Consultant in anaesthesia, critical care and perioperative medicine for the last 24 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, and providing both Enhanced Care postoperatively and Enhanced Recovery postoperative care. I am currently a member of the RCoA Council and a joint Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Clinical Lead for Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT).
I will continue this work for a few more years (3-6 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.