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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
I qualified in medicine from the University of the West Indies in my home country of Trinidad and Tobago before coming to England to further my training.
I trained in East Anglia and won the Gold Medal for the Orthopaedic Specialty exam in 2004.
I fell in love with the country (and an Englishwoman!) and so have happily settled into Norfolk life. I have been a consultant Spinal Surgeon at NNUH since 2006.
I am the lead for spinal training on the East of England Orthopaedic Training Programme and an examiner for the FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
I am able to offer one Saturday spinal clinic each month as I appreciate it is not always easy for patients to come on a week day. I also consult privately every Tuesday afternoon at Spire Norwich but can occasionally offer ad hoc sessions at the Global Clinic in Norwich.
The highest recommendation that I can claim is that I am often asked to look after my colleagues and their families. This reflects their trust in my integrity and honest judgement which is paramount in medicine.
Areas of interest
Lower back pain and "slipped disc" problems;
Neck problems and arm pain from "slipped" discs; Spinal stenosis and difficult walking; Spinal curvature (scoliosis) in adults and children; Spinal tumours, infection and trauma (fractures).
- Medical Secretary
- 07504 038622
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Akesh Dhrampal Not Fee Assured
- Dr Simon J Fletcher Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
NNUH, Consultant Surgeon
James Paget Hospital, Visiting Consultant Surgeon
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Outcome of scoliosis correction
I attend the gym with my 15 year old son who is alarmingly fit! I enjoy reading historical fiction and biographies of inspiring people.
I love cricket and relish going to a Test match with my mates when the opportunity arises.
I am lucky to enjoy a great family life with my fantastic wife, four children and one adorable grand-daughter.
Walter Mercer Medal in Trauma and Orthopaedics
BOA Travelling Fellowship
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
European Spine Journal
Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine
Courses offered to GPs
I frequently teach at GP surgeries and have visited several practices in Norfolk.
I regularly teach on the Spire Norwich GP CME sessions and lecture to GP trainees on spinal problems and back pain.
- MBBS University of the West Indies 1994
- FRCS (England) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1998
- FRCS (Edinburgh) Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh 2018
- Spinal Fellowship Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane 2004
Reference number 4275420
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)
British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
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.