“I wish to thank Mr Richard Bamford for all his hard work, as Lead for Skills and Courses, over the last 2 years and especially during such difficult times. Mr Bamford is now the TPD for core surgery training (Surgery in General).
I wish to thank Mr Jon Mutimer and Mr James Coulston who demitted their roles as TPDs for Core Surgery Training (Surgery in General and T&O respectively) In August. They leave the Severn CST programme ranked number one in the UK. Their successors are Mr Richard Bamford (TPD CST SiG) as mentioned previously, and Mr Tristan Barton (TPD CST T&O).
I wish to thank Mr Paul Tierney who is due to demit his role as TPD for otolaryngology in Severn Deanery later this year. He also leaves the role with the progamme ranked number one in the UK. His successor will be Mr Ed Chisholm who we welcome to the School.
I wish to thank Mr Richard Edwards who will demit his role as TPD for neurosurgery in the south west in the new year. His successor will be Mr Paul Fewings who we welcome to HEE south west.
I wish to thank Chrissy Blane for her role as Surgical Simulation Fellow over the last 12 months. She has supported the School is the delivery of training during these difficult times over the last year. I wish her all the best in the rest of her training.
Finally, but not least, I wish to welcome Angeliki Kosti as the new Surgical Simulation Fellow for the next 12 months from this October.
Head of School of Surgery
Severn Deanery, HEE south west“