Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
I am a Consultant Anaesthetist in Torbay Hospital, which has a very strong day surgery ethos and a wonderful, successful team. I was recently appointed as Clinical Director of Day Surgery at Torbay and am currently the Honorary Secretary of the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS). I completed my training in the South West region.
I have a keen interest and enthusiasm for Day Surgery that developed from a successful and productive Advanced Day Surgery module in Torbay. I was co-opted onto the BADS council as a trainee representative in 2015 and formally elected as a full council member in 2016. I work to promote BADS and its ideals and have had a key role in BADS conference organisation. I am keen to promote audit and continuous service improvement in Day Surgery to continue to push the boundaries in what can be achieved. I had a key role in leading the team at Torbay Hospital when setting up an Emergency Ambulatory Care pathway and am passionate about furthering ambulatory emergency surgery opportunities.
Previous day surgery projects and audits have been successfully presented in the prize sections of multiple BADS Annual Scientific meetings and the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. I have written chapters for BADS publications, ambulatory surgery resources for the Royal College of Anaesthetists and contribute to the Journal of One-Day Surgery. I speak at ambulatory conferences.
As a member of BADS Council, I am continuing to gain an invaluable insight into the workings of a national organisation, learning from experts in an area of personal clinical interest. I am keen to promote the clear benefits that day surgery has for patients and the NHS as a whole especially in the recovery after COVID-19.