MBBCH (Wales), FRCS (Ed & Eng), FRCS (Orth)
Following qualification as a doctor in Cardiff 1985 Phil trained as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wales and across the south of England. On returning from a fellowship in Melbourne Australia he was appointed as an NHS T&O Consultant in Canterbury in 1995 and developed a keen interest in training. As an Instructor he ran ATLS and Surgical Skills courses. He was the Clinical Director of the East Kent NHS Trust’s T&O department for some 10 years before being appointed by HEE as the Joint Program Director for the T&O surgical training program across Kent Surrey & Sussex. He has recently integrated the Trainetics HF program into their senior teaching program.
He has developed an interest in understanding the causes of surgical trainees failing to meet training targets and how they are best supported. He has co-ordinated, developed and run many clinical training sessions including Cadaveric surgical training courses in the new Kent Medical Schools facility and organised and run mock surgical examination days.
He is a clinical advisor to both Christchurch and Canterbury Universities supporting the Physician Associate training program, and the Medical School program and mentors Surgical Clinical Fellows involved with undergraduate and post graduate teaching.
Within his clinical role he has a particular interest in how clinical systems affect professional performance and the difference between how checklists and safety systems are designed and how they are actually implemented.