Dr Nigel S Hume MBchB MRCGP
I trained at Leicester University between 1981 and 1986 and graduated with a Merit in Medicine and therapeutics. After completing my General Practice training I found a post as Partner in Stamford. While working there I also had clinical posts at Stamford Hospital working in Care of the Elderly and Eye clinic.
During training I had posts in Paediatrics, Medicine, Geriatrics, Paediatric Respiratory medicine with Paediatric Oncology, Urology , Surgery , Casualty, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I became a full time GP in 1990 and have been actively involved in teaching and assessing trainee GP’s and hospital Doctors since 1994.
In 2003 I moved to Wansford as a GP with special interest in training with some research activity.
I am married with 4 children.
The practice of medicine has developed over hundreds of years, but the fundamentals have remained the same, history taking and listening contributes over 80% to the diagnosis in any patient.
Changes in recent times have placed other pressures on the doctor, time is at a premium and there is a drain on this protected time towards Governmental targets.
I prefer to listen, analyse and reflect with the patient.
My drive is to find out what has caused the symptoms, and diagnose . I tend to avoid prescribing if possible. To this end, I believe that a longer consultation of 45 minutes is needed to evaluate a condition or symptom fully.
Changes to behaviour, lifestyle, working environment and exercise are my preferred modes of treatment.