What does a typical day look like for you?
My working day usually starts with a ward round, on which I see my in patients. I may then spend many hours in the operating theatre (I specialise in surgery for patients with brain tumours, which is sometimes undertaken with them awake), or I may have an outpatient clinic, in which due to COVID-19, a number of the consultations are carried out on the telephone. However, patients with brain cancer often come into the clinic so we can discuss together with the oncologists the best way to manage their disease. I supervise a number of students and junior doctors providing teaching, and may also have meetings to discuss service development and quality improvement. And that is my day!