Peter Mitchell

Pete Mitchell 179x250 Job Title: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Department: General Surgery, Upper GI & Colorectal

Telephone Number: 01772 523157

Primary Medical Qualification: MB ChB 2001

Other qualifications: MD (2010), FRCSEd (2011)

Year of Registration: 2002

GMC Number: 6028164



Career history: Graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2001, and after completion of basic surgical training commenced Specialist Registrar training in General Surgery on the North-west rotation in 2005.

During higher surgical training, two years were taken out of programme to complete a period of clinical research into pelvic floor disorders and faecal incontinence. This resulted in the award of MD in 2010, and the publication of numerous papers, abstracts and national presentations.

After completion of colorectal sub specialty training and the awarding of CCT in 2013, a fellowship was undertaken at St James Hospital Leeds. This high volume unit provided advanced training not only in laparoscopic surgery, but also in locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. 

Appointed Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in October 2013

Specialist Interests:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Complex Pelvis surgery (locally advanced or recurrent disease)
  • Pelvic Floor disorders
  • Laparoscopic Surgery.

Education and Training:

Current Educational and Clinical supervisor for surgical trainees.

Health Education NorthWest Teaching Lead and Member of Specialist Training Committee and –responsible for the regional education programme for North West General Surgery Specialist Trainees.  Designed and built website, including and online learning resource, for regional surgical trainees.

ChM Masters Supervisor for Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh


Completed MD in 2010, Current PI on National trials (Foxtrot, Add Aspirin, HiP), written book chapters and published numerous articles and abstracts.