NHS & University posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust
BMI Lancaster Hospital
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
Memberships of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
Foundation Fellow & Council Member,
College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Muller / SICOT Fellow 2002/2003
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
I obtained my medical degree from Cambridge University and then did basic surgical training in the South East Thames Region. Between appointments in the NHS I worked in surgical programmes for aid agencies in conflict situations; Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Rwanda (during the 1994 genocide).
I passed my FRCS in 1994 and then did higher surgical training on the Guy's and St Thomas' rotation in London. After passing my FRCS(Tr & Orth) in 1999 I was appointed trauma fellow in San Antonio, Texas where I completed my Mchir dissertation in the biomechanics of landmine injury. I then went to be a medical missionary in Malawi for over three years.