Adam is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Torbay in South Devon. He was an undergraduate at Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospitals Medical School, London. His postgraduate training took him along the south coast of England from Hastings to Truro as well as time spent in Australia and demonstrating anatomy in Brighton. His higher specialist training was in the South West, combined with a period of research into perioperative medicine after major abdominal surgery. His post-CCT Fellowship was in laparoscopic rectal surgery at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester. His clinical interests are laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal surgery including TaTME and TAMIS, and day-case pilonidal and haemorrhoidal surgery.
Adam is the new Treasurer of BADS.
Dr Stam Karavolos is a Consultant Gynaecologist based at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester. He has a special interest in reproductive surgery and ambulatory gynaecology. He graduated from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, in 2004 and completed his training in obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine in London and Newcastle. He was awarded a postgraduate research degree (Doctor of Medicine) from Newcastle University in 2016.
He is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and holds a position as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He has published a number of scientific papers and has been a speaker in national and international medical meetings. He is currently involved in national policy making as a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) guidelines committee and RCOG clinical assurance group
Karen is an Australian trained Registered Nurse who has been in the UK since 1995. She currently the Lead Nurse for Day surgery and Pre-operative assessment at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust based at Denmark Hill, a role she has held for the past 2 years. Karen has worked in a range of day surgery/23 hour and theatre settings for the past 20 years and is passionate about educating and empowering day surgery nurses to be knowledgeable and expert in their extended role. Karen is delighted to have joined BADs council and to be involved in driving and promoting the profile and importance of day surgery at more than just a local level.
An experienced Chief Executive and Chair with a successful track record of significant National and Regional leadership roles. Shaun possesses excellent communication skills, is a seasoned interviewer for Executive roles and has a track record of setting demanding objectives and inspiring people to achieve these.
His ability to read the broader operating environment, political astuteness and people skills have created numerous productive partnerships which continue to deliver enhanced results and business growth in complex and challenging environments.
Considerable strategic and operational management experience results in his ability to visibly lead large scale service and cultural change that inspires staff ownership and pride in the organisation.
I have a specific interest in Day Case Hip Replacements and after visiting Copenhagen in August 2018 set up a programme in Fife leading to the first successful planned Day Case replacement being performed in Scotland in November of that year. Since then we have hosted several visits from other Health Boards to learn the technique and offer support and guidance.
I believe I have much to offer the council of BADS, especially from an Orthopaedic perspective, when it comes to ERAS together with driving and spreading the best practice that is Day Surgery for the benefit of patients.
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