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Professor Anthony Nicholls

Consultant in Acute Medicine, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Honorary Professor of Medicine, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry

 +44 (0) 1392 402785

 Amory Acute Medical Unit


Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK



  • 1975-1983 Junior doctor jobs in London, Aberdeen & Sheffield
  • 1983 Consultant in general and renal medicine, RD&E Hospital
  • 2007 Consultant in acute medicine, RD&E Hospital


  • 2000 Honorary Chair in Medicine, University of Exeter
  • 2003 Honorary Chair in Renal Medicine, Peninsula Medical School
  • 2007 Honorary Chair in Medicine, Peninsula Medical School

Broad research specialisms

  • Previous research on genetic renal disease, renal transplantation, dialysis and nephrology
  • Publications include 1 book, 2 monographs, 29 book chapters and 80 peer-reviewed papers


  • 1975 MBBS (Guy’s Hospital, University of London)
  • 1977 MRCP(UK)
  • 1992 FRCP (London)
  • 1999 FRCP (Edinburgh)
  • 2001 Member Institute of Learning & Teaching
  • 2007 FHEA


Research interests

Current focus on examination test item sharing across medical schools and standard setting

External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

Medical secretary Part 2 MRCP(UK) board

Question bank lead Specialist Certificate Examination (SCE) in acute medicine, Federation of Medical Royal Colleges

Clinical (PACES )examiner MRCP(UK)

Member Medical Schools’ Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) reference group

Member MSC-AA tertiary review group

Recent past chair Part 2 MRCP(UK) standard setting group

Recent past chair SCE acute medicine standard setting group

Many previous national roles on standards committees, guideline groups, educational bodies

Invited lectures

Renal Association

British Transplantation Society

International Society for Artificial Internal Organs

Vascular Surgical Research Society

British Diabetic Association

Arabian Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation

Algerian Society of Nephrology

Advanced Nephrology Course

Plus numerous other smaller meetings



  • Lead, Medical Knowledge Assessment
  • Clinical teacher, years 4 & 5

Supervision / Group

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