Five minutes with . . . Stephen WestabyBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j769 (Published 15 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j769
- Susan Mayor
“I was 68 when I recently stopped working for the NHS, having done 11 000 to 12 000 heart operations during my 40 years in cardiac surgery. I had already decided to stop operating because years of having instruments slapped into my right hand meant I had a contracture needing surgery that would take a while to recover.
“But my decision was influenced when I got back to my office at 6 am after operating all night to …