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Dr Matt Forbes

General Practitioner

GMC No. 7014810
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Dr. Forbes completed his undergraduate medical training at The University Of Sheffield in 2008. After graduation he worked at Imperial College NHS Trust, London. During his training, he developed an interest in improving quality of care and patient safety where he undertook further research.

He obtained membership of the Royal College Of General Practitioners in 2013 and worked as a GP partner, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne before returning Northern Ireland in 2015.

When he returned, he developed a portfolio career and undertook additional training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine. In addition to working as an NHS GP, he also work in Craigavon Area Hospital as a GP with specialist interest in antenatal care and early pregnancy.

Working as a private GP with Kingsbridge, gives Dr. Forbes time to provide holistic care for patients, empowering patients to take control of their health and focus on disease prevention.

Current NHS Posts

  • Sessional GP, GP Out of Hours, South Eastern Trust
  • GP with Specialist Interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southern Trust
  • Specialist Forensic Medical Doctor, Northern Trust

Personal profile

When not working Dr.Forbes loves being outdoors with family, usually having a picnic in a forest or climbing a mountain.  He enjoys running and is a member of his local running club.  During time off he enjoys heading off to Donegal to surf and loves snowboarding in the winter.

Qualifications

MBChB University Of Sheffield 2008

BMedSci University Of Sheffield 2007

MRCGP Northumbria GP Training Scheme 2013

Additional Training

LAT ST1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology NIMDTA 2016

Publications

Forbes M, Long SJ. The ABCDE Falls Reminder. Pitching to win: Getting senior doctors to take your ideas for change on board . (Abstract published at National Junior Doctors Agents for Change Conference hosted by the DoH, Bamm Bino, NPSA, BMJ).

Forbes MJ, Jackson PR. A study of the accuracy of causation algorithms to detect drug side-effects. Academic Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Sheffield, 2006. Poster presentation at the British Pharmacological Society’s 75th National anniversary winter meeting. Oxford. December 2006.

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Acute and Urgent Care
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Antenatal care and Early Pregnancy
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