The Future of Colorectal Surgery

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A talk given by Mr Mike Parker, President ACPGBI at the Dukes' Club AGM 2012

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The Future of Colorectal Surgery

  1. 1. Mike ParkerPresident ACPGB&IDukes’ Club Annual Meeting 2011Saturday 9th April 2011Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth
  2. 2. The future of Colorectal Surgery Training & Examinations Consultancy Practice – elective - emergency Private Practice Professional activities Litigation & GMC Pension planning
  3. 3. The future of Colorectal Surgery Training & Examinations European Work Time Directive Pros & Cons Post CCT Fellowships Sabbaticals Research
  4. 4. The future of Colorectal Surgery Training & Examinations MRCS FRCS EBSQ
  5. 5. The future of Colorectal Surgery Consultancy ASGBI General Surgery + Colorectal Interest Specialist Colorectal ACPGBI Specialist Colorectal Surgeon
  6. 6. The future of Colorectal Surgery Consultancy Start the way you mean to continue Remember it’s a long haul Treasure success, share disasters Nurses can save you or sink you Your secretary is the most important person in the world Choose the best person you can as a colleague Strive to achieve excellence
  7. 7. The future of Colorectal Surgery Practice Elective Laparoscopic Robotic Endoscopic - maintain skills Centralisation of some services MDMs for all Emergency Depends Emergency surgeons Trauma surgeons
  8. 8. The future of Colorectal Surgery Private Practice Exactly the same Secretary vital Don’t be afraid to ask colleagues Pay GMC/MDU/MPS by direct debit A good NHS practice = a good private practice Get a good accountant
  9. 9. The future of Colorectal Surgery Professional Activities Local Regional National International Merit Awards
  10. 10. The future of Colorectal Surgery Litigation You are only as good as your notes Be honest but compassionate If in difficulty get advice early Talk to senior colleagues To apologise is not an admission of guilt
  11. 11. The future of Colorectal Surgery Litigation GMC – questionably fit for purpose if replaced there will still be regulation read the books
  12. 12. The future of Colorectal Surgery Pension Planning NHS pension excellent but may change dramatically Private pension schemes advisable Investments
  13. 13. The future of Colorectal Surgery Have fun and keep learning Maintain professionalism Professorial advice

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