Rural Surgery Section Visitor

Mr David Sedgwick

Fort William, UK

David graduated in preclinical medicine from the University of St Andrews before completing his medical degree at Edinburgh University in 1980 (MBChB). His surgical training was based in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife (FRCSEd 1984). His urological training was in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and Fife Hospitals. In 1992, he became a Remote and Rural Surgeon working in the Highlands and Islands when appointed as a consultant at the Belford Hospital, Fort William. He has been an ATLS and Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC) instructor for over 25 years and BSSC Convener for over 15 years on behalf of the RCSEd. Retaining general surgery in the Rural General Hospitals and establishing a training pathway for those committed to this in Scotland have been two of David’s objectives during the past decade. He was a member of an RCSEd SLWG producing a report on Standards Informing Delivery of Care in Rural Surgery in 2016. Recently retired, he has been acting as locum Consultant Surgeon in a number of RGH’s as well as teaching BSS, hernia repairs and trauma care in the West Bank and Rwanda. Local BSS faculties have been trained and mentored in both the West Bank and Rwanda. In 2019, he leads a team to deliver the first BSS Course in Cambodia in the University of Health Sciences Phnom Penh. David is married to Frances and has 6 children.