Mr Boyle has been practising in West Kent and its surrounding area since 2000. He is employed by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and holds out patient clinics at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and undertakes surgical lists at both Maidstone Hospital and the Tunbridge Wells Hospital each month.
He sees private patients at the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the private Wells Suite at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury and Sevenoaks Medical Centre with a weekly operating list at the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
Additional information about the practice and the people...
Mrs Heather Edwards has worked with Nick since January '09 at the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
Heather has a detailed knowledge of all the procedures Nick carries out and is available to make initial consultations to see Nick privately in either Fordcombe or Sevenoaks. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a medical secretary for many years.
Mrs Katherine Bedford started working with Nick in April '14.
She works Mondays to Fridays 8.30 am - 3.00 p.m.. For any NHS related queries please contact her on the following number. If she is not in the office when you call, please leave your name and number and she will return your call.
Direct line - 01892 635 632
Fax - 01892 634483
Obesity Multi-disciplinary Team
All patients wishing to undertake weight-loss surgery are seen and assessed by the other members of the Obesity Multidisciplinary Team made up of a consultant physician, nutritional therapist and psychologist pre-operatively and they are all followed up following surgery.
Dr Dennis Barnes, Consultant Physician in Endocrinology/Diabetes is based at the Nuffield Health Hospital Tunbridge Wells. Dr Barnes qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1986. He has been a Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology since 1996 and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001.
He has been Clinical Lead in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust since 2007 and has broad experience in all general areas of Diabetes & Endocrinology. He has been an active member of the multi-disciplinary obesity team at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital and plays a pivotal role in the medical assessment of patients pre-operatively.
Contact: Suzanne Fraser on 01892 526126
Claudia Williamson, Nutritional Therapist
Claudia is a qualified Nutritional Therapist from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. She is registered both with BANT, the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Claudia's interest in supporting people who have gastric bands began a number of years ago when she realised there was a lack of information available regarding nutrition specifically for gastric band wearers. She undertook extensive research and created a support website specifically aimed at this group. Claudia appreciates that nutritional support for people who are overweight is vital, particularly as they may also be under-nourished.
Claudia's other areas of special interest include cancer, digestive disorders and generally helping people through the vast amount of varied and often conflicting advice on healthy eating.
Contact: Claudia on 07939 116 469 or
Mrs Janet Biglari M.A. + Ms Sevim Mustafa MSc, Accredited Psychotherapists
Janet and Sevim are the founding partners of The Bariatric Consultancy they are approved providers of specialist weight management psychotherapy clinics and obesity training programmes.
Both partners also sit on the Specialist Commissioning Single Patient Funding Panel for mobid obesity services in Kent. They are experts in the field of bariatric surgery and work both privately and within the NHS with a number of leading bariatric consultants. Their particular interest is in the provision of psychological clinics offering pre-operative patient assessments and longer term psychotherapy.
Both Janet and Sevim are senior accredited psychotherapists who have a combined twenty years experience in the field of eating disorders and general mental health. They have completed a number of specialist training programmes, including qualifications to practice as Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprogramming (EMDR) therapists.
Janet and Sevim are accredited by and are members of:-
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- United Kingdom of Registered Counsellors
- Associate members of BOSS and IFSO
Janet and Sevim have recently been joined by Nathan Faulkner Clinical Counselling psychotherapist. Nathan lives close to Tunbridge Wells and is covering some of their private and NHS Bariatric Clinics. Nathan has been working very closely with the MDT, providing psychological assessments and psychotherapy.
Contact: Lyndsey Durling, Office Co-ordinator on 01474 748 332
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick is supported by his team at the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Following the initial gastric band adjustment under X-ray control, Sue Steven now undertakes further adjustments in outpatients.