Dr Neil Murray
Neil Alexander Murray MBChB MD MRCP MRCPCH
Neil was born,
grew up, and went to university in his home town of Aberdeen,
Scotland. After qualifying as a doctor in 1984 he moved to
Coventry where he spent 2 years working in his first paediatric
posts. He soon found out that looking after babies was where he
felt most at home (mainly because they were the only ones who
could understand his accent in those days!).
In 1986 Neil
moved to London where he took up a post as SHO in Neonatal
Medicine at The London Hospital (now The Royal London Hospital).
Here, by coincidence, one of the first more senior doctors he
worked with was Dr Andy Raffles – now the lead clinician of the
Dr Ian Hay Ltd Practice. From 1987 Neil commenced training at
registrar level in general paediatrics, paediatric neurology,
paediatric cardiology and neonatal medicine at West Middlesex
Hospital and subsequently at Westminster Children’s Hospital.
In 1990 Neil
moved to The Hammersmith Hospital, an internationally renowned
centre for Newborn Medicine and Neuro-Muscular Diseases, where
he completed his junior doctor training and developed a research
interest in the haematological problems of newborns. He
published his MD thesis in 1995 and in 1997 (aged 35) he was
appointed as Consultant in Neonatal Medicine. In 1999 he became
Senior Lecturer/ Honorary Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at
Imperial College London (Hammersmith Campus). Neil remained in
this post for the next 9 years publishing many articles on the
problem of thrombocytopenia (lack of blood platelets) in
co-authoring the chapter on Neonatal Haematology that appears in Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology (the most widely recognised
“bible” of neonatal care published in the UK).
Neil left The
Hammersmith in 2008 to take up a part-time post as Consultant
in Neonatal Medicine at The Homerton Hospital in Hackney (now
the busiest neonatal unit in London). In addition, he began in
private practice and is now one of the 4 consultants providing
cover for The Portland Hospital Neonatal Unit.
Neil carries out healthy newborn baby checks at
The Portland on behalf of the Dr Ian Hay Ltd Practice and as
such provides excellent paediatric care until baby’s discharge
home and a welcoming first introduction to the Practice.