Dr Dave Richards - Human Resources board lead - Hagley Surgery
Born and brought up in Wembley, North West London I trained at Birmingham Medical School and qualified in 1987. I worked at hospitals in Stoke, Birmingham and Kidderminster before completing my GP training at Bewdley Medical Centre in 1991. I joined Hagley Surgery in November 1991 and have spent the last 25 years working as a GP principal there. During my time at Hagley I have developed a number of clinical interests including diabetes care (Warwick Diploma), Palliative Care, and Dermatology (Cardiff Diploma with distinction). I also completed a Diploma in Primary Care Therapeutics (with distinction) at Imperial College, London. I consolidate my palliative care knowledge by working weekends for St.Richard's Hospice in Worcester. Since merging and becoming part of the Wyre Forest Health Partnership I have been an active board member and taken the lead for HR in the organisation.
Outside work my main interests are sporting and outdoor activities. I still continue to play (geriatric) 5 a side football every week. I am a competent white water kayaker, dinghy sailer and a second Dan black belt at Tae Kwon Do.