Mr John Griffith

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and
Honorary Senior Lecturer Universities of Bradford and Leeds
(Appointed 1/10/99)

DATE OF BIRTH: 31st October 1961

ADDRESS: Hallas Cote Farm, Hallas Lane, Cullingworth
Bradford, BD13 5BW

TELEPHONE NUMBER: Work: 01274366819 Mobile 07801 258395
Email: [email protected]

QUALIFICATIONS: 1985 - BM BS (Nottingham)
1997 - FRCS (General)


Positions of Responsibility 1) Yorkshire Rep on National Clinical Reference Group for specialist colorectal services
2) Lead Clinician for the Bradford Training Centre for Laparoscopic surgery.
3) National clinical lead for NHS Improvement
4) Case reviewer for NCEPOD (octogenarian audit)
5) Service improvement lead for General Surgery and Colorectal Cancer: Bradford Royal Infirmary


I have been a consultant At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for more than thirteen years. It has a population of 420 000 and I have been instrumental in establishing it as one of the premier colorectal units in the country. Since appointment I have changed how we deliver our acute service along with the establishment of a surgical assessment unit (2003). I introduced laparoscopic colorectal surgery to Bradford in 2003 and have established it as a major training centre for this surgery (LAPCO centre). I have pioneered enhanced recovery and established a nurse specialist role in the hospital.

My personal interests are IBD and increasingly, functional colorectal surgery, whilst continuing to perform surgery for colorectal cancer. Over the last three years I have performed over 200 colonic resections and have established a Colorectal Fellow post. I have established joint clinics with both gastroenterologists and urogynaecologists providing combined care of patients; this has been very favourably reviewed by patients. I have established Bradford as a major centre for training in laparoscopic immersion courses in colorectal and hernia surgery as well as LAPCO TT courses.

For the last two years I have worked closely with NHS improvement and have an intimate knowledge of the changes occurring in the NHS. I have developed a special interest in survivorship after colorectal cancer surgery and have forged close links with Macmillan and other cancer charities.

A photo representing Mr John Griffith
GMC ref.
Present appointment
Consultant colorectal and general surgeon since 1999
Hospital address

Bradford Royal InfirmaryDuckworth LaBradfordW Yorksbd9 6rj