Meet the Team 2017-02-18T15:24:49+00:00

Consultant Colorectal Surgeons

Mr Mark Cheetham MBBS BSc (Hons) MD FRCS (Gen Surg) Cert Med Ed, is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having completed higher surgical training in the North West Thames Deanery. In addition to a practise in general, emergency and laparoscopic colorectal surgery including colorectal cancer, he has a specialist interest in complex inflammatory bowel disease and anal fistula.

He completed a specialist colorectal Fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital, London and carried out researches into anorectal physiology and proctology resulting in several publications related to haemorrhoids, anal fissure and faecal incontinence. Mr Cheetham is principal investigator for the national DREAMS study.

In academic practice Mr Cheetham is a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery, Colorectal Disease and the World Journal of Surgery (for which he is also a member of the editorial board). His memberships include the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and International Surgical Society.

From an educational perspective he is a past Undergraduate Surgical Tutor and Lecturer at Keele University Medical School and is a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainee at SaTH. He holds a Certificate of Medical Education.

Mr Cheetham is heavily involved in projects at an executive level in medical leadership, Quality Improvement and patient safety and is the current Care Group Medical Director for Scheduled Care at SaTH.

Secretary contact: 01743 261190

Mr Robert Clarke MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCS (Gen Surg), is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having graduated from St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College, London) and completing higher surgical training in the Wessex Deanery with senior training at one of the National Colorectal Training Units at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He has a specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery including rectal cancer, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) for early rectal cancers, laparoscopic ileo-pouch anal procedures for inflammatory bowel disease and pilonidal sinus disease with flap reconstruction. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids, fistulas and anal fissure and laparoscopic hernia repairs.

He undertook a specialist laparoscopic colorectal Fellowship at a National Colorectal Training Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary in 2010-11where he became a trainer for National Laparoscopic Colorectal Training Programme (LAPCO). Mr Clarke was a member of Faculty for the Laparoscopic Hernia Masterclass and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Immersion courses while in Bradford and continues his educational practice in laparoscopic training for advanced surgical trainees. He is a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.

He is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Mr Clarke is Clinical Lead for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery and for Emergency Surgery at SaTH.

Secretary contact: 01743 261189

Mr Adam Farquharson MBChB MEd MFST(Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg) is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having graduated from the University of Sheffield and completing higher surgical training in the Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery including single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), pelvic floor dysfunction (including faecal incontinence. obstructive defecation syndrome and rectal prolapse) and complex anal fistulas. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal cancer surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids and anal fissure.

He undertook a specialist laparoscopic colorectal Fellowship at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia (2012-13) and was awarded the Ethicon Endo-Surgery David Dunn Memorial travelling fellowship to support this period of specialist laparoscopic colorectal training.

Before higher surgical training, Mr Farquharson was clinical research fellow to the Peritoneal Tumour service at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. This research focussed on peritoneal surface malignancies including pseudomyxoma peritonei and their management with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC (heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy) leading to publications in the British Journal of Cancer and Colorectal Disease. He was also granted travelling fellowships by the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology for this and other work undertaken in Sheffield.

Mr Farquharson is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh. He is a peer reviewer for the journal Colorectal Disease and a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Hospital Medicine.

In the later stages of training he completed a postgraduate degree in education at the University of Sheffield (Masters of Education) with his thesis examining the video assessment of surgical skills. He is a Clinical Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH and is member of faculty at the ICENI Centre for surgical training in Colchester.

Mr Farquharson is the current RCS England Surgical Tutor for SaTH and a core member of the Pelvic Floor multidisciplinary team.

Secretary contact: 01743 492359

Ms Emma Hamilton MBChB BSc MD FRCS (Gen Surg) is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having graduated from St Andrews and Manchester Medical Schools and completed higher surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery. She has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and colorectal cancer. She also has a general, emergency and colorectal surgery practice with the management of proctology including haemorrhoids and anal fissure.

