Dr Kyle Stewart
Shortlisted for trainee/newly qualified GP of the year at the General Practice Awards
Dr Stewart is a theoretical medicine research fellow at the University of Exeter, through which he has discovered a plant-based solution to several common ailments seen in general practice. His findings could potentially lead to an organic treatment for struvite kidney stones and nappy rash, with further applications in frailty and overcoming antimicrobial resistance.
In other work, Dr Stewart has created a novel sample pot that changes colour in the presence of bacterial diarrhoeal pathogens. This may also have implications for guiding antibiotic prescribing in the acute setting. His enthusiasm for medical innovations led him to appear on the BBC’s Spotlight regional news programme to discuss the latest developments.
Alongside these roles, Dr Stewart runs the outpatient lumbar puncture service at Torbay Hospital in Devon, removing pressure from other clinical areas.
Above all, he is an enthusiastic newly qualified GP brimming with ideas. He undertook an in-depth analysis of his practice’s appointments system, which revealed that consultations for mental health and general internal medicine complaints typically took longer than those focused on other problems.
What colleagues say: ‘Kyle is a friendly, supportive colleague with astute clinical acumen and innovative thought. He has become a valued member of the practice team, well liked by staff and patients’ Dr Ros Mills, educational supervisor and salaried GP, Devon