Mr. Mark J. Speakman was appointed Consultant Urologist in Taunton in early 1990 and has developed a busy practice in the management of benign and malignant prostate disease, incontinence and andrology. He has undertaken research and published papers on smooth muscle physiology, the treatment of prostate and bladder diseases, alternatives to prostatectomy, research into quality of life assessment and evidence-based medicine in urology.
He trained in London, Oxford and Glasgow and completed an MRC research fellowship with Professor Alison Brading and Mr. Joe Smith in Oxford.
Mr. Speakman has been on the Editorial Board of European Urology and is currently on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology.
He has been a member of the Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) on two occasions and was Honorary Treasurer of the Association (2003-2005) and has recently been elected as President-Elect of BAUS.
He was Clinical Director for surgery (1995-2000) and was Associate Medical Director 2004-2009. He has been the Director of Research and Development on two occasions within the Hospital Trust. He is a Specialist Advisor to the U.K. National Institute for Clinical Health and Excellence.
Surprisingly, for someone who’s also a family man, Mark does have spare time and is a devoted fan of Bolton Wanderers FC. His other passions include tennis and skiing, and he also knows a thing or two about wine!