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Mr Rob Longman



First name(s):




Medical qualifications:


Current post:

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Secretary's name:

Miss Chelsie Galdies


Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.

Special clinical interests:

Colorectal cancer, anal cancer, laparoscopic surgery, coloproctology, complex endometriosis surgery, colonoscopy.

Date of registration:

GMC specialist register August 2006

Professional profile/background:

Rob Longman was appointed as a colorectal consultant surgeon at UHBFT in 2006 after completion of his surgical training in the UK, USA and Canada. In 2009 he was appointed lead for colorectal cancer at UHBFT. His clinical interests are in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, anal cancer surgery, and complex endometriosis surgery.

He was awarded a PhD in surgical sciences research, from the University of Bristol in 2000, and was appointed a Hunterian Professor, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, for his work on mucosal protection in the large bowel. He has active research interests in colorectal cancer and surgical education. Since 2001, when he co-devised the UK's first Enhanced Recovery Programme randomised controlled trials, he has continued research interests into the delivery of enhanced surgical care.

As an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol he was appointed, in 2011, as the Clinical Director of the Vesalius Clinical Training Centre - an innovative, world-class facility for delivering and developing novel training methods for surgical operations and procedures, and a centre for translational research in surgical care. He has key roles in delivering surgical simulated training and human factors training locally, nationally and internationally. From 2009 to 2014 he was the lead for skills, courses and simulation training for the Severn's deanery's School of Surgery. Since 2014 he has been the Training Programme Director for general surgery for Health Education South West. He is a member of the Joint Committee for Surgical Training's simulation working group, a member of the ACPGBI's Training and Education Committee.

He is actively involved in surgical research having authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers. He has been Principal Investigator for numerous NIHR-funded clinical trials and actively supports the Surgical Clinical Trials Units in Bristol.

He specialises in the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer surgery and anal cancer surgery at UHBFT. He undertakes routine colonoscopy, coloproctology and haemorrhoidal surgery. He supports the complex endometriosis BSGE nationally-accredited centre at UHBFT.

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