"Peter Ward had already shown himself to be a remarkably accomplished and versatile surgeon in the lifetime of few. His highly successful and very busy practice at East Suffolk General Hospital had earned him a reputation for being able to do things by himself. But in a practice like East Suffolk, with growing instability, his ability to do everything from simple extractions, to unites, to major surgery was truly appreciated. His familiarity with the one of the Suffolk County area of East Anglia would have been invaluable, as it is home to some of Britain's biggest and most important centres like Ipswich and Ely. This was clearly evident as I watched him at the CLOSE Oxford lectures in 2014. His expertise and insight into the different disciplines that contribute to the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery are obvious from his down to earth manner and because of his obvious expertise, I can afford to say that he makes a good story teller."
In his 3rd BMA presidential address, David Bowen, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, was able to underline a number of contemporary problems in OMFS surgery including a number of the then recent changes to undergraduate surgery training.
"Prof Bowen provided a comprehensive view of what he considers will be needed for next steps in the OMFS surgery curriculum. This is a genuine consultation between the medical profession, the Royal College and the government; it was clear that Prof Bowen was well - informed and well - intended, and any changes to the curriculum will take time. This is of course welcome, as we all know the current situation in medical schools is quite appalling in both England and Scotland. d2c66b5586