An accredited specialist in occupational medicine whose practice is concerned with promoting health in the working age population as well as supporting people with health problems into work, to stay in and to return to work. Robin is engaged with the national health and work agenda, currently being a director of the Council for Work and Health. In addition to providing clinical and quality leadership for Cordell Health, he undertakes occupational health consultations in London, Reading and Bristol. He has experience in providing clinical services to a wide ranging client base which includes education sector, charities, services industry, healthcare, public sector and construction.
GMC Registration Number: 2803920
Key Skills (examples on page 2):
Complex case management
Appraisal for clinicians
Safety critical medical assessment
Ethics in professional practice
Leadership and management
Education for managers
Major incident planning
Key Achievements (details on page 2):
President of the Society of Occupational Medicine (2015-16)
Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, veterans’ health (since 2015)
Larrey Award for contribution to medical support in NATO (2011)
William Taylor Memorial prize in Occupational Medicine (2003)
AstraZeneca prize in Occupational Medicine (2002)
Principal Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Jul 1980 (London; intercalated BSc)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) Jul 1983 (London)
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1986
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) 1987
Diploma of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (DOccMed) 2002
Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM) Nov 2004
GMC Specialist Register (Occupational Medicine) since 8 Feb 2005
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) May 2011
Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FFOM) Jan 2013
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) since May 2016
Key Skills and Achievements – examples:
Complex case management. As an accredited specialist in occupational medicine, Robin has extensive experience in the public, private and charitable sectors of assessment of those with physical and mental health conditions and the relationship of these to work. His work includes management referrals and ill health retirement assessment, including appeals. Many of the cases are complex in nature and have required close liaison with key personnel within the client organisation Reports receive positive feedback from clients and are subject to external peer review; these are described as exemplars. Patient feedback is also excellent. During his specialist training (within the Armed Forces with secondment to the NHS) he was awarded the AstraZeneca prize for coming first in the Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 2002 and the William Taylor Prize for coming first in the final AFOM specialist examination in 2003.
Leadership and Management. Robin has more than 20 years’ military experience and is trained and experienced in leading teams and organisations ranging from small staff and operational delivery teams through to leadership of the medical support to all (then current) NATO military operations from 2008-11. He gained his MBA in 2011. Since leaving the Army he was elected President of the Society of Occupational Medicine 2015-16, elected as a director of the Council for Work and Health for 2016-19, and is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee on veterans’ health.
Ethics in professional practice. Robin is a strong advocate of ethics in medical practice; he set up the Defence Medical Services Ethics Committee in 2012 and contributed to the BMA’s ethical guidance for military doctors. He is a Responsible Officer (RO) for revalidation of doctors, and an appraiser for ROs in NHS England (South) and the Society of Occupational Medicine.
Safety critical medical assessment. Robin has broad experience in assessment of those in safety critical medical roles including healthcare workers, in the military and for vocational drivers. He was Head of Medical Strategy and Policy in MOD from 2011-13 responsible for medical standards in the Armed Forces; this required close liaison with the NHS across the UK.
Quality improvement. As Medical Director of Cordell Health, Robin is responsible for continuous quality improvement. He has continued to promote a culture of individuals highlighting any error so that this might be corrected and learned from – that culture he has lived by since his first aviation medicine experience on an air station in Germany in 1993-4.
Risk Management. Robin is a Trustee of two charities at present, and is trained and experienced in Corporate Governance and Risk Management in the charitable, public and private sectors. He has recent (2014-15) experience as clinical lead for assurance of a Government programme, and is the independent clinical assurance advisor (and RO) for an occupational health service in a safety critical industry.