Dr Stuart Blackie
Our Trustees

Dr Blackie trained at the Edinburgh University Medical School. Thereafter he was appointed a lecturer in the Department of Pathology at Edinburgh University.

In 1986, while working as Consultant Pathologist at Charing Cross Hospital, he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School.

In 1998 he set up his own private practice offering services specialising in surgical pathology and cytology.

He has voluntarily undertaken the medical supervision of sick and handicapped patients of all ages on holidays to Europe, including pilgrimages to Lourdes.
He was on the Private Practice Committee of the British Medical Association, and past Vice President of the Medical Society of London.

His deep interest and knowledge in the settling of disputes by mediation led The Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution to appoint him an Accredited Mediator. Later, when serving on the Council of the Independent Doctors Forum (IDF), he was asked by the Forum to put in place a fair complaints procedure for the benefit of patients. He is was the Chairman of the Complaints Process for the IDF.

Dr Trevor Hudson

Dr Hudson qualified in 1962 from Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He started in general practice in 1966, outside the NHS, in Central London where he has lived ever since.

He trained under Lord Hunt of Fawley who was co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners and, later, moved into single handed practice. He has retired from active practice but continues to give advice and is researching for a PhD on auto-immune disease.

Other commitments include medical advisor to the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Trinity College of Music, where he is an Honorary Fellow, the Church of England Pensions Board, the Friends of the Elderly, the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association and also served onthe council of the Independent Doctors Federation.

He has retained a broad interest and open approach to the understanding and treatment of illness.

Dr Marius Van Oldenborgh

The founder and current Chairman, Mr van Oldenborgh was brought up in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, qualified at the University of Cape Town Medical School and Groote Schuur Hospital, completing his general and kidney transplant surgical training in Professor Christian Barnard’s heart transplant unit.

Research, borrowing techniques from surgery of the eye, led him into ophthalmology, for which he trained and qualified at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, winning the Moorfield’s Senior Prize.

His experience of numerous hospitals throughout the world, in conjunction with Orbis International, as well as several other medical organisations, stimulated a fascination in the subject of modern medical care delivery.

Marius van Oldenborgh is the current chairman of Patient Care Trust.