The time I banded a gang member's haemorrhoids

Thanks to a helpful girlfriend and a rap track called Bust One all went well

Fracturing your ankle when you are a busy laparoscopic surgeon is never good for your future. Several surgeries later standing had become an issue.


Too young to retire, the question became how to utilise all that experience and remain medically connected.

First the concept evolved of setting up a surgical review clinic, a free service within a general practice half a day a week.

A trial of six weeks saw nearly 70 patients reviewed and demand for the service to continue.

This was soon joined by a second development