Personal profile

Mr Lawrence qualified from Glasgow University in 1983 and obtained his FRCS four years later. He moved to University College Hospital, London for higher surgical training and vascular laser surgical research. He was appointed as a Senior Registrar to the Wessex Rotation in 1994, working in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. He has worked as a Consultant General Surgeon in Swindon since 1996. He has been an Examiner in the MRCS since 1999 both in the UK and overseas. He is currently the Director of Surgical Examinations for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He also sits on the MRCS Part A Paper Panel and was involved with the redesign of the MRCS Examination in 2004.

Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Inguinal, femoral, umbilical and incisional hernia repair
  • JAG accredited for diagnostic upper GI endoscopy
  • Benign anorectal surgery
  • Varicose vein surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Hernia repairs

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Hernia Society
  • British Medical Association

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Great Western Hospital, Swindon

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