ABOUT DR HAMPTON
A doctor with unique portfolio and experience
Dr Rob Hampton qualified in 1986 and has worked in General Practice since 1990. Following 15 years in partnership he has worked as Portfolio GP since 2012 across 4 practices and other healthcare providers. His current portfolio includes work as a GP with an Extended Role (GPER) in drug & alcohol treatment, occupational health and an advisory role in the growing field of near patient testing.
He has had a practice in occupational medicine since 2000 and has held the Diploma in Occupational Medicine since 2002. He has provided clinical leadership to various national and local ‘return to work’ programmes. Widely published in various occupational medicine and primary care publications, he has also presented to several meetings and conferences. He has appeared on BBC radio and television on programmes relevant to his expertise in this field.
Providing care to people of working age and with drugs & alcohol problems
Dr Rob Hampton has worked in Leicester with several practice including Enderby Medical Centre, Inclusion Healthcare and Bowling Green Street Surgery. He is now a portfolio GP working for a number of organisations. His GP work is through DHU healthcare and by 'lending a hand' to other local practices. Having gained Level 2 RCGP Certification for Substance Misuse Management in 2013, he also provides medical services to private rehabilitation clinics for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Leadership and Advisory roles with a national profile
Dr Rob Hampton was elected to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Council in 2017 on a manifesto to improve the recognition of portfolio GPs and their contribution to primary care. He is a founder member of the Society of Occupational Medicine's GP Interest Group and a co-opted member of the Council for Work and Health and the British Medical Association's Occupational Medicine Committee.
He provides medical advice to a provider of home-medical-test solutions. The company grew as a government accredited provider of near-patient testing during the covid pandemic and is keen to see a world where people feel empowered to understand their health status that can guide targeted improvements to health & wellbeing.
He was a founder member of the Ingeus Clinical Advisory Group and has provided non-executive expertise since 2016. Ingues has been a leader of employment support in the UK for many years and has recently started to provide NHS services. He is also a non-executive board member for Health & Employment Partnerships, a leading provider of employment support for ex-offenders and people with mental health or drugs & alcohol related problems.
He was delighted to be invited by Public Health England to be their first Medical Champion for Work as a Health Outcome in January 2018 and has trained over 2,000 GPs on health and work and sickness absence management.
A strong believer in vocational rehabilitation and case management for people off work with long term physical and mental health conditions, he has led various multidisciplinary projects in this field and is a non-executive 'Friend' to the UK Vocational Rehabilitation Association.
Professional roles include being a member of the Editorial board for Omniamed Communication's Chronic Conditions Academy and being one of 14 GP Tutors for the UK Musculoskeletal Clinical Skills Course run by the Versus Arthritis charity and the Royal College of GPs.