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The London Clinic
Vinnie specialises in the multidisciplinary management of people facing or affected by a life limiting illness. He also provides symptom control services to people affected by treatment for ongoing conditions, including where that treatment is aimed at curing the underlying condition. His particular interests include pain management and anticipatory care planning.

Specialties and sub-specialties

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

Professional profile

Vinnie’s primary medical qualification is from Leeds University, where he also completed a degree in Psychology in relation to Medicine. He developed his interest in palliative medicine after seeing the huge difference that this specialism can make to the lives of those affected by a life-limiting illness.

He has several years' experience as a consultant in palliative medicine in NHS hospitals, hospices and the community in and around London and since 2014, almost uniquely in the independent sector, has been employed directly by The London Clinic to lead the provision of their complimentary in-house palliative care and symptom control service, alongside the other members of the palliative and supportive care team. Under Vinnie’s leadership, The London Clinic’ end of life care provision received a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘outstanding’ rating following their 2016 inspection.

Vinnie and the rest of the team work closely with nursing, medical and allied healthcare professionals within The London Clinic and liaise with teams in the community and in other hospitals, to ensure that people receive the care that they need, wherever they are. Vinnie's services are available to people with any underlying disease or illness (whether cancer or non-cancer), at any stage of that illness.

In addition to his clinical work, Vinnie has senior roles within clinical governance at The London Clinic as Responsible Officer, Appraisal Lead, and Lead consultant for medical governance. He has a longstanding interest and expertise in medical ethics and law, completing a Masters degree in medical ethics and law in 2006. He has lectured widely on the subject to doctors, students and allied health professionals.

Outside of The London Clinic, Vinnie is employed in the fitness to practise directorate of the General Medical Council GMC and as an ad hoc specialist adviser in end of life care by the CQC.

Clinical interests

  • Pain and symptom control
  • Advance Care Planning

Current posts

  • Medical Case Examiner
    General Medical Council
  • Specialist Advisor for end of life care
    Care Quality Commission

Current teaching posts

  • Tutor in ethics and law (voluntary)
    University College London

Medical training

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

Personal interests

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

Appointment enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3944 1073 Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 Self-Pay service: +44 (0) 203 918 7301International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 General enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3918 9135

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