Council

Overall governance of the BOA is exercised by a Council of up to 18 elected Trustees and 12 ex-officio members.

The Trustees comprise six Officers and 12 elected Council Members.

  • The six Officers – the Presidential Line (President, Immediate Past President, Vice President and Vice President Elect), the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer are elected by Council
  • Trustee Council members are elected by postal ballot of all members who are eligible to vote (Home Fellows, Home Members, SAS Surgeons in the 16+ membership category and Post-CCT members)
  • The Trustees have voting rights; holders of ex-officio posts do not. 

All new Trustees are issued with the Charity Commission booklet on their duties and responsibilities. They also receive a pack of briefing papers as recommended by the Charity Commission, are asked to sign the Trustees’ Conflict of Interest form, and to provide information for the Register of Interests. 

Council devolves designated responsibilities to a number of Committees, Subcommittees or Working Parties. Their chairs and members are appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Executive, normally following an open application process against job descriptions. The President, Vice President and Honorary Secretary are ex-officio members of all Committees.

Terms of office are outlined in the Rules and Memorandum and Articles.

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Deborah Eastwood

President

Deborah Eastwood is UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. Deborah works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in children with overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease and those with neurological problems. She also deals with hip and foot/ankle problems and acts as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity. Deborah is President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), a former council member of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).

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Simon Hodkinson

Vice President

Simon trained in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1977-82.

He was a Royal Naval cadet as a medical student so after house jobs in London and the Navy he spent the next two and a half years on General Duties in the Royal Navy.

After a crash course in all sorts of medical disasters he might face at sea, he went to the Falklands and Antarctica for the best part of a year before spending the second year in general practice in a Naval base.

Simon started his surgical training with in the Navy in 1986 and in 1990 joined the fledgling HEMS project at the London as one of the original three Drs flying on the helicopter.

His higher training took him out of the Navy to Edinburgh and Leeds before being appointed a Consultant in the Navy in 1995.

Deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia and the Gulf intermingled with his early career and he then left the Navy in 1999 to join the NHS in Portsmouth.

In the NHS he developed his fledgling interest in foot and ankle surgery, which rapidly became him chosen speciality as the department expanded.

After a period as clinical director in Portsmouth his interest in education started as the RCS Tutor and progressed to being the Training Programme Director for T&O in Wessex for 8 years and membership of the SAC for 5 years. 

Simon and his wife remain on the South Coast and their children have fled the nest, one into the profession the other to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Mark Bowditch

Vice President Elect

Mark is a Consultant and Divisional Clinical Director MSK & surgical specialties at ESNEFT (Ipswich & Colchester Hospitals) since 2000. Mark’s specialist interests are in surgery of the knee and all levels of surgical education.

He was Chair of the SAC 2017-2020 leading the new curriculum changes, East of England Training Programme Director for 11 years, and is currently Head of School of Surgery.  Following three years on BOA Council and one year on the Orthopaedic Committee he joined the Executive as Honorary Treasurer in 2020/21.

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Fergal Monsell

Honorary Secretary and BJJ Chair

Fergal Monsell has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children Bristol since 2005. He is involved in education at all levels, is Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Avon Centre for Musculoskeletal Education. Has an active clinical research portfolio and is widely published.

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Ian McNab

Honorary Treasurer and BMA Representative

Ian McNab trained at the London Hospital Medical College and then as an SHO in London, Sussex and Oxford. His higher orthopaedic surgical training was on the Pott rotation, based on St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. It spanned the transition to SpR training and I was ‘the last SR’! I undertook my hand and upper limb fellowship training in Oxford and then during a year in Melbourne.

He was appointed in 2000 as a Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He works in an excellent integrated team of seven T&O and Plastics hand consultants and closely with my other T&O colleagues, providing emergency care at our Regional Hand Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and planned and reconstructive surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

He has a keen interest in teaching as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the University of Oxford and at Wadham College. He is Head of the Oxford Hand Fellowship Programme and have served on the Training Interface Group for Hand Surgery, on the UK Hand Diploma Committee and as an examiner. He chairs the AOUK Hand Course. In 2007 he was awarded and undertook the prestigious BSSH Stack Travelling Fellowship in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and USA.

He have also served on: the BOA Board of Specialist Societies and Professional Practice Committee; as RCS/BOA Regional Specialty Professional Adviser (he proposed the motions at RCS EGM on Health & Social Care Act); the BSSH Research & Audit Committee & Council; and as BMA LNC Chair, Regional & National Consultant Committees, and as Chair, BMA Orthopaedic Sub-Committee.

Ian's wife Frances is a full-time consultant anaesthetist – with an interest in acute pain (management)! Previously he enjoyed rowing and mountaineering but we now usually undertake more gentle travel and hill-walking.

