GP author appointed by NICE as one of its fellows

A GP writing a series of articles about headache for GP newspaper has been awarded one of 10 fellowships by NICE.

Dr David Kernick is a GP in Exeter, Devon, and also RCGP headache champion.

NICE fellows will use their experience and reputation to represent the institute within their local health and professional communities, as well as being involved in other activities such as clinical audit, education and policy development. They will hold their posts for fixed-term periods of three years.

NICE has also awarded 10 scholarships to specialist registrars and other qualified health professionals, who will undertake a variety of projects in the 12 months that they are in post.

Professor Peter Littlejohns, NICE's director of clinical and public health, said: ‘Our appointees have been chosen for their dedication, foresight and experience in promoting clinically and cost-effective practice in the NHS.'

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