Took up Short Service Sommission with RAMC 1971. Qualified
RMO duties in Germany and Northern Ireland.
Started surgical training 1977. FRCS 1979. Converted to Regular
Commission 1980. Service Germany Belize England and Germany.
Accredited consultant 1985.
Served as consultant in Belfast Nepal Germany Falklands Bosnia
and finally in charge of Army's cancer unit at Queen Elizabeth
Military Hospital Woolwich.
Premature volountary retirement from RAMC 1995 and took up post
at Darlington Memorial Hospital to start a rapid access one stop
Gradual increasing specialisation in breast surgery has followed
this appointment but still do some general surgery and remain on
emergency on-call rota.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community