About

nigel-TADBackground

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.

Ethos

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.