Mr Garry Shuttleworth graduated top of his year in medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster School of Medicine (University of London) in 1990 with distinctions. He was awarded several prizes and certificates of merit during his medical training and has a further prize from a faculty of natural science from The University of Kent.
Following what were then called “house-officer jobs” in London he moved straight into the field of ophthalmology.
He was awarded the Crombie Medal for the best overall performance in the part I (basic ophthalmic sciences) of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examination in 1992 and the Harcourt Medal for the best overall performance in the part II (clinical final examination) of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examination in 1994.
He then moved to Bristol to undertake a lecturer / researcher post in the university department of ophthalmology. He remained in Bristol for specialist training and subsequently undertook a fellowship in oculoplastics, adnexal disease and adult strabismus. He has published and presented widely in the past with 29 original publications, 4 chapters, 3 letters and 6 other publications to his name.
He has worked full-time as a consultant in Swansea Singleton Hospital since 2001 where he has performed the roles of Clinical Director and of audit lead.
He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for most of his consultant career and has co-ordinated Royal College of Ophthalmologist examinations in Swansea on 2 occasions. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists part 1 examination sub-committee and was Senior Examiner for the Refraction Certificate examination between 2015-2019. He is currently the Chairperson for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Examinations Committee.
He practices as a full time NHS consultant assessing and operating upon adult patients with cataracts, caring for adult patients with glaucoma and ocular surface disease, and assessing and operating upon adult patients with oculoplastic diseases, adnexal diseases and adult strabismus.