Dr Neil (Robert) Baldwin

Consultant Stroke Physician

Med.Sci(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCP(London)

I qualified from the University of Nottingham in 1981. After House Officer posts at the University Hospital in Nottingham, I worked at the Queen’s Medical Centre as an SHO in General Internal Medicine. Having gained the MRCP examination, I then moved to Liverpool as a Registrar in Medicine at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, followed by a year as a Registrar in Neurology at the Mersey Regional Neurological Unit.

In 1985, I moved to Oxford to work as a Research Fellow at the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Unit at the Radcliffe Infirmary. My interest in hypertension began at this time, when I studied the effects of hypertension and its treatment on the microvascular complications of diabetes and in particular the progression of diabetic retinopathy. I also published papers on genetic risk factors for the progression of diabetic retinopathy.

In 1986, I moved as a Senior Registrar in General and Geriatric Medicine to Merseyside, where I held appointments at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital. In the latter hospital I worked at the hypertension unit. I was appointed as Consultant Physician in Gloucester in 1990. Since then I have developed my interests in Stroke Medicine and began in 1993 a series of studies, looking at the process and outcome of stroke care which led to the development of an integrated care pathway. I also undertook with colleagues, a randomised study of hospital at home service.

I was appointed to his current post in July 2001 and with the team at North Bristol has developed a comprehensive stroke service including acute stroke thrombolysis and a 26-bed acute stroke unit and a 24-bed stroke rehabilitation unit and a weekly Neurovascular clinic. Other clinical interests include stroke spasticity.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil (Robert) Baldwin at Spire include:

General medicine

Other treatments

  • Stroke, hypertension, atrial fibrillation and spasticity

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Additional information

Atrial fibrillation
Hypertension
Stroke prevention

Consultant Stroke Physician, Hereford County Hospital.

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary telephone 01452 337 275