Dr Simon Howard
sh@simonhoward.co.uk

GMC: 6166880 ♦ NTN: NTH930013C

I am a 31-year-old public health registrar living in North East England. I am due to complete my training in October 2016. My current training post is in the Health Protection Team of the Public Health England North East Centre.


I have a wide range of public health interests, as shown by the breadth of public health work I have chosen to undertake. I have a special interest in health protection, and antimicrobial resistance in particular.

Employment and experience

2010 - Present: Public Health Specialty Registrar

County Durham and Darlington NHS Lead Empoyer Trust
Including rotations in NHS Tees PCT, the Health Protection Agency, NHS South of Tyne and Wear PCT, South Tyneside Council, Hartlepool Borough Council and Public Health England.

2013 - 2014: Public Health Registrar to the Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health
Including acting as Editor-in-Chief of the 2012 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer.

2008 - 2010: Foundation Doctor

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Including rotations in upper gastrointestinal surgery, stroke medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, care of the elderly, neurosurgery, and general practice.

Education and qualifications

2012 - 2012: Part A & B Membership of the Faculty of Public Health

2010 - 2011: MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research

University of Newcastle upon Tyne (with distinction)

2009 - 2009: Diploma in Fundamentals of Medical Ethics

World Medical Association

2003 - 2008: MBBS

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

2003 - 2005: Diploma in Medical Sciences

University of Durham

Personal details

Email: sh@simonhoward.co.uk

GMC: 6166880

NTN: NTH930013C

Journal publications

Howard SJ (2016)
Mindfulness may have risks as well as benefits. [Letter]
JRSM.
doi:10.1177/0141076816644113

Funston W, Howard SJ (2016)
A cross-sectional questionnaire study of the rules governing pupils' carriage of inhalers for asthma treatment in secondary schools in North East England.
PeerJ.
doi:10.7717/peerj.2006

Howard SJ (2016)
Labelling food with the exercise needed to expend its calories may lack integrity when activity is summed over the course of a whole day. [Letter]
BMJ.
doi:10.1136/bmj.i2430

Howard SJ, Surtees W (2016)
A case series review of suicides associated with social media use in South Tyneside, England.
JRSM Open.
doi:10.1177/2054270415619322

Howard SJ (2016)
An observational study of practice among food manufacturers in defining serving sizes of chocolate confectionery products sold in UK supermarkets.
International Journal of Nutrition.
doi:10.14302/issn.2379-7835.ijn-15-880

Funston W, Howard SJ (2015)
Uptake of the emergency salbutamol inhaler in North East England secondary schools following amendment of the Human Medicines Regulations.
Thorax.
doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207770.234

Howard SJ (2015)
Communication is key: an innovative multidisciplinary approach to communication of regional antimicrobial resistance surveillance data to hospital microbiologists in North East England.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.
doi:10.1186/2047-2994-4-S1-P166

Howard SJ, Stoker K, Foster K (2015)
Public health management of group A streptococcal infection in mother-baby pairs in England; a case series review.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control.
doi:10.1186/2047-2994-4-S1-P107

Shallcross L, Howard SJ, Fowler T, Davies SC (2015)
Tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance: from policy to sustainable action.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0082

Howard SJ, Davies SC (2014)
Progress and resistance.
Chemistry & Industry.
doi:10.1002/cind.7812_3.x

Howard SJ, Hopwood S, Davies SC (2014)
Antimicrobial resistance: a global challenge.
Science Translational Medicine.
doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3009315

Howard SJ, Davies SC (2014)
Chief medical officer urges action to tackle overweight and obesity.
BMJ.
doi:10.1136/bmj.g2375

Howard SJ, Catchpole M, Watson J, Davies SC (2014)
Antibiotic resistance: global response needed.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70195-6

Howard SJ, Adams J, White M (2012)
Nutritional content of supermarket ready meals and recipes by television chefs in the United Kingdom: cross sectional study.
BMJ.
doi:10.1136/bmj.e7607

Other publications

Public health expert contributor to:
Oxford Concise Colour Medical Dictionary, 6th edition.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN: 978-0199687992

Public health expert contributor to:
Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary, 9th edition.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN: 978-0199687817

Howard SJ
Verteprfin photo-dynamic therapy in the management of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy.
Newcastle: Northern Treatment Advisory Group, 2014.

Contributor:
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013: Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence.
London: Department of Health, 2014.

Editor in Chief:
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Surveillance Volume, 2012: On the state of the public's health.
London: Department of Health, 2014.

Davies SC, Howard SJ
Sally Davies and Simon Howard on the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance.
Article in: New World, 2014.

Howard SJ
The BMA is wrong to call for repeal of the Health and Social Care Act.
Article in: BMA Policy Debate, 2014.

Howard SJ, Davies SC
The scientific challenge posted by antimicrobial resistance.
Article in: Science in Parliament, 2013.

Contributor:
The drugs don't work: a global threat.
London: Penguin, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0241969199

Contributor:
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Volume Two, 2012: Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays.
London: Department of Health, 2013.

Contributor:
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, Volume Two, 2011: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance.
London: Department of Health, 2013.

