About Me

Dr Neil Paul MB ChB MBCS

Dr Neil Paul qualified from The Victoria University of Manchester in 1994 and has been an equity partner in SandbachGPs since 2000.

SandbachGPs (www.sandbachgps.nhs.uk) is one of the 10 largest primary care centres in the UK looking after 21000+ patients. It operates out of purpose built modern premises with a range of on site facilities including minor operations suite, large physiotherapy gym, hydrotherapy pool and consultation and treatment rooms as well as conference and teaching facilities. As well as GP services, the building hosts a range of specialist services including ENT, Opthalmology and Dermatology clinics, Vasectomy and Audiology providers and a range of community services including podiatry.

Dr Paul’s main interests are cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, gastroenterology, prescribing and IT. He also is the practice lead for steroid injections performing over 200 a year (injecting shoulders, elbows, carpal tunnel, thumbs, fingers, trochanteric bursitis, knees, ankles and of course tennis elbow…basically anything) having trained in Rheumatology at the now closed Devonshire Royal hospital in Buxton.

Dr Paul currently does 5 clinical sessions in the practice and has various other roles including being an Executive Board Member for NHS South Cheshire CCG.

He is a regular author on the subject of IT in GP magazine a trade publication and writes a monthly column for e-health insider website.

He setup a research team in his practice and is the principal investigator for several Research Trials employing two full time research nurses and working closely with other practices in the area.

Dr Paul has been heavily involved with Health2Works as part of their web 2.0 accelerator project trying to update GP websites for the future.

He started writing iPhone software in 2009 and has launched numerous apps written by himself. The first as a test was iCalcRisk. Then came the iMCQs and A2Z apps which have expanded and has written several others included a hypnosis app. He is interested to hear of any health care practitioners who are interested in writing questions or pages for his apps or indeed any one who has a great idea that they want to develop but haven’t worked out how to.

He is married with 4 Kids and lives in Nantwich, Cheshire where his wife is a GP Partner at Kiltearn Medical Centre. In his spare time he is obsessed by photography and barbecues having commissioned several custom ones to be made and helps a friend run Great Fire Of Nantwich providing IT support.

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  1. Yusef
    March 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Hi – the iMCQ physiology app crashes on the first question for iphone 6, I have tried deleting and reinstalling with no avail. Please could you look into this?

    • March 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Hi
      thanks for your comment – I’ve had a quick look and you are right. I’ve removed the app from sale and will have a look at it.
      alas I’m really busy for the next week so it will be either the easter weekend or the week after when i have a couple of days holiday.
      i will probably update the whole app to the newer style that works on the new devices. so it should be worth the wait!

  2. Yusef
    April 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Hi – thanks for looking into this. Any update in the pipeline? Paid £3 for the app and haven’t been able to use it, with exams coming up soon!

  3. April 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Almost there. I’ve updated all the code to v8.3 compatible. I’ve actually changed the app to match the Prep4Finals app in style. It uses standard Apple procedures so its less likely to stop working at some point! I’ve had to change the database from sqlite to plists and its all working on the simulator. however I’ve still got the icons and images to do (hopefully tomorrow) then I’ve got to upload it…so soon.

  4. April 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    ok good news – I’ve just uploaded v2 to iTunes. hopefully it will be live in a day or so. I’ve known it take as long as a week. ill be updating my other imcqs apps next.

  5. Yusef
    April 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Great thank you!

  6. April 22, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve just been emailed its been approved. leave me any comments on the new version. i will be updating the other apps in the next week or so.

  7. Javin Sandhu
    July 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Dr Neil Paul,

    I wanted created some questions for the Prep4Finals app and was wondering if I could have an email address to which I could submit them.

    Yours sincerely,

    Javin Sandhu
    4th Year Manchester Medical Student

    • August 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Hi – just updating the website a little and noticed a load of comments in spam. I’ve approved this – one – however you can see that its old as we have already launched Javin’s questions.

  8. Sam
    January 30, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Hello,
    Question 1 in the neurophysiology section of the iMCQs Physiology app has a mistake under the Brief Notes section that appears after the answer is chosen.

    It reads: “the parasympathetic nervous system is associated with a fear/fight/flight response…” It is the sympathetic nervous system that is associated with such a response. Thanks

    • August 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Hi thanks for this- just found this in my junk mail – so approved it.
      Im in process of updating the app so will add your correction thanks – happy to credit you if you email me your name
      Neil

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