Dan is a GP working in the out of hours service for Cumbria Health on Call. For the last four years he has been undertaking a PhD looking at the diagnosis of lung and colorectal cancer in primary care. This has focused on the use of safety netting and significant event audit (SEA) as a tool to change primary care professional behaviour to improve the recognition and referral of cancer symptoms. His PhD has been completed whilst undertaking an Academic Clinical Fellowship in primary care at Hull York Medical School under the supervision of Prof Una Macleod. This work included undertaking a systematic review on the use and components of safety netting in primary care and completing and analysing over 400 SEAs on the diagnosis of lung and colorectal cancer in primary care. These SEAs were then used to develop an educational package to feedback to general practices. This led to the development of action plans for improvements in the recognition and referral of cancer symptoms in primary care. Outside of research and work Dan is a keen runner, having completed 52 marathons and a number of long distance fell races. This year he was on the elite start line of the London Marathon.
- MBChB (Hons)