Clinical Lead Surgeon for the
Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgery Team
North Bristol NHS Trust


NHS Spire Healthcare

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South West based Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal and Weight Loss Surgery, providing outstanding care in the following procedures...

National Guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Member of the guideline development group (GDG) for the update of the Obesity guideline CG 43, published: November 2014.

Books and Book Chapters

Tsai A, Osborne A, Welbourn R Training in Minimal Access Surgery Chapter: Morbid Obesity. 2014 Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY 10036

Original Articles

1. Muhammad Ali, AJ Osborne, Susan Nutland & Joe Unsworth. A Randomized Trial of eLearning for Hospital Trust Induction of Doctors. International Journal of Education ISSN 1948-5476 2015, Vol. 7, No. 1

2. Hawkins S, Osborne A, Lambert A. A positive change in surgical attitudes toward online workplace-based assessment. Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 96, Number 9, October 2014, pp. e6-e9(4).

3. Osborne A, Hawkins S, Pournaras DJ, Chandratilake M, Welbourn R. An evaluation of operative self-assessment by UK post-graduate trainees. Medical Teacher. 2014 January; 36(1):32-7.

4. Osborne A, Clancy R, Clark G, Wong C. Single Incision Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band: technique, feasibility, safety and learning curve. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2013 March; 95(2):131-3

5. Osborne A, Lim J, Gash KJ, Chaudhary B, Dixon A. Single-incision compared to standard laparoscopic high anterior resection. Colorectal Disease. 2013 March; 15(3):329-333

6. Williamson J, Osborne A. Critical analysis of case based discussions. British Journal of Medical Practitioners, 2012 June; 5(2):111-113

7. Osborne A, Hammond J, Allum W. Manpower planning in upper GI surgery: right or wrong? Journal of the Association of Surgeons of GB&I. Leading article, 2011 December; 35:3 - 6

8. Hawkins S, Osborne A, Schofield S, Pournaras DJ, Chester J. "Student self-assessment of clinical skills. The impact of video recording and demonstration of benchmark performances on students' ability to self-assess." Medical Teacher 2012; 34:279 - 284

9. Osborne A, Hawkins S, Pournaras DJ, James A, Pullyblank A. The style of surgical training in current medical education: surgeons are different to their medical colleagues. Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2012; 94(7):242-245

10. Ali M, Osborne A, Bethune R, Pullyblank A. Preoperative Surgical Briefings Do Not Delay Operating Room Start Times and Are Popular With Surgical Team Members. Journal of Patient Safety. 2011 September;7(3):139-143

11. Osborne A*, Pournaras D*, Hawkins S, Vincent R, Mahon D, Ewings P, Ghatei M, Bloom S, Welbourn R, Le Roux C. Remission of type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass and banding: mechanisms and two year outcomes. Annals of Surgery. 2010;252(6):966-971 *AO and DP contributed equally to the paper.

12. Pournaras D, Osborne A, Hawkins S, Mahon D, Ghatei M, Bloom S, Welbourn R, Le Roux C. The gut hormone response following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Cross-sectional and prospective study. Obesity Surgery. 2010 Jan;20(1):56-60

13. LeRoux C, Welbourn R, Werling M, Osborne A, Kokkinos A, Laurenius A, Lönroth H, Fändriks L, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR, Olbers T et al. Gut hormones as mediators of appetite and weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Annals of Surgery. 2007 Nov; 246(5):780-5

14. Hawkins S, Osborne A, Finlay I, Alagaratnam S, Edmond J, Welbourn R. Paid work increases and state benefit claims decrease after bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery. 2007 April; 17(4):434-437


"I have found Mr Osborne to be extremely competent, confident and kind. He listens carefully, explains fully and is professional and reassuring at all times."

Mr Osborne and his team made sure I was well informed on progress and what to expect. I felt he was honest and caring.

Building up trust in Mr Osborne was incredibly important. This was partnership working with patients at it's very best, so thank you!

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