He believes the BOA must continue to develop strong leadership with pro-active policies and actions and to work collaboratively with other bodies to improve T&O services and training amongst the maelstrom of NHS change – he will focus my energies and experience on helping the BOA deliver.
 

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John Skinner

Immediate Past President

John Skinner is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at RNOH Stanmore with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of the BJJ. John is Immediate Past President of the BOA and has represented the Association at high level discussions with NHS England and other stakeholders on elective care.

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Bob Handley

Appointed Trustee

Bob Handley is a Consultant on the Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for 25 years. He is Immediate Past President of the BOA, and is a Past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and AOUK. Bob co-chaired two NICE guideline development groups related to fractures, and is National Clinical Lead for GIRFT Orthopaedic Trauma.

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Fares Haddad

Elected Trustee

Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals, Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College
London. Fares graduated from the University College London Hospitals with a First Class BSc and MB BS. He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and he has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards. Fares has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor
in 2005 and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred on hip and knee reconstruction. He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint
preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports
injuries. He was the musculoskeletal lead at the 2012 London Olympics and run the IOC research centre at ISEH. Fares is Chief
Medical Officer for the NFL in the UK.

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Amar Rangan

Elected Trustee

Amar Rangan is a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust in Middlesbrough and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, holding the Mary Kinross Trust & Royal College of Surgeons Chair at Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York. He also holds a full Professorship with the Faculty of Medical Sciences & NDORMS, University of Oxford. Amar is current President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. He was Chair of the BOA Research Committee from 2013-2018; the Academic / APOS representative on the T&O SAC from 2013 to 2016; and he has been FRCS (Tr& Orth) examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Boards for 10 years.

Amar leads a programme of clinical and translational research, including NIHR funded multi-centre clinical trials. He has been published
widely in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in the field of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, where his work has influenced clinical practice, national guidelines and policy. He is a member of the NIHR i4i Challenge Awards Committee and is a surgeon
member of the Steering Committee of the National Joint Registry.

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Sarah Stapley

Elected Trustee

Sarah Stapley is Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Consultant in T&O at Portsmouth NHS Trust and TPD HEWessex for T&O.

A consultant since 2004, she has been fortunate enough to have experienced trauma and orthopaedic delivery in a number of settings, although based in the Portsmouth area for the whole of her consultant career. Serving with the Royal Navy for 33 years, Sarah has lead health care delivery in isolated and extreme locations with limited resources.

Understanding how education, and the effect a good mentor has on an individual, has continually driven Sarah to encourage trainees of all levels to seek their potential, and she has demonstrated this as a Training Programme Director at both core and higher specialty level, and as Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, where she has expanded the influence of military orthopaedics into several academic institutions. She has undertaken several unusual leadership roles, as a Deployed Medical Director (Camp Bastian Hospital) in Afghanistan, Consultant Advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedics to the Royal Navy and as the UK Representative on the NATO COMEDS futures advisory panel, which recently developed a military research strategy for the 47 Countries of NATO.

Sarah has been a member of the BOA since she was a trainee and sits on the Education Committee as the representative for
Medical Student engagement.

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Hiro Tanaka

Elected Trustee

Hiro Tanaka is a Consultant Foot and Ankle surgeon at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales. As a surgeon he has two passions, the first is a belief that if we improve the way we train future surgeons at all levels from medical students to fellows, we can guarantee the future of our profession as an inclusive and diverse speciality. By daring to innovate and testing new educational tools, we will nurture more resilient and capable surgeons. Hiro has applied this ethos to the educational strategy of BOFAS for over 10 years and as Chairman of the Education Committee for the BOA. He continues his work for BOFAS as Honorary Treasurer.

The second, is promoting clinical leadership and quality improvement across the NHS. Hiro was one of the first people to complete the Generation Q programme with the Health Foundation and he is the co-director of the BOA Future Leader’s Programme.

Hiro is current Editor of Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics (JTO).

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Cheryl Baldwick

Elected Trustee

Cheryl has been a consultant in North Devon for 13 years and has a full clinical practice in general trauma and her subspecialist interest of shoulder and elbow surgery. She has been involved in medical education, spending several years as our Foundation Training Programme Director and developing new Specialty Registrar posts in T&O at her Trust. She has also had a number of medical leadership positions and has just been appointed to a Deputy Medical Director role.

Since 2014, Cheryl has been a member of the BOA Trauma Committee, contributing to the development of BOASTs and chairing a number of multi-disciplinary hip fracture reviews around the UK.

Cheryl believes the next few years pose immense challenges for us as orthopaedic surgeons as we try to recover elective services after the pandemic while continuing to provide excellent trauma services across the country. The BOA has an integral role to play in this process and it is important to her that Council represents surgeons from a wide variety of units around the country, including strong trauma representation. She works in a small rural Trauma Unit and, while involved in the BOA, Cheryl has has always highlighted issues relating to smaller units and promoted generalisability in the guidance the Trauma Committee has released.

