I have over 20 years experience providing Medico Legal reports having been a Consultant employed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as Past President of my National Surgical Speciality Association.
I have extensive experience in nearly all areas of my speciality including:
• Soft Tissue Injuries & Scarring
• Hand Injuries
• Head & Neck Surgery
• Cleft Surgery
• Cosmetic Surgery
I regularly provide reports for both claimants' and defendants' solicitors in cases of personal injury and also in cases of alleged medical negligence. I have appeared as an expert witness in court on a number of occasions.
I was Consultant Plastic Surgeon employed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust until 2012. I remained in clinical practice until 2017. I was President of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons in 2010. From 2003-2007 I was Chairman of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board in Plastic Surgery which gave me responsibility to organise and oversee the final exit examination in Plastic Surgery in the UK. Passing this examination is a prerequisite for trainees before being eligible to be added to the Specialist Register of the GMC. From 2007-2009 I was Chairman of the Specialty Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery, responsible for monitoring the quality of surgical training in my specialty in the UK. During my career I have gained wide experience of management having been Clinical Director on two occasions- in a teaching hospital for a directorate and for a regional service.
Research and Publications
I have over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and have carried out both clinical and basic research particularly in the fields of burns and cleft lip and palate.