Dr Edward Pineles studied Medicine at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ (GKT) Medical schools and during that time intercalated in Molecular Medicine with Immunology at King’s College London. He qualified in 2003 and underwent his junior doctor training in various hospitals and specialities across South East London, the South East coast and East Anglia.
Edward’s first consultant post was in 2012 as a locum at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage before moving to East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (ESHT) in 2013 where I was Clinical Director for Urgent Care and responsible for setting up and delivering Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC). This resulted in his election to become a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP) in 2015. Edward moved to the former Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (WSHT) to join the Emergency Floor in 2017.
His passion for ensuring that we deliver safe patient centred care has seen him take on the role of mortality lead for the floor and develop a highly engaging and impactful clinical governance programme which generates a monthly newsletter to share learning across our team and with teams on other sites within the Trust.
Quality improvement projects that Edward have been involved in during his time at the former WSHT, now University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust:
Streamlining the pathway for the management of patients with suspected sepsis post chemotherapy (neutropaenic sepsis) through ambulatory care (ACA), where they can be rapidly assessed with point of care testing, receive timely antibiotics and investigations/management through a single point of access/referral. This in turned freed up time for the Medical Day Case Unit (MDCU) to expand capacity for blood/iron transfusions and reduce demand for these on ACA.
Creation in 2022 of a Trust wide pathway for the management of paracetamol poisoning in adults, standardising care with the use of the 12 hour antidote pathway.
Edward speaks French and Spanish. In his spare time he like to read, sew clothes for his son and listen to music.