Dr Reckless qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London and undertook postgraduate training in the Oxford region.
He worked as Special Adviser to the Healthcare Commission in 2004, and was Special Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer in 2005-06.
Dr Reckless was appointed Consultant Physician and Senior NIHR Research Fellow at Oxford University Hospitals in 2007.
He held the roles of Associate Medical Director (Quality) and Clinical Director, Neurosciences. Dr Reckless has a good understanding of commissioning having worked with the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (as secondary care doctor on the Governing Body) for several years.
Dr Reckless took up post as Medical Director at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in April 2016.
Dr Reckless continues to undertake clinical work both at Milton Keynes and in Oxford where he remains Honorary Consultant Stroke Physician / Senior Clinical Lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Dr Reckless has a particular interest in postgraduate education, having previously served as Training Programme Director, and has authored books on general medicine, and the interface between medicine and the law.