Dr. Tim Fitzsimons M.B CH.B.

I qualified in medicine at Manchester University in 1981, and have worked as a GP partner at Green Lane Medical Centre, Liverpool from 1986 until April 2015. I have now relocated to Maritime Medical Centre which has been approved by HSE, MCA and UKOG and offers a high standard of medical care and facilities.


My Diving
As a diver, I'm active in our local BSAC club, Liverpool Dive Club; an Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor status. We regularly dive all the usual haunts of the North West as well as around the UK and abroad.

My interest in diving was whetted in 1996 and has been of great enjoyment ever since. It became obvious that safety is a most important aspect of diving and over the last twenty years I've involved myself in diving medicine and act as local medical referee for the UKSDMC.

Diving Medical Training
- Foundation Course - towards 'Diploma of Underwater Medicine'. This has consisted of four weekly, intensive courses at the Dept. of Environmental Medicine at the University of Aberdeen run by Dr. John Ross (EOM).

- UKSDMC Conferences - updating conference at Oxford, Whipps Cross, Shrewsbury, Bristol, Birmingham and Barcelona. Successful appointment as medical referee for UK Sport Diving Medical Committee (UKSDMC)

- Assessment and approval - by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for HSE dive medicals; subsequent revalidation successful.

- UKOOA Conference, Aberdeen, bi-annually since 2006 - acceptance for off-shore medicals for United Kingdom Oil and Gas Association now(UKOG)

- Acceptance by the Maritime Coastal Agency as approval for Maritime (ENG1) Medicals in 2013 (MCA)


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