Dr John Bamford

Dr John Bamford

Consultant neurologist and stroke physician

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Bamford at Spire include:

Neurology at Spire Leeds Hospital

Other treatments

  • Neurology
  • Stoke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIA)

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Professional profile

I was appointed to my current consultant post in 1990 having undergone specialist neurological training in Manchester, Oxford and Leeds. This was the first NHS consultant post which combined neurology and stroke (or cerebrovascular) medicine.

In addition to my sub-specialist practice in stroke medicine, I run a general neurological service both at Spire Leeds Hospital and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust which deals with the diagnosis, investigation and management of all common neurological symptoms and disorders.

In 2013 I was awarded the title of honorary clinical associate professor by the University of Leeds in recognition of my research work.

I believe very strongly that large clinical trials are the main way in which new treatments should be introduced into clinical practice. As well as recruiting patients to NIHR portfolio studies, I am the independent Chairman of several large academic, international, multi-centre, trial steering committees or data and safety monitoring committees.

I review research papers and grant applications for a wide range of national and international organisations.

Clinical Interests

Alzheimers disease
Memory disorders
Movement disorders
Peripheral nerve disease

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / Manchester / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 1982
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

MD / Manchester / 1986
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / London / 1994
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

British Association of Stroke Physicians
Association of British Neurologists
European Stroke Organisation

Professional leadership

Chairman, Royal College of Physicians Joint Specialty Committee on Stroke Medicine
Former President and Secretary, British Association of Stroke Physicians
Former President, North of England Neurological Association
Former Trustee and Chairman of their research awards committee, Stroke Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant neurologist and stroke physician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Senior clinical lecturer, University of Leeds.

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Personal Profile

My interests outside medicine include Italy, theatre, wine, jazz, rugby, cricket and MGs - probably with decreasing amounts of enthusiasm from the rest of the family.

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured patients 0113 218 5908/9, self-pay patients 0113 218 5967
Email info@spireleeds.com
Private secretary telephone 01937 541 070
Private secretary email j.m.bamford@doctors.org.uk

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