Dr Geraint Rhys Jones (MB, ChB, FRCP) worked as a Consultant Physician for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust from 1987 until his retirement in 2016. In 2007, he was appointed Medical Director of Clinical Services, a post he held until 2012.
Qualifying in Cardiff in 1972 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, this was followed by Specialist Accreditation, General Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology in 1985. To further mark his achievements and skill as a doctor and recognise his ongoing contribution to the profession he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) in 1994.
Dr Jones has written a number of research papers including those on thyroid disease, cardiology, and diabetes management and complications.
Most notably, Dr Jones developed a population based diabetic retinal screening service and a national and internationally recognised fully integrated diabetic lower limb service, resulting and maintaining amongst the lowest amputation rates in the UK.
He was also instrumental in integrating hospital services across Pennine Lancashire and established a new interventional cardiac service resulting in a major reduction of acute cardiac deaths