Dr Neil (Robert) Baldwin

Consultant Stroke Physician


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Neil Baldwin (NB) qualified from the University of Nottingham in 1981. After House Officer posts at the University Hospital in Nottingham, he worked at the Queen’s Medical Centre as an SHO in General Internal Medicine. Having gained the MRCP examination, he 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, NB moved to Oxford to work as a Research Fellow at the Sheikh Rashid Diabetes Unit at the Radcliffe Infirmary. His interest in hypertension began at this time, when he studied the effects of hypertension and its treatment on the microvascular complications of diabetes and in particular the progression of diabetic retinopathy. He also published papers on genetic risk factors for the progression of diabetic retinopathy. In 1986, he moved as a Senior Registrar in General and Geriatric Medicine to Merseyside, where he held appointments at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital. In the latter hospital he worked at the hypertension unit. NB was appointed as Consultant Physician in Gloucester in 1990. Since then he has developed his 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. He also undertook with colleagues, a randomised study of hospital at home service. He 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.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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Clinical interests

Stroke prevention
Hypertension
Atrial fibrillation

Current NHS posts

Consultant Stroke Physician, Hereford County Hospital

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Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary telephone 01452 337 275