Nigel Mallon is an ex-Royal Navy dentist who has worked from the palaces of Borneo to the backstreets of Yorkshire. He has spent time in Rwandan genocide prisons and took three years out in Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to raise his kids in Yorkshire. He has an MA in theology. His NHS practice in Broomhill has grown to 44 staff and to offer undergraduate and postgraduate training and domiciliary and emergency services for the city. Nigel works free in African communities each year, and his team have just returned from Tanzania working with Bridge2Aid, where there is only one dentist to 300,000 people. Nigel lives with wife and business partner, fellow dentist Sue, in Broomhill.
bumping into friends and acquaintances
Sheffield is a great city of village communities and everywhere, no matter where you go, you invariably meet folk you know. I love the welcome and openness of folk, from comments on the weather to their full medical and dental history while I am waiting to order a pint at my local.
Walking the Dog
Be it around the block, in one of our many parks or further out in the Peaks, there is no better way to enjoy the seasons, seeing and appreciating one of the greenest cities in Europe. Ecclesall Woods is a family favourite for Maisy, our Wheaton Terrier.
Eating out as a family
Sheffield continues to broaden its palate. This half term, our family enjoyed burritos, Indian street food, sushi and Brazilian carvery. The city offers a never-ending delight of new dining experiences, from breakfast to brunch, to a pastry and coffee, to a five-course meal.
Church at the Abbey
Every Sunday, from 6pm to 8pm, St Peter’s Church facilitate a pint and a preach! Actually it is a growing community which allow folk to drop in to listen and experience what has been going on in people’s lives. With local beers on tap, quality live music (thanks Jodie) and led by Andy Rushworth and Harry Steele, this is the perfect start to our working week. I find their openness and honesty a real encouragement in my Christian spirituality and closes the gap between what happens on Sunday and Monday morning at work.
Taptonville House Dental
I really enjoy going to work and working with the clinical team which provides an excellent NHS service. The practise has grown over the past decade from one surgery with 150 patients to over ten surgeries providing regular care for 15,000. We provide out-of-hours emergency care for the city and have the opportunity to care for a wide range of people in dental pain. The practice also invests in the next generation through training dentists and therapists. It is an adventure to pass on our experience and skills which keeps old dogs like me getting too long in the tooth! Taptonville is also part of a unique domicillary service for residential homes, and provides the clinical lead for the London CRISIS homeless projects at Christmas, as well as doing dental mission in Central Africa and Tanzania on a regular basis to bless communities less fortunate than Sheffield.
Six days shall you work, but on the seventh we rock! In Sheffield I have enjoyed the big names of Moody Blues, Bryan Ferry, Joe Bonamassa and Hawkwind, but once a year the city becomes alive with music on the streets, parks, in the bars and on public transport. The atmosphere is great and there is always so much more to discover… just like our city.