Consultant in anaesthesia, critical care and perioperative medicine for the last 22 years at Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK.
For 30 years I have tried to improve patient care by developing shared decision making before surgery, assessment of high risk surgical patients, optimising high risk surgical patients before surgery and providing their optimal post-operative care. I will continue this work for a few more years (3-8 years?). In my final years of clinical practice I will focus on supporting younger clinicians who are the future. The future is more important than the past.