Dr Mathew Diggle, a proud father of three wonderful children and married to a rather patient wife. Of lesser importance but still of significance, I’m also a consultant within Clinical Microbiology in Nottingham and have been since 2010.
I originally trained in Glasgow and London. This involved spending over 10 years supporting the national reference services in Scotland before I ventured south of the border to Nottingham, where I found it to be slightly warmer, definitely dryer. Over the past several decades I have also supported clinical research within Microbiology and infectious diseases with various honorary positions held at local Universities, supporting a range of MSc, BMedSci and PhD (both clinical and non-clinical), as a consequence in addition to my NHS role I’m also the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) East Midlands clinical lead for Infectious diseases and clinical microbiology and within this speciality the national lead for diagnostics. I’m also a board member for the National Pathology Board (NHSi).