Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre appoints new Medical Director

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Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre has appointed Mr. Kenneth Hosie as its new Medical Director.

Mr. Hosie comes to Peninsula from Derriford Hospital and is an experienced general surgeon with special interests in surgical training and assessment, coloproctology (he was a member of the expert panel which wrote the national guidelines for managing colorectal cancer), surgical gastroenterology, surgical oncology and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

As well as being awarded a Hunterian Professor of Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, he has held a number of senior roles since his arrival in Plymouth in 2001, including Head of the Peninsula School of Surgery (responsible for surgical training in Devon and Cornwall), Director of Surgical Services and Clinical Director for Gastroenterology Services, both at Derriford.

Mr. Hosie is a member of the British Association of Surgical Oncologists, the Association of Surgeons and the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is an academic referee for the British Journal of Surgery, the European Journal of Clinical Oncology and the European Journal of Surgical Oncology. He has been a research assessor for the National Lottery Charities Board, the Medical Research Council and Dutch Digestive Disease Research.

He is an examiner for a number of organisations, including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for whom he also acts as the Regional Advisor in Surgery. He has sat on NICE committee’s which reviewed laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the use of technology in gastroenterology.

Patricia Warwick, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, said: “We are delighted that Ken has joined us as Medical Director, and we consider it a great coup to have secured the knowledge and expertise of such an accomplished and influential surgeon. He will play a vital role in the development of our surgical services and patient care.”

Kenneth Hosie added: “I am delighted to be able to join Peninsula NHS treatment centre. I look forward to being able to help develop the centre to its full potential whilst maintaining the incredibly high standards of patient  care that the centre delivers.”

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre specialises in orthopaedic and ophthalmic surgery, and it supports Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for some general surgery, ENT and orthopaedic procedures.

It recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and the fact that it entered the national top 10, and was identified as top in the Plymouth area, for the ‘friends and family’ test performance.

At the end of last year Peninsula was faced with the prospect of closure when the contract to perform orthopaedic surgery was not to be re-commissioned. However, support from patients, the public and elsewhere within the NHS, as well as the fact that patients can still choose to have NHS treatment at Peninsula through the Choose and Book system, meant that management at the hospital felt there was a strong enough case for it to remain open.

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