Adrian commenced his theatre nursing career in 1982 whilst serving in the Naval Nursing Service (Q.A.R.N.N.S). In 1996, Adrian returned to his home cities, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, to become one of the first Orthopaedic Surigcal Care Practitioners (SCP) in England: a role where non-medical professionals practice surgical interventions within a Consultant led surgical operating team.
Adrian encourages role development within perioperative teams and has represented AfPP in national working parties/consultations on advanced perioperative roles and has spoken internationally on the subject. His special interests are emerging perioperative roles, surgical site surveillance, health informatics and leadership development.
Adrian believes that focussed association activity, resourced education and local passion, enables safe patient care. As charity President, he seeks to ensure board engagement and leadership for all of our members, that enables sustainability and national influence as the extended surgical team continues to develop.
Married with two emerging young adult offspring and a grandson, when not in practice, he is a keen coastal dog walker, theologian and Nelson addict!