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Dr Mike Devane graduated from University College London Medical School and had a broad based training in general medicine.  He has worked at Lymington Hospital since 1995 being appointed a consultant in 2011.  Dr Devane specialises in acute (internal) General medicine with an interest in Endoscopy performing over 1000 Endoscopies per annum comprising the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.  Dr Devane has been Endoscopy Lead at the hospital for the past four years.

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Dr Chris Roseveare graduated from Southampton University Medical School  and subsequently trained in gastroenterology and general internal medicine in the Wessex region from 1994-1999. In 1999 he was one of the first UK Acute Medicine consultants to be appointed, initially at University Hospitals Southampton Foundation Trust. He moved to Lymington hospital in 2015, where he maintains his interest in gastroenterology with two clinical sessions of upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy each week. He has been editor of the Acute Medicine Journal since 2001 and his book, “Acute Medicine – Clinical Cases Uncovered” was published in 2009. He was inaugural Treasurer of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) from 2000-07 and its President from 2011 to 2013. Currently he is the Royal College of Physicians’ Regional Speciality Advisor for medicine in the Wessex region and President of the Wessex Physicians Club.

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Miss Sophie Pilkington MD FRCS (Gen Surg)is a consultant colorectal surgeon. After qualifying at Oxford University in 1996, she carried out her postgraduate training in the Wessex region. Her research has focused on pelvic floor problems and she was awarded an MD thesis in 2011. Miss Sophie Pilkington performs lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures at Lymington Hospital.

Dr Spinks

Dr Katherine Spinks is a Respiratory Consultant based at Lymington Hospital. Katherine also works at University Hospital Southampton in the regional Interstitial Lung Disease service and holds respiratory outpatient clinics at Lymington, UHS, Hythe and Romsey hospitals seeing general respiratory patients and specialty patients that would otherwise have to travel to Southampton. She has lots of experience in bronchoscopy and pleural procedures and is keen to help set up new local services for New Forest patients that break down the barriers between primary, secondary and tertiary care and are provided close to home.

Dr Richard Russell

Dr Richard Russell is Consultant Respiratory Physician at Lymington and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. In Hampshire he is the clinical director of the West Hampshire Integrated Respiratory Service (WHIRS) which provides care for patients with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) throughout the county. He is keen to increase the awareness of COPD and provide a platform for advances in the understanding of COPD pathology.  Dr Russell performs Bronchoscopy procedures at Lymington Hospital.

Dr Mark Jackson

Dr Mark Jackson is a consultant respiratory physician who sees patients with all types of respiratory disease. He has a particular interest in obstructive sleep apnoea and medical education. He joined Lymington New Forest Hospital in April 2017 after working as a consultant for many years in Brighton, and has performed bronchoscopy regularly throughout his career.

Nick Simmonds is a very experienced Urology Nurse Specialist.  He has performed over 30,000 cystoscopies over the last twelve years and currently undertakes in excess of 2000 procedures per annum.

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Shirley James qualified as a registered nurse in 1997 with a Diploma in Nursing Science. In 2001 she obtained a Bachelor of Nursing Studies Degree and in 2014 a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research. Her career as a Gastrointestinal Nurse Specialist started in 2003 working across primary and secondary care health-care settings in Southampton, managing patients with upper benign gastrointestinal conditions.  She qualified as a Nurse Endoscopist in 2004 and in 2010 moved to work solely at Southampton General Hospital managing patients with benign upper gastrointestinal conditions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), continuing her role as a Nurse Endoscopist.   

Since November 2015, Shirley has been working as a Gastrointestinal Nurse Specialist and Nurse Endoscopist (carrying out gastroscopy procedures) at Lymington New Forest Hospital.