Dr Richard Davenport
Consultant Neurologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (appointed 1999)
Specialty Advisor to Chief Medical Officer (Neurology) 2017
Association of British Neurologists President Elect (to start 2023)
Qualifications: DM, FRCP Edin, BM BS (with Honours), B Med Sci
I qualified from Nottingham in 1987, completed general medical training in Stoke-on-Trent, moved to Edinburgh in 1992, and after my DM thesis in stroke spent a year in Australia, before returning to Edinburgh as one of the last Senior Registrars. I was appointed consultant in 1999. Whilst very much a general neurologist, I undertake NHS first seizure, movement disorder and MND clinics. I was elected to the Association of British Neurologists Council in 2009, appointed Chair of the Training and Education committee in 2010, demitting in 2016. In 2019 I was appointed ABN Meetings secretary and in April 2021 elected President Elect of the ABN, to start in 2023. I was Chair of National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions (Scotland) for 3 years from 2017. Reflecting my interest in education and training, I am on the standard setting boards for the MRCP Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) for Neurology, secretary of Neurology SCE exam board and member of the MRCP part 1 exam board (2017-2019). I organise and chair the annual Edinburgh Neurology Course, and organise the weekly local neurology trainee teaching, including regular neurology book clubs. Outside of neurology, I cycle increasingly slowly and decreasing distances.
Dr Richard Davenport is a contributor to the following academies
Our longest running course and founding Academy, we specialise in Parkinson's and other movement disorders.
Developed in recognition of the essential role that neuro-pharmacists can play in a good neurology team, this Academy exists for pharmacy professionals who want to develop expertise in neurological conditions.
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