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Deepa Bose

Elected Trustee

Ms Deepa Bose is a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Her practice is exclusively in adults, and includes general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction: osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening and deformity correction.

Deepa is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma and Orthopaedics, and the lead for CESR approval process. She has also contributed to the revision of the curriculum. She holds an MSc in Medical Education and has been admitted to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of RCS Edinburgh, as well as being a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She is involved in national selections for core and orthopaedic surgery, and sits on ARCP panels for both. She was regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands from 2015 – 2019.

Deepa is the Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource countries. She is co-director of the postgraduate orthopaedic training programme in Guyana. Deepa also visits Gaza as part of the UK limb reconstruction team of the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians.

She has been on the Emergency Response Team of UK Med, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.

Deepa decided to run for the BOA Council because she is passionate about safeguarding the future generation of orthopaedic surgeons. She hopes to achieve this by promoting the highest standard of education and training, both in the UK and in low and middle income countries.

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Caroline Hing

Elected Trustee

Caroline is a professor of orthopaedics at St George’s Hospital in London. She trained on the Percival Pott rotation before fellowships in trauma and knee surgery in Australia. She has an academic interest in knee surgery and trauma, having completed a BSc, MSc and MD. She currently leads research in her department and has built up participation in trauma trials within the department. She has committee positions with the NIHR, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association of Surgery of the Knee. She is a founding member of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance and has hosted webinars on diversity to increase support for change.

Caroline has previously helped to develop the BOA’s diversity strategy and ran for council hoping to continue to support the BOA in diversity initiatives, education and research. She is keen to support encouraging medical students to consider a career in trauma and orthopaedics by highlighting the varied career trajectories that are possible and the contribution that SAS doctors, AHPs and surgeons all make to patient care.

In her free time she likes to stay active by rock climbing, swimming, cycling, skiing, freediving and travelling. She is happiest outside in the sea or amongst the mountains, ideally somewhere hot and sunny.

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Andrew Price

Elected Trustee

Andrew studied medicine at the University of Cambridge before completing his clinical studies at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. For his orthopaedic training he joined the Oxford training programme and joined the Nuffield Department Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Science (NDORMS) as a Clinical Lecturer in 2001.

He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford (Worcester College) and then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to Oxford in 2004, where he was appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery. In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of Worcester College in Oxford.

His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he has recently been appointed Clinical Director T&O. His research is based in NDORMS, where he leads the Knee Research Group, with research focused on using mixed methodologies to improve clinical pathways in orthopaedics.

He is the immediate Past President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and is actively involved in the UK National Joint Registry.

He was delighted to be elected to join the British Orthopaedic Association team. Andrew applied so he could have an active role in the development of orthopaedics within the UK, using the experience he has gained through working on the BASK executive. n

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Andrew Manktelow

Elected Trustee

Trained at the Royal Free and the RNOH, Andrew headed to the East Midlands and to Nottingham in 1999. Part of a busy trauma group for many years, his practice is now based around hip surgery. His clinical interest started in London and developed during a year in Boston, at MGH. Away from his hips, the scope of his unit has allowed Andrew a continued understanding of the issues that excite and confront other areas of orthopaedic practice.

His clinical work provides research opportunities and forms the basis of his educational activities. Andrew has travelled widely to lecture and demonstrate his practice, and he set up the Nottingham Revision Course in 2007. His recent work with the Revision Surgery Network, which provides a weekly framework for surgeons from different hospitals to meet ‘virtually’ to discuss complex cases, has received attention nationally and internationally.

Andrew has been on the Executive of the British Hip Society for a number of years and became President in March 2018. His year gave him a better appreciation of the challenges of today’s health economic environment. He saw how the BOA facilitates discussion and provides a cohesive response to support what good orthopaedics achieves for our patients.

Married to Claire, a GP and with four beautiful and tolerant daughters aged between 21 and 14, Andrew has little time to spare away from my work. When quiet he enjoys travelling, music, gardening, (watching) sport and planning future revisions.

Andrew is passionate about orthopaedics and looks forward to a further opportunity to contribute to our speciality.

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Andrea Sott

Elected Trustee

Andrea Sott is working as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre SWLEOC since 2004. Andrea leads her Trust’s large planned Care division as Medical Director and is Surgical Director at SWLEOC. In all her roles she strongly promotes excellent surgical care and senior clinical leadership to continuously improve services for our patients.

As a leader Andrea has been instrumental in achieving national top performance in hip fracture care, MSK elective recovery and patient waiting times providing mutual aid to more challenged UK regions.

Andrea maintains a GMC portfolio as an active and enthusiastic Trainer. She is Senior Examiner for the JCIE, past Surgical Tutor and current AAC panel member for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, continuously inspiring students, trainees and colleagues to take up professional and leadership roles in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Andrea is host to a well-established BOA Future Leaders Programme CCT F&A fellowship and has been invited as director/faculty to several BOFAS and BOA courses and meetings.

