I have been an NHS consultant gastrointestinal surgeon for over 15 years. Whilst this gives me huge satisfaction as well as pride in our health service, I am frustrated by the failure to tackle many health and weight issues before medical intervention is needed.
Our NHS is struggling under the burden of so many diseases such as type 2 diabetes and various cancers that could be prevented if only we could get the right advice, support and motivation to change our lifestyle. And it saddens me to see so many people suffering with weight and other issues that could be solved by changing the way they eat, drink, sleep and more. So, whilst I continue with my NHS work, I also strive to advise people on how to help themselves wherever they can.
Doctor of Medicine with over 25 years experience
NHS consultant for 15 years
First female weight-loss surgeon in UK
Higher degree in medical research