Mr Terence Duffy BA, MA, BM, BCh, FRCS
Consultant Surgeon, North Staffordshire Hospital
After Higher Surgical Training in Cambridge (As Senior Registrar, Lecturer in Surgery and Fellow of Jesus College), Mr Duffy was appointed Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the North Staffordshire Hospital Centre in 1984. Since that time his major interest in the field of General Surgery has been in the diagnosis and management of Disorders of the Breast, both benign and malignant, and in the development of hernia surgery.
With the introduction of the Calman-Hine proposals for site-specific disease management, Mr Duffy was appointed Lead Clinician in Breast Care at the North Staffordshire Hospital Centre (Trust). He is engaged in the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant breast disease, both symptomatic and screen detected, having lead a multidisciplinary team providing care for a population of 450,000 until 2009.
Mr Duffy has a continuing interest in the management of hernia. He regularly carries out repair of inguinal (and other) hernias, performing approximately 100 such procedure each year, and has done so since 1977.
In North Staffordshire he was the first surgeon to undertake the repair of such hernias using the now universally employed mesh technique, first developed by Lichtenstein in the United States of America.
As a General Surgeon Mr Duffy was involved in the provision of a General Surgical Elective and Emergency Service and has been so since beginning surgical training. He is experienced in the management of abdominal trauma, North Staffordshire having a long-established Trauma Unit which acts as a referral centre for patients with a full range of serious injuries. In addition, he shared an equal part in providing General Surgical service in the Hospital Centre, and in the Teaching of Clinical Medical Students and Surgical Postgraduate Trainees.
Mr Duffy retired from NHS practice in 2009 and continue in private surgical practice, undertaking cases in breast disease and hernia only.