GP with specialist interest in Urology, Tyntesfield Medical Group, North Somerset
Dr Jonathan Rees trained in Urology in Taunton and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999. He then spent 3 years completing research into the impact of prostate cancer on the quality of life of men and their partners, and was awarded his MD thesis in 2003. In 2004 he switched to General Practice and is now a partner at Tyntesfield Medical Group in North Somerset. He continues to work in Urology, providing Community Urology services in North Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Dr Jonathan Rees was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE ‘Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in men’ Clinical Guideline, published in 2010 and an Expert Advisor to the NICE Quality Standard for Prostate Cancer in 2015. He is deputy editor of ‘Trends in Urology and Men’s Health’ (www.trendsinurology.com) and involved extensively in educating his fellow GP’s about Urology, particularly through the Prostate Cancer UK Masterclasses. He has chaired the ‘Educational Advisory Group’ and the ‘Prostatitis Expert Reference Group’ at Prostate Cancer UK, and was a member of the NHS England Prostate Cancer Clinical Expert Group.
In 2014, he founded (and now chairs) the Primary Care Urology Society – for GPs with an interest in Urology or who wish to develop skills in this area. (www.primarycareurologysociety.org).
In his ‘spare time’, he is an active trustee of the Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (www.hipz.org.uk) – a small UK based charity which runs 2 district hospitals on the island of Zanzibar, providing essential healthcare for over 250,000 people.