Dr Arnold Deering

BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP (Ed)


Dr Deering specialises in General (Internal) Medicine, Stroke Medicine, Hypertension and Syncope.

Dr Deering was appointed Consultant Physician in 1991 and has wide experience in General (Internal) Medicine.

He established the Cheltenham Syncope service, a part of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust, in 1992. This service specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of unexplained loss of consciousness. It was one of the first of its kind in the UK and is widely used by local GPs, and Consultant Cardiologists, Neurologists and Paediatricians.

Dr Deering also established the Cheltenham Stroke service. He was heavily involved in the planning of the purpose-built state-of-the-art Stroke ward which opened in Cheltenham General Hospital in 2009. Working closely with his Consultant Vascular Surgeons and Consultant Radiologists the Stroke Service now includes daily one-stop TIA/Minor stroke clinics.

In 2012 the Syncope service and Stroke service relocated to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

He is experienced in the investigation and treatment of difficult hypertension.

Dr Deering was educated at Portora Royal School Enniskillen, The Queen's University of Belfast, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.


  • Weekly Wednesday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Physician General (Internal) Medicine and Stroke Medicine, Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust


Other interests

In addition to his clinical interest in Syncope, Hypertension, Stroke Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine Dr Deering is involved in Medical Education. He regularly teaches medical students and postgraduate doctors. He is an Educational Supervisor, University of Bristol Clinical Lecturer, and a Royal College of Physicians Examiner for MRCP PACES clinical examinations.

Personal interests

Photography, piano

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association of Stroke Physicians
  • British Hypertension Society


Extensive research into Baroreflex Sensitivity leading to a doctorate thesis (MD) and publications


Dr Arnold Deering works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Dr Arnold Deering does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Arnold Deering does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Arnold Deering does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.