Dr Arnold Deering


BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP (Ed)

GMC number: 2487935

Practising since: 1979


General (internal) Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Dr Deering was appointed Consultant Physician in 1991. He specialises in General (Internal) Medicine, Stroke Medicine and Syncope. He has wide experience in the diagnosis and management of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia) including Autonomic Mediated Syncope – also known as Neurocardiogenic Syncope / Vasovagal Syncope – and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS).

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 Transient Loss of Consciousness, TLoC. It was one of the first of its kind in the UK and is widely used by local GPs, Consultant Cardiologists, and Consultant Neurologists. A wide variety of patients are referred to the Syncope Clinic including those suffering from Blackouts, Faints, Postural hypotension, Orthostatic hypotension, Postural tachycardia syndrome (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, PoTS), Dizziness, Vertigo and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ( BPPV)

Tilt table testing (Head up tilting, HUT) is an invaluable test used to investigate all types of dysautonomia and is provided by the Syncope Service.  

Dr Deering also established the Cheltenham Stroke service in 1992. In 2012 the Syncope service and Stroke service relocated to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital as part of a centralisation of services programme championed by the Trust. Close liaison between Consultant Stroke Physicians, Consultant Vascular Surgeons and Consultant Radiologists the Stroke Service has enabled the provision of daily one-stop Transient Ischaemic Attack TIA / Minor Stroke clinics, a perfect example of interdisciplinary cooperation.

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

He is an international examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

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

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Arnold Deering at Nuffield Health

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Arnold Deering works with

Related experience


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


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

Other posts held

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

Insurers Dr Arnold Deering works with

Dr Arnold Deering works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • 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.