YCHONS (Young Consultant Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeons)
Secretary 1993 – 1996
President 1998

BAO-HNS (British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons) at the Royal College of Surgeons; Merseyside and Cheshire Representative. Council Member and Trustee.2001-2008
Founder Member CPAG (Clinical Practice Advisory Group). 2004-8

Regional Speciality Advisor for Otolaryngology. Mersey Deanery on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.2001-2008

Council Member representing Mersyside and Cheshire on the council of The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery 2001-2008

Council Member of Royal Society of Medicine section of Otology 2006-09

Founder and Council Member British Skull Base Society. (1992) First Meeting Royal Marsden Hospital Board Room 22
nd October 1992

Council Member BMA Sefton Division.1998-2011

Medical Advisor to the British Acoustic Neuroma Association.

Chairperson of the MAC Renacres Hall Hospital.1997-2000

Honorary ENT Consultant to the Birkdale School for the Deaf.

Examiner BAAT (British Association Audiological Technicians) final Exams.

Internal Examiner MD The University of Liverpool.

External Examiner MCh University of Bath.

External Examiner MSc. Thesis in Audiology University of Manchester.

External Examiner MPhil Thesis in ENT University of Cambridge

External Examiner MD Thesis University of Leicester

Examiner for the Fellowship in Surgery in General and Otolaryngology of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 1998-2003

Examiner for Diploma of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2001-2016

Examiner Intercollegiate Fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2001-2013

Board of Examiners for the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2010-13

Chief Examiner for the Hong Kong College of Otolaryngologists conjoint Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.2006-2012

Specialist Advisory Committee Member and Liaison Member for Wales and the Eastern Deanery, then the Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery. 2010-13

Chairperson FPS.UK Facial Plastic Surgery UK committee 2008-9

Founder member of the committee that set up and runs the DoH funded Interface Fellowships in Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.2007-2010 Interface Group for Cosmetic Surgery April 2007 November 2009

Hon Assistant Secretary and Executive Officer of ENT.UK (British Association of Otorhinlogologists Head and Neck Surgeons) (2008 to 2010)

Hon Sec and Executive Officer of BACO (2009)

Chair Person of The Independent Practice Committee of ENT.UK (2008-9)

Chairman Specialist Advisory Committee for ENT for the UK.
This was a major national role; having served on the SAC for ENT for 5 years I was interviewed and appointed to this job for 3 years. This post runs the training of ENT surgeons in the UK. I took over during a time of rapid changes and was able to secure a strong future for ENT training and all of the changes I introduced have helped future proof the speciality. During my tenure;

  1. The Syllabus and Curriculum were re-written (and matched to the Intercollegiate exam curriculum for the first time) (2010)
  2. Submissions made to PMETB and GMC on the length and content of UK ENT training; all approved
  3. Jobs requirements to train ENT registrars were created, numbers of theatre and outpatient sessions defined and enforced. Emergencies treated to be accredited.
  4. Requirements for CCT created (the first speciality to do this and the only to have these approved as mandatory by the GMC). The CCT checklist is also applied to the CESR route to specialist registration and gives firm standards to be achieved. Now the CVs must contain the information that confirms GMC curriculum standards have been met.
  5. Created National Selection for ST3 posts in ENT. Yorkshire and Humberside deanery hosts this every year. The NS subcommittee of the SAC I set up and sat on created the selection methodology and marking system.
  6. The Interface Training posts in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery set up.
  7. Manpower changes to avoid over training ENT consultants. If you now complete ENT training you can get a consultant job in the UK.

UK representative for ENT on UEMS Section of ORL and Exam Board (2014-present)
Harmonising ORL-HNS surgical training and examinations throughout Europe

Member of the Organising committee for Dubai Otology (2015-present)

Faculty of Surgical Trainers RCSEd Myanmar (2018-present)