Ian Grant: consultant in plastic surgery, & hand surgery
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a unique challenge for all of us. I have regretfully post-poned operations planned for the last week in March, April, and May of 2020.
I have switched clinic visits largely to video or phone consultations - I am happy to use Zoom (https://zoom.us) or FaceTime or Skype to carry out consulations as best as possible, my secretary Wendy Dixon (01223 550881 firstname.lastname@example.org) can arrange a time with you and the best way to get in-touch. The insurance providers seem happy with this. I will document the consultation and write to you and your doctors in the norman manner. A good quality photograph of the probelm (well lit and in focus) is always helpful (e-mailed to my secretary email@example.com)
It is possible that some patients with urgent skin cancers (melanoma and some squamous cell carcinoma) may still be able to have surgery as NHS patients in the Nuffield Hospital. A referral would need to be made by your GP to Addenbrooke's through a generic pathway.
I will happily carry out medicolegal work with review of the notes, and a video consultation. Please contact my office to arrange where and how to send any relevant notes (ideally e-mail notes using drop box or similar).
This is a national emergency, I will be working uncertain hours in the NHS, and will expect that myself and my colleagues will need to provide support where we can to our fellow citizens that fall ill over the next few months. I am sorry if your care has been delayed, I appreciate how tough this must be and for some people how worrying: when this over we will pick up the pieces and help as quickly as we can. Feel free to keep in-touch with my office.
Above all else - wash you hands as often as you can- before and after eating - when you enter and leave the house, and do not do anything (eg DIY) that might cause a hand or soft tissue injury. I hope you and your family and the people you care about remain well.
I am based in Cambridge working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the NHS and privately. My areas of expertise are plastic surgery (including skin cancer, and microsurgery), cosmetic surgery, reconstruction after trauma, nerve surgery, hand surgery, and children’s hand surgery.
I have been a Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge since 2005. I trained in medicine at Oxford University Medical School, and qualified as a doctor in 1991. I trained as a plastic surgeon in London (Mount Vernon Hospital), Salisbury, East Grinstead, and Cambridge, and undertook fellowship training in hand, and micro-surgery in Leeds and Melbourne Australia.
I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Tutor for Cambridge University. I was the clinical director for plastic surgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital from 2010-2014. I am the director of an annual two-day course on hand surgery, and another on reconstructive surgery. I am regularly invited to lecture on plastic surgery, hand surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.
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