Dr Jon Rees
GP, Backwell & Nailsea Medical Group with specialist interest in Men’s Health and Urology
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’ 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, 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.
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 – a small UK based charity which runs 2 district hospitals on the island of Zanzibar, providing essential healthcare for over 250,000 people.