- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Vascular surgery
Having graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine, I went on to complete junior surgical training in Wales before crossing the border back into England.
During my higher vascular and general surgical rotation in the South West I completed a Masters degree in disaster healthcare and worked in Ethiopia. I have also taught trauma care in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and the Caribbean.
I achieved a Scholarship from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) with work on the diabetic foot and have set up the Bristol Trauma Course.
I have a keen interest in training and am the Training programme director for surgical training at the School of Surgery, Health Education Southwest. I am faculty on many national courses such as the National Vascular Training Day and the UK Endovascular Trainees course.
I believe in a 'human factors' approach to medicine and have been involved in teaching ergonomics and human factors for over 10 years. I work increasingly on building better systems to improve quality in healthcare.
Prior to working in Taunton,I was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons and Vascular Society Fellowship, undertaken in the University of Liverpool vascular unit. This gave me advanced training in endovascular and open arterial surgery.
I live near Taunton with my wife and three children.
Areas of interest
Minimally invasive approaches to varicose veins; laser therapy;cosmetic varicose veins; foam sclerotherapy;clarivein;Leg ulcers;Aortic surgery;lower limb bypass surgery;carotid surgery
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Helen Hopwood Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Principle investigator in EVRA trial - leg ulcers
Clinical Human Factors and Resilience
Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England/Vascular Society at the University Hospital Liverpool
Fellowship from National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Fellow of RCS England
Medical degree from University of Wales,College of Medicine
Courses offered to GPs
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- Medical degree University of Wales, College of Medicine 2002
- Masters Degree in Disaster Science University of Ulster and Glamorgan 2005
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
Reference number 6049253
Details of entry to specialist register
- Vascular and General Surgery , 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Medical Defence Union
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, TA2 6AN
- 16:00 - 19:00
- 07885 794570
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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Nuffield Hospital Taunton
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