John Riddington Young has been elected President of the South West ENT Surgeons Society. Membership of the society is drawn from southern England, including the Isle of Wight, and south Wales. Mr Riddington Young has worked as a single-handed consultant

John Riddington Young has been elected President of the South West ENT Surgeons' Society.

Membership of the society is drawn from southern England, including the Isle of Wight, and south Wales.

Mr Riddington Young has worked as a single-handed consultant surgeon at North Devon District Hospital since 1981.

His views on how the NHS is run have often been controversial and he has written books on the subject.

He said his election was an accolade for the hospital. "I was absolutely gobsmacked," he said