Scarlett McNally

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Eastbourne D.G.H

Scarlett McNally

Mrs Scarlett McNally is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at Eastbourne D.G.H. She did pre-clinical at University College London with an Intercalated BSc in Anthropology, then Clinical at Trinity College, Cambridge, getting a Blue in Karate (now 4th Dan black belt) and qualifying as a doctor in 1989.

She has always been passionate about getting people to be as good as they can be. She did an MA in Education and an MBA in health service management. She was on the BMA Equality & Diversity Committee 2005-2008, Director of Medical Education at her Trust 2008-11 and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She was elected onto the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011 and now oversees Women in Surgery and medical school liaison.

She was lead author for the 2015 Academy of Medical Royal Colleges report Exercise: the miracle cure stating that exercise is better than drugs for MOST conditions (at preventing common conditions and reducing the impact of chronic conditions).

She was a founder and then Chair of www.bespokecyclegroup.org aiming to get more people to cycle in Eastbourne.

Still very busy with operating and teaching, she likes writing things:

  1. Exercise: the miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it 
  2. New Undergraduate curriculum in surgery for ALL future doctors, AND for any medical students who plan to become surgeons  
  3. How to learn in the operating theatres
  4. Mentoring

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