About Us

Dr Jon Rees, Chair & Treasurer

Dr Jon Rees

Jon Rees trained in Urology in Taunton and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1999. He then spent 3 years completing research into the impact of prostate cancer on the quality of life of men and their partners, and was awarded his MD thesis in 2003. In 2004 he switched to General Practice and is now a partner at Backwell & Nailsea Medical Group in North Somerset. He continues to work in Urology, providing a primary care diagnostic urology service to 3 CCG's, including a community based LUTS, Haematuria and raised PSA one-stop service.

He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE 'Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in men' Clinical Guideline, published in 2010 and an Expert Advisor to the NICE Quality Standard for Prostate Cancer in 2015. He is deputy editor of 'Trends in Urology and Men's Health' (www.trendsinurology.com) and involved extensively in educating his fellow GP's about Urology, particularly through the Prostate Cancer UK Masterclasses. He is currently chair of the educational advisory group for Prostate Cancer UK, previously chair of the 'Prostatitis Expert Reference Group' at Prostate Cancer UK and a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for 'Tackle Prostate Cancer (formerly known as the Prostate Cancer Support Federation). He has recently authored a clinical review for the British Medical Journal on the management of LUTS in men, as well as a number of other urological publications.

In 2014, he founded (and now chairs) the Primary Care Urology Society – for GP's with an interest in Urology or who wish to develop skills in this area. (www.primarycareurologysociety.org)

In June 2015 he became a trustee of the charity 'Action on Bladder Cancer UK'.
In his 'spare time', he is an active trustee of the Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (www.hipz.org.uk) – a small UK based charity which runs 2 district hospitals on the island of Zanzibar, providing essential healthcare for over 250,000 people.

Position GP Partner, GPSI in Urology

Dr Jonny Coxon, Secretary

Dr Jon Rees

Dr Jonny Coxon plies his trade as a jobbing GP Partner at the Beaconsfield Medical Practice in Brighton, an exhausting 3 minute drive from his home. When not commuting or enjoying seaside frolics with his family, he also works one day a week as a Clinical Assistant in Urology, for Brighton and Sussex Universities NHS Trust. In addition, he runs a sexual medicine clinic at the Nuffield Hospital in Brighton.

Before switching to general practice, he pursued a Urology career path, including a spell as a Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital. Alongside clinical work, his prostate cancer research work was published in the British Journal of Urology amongst several other publications, and led to an MD thesis. He also worked in a team carrying out several trials on medications for erectile dysfunction.

He continues to maintain a strong interest in sexual function and urological disease. His surgical pursuits are now more limited to the lumps and bumps offered up by minor surgery clinics in his practice, and flexible cystoscopy lists in hospital. He strongly believes that people should have easy access to efficient and effective assessment of their health concerns, and that this should be done in their local community whenever possible. He is a strong proponent of providing professionals and patients alike with reliable and user-friendly accurate information regarding sexual dysfunction and urological diseases.

He has spoken regularly for Prostate Cancer UK at masterclasses around the country since 2011, and spoken on sexual medicine or prostate disease at many other educational events.

He is the Chair of his Local Medical Committee liaison group. He has completed the European Society of Sexual Medicine’s comprehensive training in Sexual Medicine, and acquired the Fellowship of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM) qualification. He sits on the committees of the British Society of Sexual Medicine and the Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group, and on the Editorial Board of Trends in Urology and Men’s Health. He is a Trustee for the Sexual Advice Association, and Secretary for the Primary Care Urology Society.

Position GP Partner & Clinical Assistant in Urology

Dr Nikhil Chopra, Education Secretary

Dr Jon Rees

Nik Chopra is currently a GP partner with a special interest in Urology. He completed his medical training from University College London in 2007 after which he completed his core surgical training programme and joined the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010.

He worked as a Urology Registrar at University College London Hospitals and The Royal Marsden Hospital where he gained his urological experience mainly in prostate and bladder cancer. He completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Urology in 2012.

After a move to general practice, Nik is now a partner at St Giles Surgery in Buckinghamshire and has worked with both Chiltern and Milton Keynes CCGs to develop urology pathways.

He has recently completed writing an e-Module for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and currently performs Urological Triage for Devon CCG.

In addition Nik has a great interest in medical education and runs CSAce Medical, a course to help GP trainees through their training exams.

Position GPwSI Urology,
Education Secretary for the Primary Care Urology Society
Qualifications MBBS, MRCS, BSc Primary Healthcare, PGDip Urol

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