The London Clinic

Specialties

  • Palliative Medicine

Sub specialties

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

Clinical interests

  • Pain
  • Management of cancer-related fatigue

Professional profile

Vinnie attended medical school in Leeds, where he also undertook a degree in Psychology in relation to Medicine. During his general medical training, Vinnie developed a passion for caring for those affected by life-limiting illnesses, which 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.

Vinnie has a particular interest and expertise in medical ethics and law, and has a Masters degree in the subject. He lectures widely, including at Imperial College London and University College London, and has lectured at the General Medical Council and the Medical Defence Union. He also works as a tribunalist as part of the fitness to practise procedures of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, and as an ad hoc specialist advisor in end of life care to the Care Quality Commission. Vinnie's research interests are around innovative care at the end of life, and he is currently involved in a project with the Marie Curie Research Unit at University College London.

As a member of the London Clinic's in-house palliative care and symptom control service, Vinnie's services are provided without charge.


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
  • Specialist advisor for end of life care
    Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Interim Orders Panellist
    Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
  • Tutor in Medical Ethics and Law
    UCL

Medical training

Year qualified
1999
  • University of Leeds
    1999
  • Keele University (for MA in Medical Ethics and Law)
    2006

Ages treated

Adults
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Clinic location

22 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6JA
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Secretary

Oana Cozma, Palliative and Supportive Care Team Secretary
020 3219 3543