She was awarded the national Ethicon Endo-Surgery Fellowship to support a six month specialist laparoscopic colorectal fellowship at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 2016.

Prior to higher surgical training she undertook two years of research at the Institute for Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham, for which she holds an MDafter submission of her thesis examining the immune response in colorectal cancer. She has been a member of the West Midlands Research Collaborative and DREAMS trial management group.

Ms Hamilton is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Ms Hamilton is Lead Clinician for emergency surgery.

Secretary contact: 01743 261681.

Mr Trevor Hunt MBBS (Hons) MS FRCS is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having completed higher surgical training in the East Midlands Deanery (Leicester). He has a specialist interest in advanced colorectal cancer, surgical repair of rectal prolapse and the management of complex anal fistula. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal cancer surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids and anal fissure.

He completed a specialist colorectal Fellowship as Resident Surgical Officer at St. Mark’s Hospital London and holds a Master of Surgery (MS) following his thesis on the subject of the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. Mr Hunt is lead local investigator for the FACS study that examined follow up protocols after colorectal cancer surgery and he has other clinical publications in areas of general and colorectal surgery. He is a peer reviewer for the journal Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Hunt is a member of the British Medical Association, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.

Mr Hunt is Lead Clinician for the Colorectal Cancer multidisciplinary team and is a member of the panel for the prestigious National Peer Review Programme in General Surgery.

Secretary contact: 01743 261186

Mr Jon Lacy-Colson MBChB MD FRCS (Gen Surg) is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having completed higher surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction (including faecal incontinence. obstructive defecation syndrome and rectal prolapse). He also has a general, emergency and colorectal surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids and anal fissure.

He completed a specialist colorectal Fellowship at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia in 2009-2010 and holds an MD with his thesis examining the genetics of colorectal cancer. His academic interests include the early diagnosis and screening for colorectal cancer and pelvic floor disorders.

Mr Lacy-Colson is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and the national Pelvic Floor Society.

In education he is a Tutor in Surgery at Keele University Medical School, a Foundation Careers Advisor for SaTH and a regional Surgical Careers Advisor to the West Midlands Deanery. He is also a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.

Mr Lacy-Colson is Lead Clinician for the Pelvic Floor multidisciplinary team.

Secretary contact: 01743 261460

Mr Joe McCloud MBChB MD FRCS (Gen Surg) is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having completed higher surgical training in the Trent Deanery. He has a specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) for early rectal cancers, complex inflammatory bowel disease and complex endometriosis. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids, fistulas and anal fissure.

He undertook specialist laparoscopic colorectal Fellowship at one of the National Colorectal Training Units at Colchester Hospital.

He holds a MD by the University of Sheffield for a thesis on molecular biology in colorectal cancer.

Mr McCloud is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

He is regional educational lead for the West Midlands Postgraduate School of Surgery in higher surgical training, is an ARCP panel member and is a member of faculty at the ICENI Centre for surgical training in Colchester. He is also a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH and was the immediate past RCS England Surgical Tutor. He is a Tutor in Surgery at Keele University Medical School

Mr McCloud is Clinical Director for the Department of General Surgery at SaTH.

Secretary contact: 01743261681

Mr Andrew Schofield BSc MBBS MS FRCS is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having completed higher surgical training in the North West Thames Deanery. He has a specialist interest in advanced colorectal cancer and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal surgery practice including the management of proctology including haemorrhoids, fistulas and anal fissure.

He undertook specialist colorectal Fellowships as Resident Surgical Officer at St. Mark’s Hospital, London in 1998 and in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia in 1999.

He holds a degree of Master of Surgery for work investigating the detection of micrometastases in cancer awarded by the University of London.

Mr Schofield is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Society of Coloproctology and the Old Wykehamist Medical Society. He is a peer reviewer for the journal Colorectal Disease.

He is a Lecturer at Keele University Medical School and an Examiner in Surgery. He is also a current Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.

Mr Schofield is Lead Clinician for Colorectal Surgery at SaTH.

Secretary contact: 01743 261050