Born into a medical family in Belfast . Started work as a family doctor in Co. Armagh in 1982 and still at my desk. I have wonderful patients and great support staff and at times I think I need them as much as they need me! I had the sense to marry a very clever clinical geneticist with a great sense of humour (and a huge amount of patience) and our three sons are doing us proud in the world of medicine. I have 30 years involvement as motorcycle doctor at Irish Road Racing and local road accident incidents as a BASICS doctor.I enjoy teaching on pre-hospital courses. I am a life long cyclist and am currently trying to master my recumbent cycle and (don’t tell the wife) my fat bike arrives this week! Bring it on!!

What I learned from Dr John Hinds

Since 1978 I have had the privilege of working with some exceptional colleagues of which Doc John Hinds was without doubt the finest
Allow me to introduce to you this extraordinarily talented doctor. John Hinds became involved in our motorcycle racing medical team as a medical student and progressed to inspirational teacher and natural leader. He had a burning passion for improving the care of the injured and on qualification it was evident he was destined for greatness within the world of critical care. In his role as Delta 7 for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and as a travelling doctor at motorcycle races in Ireland Doc John brought the highest standards of care and compassion to the most unfortunate at their hour of greatest need. I took this young man as my pupil teaching him the role of motorcycle doctor and quickly realised this exceptional doctor was truly special. In truth the pupil quickly became the master and I had the privilege of 15 years of working alongside him as his wingman.

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