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Professor Hugh Gallagher

Consultant Physician

QualificationsMA MSc PhD FRCP

Main NHS base:

  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Member of:

  • Kidney Health Partnership Board

Clinical interests:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Hypertension in kidney disease
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD
  • Proteinuria
  • Microscopic haematuria
  • Acute Kidney Injury

Training & background:

Dr Gallagher is a Consultant Renal Physician based at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London.

Dr Gallagher has a longstanding specialist interest in chronic kidney disease (CKD). His main focus is on improving the treatment of kidney disease in primary care. He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the 2014 NICE CKD Guideline, and has helped to develop the evidence base for quality improvement in CKD through leading and participating in a number of multicentre research & improvement projects. He leads a national Renal Quality Improvement Development Group and is a member of the Work Group developing a National Renal Research Strategy.

Dr Gallagher was clinical lead for the bid to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership for a National Clinical Audit of CKD in primary care. He has worked with colleagues to make CKD a Clinical Priority for 2013-2016 with Royal College of General Practitioners. In 2013 he developed a CKD module for BMJ e-learning.

Dr Gallagher is a member of several professional and scientific committees and currently co-chairs the Kidney Health Partnership Board, where the major national kidney patient charities & professional organisations are represented alongside NHS England & Public Health England.

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Clinic Times: By appointment only

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