Patrons and Ambassadors​

Meet our patrons and ambassadors.


Lord Victor Adebowale CBE


Victor is the Chair of Social Enterprise UK and the NHS Confederation. Before this, he was Chief Executive of Turning Point, a social enterprise. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Co-Operative Group, Collaborate CIC, Nuffield Health, Visionable and Leadership in Mind. Victor also served for 6 years as a Non-Executive Director on the board of NHS England and currently sits on the board of the NHS Race & Health Observatory. He became a crossbench peer in 2001.


Mr Martin Griffiths CBE DL


Martin Griffiths is National Clinical Director for Violence Reduction at NHS England, Clinical Director for Violence Reduction Network at NHS London, and a Consultant Trauma and Vascular Surgeon.

Yvonne Coghill CBE


Professor Michael West CBE


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Mission and Vision

We exist to develop a surgical community of excellence. Uncover more about how we plan to achieve our aim

Core Values

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Our Team

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