Matt is a consultant in GUM & HIV in Cumbria, having trained in Greater Manchester and Dublin. He has a longstanding interest in ethics and the law as applied to HIV and GUM, and has bene involved in a number of publications relating to these subjects. Matt is chairing the writing group fir the update of the BHIVA position statement on HIV and the Law, chairs his trust ethics committee, and sits on the BMJ ethics committee. He is honorary professor at the University of Central Lancashire. Matt recently served two terms as North West CGC rep, and is currently Regional Advisor for the RCP Northern branch.