Dr Nikhil Premchand
Nikhil graduated from the medical school at Newcastle University in 2000 and trained in infectious diseases in the Northern Deanery.
He became a consultant in 2010 and after working at the RVI until 2012.
Nikhil moved to this trust to set up a clinical infection service, in addition to working as an acute care physician at North Tyneside and Wansbeck hospitals.
Nikhil’s particular interests are in HIV and antimicrobial stewardship and he won a 2013 UK and Ireland Gilead Fellowship to develop an HIV Telemedicine service. He was also part of the core team who developed an antibiotic prescribing android and apple app for staff at this trust.
Nikhil is the lead for the development of a bone and joint infection service that will consolidate the multi-disciplinary excellence that already exists within the trust to optimise the care for patients with such infections.
Nikhill holds a weekly infectious diseases and general medicine clinic at North Tyneside hospital, these take place on Wednesdays.
Nikhil is the training programme director for Health Education North East for acute medicine and infectious diseases. He is also a member of the national specialist advisory committees for acute medicine and infectious diseases.
Nikhil was the principal investigator for a meningitis study when he was consultant at the RVI and is hoping to take up this role for the same study at Northumbria.