South West - Clinical Ambassadors

Mike Horrocks

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Mike has focused on both elective and emergency Vascular Surgery in networks and Trusts throughout his long career.

He was Professor of Surgery in Bath before his recent retirement and has been Secretary General of the European Society of Vascular Surgery, President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, President of ASGBI and a Council member of RCS chairing Education and Professional Standards, culminating as Senior Vice-President.

Appointed consultant surgeon at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1982, Mike moved to Bath in 1991 to take up the Postgraduate Chair in Surgery with an interest in vascular surgery. He attended Guys Hospital for his undergraduate training followed by post-graduate training at Ipswich, Guys Hospital, Medway, Kings and the South West.

David Richmond

Consultant in Urogynaecology

David is currently a Non-Executive Director at Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) Council and Cases Committee.

After graduating from Edinburgh University in 1977 and spending his initial training there, David became a Lecturer at Liverpool University in 1983. He spent a year as a Senior Resident in Adelaide, Australia before appointment as Consultant in 1990 in Liverpool. He was Medical Director of Liverpool Women’s Hospital from 1993 until 2010 before his election as Vice President and then President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2013 to 2016).

His clinical specialty was that of Urogynaecology. As Chair of the Audit Committee of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) he developed the national BSUG surgical database with others. At the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) he was instrumental in delivering the first national outcome report for maternity which is now the National Maternal and Perinatal Audit programme. He retired from NHS clinical practice in 2017.