Tuesday, 7 February 2012

FRCP Verification

The Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, UK (a charity) promotes the best levels of health and high standards of healthcare for people throughout the world. It was established in 1599After reaching the consultant status, advancement from Membership to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP Status) might be achieved. Successful candidates must fulfil specific criteria employed by the Royal College Council.  

I have been elevated from Member Status to Fellow StatusFRCP Glasgow (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow), in the Royal College's words, "having acquired distinction as a Physician and having completed training appropriate to the Regulations". I became a Royal College Clinical Educator on 23/9/2016. Any fees are for the Royal College only.  

Being a Royal College Clinical Educatoram fully committed to trainer development at the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, UK.


If you are an employer, a Government body or similar and require verification of my FRCP status, the Royal College provides letters and attest certificates for a fee as long as I consent to the Royal College providing such verification to you.

This page was last updated in January 2017.

Saturday, 4 February 2012


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There are several modes of ultrasonography among which is the duplex (Latin, two) ultrasonography which combines conventional ultrasonography with Doppler (named after physicist C Doppler) ultrasonography.  Ultrasonography creates pictures while Doppler ultrasonography measures and visualises blood flow.

Pharmaco-penile duplex ultrasonography (PPDU) is duplex ultrasonography with intracavernosal injection of vasoactive substance(s) where, the penile arteries are examined by a combination of conventional ultrasound and a Doppler ultrasonography to measure velocity.

What do the findings in figure 1 suggest?
What do the findings in figure 2 suggest?
What do the findings in figure 3 suggest? 

Is direct measurement of velocity in deep dorsal vein of the penis useful in PPDU?

This page was last updated in August 2014.

Main Works of Reference List (The first eight are my top favourites)

  • British National Formulary
  • British National Formulary for Children
  • Guidelines (BAD - BASHH - BHIVA - Uroweb)
  • Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV, and Sexual Health
  • Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology
  • Rook's Textbook of Dermatology
  • Simple Skin Surgery
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • A Concise Atlas of Dermatopathology (P Mckee)
  • Andrews' Diseases of the Skin
  • Andrology (Nieschlag E FRCP, Behre M and Nieschlag S)
  • Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
  • Davidson's Essentials of Medicine
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Fitzpatrick's Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Klaus Wolff FRCP and Richard Allen Johnson)
  • Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Hamilton Bailey's Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery
  • Hutchison's Clinical Methods
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin
  • Lever's Histopathology of the Skin (Atlas and Synopsis)
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Practical Dermatopathology (R Rapini)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Holmes K et al)
  • Statistics in Clinical Practice (D Coggon FRCP)
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions
  • Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies
  • Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology