Dr Flanagan qualified in Belfast. He worked as a junior doctor in Exeter, Bristol, Bath and London before spending time abroad in the Canadian Arctic, Barbados and New Zealand.
He was appointed to the Orthopaedic Training Programme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and was appointed as Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in 1985.
|August 1970 – August 1971||House Surgeon/House Physician||Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital|
|August 1971 – February 1972||Senior House Officer, Accident & Emergency||Frenchay Hospital, Bristol|
|February 1972 – November 1972||Senior House Officer, Orthopaedics||Royal United Hospital, Bath|
|November 1972 – 1973||GP Surgeon||Flying Doctor Service, Norway House Hospital, Northern Manitoba, Canada|
|July 1974 – January 1975||Surgical Registrar||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgtown, Barbados|
|June 1977 – 1978||Registrar Rotation||Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|1978 – 1979||General Surgeon||Whakatane Hospital, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand|
|1979 – 1981||Registrar, Orthopaedics||Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge|
|1981 – 1985||Senior Registrar||Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge|
|1985 – 1996||Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon||Black Notley Hospital, Braintree and Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford|
|1996 – present date||Clinical Medical Director||Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford|