Entirely North East

NEWCASTLEUPONTYNE HEALTH NEWS

Thursday March 7 2019


North East surgeon appointed President of the British Hernia Society




North East surgeon appointed President of the British Hernia Society

Mr Liam Horgan, a specialist in hernia repairs and laparoscopic surgery at Nuffield Health Newcastle, has been named President of the British Hernia Society.

Highly respected amongst his peers and patients, Mr Horgan is from Cork, south west Ireland, where he did his basic surgical training. From there he moved to the London Royal Free Hospital to continue his training, specialising in hernia repair before eventually settling in the North East of England and joining Nuffield Health, the largest independent not-for-profit health and wellbeing organisation in the UK.

The British Hernia Society works to promote safe, effective hernia surgery through education and best practice. With more than 1,000 members, it is one of the largest peer-led medical groups in the UK and Ireland.

Mr Horgan has been part of the surgical team at Nuffield Health Newcastle for twenty years. On average, he carries out 60 corrective hernia procedures a year at Nuffield Health’s Newcastle Hospital in Jesmond, predominantly treating patients with incisional hernias, groin and complex abdominal wall hernias.

Asked about his new role, Mr Horgan said: “It is an honour to represent the British Hernia Society and take a lead role in driving innovation, education and skills in the field of hernia treatment for the benefit of our members and our patients.

Describing the two key objectives he’s keen to deliver during his two-year tenure as President, he said “Hernia repairs are the most commonly performed operations for surgeons in the UK today and I am looking forward to working closely with our members and stakeholders to create the country’s first national hernia database.

“Work is already underway to develop what will essentially be a national register to record all hernia procedures so that we can study trends and understand the long-term outcomes for patients. This will help us to develop a national set of best practice guidelines for surgeons specialising in hernia repair.

“As a Society, we have also identified an opportunity to develop a more efficient way of recording how individual patients feel about their treatment. This is known as Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS). Currently there are no agreed PROMS for hernia repairs, but we are now actively working to establish a specific set of PROMS for hernia repair. We are also investigating how other countries are using mobile technology which allows instant feedback from patients using an app. This is an exciting time for the Society and I am looking forward to taking it forward.”



"It is an honour to represent the British Hernia Society and take a lead role in driving innovation, education and skills in the field of hernia treatment."
Liam Horgan, Nuffield hernia repair specialist








DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.






Discover our Industry Magazines
















Discover our UK Regional Magazines


North West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North West UK
East of England Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely East England UK
Ireland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Ireland
London Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely London UK
Midlands Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Midlands UK
North East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North East UK
Scotland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Scotland
South East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South East UK
South West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South West UK
Wales Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Wales
Yorkshire Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Yorkshire UK


RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY HEALTH


























How to improve mental health in the workplace


The media is rightfully putting a huge focus on our mental health in the UK. According to charity Mind, approximately one in four adults will experience a mental health issue each year. Staggeringly, one in six of us report experiencing a common mental health problem each week



























Discover our Industry Magazines
















Discover our UK Regional Magazines


North West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North West UK
East of England Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely East England UK
Ireland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Ireland
London Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely London UK
Midlands Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Midlands UK
North East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely North East UK
Scotland Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Scotland
South East Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South East UK
South West Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely South West UK
Wales Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Wales
Yorkshire Business News, Jobs and Events | Entirely Yorkshire UK