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Dr Tim Planche

Tim Planche - Clinical Lead Microbiology

Clinical Director

MBBS, BSc, MSc, MCRP, FRCPath, MD

Based at: St George's Hospital

Background

Dr Planche qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1991. He trained in infectious diseases and microbiology and has been a consultant microbiologist for over 10 years. He was clinical lead for microbiology at St George’s Hospital and is now the clinical lead for microbiology for South West London Pathology.

Dr. Planche is also a senior lecturer at St. George’s University of London with extensive research experience. Dr Planche currently splits his time equally between clinical service and research. He also has an advisory role for a number of academic, professional and commercial organisations.

Areas of interest

Dr Planche has a long standing clinical interest in OPAT service, antibiotic resistance and resistance pseudomonas. He started research work in Ghana and Gabon conducting clinical trials and research on severe malaria. He then switched his research to focus on bacterial infections, particularly healthcare associated infections, C. difficile and sexually transmitted infections and became a senior lecturer.

Latest news

April 6, 2021

SWLP says a sad farewell to virologist Dr David Carrington

The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.

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April 6, 2021

Croydon Health Services CEO opens refurbished SWLP laboratories

On Friday 26 March, the South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories at Croydon University Hospital were delighted to welcome Trust Chief Executive Matthew Kershaw to open the newly refurbished laboratories.

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March 15, 2021

Blood Transfusion now live with new Laboratory Information Management System

Blood Transfusion at SWLP sites is now live with a new Laboratory Information Management System.

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March 2, 2021

Blood Transfusion service to go live with new Laboratory Information Management System

South West London Pathology (SWLP) is replacing its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The new LIMS system is Winpath Enterprise from industry-leader Clinisys.

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