I have been a consultant surgeon at the local trust hospital since 1991. My postgraduate training has been almost entirely in this country. I have been the Colorectal Cancer Lead within my trust for the last four years and have been Clinical Lead for General Surgery for six years. My major workload at the Trust has been bowel surgery for cancer as well as non-cancerous conditions such as diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. I am a JAG accredited endoscopist and an endoscopy trainer.