About Us

Meet The Founders

Over the last 10 years Dr Martin White and Dr Ross Kelly established a community based surgical service across Cumbria. Working alongside like minded consultants and commissioners throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they witnessed the strain it was having on NHS services. The idea of the Enigma Mobile Surgical Unit was born.

After a  year of development alongside a specialist manufacturer, the mobile surgical unit is now ready to deploy with ease. It is capable of offering surgery for high volume, low risk, walk-in walk-out cases. Ideal for making a dent in the growing surgical backlog.

Dr Martin White - MBChB, MRCS, MRCGP

Martin qualified from University of Dundee in 1999 alongside Dr Kelly and initially pursued a surgical career gaining his surgical qualification. Witnessing how rewarding General Practice can be in building long term relationships with patients and families, he decided to pursue his GP qualification. However the enjoyment of surgery never waned. Over the last 10 years Martin has developed a respected community based surgical service, offering local anaesthetic surgery in community settings across the whole of Cumbria (Cumbriamedicalservices.co.uk)

Enigma unit team - Martin

“I am confident that the Enigma Units we have helped design and build will further help support the NHS across the whole of the UK.” – Dr Martin White

Enigma unit team - Ross

Dr Ross Kelly - MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCOphth​

Ross graduated from the University of Dundee with Honours in 1999 after first obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology. After working in both hospital and general practice, he developed an interest in eye health. Ross was awarded the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Elizabeth Hunt Medal for outstanding performance in the MRCOphth part II exam. He obtained College membership in 2005.

In 2007, Ross combined his GP training with his interest in ophthalmology and became a GP with Special Interest, developing a community based NHS eye service in North Cumbria. In recent years he has co-authored 3 papers in the British Medical Journal, aimed at GP education on eye health.

“My experience of delivering community ophthalmic services has been key to refining the design of the Enigma mobile theatre so that it meets the exacting standards of an efficient and safe eye theatre.” – Dr Ross Kelly

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