Dr David Lubel FRCP is an experienced consultant general physician and geriatrician with broad clinical interests and expertise including acute general (internal) medicine and all aspects of geriatrics including mobility disorders and confusion. He is particularly interested in complex diagnostic challenges such as those seen in the frail elderly who may have undiagnosed non-specific illnesses together with deteriorating mobility, falls and confusion. These skills can be equally useful in the assessment of younger patients with complex undiagnosed medical symptoms and a significant proportion of his practice is that of a general physician.
- David Lubel
1. Education & Training
Dr Lubel studied Undergraduate Medicine at Guy's Hospital in London, where his grandfather and both parents had studied Medicine before him.
Achieving a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree in Medicine & Surgery (M.B., B.S.) with Distinction in Medicine, he went on to work as a pre-registration "houseman" at Guy's hospital in acute medicine with diabetes and gastroenterology and then a "house surgeon" at Lewisham Hospital.
His subsequent training was in general and acute medicine and included a wide variety of general medical sub-specialties including respiratory medicine, cardiology, nephrology and geriatric medicine. He worked at Guy's Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, Edgware General Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and finally University College Hospital before being appointed to a substantive consultant post at Northwick Park Hospital in 1992. Dr Lubel has specialist accreditation in both general (internal) medicine and geriatric medicine.
A generalist at heart, his initial intention had been to become a family doctor and follow his father's footsteps into general practice. However the allure and challenge of hospital medicine was too great for him to resist, and he finally chose to become a consultant physician in the broadest sense by becoming a general physician and geriatrician.
3. Membership of Societies
4. Previous Professional Roles
- Chairman of Harrow Research Ethics Committee (from June 1994 to October 2002).
- Former Chairman of Harrow and Hillingdon Healthcare NHS Trust Local Negotiating committee and member of Northwick Park & St Mark’s LNC.
- Deputy Clinical Tutor, Northwick Park Hospital: December 1994 to April 1996.
- Course organiser of the Northwick Park Hospital MRCP Clinical Short Case Course (July 1992 to 2000).
- Member of NPH Drugs & Therapeutics Committee and of Brent & Harrow FHSA Prescribing Committee.
- Meetings Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS): October 1993 to September 1995.
- Honorary deputy secretary to the British Geriatrics Society: October 1995 to September 1997.
- Honorary Secretary to the British Geriatrics Society: October 1997 to October 1999. I had many associated responsibilities including drafting the BGS submission to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, acting medical expert for Help the Aged with their Dignity on the Ward Campaign (1999), member of the RCP London Geriatric Committee, member of the RCP working group on General Medicine / Geriatrics interface. I was editor and author of regular lead editorials for the BGS monthly newsletter.
- Editor of “CME bulletin: Geriatric Medicine”. I launched this brand new journal and commissioned all the articles. I relinquished editorship once it was established due to pressure of additional commitments: 1997-1998.
- Former Member of the advisory board of Current Medical Literature: Health Care of Older People: from 1995.
- External MB BS examiner University College Hospital: 1997 to 2000.
- External examiner to Westminster University.
- Clinical investigator on the ValHEFT study (Valsartan in heart failure): 1997 to 2000.
5. Clinical Activity
National Health service
David Lubel works for the National Health Service and is employed on a part-time consultant contract by the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.
He runs a regular general medical / elderly care / falls clinics. Clinical activity data for 2015 including private and NHS outpatients can be accessed here.
The rest of David Lubel's professional activity is largely devoted to private practice as a consultant general physician and geriatrician with a weekly outpatient clinic at the Clementine Churchill Hospital.
David Lubel's private practice activity is carried out via a limited company, Remington Partners Ltd.
6. Special Interests
Dr Lubel has a broad interest in all aspects of general and geriatric medicine, with a special interest in disorders of mobility, cognitive proplems and especially complex diagnostic problems.
- Lubel DD. Falls and the older person. Care of the elderly, 1989; 1: 667.
- Topper R, Lubel DD. Resuscitation decisions in a general hospital. (letter) Br. Med. J. 1990; 300: 16356.
- Denham MJ, Lubel DD. For debate: Peer review and services for elderly patients. Br. Med. J. 1990; 300: 16356.
- Dobbs RJ, Lubel DD et al. Could free walking speed reflect striatal dopamine? Br. J. Clin. Pharm. 1991; 31: 606P607P.
- Lubel DD. Medical care: is it a consumer good? (Review). Care of the elderly. 1991; 4: 2034.
- Bowes SG, Charlett A, Mehta R, Lubel DD, et al. Relative importance of treatment and other variables in determining free walking speed in idiopathic parkinsonism. Br. J. Clin. Pharm. 1992; 33: 246P.
- Dobbs RJ, Lubel DD, et al. Hypothesis: age related changes in gait reflect a tendency towards parkinsonism. Age Ageing. 1992; 21: 221225.
- Bowes SG, Charlett A, Dobbs RJ, Lubel DD, et al. Gait in relation to ageing and idiopathic parkinsonism. Scand. J. Rehab. Med. 1992; 24: 181-6.
- MaloneLee J, Lubel DD, Szonyi G. Low dose Oxybutynin for the unstable bladder. Br. Med. J. 1992; 304: 1053.
- Lubel DD, Chamberlain DA. The rational use of diuretics in the elderly. Care of the Elderly. 1992; 4: 311314.
- Lubel DD. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a need for a more honest approach? Geriatric Medicine. 1992; 22: 13.
- Lubel DD, Miller R, O'Malley C. Audit: a view from the junior doctors. Hospital Update. 1992; 18: 744749.
- Lubel DD, Denham MJ. Muscle disorders (chapter). In: Cowdry's Geriatrics, Ed. Morley J. The Manning Company, St Louis, USA, 1993.
- Lubel DD, Denham MJ. As time goes by - a survey of geriatric day hospitals. Health services journal. 16 September 1993: 26-7
- Lewannski C, Lubel D. Fascinoma of the month: Complications of plombage. Hospital Update 1995: 21; 250-2.
- Lubel, D. Evidence-based medicine 1. CME bulletin: Geriatric Medicine. 1997; 1:
- Lubel, D. Evidence-based medicine 2. CME bulletin: Geriatric Medicine. 1997; 2: 32
- Lubel, D. Evidence-based medicine 1. CME bulletin: Geriatric Medicine. 1997; 3: 68
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Jan 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Mar 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. May 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Jul 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Sep 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Nov 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS submission to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care. June 1998
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Jan 1999
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Mar 1999
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. May 1999
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Jul 1999
- Lubel, D. BGS Editorial. Sep 1999
- Barnett N., Francis S-A, Lubel D, Denham M, Health services journal. Back to the Future. 27 February 2003.
Dr Lubel was revalidated on 17 February 2015.
Information on what this means can be found at the General Medical Council website.
Dr Lubel undergoes annual 'whole practice' appraisal and this is carried out by his NHS employer. As part of this process Dr Lubel requires feedback on his performance from both patients and professional colleagues. The standards used for appraisal and revalidation are published by the GMC.