Dr David O'Connell qualified in Medicine at University College Cork in 1978. Having completed his house jobs at the Royal Hospital he then moved to London and completed his GP vocational training scheme, and obtained his Certificate of General Practice Training on the Bart’s and Hackney rotation.
At this stage and at the age of 28 he was unhappy with the quality of care available on the NHS. He joined the practice of the late Sir Noel Moynihan and has been in continuous practice as a Private GP in Chelsea since.
During his career, he has provided medical advice to, amongst others, Marks and Spencer, British Nuclear Fuels, Tiffany, the Benefits Agency and the DVLA. He has been Chief Medical Officer for Natural Biosciences SA (stem cells).
His main interests, apart from general medicine are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and diagnosing the seemingly un-diagnosable.
Outside of work David’s interests include eccentrics, history and racing yachts.