Hot Topics Presenters
Simon Curtis - MBBS MRCP FRCGP
Simon is the Medical Director of NB Medical Education, a partner at a training practice in central Oxford and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University. He qualified from Middlesex/UCH in 1988 and started his career in hospital medicine. After drifting through various medical specialties he ‘saw the light’ and moved into General Practice in 1995. He has worked as a partner, salaried and locum GP in the UK, Australia and Italy. He also has experience as a VTS Course Organiser. He co-founded the Hot Topics course in 1998 and has established the course internationally. He has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for General Practice which is reflected in his teaching style.
Neal Tucker - BM MRCGP
Neal is the E-learning lead for NB Medical Education and a lecturer on the Hot Topics course. Having previously been a partner in an Oxford practice, he now works on a sessional basis around Oxford to facilitate his educational work. He has an interest in social media and believes the world is a better place connected. When not working you can find him either on his bike or reading sci-fi.
Neal is also the lead for the NB Medical Podcasts
Sarah Davies - MBBCh (hons) MRCP MRCGP DFRSH PGDipDiabetes (dist)
Sarah is a GP in Cardiff. She qualified at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003 and initially trained in hospital medicine, especially diabetes, before making the excellent move into general practice and never looked back! She has continued her interest in diabetes completing the PostGraduate Diploma and presenting regularly on the subject to colleagues at local and national meetings. She is passionate about general practice and particularly great quality diabetes care in the primary care setting. She has recently been appointed a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion for her work in improving service provision and health care professional education in diabetes.
Outside of work she is surrounded by ballet costumes and football boots and loves walking her dog in the local countryside.
Duncan Hill - MB ChB, BSc, MRCS(E), MRCGP
Duncan is a GP partner in south Manchester. He qualified from Manchester University in 2004. On completion he trained in neurosurgery before finding nirvana in primary care. He has developed extensive personal and clinical experience of MSK injuries and regularly teaches this, minor surgery and joint injections, presenting at national conferences. While not in his GP practice Duncan works as part of the frailty service in A/E at Manchester University foundation trust trying to help manage the frail elderly and bridge the void between primary and secondary care, which he is passionate about.
When not at work he will be running in the hills, tinkering with bicycles or spending time with his young family, anything to not stand still.