I was appointed as a full time NHS Consultant General Surgeon in 1991. While I retired from working full-time for the NHS in 2018, I continue to work part-time for the NHS and intend to do so for the foreseeable future. I remain happy to take instruction on allegations of breach of duty and clinical negligence or personal injury if they are relevant to my expertise.
I revalidated with the GMC in October 2019 for a further 5 years (GMC Registration Number 2491486), remaining fully licensed as an accredited specialist in General Surgery on the General Medical Register until October 2024, , when I intend to further revalidate and remain on the General Surgery Specialist Register thereafter, and I confirm that I follow their good practice guidelines.
My Responsible Officer for GMC appraisal and revalidation is the Independent Doctors Federation. My malpractice insurance cover for medico legal work is with the Medical Defence Union (membership number 224068J) and my cover exceeds £5 million. I fully understand my obligations to the Court under Part 35 of the CPR.
Over the last 25 years I have prepared over 2500 reports to the Courts in all 4 countries of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, St Helena and the USA, addressing allegations of breach of duty, roughly 60% claimant instructed.
Over that time, I have had to attend Court on only 7 occasions (5 Claimant instructions and 2 Defendant instructions) and in 5 of these 7appearances the Court preferred my evidence.
No judge has ever made adverse comment in their summations about my evidence in Court.