So after two years I am now leaving Warrington & Halton Hospitals. I do so with a heavy heart as I have had a thoroughly great time working there as a consultant. It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with so many wonderful colleagues and I have enjoyed meeting and treating the patients of Warrington, Runcorn, Northwich and surrounding areas. I have performed over 920 operations during my time at the trust and have calculated that I have seen over 7,500 patients in clinic with my team - makes you think! Being the Governance Lead for Scheduled Care has also been a great privilege and I am happy to hand over the baton knowing, hopefully, that I have made a positive impact to patient safety and care. I am particularly proud of the updated WHO surgical safety checklist that we have been able to develop and the raised profile of surgical safety throughout the trust.
I start at University Hospitals of South Manchester on November 4th and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that await.
This year I have once again been privileged to have been awarded a Medical Education Excellence award from the Education Centre at Warrington & Halton Hospitals. THe citation is for "Best in student / junior participation and class / group responsiveness"..."is sensitive to the response of the class, encourages student participation and facilitates questions and discussion"
I have hugely enjoyed teaching the undergraduate students and trainee doctors at Warrington - they are always a pleasure to teach, eager, inquisitive and always keep me on my toes. I will be sad to leave later this month but look forward to being involved in teaching at UHSM
Today I went into school to give a session to a group of excited Year 2 students. They wanted to know all about earwax and bogies and were fascinated by how we do operations in the ears. A really attentive and well-behaved class who asked lots and lots of questions - who knows, maybe there is a budding otorhinolaryngologist among them!