Contributor:
A Year in the Life of Our North East Coast: By the People Who Live Here.
Newcastle upon Tyne: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012.
ISBN: 978-0701702403

Howard SJ
Instant Opinion.
London: Lulu Books, 2007.
ISBN: 978-1847534460

International presentations

Henderson M, Howard SJ
Screening for latent tuberculosis infection in clinical healthcare workers in an NHS hospital trust.
Five Nations Health Protection Conference, Cardiff.
Oral presentation.
9 May 2016

Howard SJ
Communication is key: an innovative multidisciplinary approach to communication of regional antimicrobial resistance surveillance data to hospital microbiologists in North East England.
International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control, Geneva.
Poster presentation.
18 June 2015

Howard SJ, Stoker K, Foster K
Public health management of group A streptococcal infection in mother-baby pairs in England; a case series review.
International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control, Geneva.
Poster presentation.
17 June 2015

Howard SJ, Davison P
Comparing health protection systems across six European nations and the USA.
Five Nations Health Protection Conference, Edinburgh.
Poster presentation.
18 to 20 May 2015

Howard SJ, Stoker K, Foster K
Public health management of Group A Streptococcal infection in mother-baby pairs; a case series review.
Five Nations Health Protection Conference, Edinburgh.
Poster presentation.
18 to 20 May 2015

Stoker K, Howard SJ
Seizing the opportunity for education in the public health management of a difficult outbreak of salmonella in a day nursery.
Five Nations Health Protection Conference, Edinburgh.
Poster presentation (Kelly Stoker).
18 to 20 May 2015

Porthouse A, Howard SJ, Foster K
A retrospective analysis of enquiries regarding Ebolavirus received by Public Health England, April 2014 to February 2015.
Five Nations Health Protection Conference, Edinburgh.
Poster presentation (Alexander Porthouse).
18 to 20 May 2015

National presentations

Henderson M, Howard SJ
Screening for latent tuberculosis infection in clinical healthcare workers in an NHS hospital trust.
Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Poster presentation.
28 June 2016

Henderson M, Howard SJ
Latent TB among clinical staff in an acute NHS Hospital Trust: a retrospective screening exercise.
British Infection Association Spring Scientific Meeting, London.
Oral presentation.
19 May 2016

Howard SJ, Mehta N
What is the relationship between mental health and wellbeing?
Cumberland Lodge Congress on Mental Health and Well-being: Contested Boundaries, Windsor.
Oral presentation.
3 February 2016

Howard SJ, Foster K, Stonebridge J
Lasting impact of a register-delivered cross-specialty training event: a retrospective feedback study.
The 14th National Multispecialty Conference, London.
Poster presentation (Judith Stonebridge).
19 January 2016

Funston W, Howard SJ
Uptake of the emergency salbutamol inhaler in North East England secondary schools following amendment of the Human Medicines Regulations.
British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, London.
Poster presentation (Wendy Funston).
3 December 2015

Howard SJ, Funston W
An education in self-management of asthma: A study of the rules and policies governing pupils' carriage of inhalers for asthma in secondary schools in North East England.
Faculty of Public Health Annual Conference, Gateshead.
Poster presentation.
23-24 June 2015

Howard SJ
International comparisons of health protection systems.
Association of Directors of Public Health Annual Conference, London.
Oral presentation.
2 June 2015

Howard SJ, Stoker K, Foster K
Public health management of Group A Streptococcal infecton in mother-baby pairs.
Federation of Infection Societies Conference, Harrogate.
Oral presentation.
26 November 2014

Howard SJ, Rutter H, Davies SC
Cartogram showing fast food outlets per 100,000 population by upper tier local authority, England, 2012.
Beautiful Science Exhibition, British Library, London.
Poster presentation.
February to May 2014

Howard SJ, Adams J, White M
To cook or not to cook? A cross-sectional comparative study of the nutritional content of supermarket ready meals and receipes from televsion chefs in the UK.
8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, Manchester.
Oral presentation (Jean Adams).
11 December 2012

Howard SJ, Clay H
Qualitative assessment of alcohol intervention and brief advice scratchcard pilot.
National Alcohol Liaison Discussion Forum, London.
Oral presentation (Helen Clay).
22 November 2012

Professional memberships

2015 - Present: Topic Expert Member (Antimicrobial Resistance) of a Public Health Advisory Committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

2012 - Present: Associate Member of Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

2011 - Present: Young Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

2010 - Present: Member of the Faculty of Public Health

In addition: Diplomate Member of the Faculty of Public Health, 2010
In addition: Trainee Member of the Faculty of Public Health, 2008 to 2010

2010 - Present: Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health

2010 - 2013: Member of the MHRA Trainee Advisory Board

2008 - Present: Member of the British Medical Association

In addition: Member of the BMA Advisory Board, 2012 to present

Interests and pursuits

I record audiobooks for the blind on behalf of Calibre, a national charity providing a subscription-free postal service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print. I am a founding member of the World Book Night programme, which attempts to promote literary fiction to adults in much the same way that World Book Day does for children. I play an active role in the national Special Interest Group for medicine within Mensa.

Academic IDs

ORCID: 0000-0002-6317-0942

Publons: 400796

Scopus: 55923463300

Google Scholar: 5uPv0ZMAAAAJ

ResearchGate: Simon_Howard3

ResearcherID: I-4976-2015




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Page hand-coded, with love, by me.