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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Lower GI surgery
-I was appointed as a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery to the Countess of Chester NHS Hospital Trust in 2002.
-I undertook my surgical training in NorthWest, London and Wales.
- Experienced in all aspects of General and Colorectal Surgery and Colonoscopy.
-I am the Clinical Lead for General Surgery, Lead Clinician for Colorectal Surgery and Chairman of the Colorectal Cancer MDT in Chester
Areas of interest
Change in bowel habit(diarrhoea,constipation);
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Faecal incontinence and frequency;
Bowel cancer (colorectal cancer);
Fissure-in-ano (anal pain)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery at the Countess of Chester NHS Hospital Trust.
President of the Liverpool and NorthWest Surgical Society
Clinical Lead for General Surgery in Chester
Lead Clinician for Colorectal Surgery in Chester
Chair of Colorectal Cancer MDT in Chester
Colorectal (bowel) cancer
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)
Stenting for large bowel obstruction
Numerous awards and citations for surgical training including the prestigious Surgeon Trainer of the Year 2013 (Mersey Deanery and Liverpool&Northwest Surgical Society).
British Journal of Surgery
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons
International Journal of Surgery
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.acpgbi.org.uk/surgeon-outcomes/countess-of-chester-hospital-nhs-foundation-trust/)
I have a 0% mortality rate for major cancer surgery for the last 8 years. Please see Association of Coloproctology of GB&I website (ACPGB&I).
Indeed the Colorectal Unit in Chester has amongst the very best mortality data in the UK with a 0% mortality rate for the last 4 years.
Excellent outcome data for readmission rates, postop infection rates and colonoscopy outcomes as evidenced in my annual appraisal.
- FDSRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1988
- BDS University of Liverpool 1983
- FRCS gen Royal College of Surgeons in England 2001
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons in England 1996
- MBChB University of Liverpool 1993
Reference number 4042949
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair Merseyside &Cheshire Colorectal Cancer Network 2012
- Council Member Association of Coloproctology GB&I 2012
- President Liverpool & NorthWest Surgical Society 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in General and Colorectal Surgery, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Coloproctology of GB&I
Association of Surgeons GB&I
Liverpool &NorthWest Surgical Society
Medical Protection Society
- Wrexham Road Chester,CH4 7QP
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01244 458327
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ward staff/doctors at the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital who can then make contact with me for advice.
Tel: 01244 680 444