Jon Hardman is a Consultant surgeon based at Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust. He is a specialist in Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgery. Jon has an interest in laparoscopic and other ‘minimally invasive’ surgical treatments for a wide range of disorders involving the gastrointestinal tract, in particular those affecting the colon and anus. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1996 and continued his surgical training in the North West of England, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007. In addition, Jon has an interest in research and training, having presented his research at international meetings and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Manchester in 2010. He has also undertaken a prestigious National Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.