Medical Advisory Panel

The TSSIS is advised by a Panel of medical experts who oversee and endorse all TSSIS activities and literature.
One of the major strengths of the Panel is the broad spectrum of clinicians it represents. The Panel members are drawn from a range of disciplines, including general practice and primary care on a community level, and from hospital consultants in the areas of gynaecology, paediatrics and accident and emergency. They represent the front line of clinicians who could potentially encounter a case of TSS, and therefore appreciate the problems faced in correctly diagnosing the illness.

The TSSIS Medical Advisory Panel has helped to extend the capabilities and depth of the service, and provides constructive advice for future activities.

The TSSIS is only able to respond to individual e-mail enquiries within the UK.

Dr Sarah Brewer Dr Sarah Brewer, GP/Medical Author (Freelance)

Dr Sarah Brewer qualified in 1983 from Cambridge Clinical School. She has spent time at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and as a GP in Plymouth and is currently working in genito-urinary medicine in Norfolk. Dr Brewer writes regularly for a wide variety of lay and professional magazines and she has written numerous popular health books. Dr Brewer also has considerable teaching experience, including lecturing in the areas of women's health and executive stress.

Miss Rachel Lyons Miss Rachel Lyons, Consultant Gynaecologist, Ealing NHS Trust

Dr Rachel Lyons qualified at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1989. After initial training in psychological medicine, she undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has special interests in fertility, ultrasound and minimal access surgery. She has a degree in immunology and her interest in toxic shock syndrome developed during her research years when she studied the effects of disease states, including vaginal infections, upon the female reproductive tract.

Colin Michie Dr Colin Michie MA FRCPCH FLS Consultant Senior Lecturer Paediatrics, Ealing NHS Trust. R & D Director

Dr Colin Michie qualified from Oxford in 1983, and has trained as a paediatrician with a special interest in infectious diseases. For some 10 years he has been involved in investigations into the effects of bacterial toxins; he has treated a number of patients with TSS. He currently works in Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and has specialist clinics and laboratory groups in Guys Hospital and Imperial College.

Dr Fionna Moore Dr Fionna Moore, A & E Consultant, Hammersmith Hospital’s Trust, London

Fionna Moore qualified at University College Hospital, London and initially trained in the surgical specialities, before undertaking specialist training in Accident & Emergency Medicine. She has worked as an A&E Consultant at University College London Hospitals and the Oxford Radcliffe Trust prior to her current appointments, the A&E service at the Hammersmith Hospitals Trust. Her special interests within Accident & Emergency are Pre Hospital Care, Trauma, Resuscitation and Paediatrics. She acted as Medical Advisor to the Audit Commission Study on Accident & Emergency Services and is currently Medical Director of the London Ambulance Service.