A broad range of experience and expertise
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training
Dr Glynn undertook House Officer posts with Dr Jonathan Levi at Northwick Park Hospital, and Prof Sir Roy Calne at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge the latter giving him an early introduction to Liver Transplantation. Gastroenterology training was then at Southend Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the London Hospital. Key teachers included Dr Stephen Kane, Dr Iain Murray-Lyon, and Prof John Lennard-Jones. Key Endoscopic training was received from Mr Brian Sterry-Ashby, Dr Adrian Hatfield and Prof Paul Swain. Nutrition training was with Prof Jeremy Powell-Tuck. Vital General Medical learning was obtained with Prof Sir John Cunningham
Acute and General Medicine
Dr Michael Glynn has been involved in the care of patients within the Acute General Medicine Service since qualification, and for almost the whole of his time as a Consultant. Until November 2015 he was regularly undertaking emergency duties at The Royal London Hospital, when he was responsible for the admission of adult medical patients with the full range of medical emergencies. Dr Glynn was responsible for the initial diagnosis and management, often through to discharge, but with many patients being transferred to the appropriate specialty.
Over his Consultant career, Dr Glynn has had a variety of clinical management roles. From 1999 to 2008 he was Clinical Director for the Medical and Emergency Directorate at The Royal London Hospital. This was a £60m service, including a large proportion of the Medical Sub-Specialties as well as the Emergency Department and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. During this time a wide range of new services were developed, including a Medical High Dependency Unit, a Hyperacute Stoke Unit, a Cystic Fibrosis Unit, a specialist Hepatology Service, and The Haven Centre for Sexual Assault (jointly with the Metropolitan Police). From April 2013 to March 2016 Dr Glynn was been the National Clinical Director for GI and Liver Diseases within NHS England. He has advised a variety of departments within NHS England on high-quality commissioning of GI and Liver services, and has worked closely with professional groups, charities, NICE and other parts of the NHS, for this purpose.
From 1988 to 2006 Dr Glynn was the organiser of a Medical SHO Training Scheme, covering 80 posts across East London and Essex. When training for Medical SHOs was more formalized, he was Chair of Core Medical Training for Central and North East London from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Director of the North East Thames Foundation School, and an Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education within the University of London. The North East Thames Foundation School was responsible for the training of 740 Foundation Year 1 and 2 Doctors across North East London and Essex.
Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods
Dr Glynn is now co-editing (with Prof Will Drake) the 24th edition of this historic textbook, having also co-edited the 22nd and 23rd editions. Hutchinson’s Clinical Methods is a fundamental textbook for undergraduate Medical Students, describing in great detail the process of taking a history, examining a patient and making a clinical diagnosis. The textbook has always had chapter authors from The Royal London Hospital and its associate hospitals. It was first published in 1897 and is the oldest continuously published medical textbook, other than Gray’s Anatomy.
Dr Glynn has been preparing Medico-Legal Reports since 1995, and now produces about 45 annually. He is Instructed by Solicitors on behalf of Claimants and Defendants, as well as Coroners, NHS Trusts, Employment Tribunals and others. His areas of expertise for Medico-Legal reporting include General Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Hepatology, Clinical Nutrition, and Acute and General Medicine.