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March 2020

Touching Lives

24 March 2020

I reached out to a couple of trainees today as they are on the front line and stepping up to meet the challenges COVID-19 presents – one is due to become a father in the next month or so and he is worried about his wife, her pregnancy and their child. His family live in Iran where, allegedly, a COVID-19 related death is occurring every ten minutes.…


My Best Trainer and Training Moments

23 March 2020

I initiated and have had the privilege of running the Silver Scalpel Award to recognise the best surgical trainers in the UK for 17 years. I am humbled by the qualities of the best surgical trainers that have been nominated the trainees. This feeling is echoed in the feedback from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of the NHS who has b…



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System Disruptions: 19th August 2017

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 19th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.