Tony Rudd was appointed Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly at St Thomas' Hospital in 1988 and a couple of years later took on responsibility for developing stroke services.
Since 1995 he has chaired the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party based at the Royal College of Physicians in London, which has been responsible for developing the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and running the National Sentinel Audit programme.
He chaired the NICE Guidelines Development Group for Acute Stroke and TIA published in July 2008. He is a Trustee of the Stroke Association and chairs their Research Strategy Committee. He is a past president of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and sits on the Stroke Strategy Programme Board at the Department of Health.
He has recently been appointed as the Clinical Director for Stroke in London and from 1st September 2010 will have a personal chair in stroke medicine at Kings College London . He has published over 150 research papers on stroke and four books, including one for stroke patients and their carers entitled Stroke at your Fingertips.