Qualified Glasgow 1973, then junior and middle grade training Manchester. Academic training with Peter Bell, Leicester where completed higher surgical training. Appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Sunderland in 1988. Have held several positions since then and latterly in my career was Medical Director. Visiting professor at University of Loughborough until 2013 and in 2014 at the University of Sao Paulo. Now part-time surgeon in Sunderland, part-time vascular surgeon (non-clinical) at Northumbria Healthcare Trust and Non-Executive Director for NTW Mental Health Trust. Long-standing Interest in Health Informatics and was Physician Consultant for Meditech, MA, until 2017. Life member of BCS.