Mr Richard Slater B Med Sci (Hons), BM, BS, FRCS (Gen Surg), MD, PGDipDHL
is a Consultant General Surgeon at Rotherham General Hospital.

Mr Slater has a specialist interest in Colorectal, and other Gastrointestinal Surgery, especially minimally invasive approaches such as laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery.
In addition he performs most general surgical procedures,
such as hernia and gall bladder operations.


Clinical Interests

General/Colorectal Surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy, TEMS etc.).
Peri-operative care optimisation using cardiopulmonary exercise testing and pre-habilitation to improve patients’ fitness prior to surgery. In addition the use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery techniques.
Advanced endoscopic techniques (polypectomy, EMR, stenting etc.)
Enthusiastic trainer in both surgery and endoscopy.
Strong interest in Healthcare Informatics and how technology can improve patient care, and clinician experience.

Professional Memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
British Medical Association

Personal profile

1993 – Qualified from Nottingham University Medical School

1998 – Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. Specialist training in Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield

2002 – MD Thesis, research on colorectal cancer secondaries.

2006 – Clinical Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at St Mark’s Hospital.

2006 – Appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Rotherham Hospital.

Since then, Mr Slater has developed his clinical interests, which have included laparoscopic and minimal invasive surgery techniques, in the fields of general surgery and coloproctology (eg laparoscopy, TEMS etc.).
He also have an interest in developing Peri-Operative Care techniques and has successfully introduced an Enhanced Recovery Programme into Rotherham Hospital.
Mr Slater has been actively involved in providing surgical training, particularly in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He was an active trainer in the Laparoscopic Colorectal Preceptorship Programme (LapCo), providing training to established Consultants.
He is also an active trainer in endoscopy, and has trained many medical and nurse endoscopists to independent practice. Between 2010 and 20 Mr Slater was lead clinician for Endoscopy at Rotherham Hospital, successfully navigating through 2 JAG visits.
Since 2013 he has been Chief Clinical Information Officer/Associate Medical Director. He is involved in setting and delivering the Trusts’ digital strategy.
He was in the first Cohort of the NHS Digital Academy, completing his PGDipDHL in 2019.
Since 2019 he has been a member of the Colonoscopy Subcommittee of the Association of Coloproctology.


Click Here for more information on making an appointment to see Mr Slater.