Profile of Mr. Pradip K Datta


Curriculum Vitae (abridged)

MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Irel), FRCS (Glasg)

Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Caithness General Hospital, Wick
Member of Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


2000 Nominated for UK Surgical Trainer of the Year Silver Scalpel Award

2001 Finalist for UK Surgical Trainer of the Year Silver Scalpel Award

2002 Awarded Honorary Membership of the Association of Surgeons of India

2008 The Farquharson Award by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh “for contributions to teaching at either undergraduate or postgraduate level in the subjects of surgery or anatomy in their widest sense”

2009 MBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for “Founder of Wick Surgical course and Services to Medical Training”


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

» Member of Council 2000 - 2012

» Honorary Secretary 2003 - 2007


Academic activities

» RCSEd College Tutor
1996 – 2010

» Conducted FRCS & MRCS Courses
Wick 1981 - 2008

» Conducted FRCS & MRCS Courses
The Lister, Edinburgh 1994 - 2006

» Convenor of BSS Courses for RCSEd
(UK, Singapore, Myanmar, India) 1996 - 2006

» Examiner for MRCS for RCSEd
(UK and abroad)

» Intercollegiate Assessor for MRCS Examinations
Appointed 2011

» External examiner, Dubai Medical College for Women, 2010, 2011

Director for RCSEd Postgraduate Surgical Courses

» Nepal 1998
» India 1998 - 2010
» Sri Lanka 2010, 2011


Invited lectureships

» Visiting Lecturer
Brunei 1982

» Visiting Lecturer under CICHE Project of British Council
Kota Bharu, Malaysia 1997

» Visiting Lecturer
National University of Singapore 1998 – 2004, 2010, 2011


Published books

1 Radiology for Surgeons
Authors: R R Misra, M C Uthappa, Pradip K Datta
Greenwich Medical Media Ltd. January 2002

2 MCQs and EMQs in Surgery: A Bailey and Love Companion
Authors: Pradip K Datta, C J K Bulstrode, B V Praveen
Hodder Arnold. July 2010

3 How to Pass the MRCS OSCE: Volume 1
Authors: Pradip K Datta, C J K Bulstrode, Vasha Kaur
Oxford University Press. July 2011

4 MRCS Part A: 500 SBAs and EMQs
Authors: Pradip K Datta, Christopher J K Bulstrode, William F M
Wallace. J P Medical Publishers June 2012


Clinical appointments

In the National Health service, UK 1967 – 2005

Consultant Surgeon, Highland Health Board
Caithness General Hospital, Wick, Scotland
1980 – 2005

Honorary Consultant Surgeon
2005 – to Date


Non- medical appointments

» Honorary Sheriff of the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands at Wick January 2007 to Date

» Observer (trainer) for Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), UK


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