research information to health care professionals in the NHS. Specifically, we are developing a data structure to summarise research information generated by the NHS R&D programmes and implementing a prototype to demonstrate it on the web.

My work at the BMJ continues.

 April 1996 to December 1997

 I worked half time in General Practice in inner city London. The diverse population served by the practice developed my experience in all areas of acute and continuing medical care. I combined this with editing the careers section of the BMJ. I also contributed articles on diverse topics for several publications, most notably a series on sports medicine for The Guardian.

April 1995 to April 1996

Editorial registrar, BMJ. This was a one year training post in medical editing and journalism. I participated in all aspects of the editorial departments work: reviewing original manuscripts, presenting papers to editorial meetings, and writing, editing, and commissioning articles for most sections of the journal. I edited the letters, the medicine and the media section, and wrote the BMJs press release each week.

Sept 1994 to April 1995

Locum in General Practice. I worked for eighteen practices, falling diversely along the axes of rural/urban, singlehanded/group, deprived/affluent, dispensing/non, fundholding/non, paperless/computerless, and developed experience of the breadth and depth of general practice after a trainee year spent solely in one. My experioence in Palliative Care at Arthur Rank House, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge, gave me exposure to modern management of patients who need terminal care.

Sept 1993 to August 1994

 Trainee in General Practice to Dr. J.D. Silverman and Dr R.C.R. Bertram. The practice had six partners, was non-fundholding, dispensing, and served the 10,000 residents of Linton and its surrounding villages in south Cambridgeshire. It operated from purpose built premises which also served as a base for the local primary health care team. I attended the Cambridge VTS, and took part in a successful MRCGP study group.

 August 1992 to July 1993

  Locum Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry to Dr. A.K. Gopalaswamy, Red Roofs Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit, Bootham Park Hospital, York. (Part time) Locum in General Medicine to several private, district and teaching hospitals in the north of England, while founding and editing Swab, a quarterly magazine for junior doctors.

 February 1991 - July 1992

  SHO General Medicine to Dr. J.P. Bingle (Diabetes and Endocrinology), Dr. A.M. Hunter (Chest Medicine) and Dr. P.M. Crawford (Neurology), York District and Bootham Park Hospitals, York.

 August 1990 - January 1991

  SHO Accident & Emergency to Mr. M.L. Ayres, Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough.

 February - July 1990

 HO General Medicine to Professor H.F. Woods, Dr. J.L. Maddocks, Dr. N.D.S. Bax and Dr. A.J. Anderson, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

 November - January 1990

  HO Neurosurgery to Mr. J. Jakubowski, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

 August - October 1989

 HO General Surgery to Mr C.H. Talbot, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Undergraduate education

Sheffield University Medical School 1983 - 1989
(including 1st MB ChB)
Electives in Spain (1987) and Mexico (1988)


James Gillespies High School, Edinburgh, 1977 - 1983
Eight SCE O Grades, Six SCE Highers, One A-level attained
Bruntsfield Primary School, Edinburgh, 1970 - 1977


Dr Jeremy Wyatt
Health Knowledge Management Programme
School of Public Policy
University College London
29-30 Tavistock Square

Dr. Jonathan D. Silverman
Linton Health Centre
Coles Lane
Tel 01223-891456

Dr Anna Pilkington
Queensbridge Road Surgery
206 Queensbridge Road
Tel 0171 254 1101

Prof. Richard Smith
Editor, BMJ
BMA House
Tavistock Square
Tel 0171-387-4499