COVID-19 SUPPORT SERIES: In The Trenches with Martin Sinclair of Top Doctors

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  • Members In The Trenches with Martin Sinclair of Top Doctors
     28 May 2020
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Martin Sinclair is Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at Top Doctors and at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and we’re delighted to be welcoming him as guest speaker at our third In The Trenches event.  Our thanks to Martin for kindly giving up his time when he is exceptionally busy for obvious reasons.

Martin has experience of managing teams within the complex healthcare environment and will be reflecting on the challenges and opportunities that have come with the current coronavirus pandemic.  This will be a fascinating insight into a sector which to many of us is something of a mystery.

Healthcare is a complex system with necessary safety and bureaucratic controls which can:

  • Slow down progress
  • Prevent innovation
  • Frustrate ideas people
  • Delay adoption of new evidence
  • Lack of common goal

Coronavirus has disrupted healthcare:

  • Common purpose
  • Staff energised
  • Teamwork and engagement
  • New technology adoption
  • Rapid progress
  • Importance of people


    Martin was born in Scotland where he spent his youth and university education.  He undertook surgical training in Glasgow and became a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1996.  He moved to Cambridge in 1997 where he trained as a specialist in hepatobiliary and upper GI surgery.

    He has been a Consultant Surgeon in Ipswich since 2012 where he has led quality improvement initiatives at local and national level as Surgical Coordinator for NCEPOD, a healthcare quality improvement organization.

    As a private medical practitioner, he runs a successful modern private practice based at Ipswich Nuffield Hospital. He has experience as head of department in Ipswich as well as Chief of Surgery in a private hospital in Abu Dhabi.

    Our series of COVID-19 Support Events are FREE for WeDO Scotland members and take place twice weekly in addition to our weekly Brainstorming meetings every Monday at 11am and our Social Drinks on Thursdays at 5pm.