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19 May 2011
A leading University expert’s work to help doctors better prescribe drugs and improve patient care has been recognised by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Professor Philip Routledge, School of Medicine, has been awarded a honorary fellowship by the RCGP in recognition of his work in developing and running training courses for GPs to improve the quality of prescribing and their specialist knowledge of drugs.
"Professor Routledge’s specialism in toxicology and drugs is widely regarded by the profession and policy makers alike", according to Professor John Bligh, Dean of Medical Education, School of Medicine.
"The award of an honorary fellowship goes some way to recognise his work in helping impart this knowledge and improve the way doctors prescribe to their patients," he added.
Professor Routledge graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1972 from the University of Newcastle where he later obtained his MD. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1975, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and of the British Toxicological Society (FBTS 2006).
Professor Routledge has served as the Royal College of Physicians of London’s (RCP) Tutor (and Acting Postgraduate Organiser) at Llandough Hospital RCP Regional Adviser (South Wales), RCP Continuing Medical Education Advisor (South Wales) and as a member of the RCP Education Committee.
He has been a Member of the Clinical Section Committee of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS), Assistant Editor of the Society’s clinical journal, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Secretary of the Clinical Section of the BPS. He is presently a member of the Council of the BPS.
Since 1995, he has chaired the All Wales Higher Specialist Training Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and has been an external examiner adviser on twelve undergraduate programmes in medicine or pharmacology and 2 postgraduate courses in the UK and Ireland.
He is currently the Course Director of the University’s postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Therapeutics, Certificate/ Diploma/MSC in Medical Toxicology and Diplomas/MSc in Occupational Health programmes and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.
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