Dr Martin White
MBChB, MRCS, MRCGP
Dr White is the clinical lead for CMS community surgery.
Since qualification from Dundee in 1999 he pursued surgery as his chosen career. After completing his MRCS and research he decided to change tack to General Practice always knowing he wanted to develop community surgery.
Gradually over a 4 year period he increased the portfolio of surgical procedures from vasectomies to minor hand surgery including carpal tunnel decompressions to abdominal wall hernia repair under local anaesthesia.
His interest in dermatological surgery continues to grow and he now offers a full range of skin procedures from simple excisions through to facial flaps and skin grafts all under local anaesthesia.
He was accredited as a GPwSI in surgery in 2009 and is now involved in overseeing mentoring other GP’s to work within the service.
In 2016 he formed a new partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead called the Cumbria Hand Surgery Service. This service is provided at Hilltop Heights, Carlisle and treats conditions such as Dupuytren's, cubital tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
He continues to work alongside other surgeons in primary care through the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care and undertakes regular peer reviewed audit.
When not at work he likes to spend time at home with his wife and children. When time allows he tries to keep fit through cycling although confesses to being a bit of a fair weather cyclist!