The London Clinic

Sub specialties

  • Palliative care, including non-cancer
  • Symptom control
  • Pain medicine
  • End of life care

Clinical interests

  • Pain
  • Symptom control
  • End of life care
  • Management of cancer-related fatigue
  • Clinical Ethics and Law, including mental capacity

Professional profile

Vinnie attended medical school in Leeds, where he also achieved an intercalated degree in Psychology. After training in general medicine. Vinnie 's passion for providing the best possible care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses led him to specialise in palliative medicine. He has several years' experience as a consultant in palliative medicine in hospitals, hospices and the community. He is currently employed by the London Clinic (providing an inpatient and day case service) and by the North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton (NHS practice).
Vinnie provides consultant support and leadership to the London Clinic multidisciplinary palliative care and symptom control team. He works closely with nursing, medical and allied healthcare professionals inside and outside of the Clinic to ensure that people receive the best possible holistic palliative care and symptom control. Vinnie and the rest of the team see people with any underlying disease or illness (whether cancer or non-cancer), at any stage of that illness, and work in conjunction with the other healthcare professionals involved in a person's care.
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Vinnie has a particular interest and expertise in medical ethics and law. He has a Masters degree in the subject, teaches widely, including at Imperial College London and UCL, and is a panellist involved in assessing doctors' fitness to practise, for the judicial arm of the General Medical Council. Vinnie's research interests are around innovative care at the end of life, and he is currently developing a project as an Associate of the Marie Curie Research Department (London).
As a member of the London Clinic's in-house palliative care and symptom control service, Vinnie's services are provided without charge.
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Personal profile

Vinnie's interests include running, cinema, technology, and taking an active role in family life with his wife and two young children.
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Current posts

  • Consultant in Palliative Medicine
    North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Associate Staff
    Marie Curie Research Department, London
  • Interim Orders Panellist
    Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
  • Tutor in Medical Ethics and Law

Medical training

Year qualified
  • University of Leeds
  • Keele University (for MA in Medical Ethics and Law)

Ages treated

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Clinic location

22 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6JA
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Oana Cozma, Palliative and Supportive Care Team Secretary
020 3219 3543