GPwER in ENT, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust
Dr Rakesh Chopra MS DNB FRCS FRCGP is a nationally recognised teacher of ENT in Primary Care. He is a GP in St Helens, and a GPwER in ENT for the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust. He works in Cheshire and Merseyside. His ENT GPwER service is now in its 17th year. He had nearly 14 years’ experience in hospital based ENT prior to that. He has been extensively involved in the development and teaching of ENT in General Practice.
His models and published pathways in ENT have gained wide appeal and are now used all over the country. He has conducted the annual ‘ENT in Primary Care’ course for the Mersey chapter of the RCGP for the last 13 years. He is also the ENT tutor for Mediconf and Pulse Live. He has also been an ENT tutor for NB Medical ‘Hot topics’ group course. He has also been invited to teach at the GP retraining programme in West of Scotland.
He has multiple international publications in ENT. He has been the referee for the ENT section of the Journal of the Royal Society for Promotion of Health. He also has a degree module in allergy from the National Respiratory Training Centre. He has contributed articles for the Pulse and GP magazine and the BIDA journal.
He does ENT triage for St Helens, Warrington and Knowsley.
Dr Chopra has been the Chairperson for the RCGP, London, ENT ODE conference, for the last 5 years, and will chair again this year. Besides medicine he has a wide range of interests, including playing music. He has published two novels.