Dr Benedict Hughes

Originally from Blackburn, Benedict was a pupil at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School before moving to Yorkshire for University. Benedict began his further education in 2009 at the University of Bradford studying Clinical Sciences. He then continued his studies at the University of Leeds where he read medicine, graduating in 2017. In order to pursue his interest in Medical Physics and Engineering, Benedict achieved a further degree in Medical Imaging.

Benedict is in his second year as a junior doctor and is currently working as a GP in Mid Yorkshire. Prior to this he worked in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology and Acute/Elderly Medicine in Leeds. Benedict continues to build on the experience he has gained across a wide range of specialities to better understand the complex medical and social needs of the elderly.

Benedict has a keen interest in the use of information technology and its application in medicine particularly in how it can be more broadly implemented in healthcare to benefit all parties. It was this passion for technology that drove Benedict to write an essay entitled “What is the most influential innovation in healthcare in the past 50 years?”. The essay won a national competition and as result he was offered an internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA.

Education has always been an important part of Benedict’s life and he remains committed to helping improve education for the medical profession. Benedict has had an interest in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery since a young age and hopes to pursue a career in the specialty.

When not working Benedict enjoys music, the theatre, playing numerous musical instruments, as well as playing sport and keeping himself fit in the gym.