Christopher Chiswell is a West Midlands Public Health Registrar completing his specialist training at WM CSU. His portfolio covers the breadth of activity within the unit, including Health Intelligence, Evidence Review and Commissioning Policy Development. He also supports the teaching functions of the unit.
His areas of specialist interest include service planning and design, the transformation of data into accessible information, and effective and evidence based healthcare commissioning.
MFPH, Faculty of Public Health Medicine 2011
MPH, with distinction, University of Birmingham 2009
Generic Competencies Postgraduate Award, with distinction, University of Birmingham 2005
MBChB, University of Birmingham 2004
After qualifying as a medical doctor from the University of Birmingham in 2004, Christopher worked as a junior doctor in the Black Country including time working in Accident and Emergency and respiratory care, followed by a year working as an anaesthetist at Stepping Hill Hospital near Manchester. In August 2007, he returned to the West Midlands to begin his career in Public Health and joined the West Midlands Public Health Training Scheme in 2008.
During his registrar placements, Christopher has worked on projects ranging from delivery of the H1N1 vaccination programme, to health needs assessment for vascular services.
In 2011, following time working with the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Team, Christopher undertook an innovative placement at a major West Midlands NHS tertiary provider, demonstrating how the Public Health skill set can be applied within the acute sector. His placement at the WM CSU will complete his registrar training, and prepare him to embark upon his consultant career in Public Health.
Christopher has recently begun contributing to the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) programme through Birmingham University, linking to Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Christopher participates on the Black Country public health on call rota, responsible for out of hours health protection enquiries affecting Walsall and Wolverhampton.