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​Emergency Medicine


Dr Rachel Wharton

Qualifications
FRCEM, 2007
Diploma of Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2005
MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2001
MBBS, University College London, 1998
BSc Physiology, 1996

Background
Previously Senior Registrar for New South Wales Emergency Newborn and Paediatric Transport Service, Australia
SpR posts at Portsmouth Hospitals, Newham University Hospital, Helicopter Emergency Medicine Service, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, Royal London Hospitals, University College London Hospitals and Homerton University Hospital.

Special Interests
I have subspecialty training and in Paediatric Emergency Medicine which is an area of particular interest of mine. 

Key members of the team
The Emergency Department has a number of very skilled and experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioners working across the majors and minors areas. 

Contact
01305 255809

 

Dr Rob Török

Qualifications
MBBS Guys and St Thomas's 1995
Dip IMC RCS Edinburgh 1997
Primary FRCA 1998
MRCS A&E 2000
FRCEM 2005

Background
I joined the team at DCH in 2007 and have enjoyed involvement in the evolution of our service and the Trust from that time. Having fulfilled two terms as Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine I have divided my professional time between the Emergency Department and working with the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as part of their Critical Care Team since 2013.​

Contact
01305 255542

 

Dr Kevin Samarasingha

Qualifications

BM Southampton University 2000
MRCP 2006
FCEM 2011

Contact
01305 255542

 

Dr Tamsin Ribbons

Qualifications
MB BS St George's Hospital Medical School, London 2001
BSc in Medicine with Management, Imperial College, London 2000
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 2004
DA (SA), College of Medicine, South Africa, 2006
FCEM, College of Emergency Medicine, UK 2011

Background
I have worked in a variety of specialties in a variety of countries, in both the developed and developing world. In particular, two years in South Africa has given me ample experience of major trauma that is fortunately relatively rare in the UK.

Special interests
I am committed to improving emergency care both in the UK and abroad. Within emergency medicine I have a special interest in trauma and acute medicine.

Contact
01305 255807

 

Dr Spencer Cheung

Specialty
Emergency Medicine

Qualifications
1995 MBBS Newcastle Upon Tyne
2000 Diploma in Remote Care
2001 MRCS A&E
2004 Diploma in Immediate Medical Care
2012 FRCEM

Background
Previously worked as Medical Officer for the British Antarctic Survey, as a cruise ship's doctor and as an Expedition Medic for an adventure company in Salisbury.

Also experience in Australia in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.

Special interests
Resuscitation, critical care, trauma, oncology, IT, audit and research.
Event and expedition medicine.

Contact
01305 255809


Dr Steve Meek (Clinical Lead for ED)

Specialty
Emergency Medicine 

Qualifications
MB BS London 1985
MRCP UK 1989
FRCS (Ed) 1994
FRCEM 1999

Background
General Medicine training in Sheffield then Emergency Medicine training in Bristol area.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine since 1997, in RUH Bath, Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals North Bristol, then DCH since 2018.

Special interests
Service improvement: fixing things that aren't working well

Contact
01305 255542 (Sam Warren)


Dr Vincent Argent

Specialty
Emergency Medicine

GMC Specialist Register – Accident and Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  GMC GP Register.  

Qualifications
MB BChir  Trinity College, Cambridge
FRCA  FRCOG  FIMC  MRCPI DCH DGM
FEBEM ( Fellow European Board Emergency Medicine )
LLB

Background
50 years in the NHS and Defence Medical Services starting as a Casualty Orderly, after being a health assistant in the 1967 Six Day War and post war prison camps.

Wide range of diverse practice in the UK and abroad.

Trained as a WHO District Medical Officer to provide a broad range of secondary care

Emergency care and life and limb saving skills 

Special interests
All emergencies
Remote and Rural medical practice
Patient safety and Medico-legal matters.  Authority on the evolution of the law of consent in the UK
Professional regulation  

New/pioneering treatments introduced
Designed the first consent form which mentioned that the procedure may fail.

Advisor for NICE and SERNIP and new medical device regulation.

Clinics
Emergency Department

Contact
Samantha Warren (01305  255542)


Dr Andrew Brett

Specialty
Emergency Medicine

Qualifications
MB BS Kings College London 1989
MRCP(UK) 1994
FRCEM 2000
FRCP 2004
Postgraduate Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine 2009 

Background
Short Service Commission British Army 1990-1997
Higher specialist training Mersey Deanery 1997-2000
Specialist Register and consultant since 2000
Clinical Director of Unscheduled Care Group since 2017