I qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1988. I underwent surgical training in the Wessex region, the Royal Marsden Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Post: Consultant ENT surgeon - Royal Berkshire Hospital
Medical school: Southampton University Medical School
Graduated: BM 1988
Postgrad: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - 1994
Intercollegiate diploma (ORL-HNS) - 2000
Basic surgical training - Wessex region
Higher surgical training (ENT) Wessex Region Royal Marsden Hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Leadership Roles at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
Clinical Director, Head & Neck Surgery
2011 to 2014
Clinical Services Unit Director, Specialist Surgery
2010 to 2011
Lead, Clinical Governance
2006 to 2010
Lead Clinician, ENT Surgery
2003 to 2006
Children's Surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
When I was appointed as an ENT consultant, at the RBH, I developed the integration of ENT, Audiology, Speech & Language and Education into a multidisciplinary team for children with deafness (see video).
I have been chair of the Children's Forum which is charged with the safety and protection of children in our hospital. I have also served as chair of the Paediatric Surgical Working Group.
Chair, Paediatric Surgical Working Group
2007 to 2011
Chair, Children's Forum
2009 to 2010
Surgical Representative, Children's Forum
2005 to 2009
I am a retired reserve medical officer. I was in the Royal Navy from 1988 to 2000. One of my many attachments was to the Royal Naval Air Station at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent (pictured below left). I also lectured regularly on the Underwater Medicine course at the Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke.
Portsmouth Naval Base
Prior to becoming Clinical Surgical Unit Director (see above), I was the chair of the 3rd Reading Scout Group Executive, a scout group almost as old as scouting itself - established in 1909 - two years after General Baden-Powell organised a demonstration scouting camp on Brownsea Island.