Mr Payne is a Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon, practising at the Ridgeway Hospital and The Great Western Hospital, Swindon. He qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School with Honours in 1993, having attained a first class Honours Degree in anatomy in 1990. His surgical training was in London and the Wessex region. In 1997 he was awarded his FRCS. He attained a Master of Surgery degree in 2003 and was appointed as a Consultant in 2005. His surgical special interests are colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and endometriosis.