She has published many papers in her field. As member of the SWL executive R&D committee, she oversees several NIHR studies some as PI, advocating evidence-based surgery at all times.

Married to Simon with three children, Andrea enjoys a busy family life, running, paddle boarding, boating and baking with their own chicken’s eggs.

As the only female surgeon at SWLEOC she is keen demonstrate that a flourishing orthopaedic career, senior leadership positions and happy fulfilling family life are indeed achievable to all.

Grateful to the voting members Andrea wants to bring to the BOA Council her considerable surgical, professional and leadership experience, and strong work ethics to whichever position is allocated to her, promoting diversity and sustainability in surgery.

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Paul Banaszkiewicz

Elected Trustee

Paul graduated from Glasgow University, completing his basic SHO surgical training in the Merseyside Deanery and then undertook specialist registrar training on the North East of Scotland training programme.  He was appointed as Hip and Knee arthroplasty surgeon at Queen Elizabeth hospital Gateshead in 2004. 

He is passionate about training and medical education being a fellow of Higher Education Academy, fellow Academy of Medical Educators and has a Master’s degree in Medical Education. 

He is an RCSEng member for the appointments accreditation committee (AAC) and RCSEng quality assurance and accreditation assessor for courses seeking RCSEng course accreditation.  

Paul is visiting professor at Northumbria University this role acts as an interface between the academic roles Northumbria University provides and his own clinical oriented background that provides a practical focus for research. 

He has been a strong supporter of the BOA Futures Leadership Programme and the BOA annual Travelling Fellowships.  He is a keen supporter of BOTA being regularly involved with their annual instructional course and sponsor of BOTA travelling fellowships.  

Paul is the main editor and author for three FRCS (Tr&Orth) related exam books that are international best sellers and have won several BMA book awards.  He co-ordinates an annual six-day intensive FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision course at Newcastle. In recent years Paul has run its international equivalent for overseas trainees with courses taking place in Dubai, India, Singapore and Jordan.  

For many years Paul was involved in humanitarian work in Northern Iraq regularly visiting the region to undertake neglected hip and knee arthroplasty surgery.  This gave him a greater appreciation and understanding of our own health care system.  Many patients would have continued to struggle due to a lack of local expertise and resources to pay for expensive surgery. 

Through the contacts he has made overseas Paul is keen to develop the international profile of the BOA. 

In his spare time, Paul is a keen runner, skier, gardener and Burnley FC fan. 

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Stephen Eastaugh-Waring

Elected Trustee

Steve was appointed as a Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust in 2003, initially with a broad practice of lower limb arthroplasty and trauma, but now focuses purely on hip surgery.

Working during training as the lecturer in the University of Bristol responsible for undergraduate orthopaedic training, he took this interest forward into Consultant life. Shortly after appointment he became the postgraduate tutor for the Severn T&O rotation, subsequently moving up to the role of Training Programme Director for five years. Head of School for Surgery followed this, eventually acting as the Chair for CoPSS (Confederation of the Postgraduate Schools of Surgery).

Throughout this period Steve enjoyed being a T&O examiner, and after his Deanery roles finished, he was appointed to be Chair of the ISB T&O examination for a three year tenure. He still maintains close links, acting as an examiner assessor.

To complete a broad experience, Steve has also served a number of roles in clinical management, with five years as Clinical Director for T&O (including a merger of two units into a large PFI hospital), then Divisional Director followed by Deputy Medical Director over the COVID pandemic. A year’s ‘rest’ doing purely clinical work has now recharged the batteries and he is really looking forward to the challenges and opportunities offered by the BOA.

Steve is married to Tracey, a Consultant Anaesthetist (following ten years as an Intensivist) and has two daughters who are shortly embarking on their University undergraduate careers. An outdoor lifestyle offers a balance to a busy working life, and having represented Great Britain as an amateur in triathlon, an accumulation of injuries has now forced a transformation into a cyclist and motorbike enthusiast (don’t tell the trauma surgeons!!).

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Bertie Leigh

Lay Trustee

Bertie Leigh is a consultant solicitor at Hempsons.  He has a very extensive experience in medical negligence and in the law related to professional regulation. He has been described as the top dog in defence medical negligence. He has had numerous senior rolls in the legal world, but also has had a close relationship with surgery and orthopaedics. He was the chairman of NCEPOD for 6 years and is a non executive director of the RNOH at Stanmore. There are few, if any other, lawyers, who understand the issues that orthopaedic surgeons face on a day to day basis any better.

He is particularly interested in issues related to consent and the effects that Covid 19 has on what we need to think about and discuss with our patients.

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Paul Buckley

Lay Trustee

Paul Buckley retired from the General Medical Council at the end of 2020 after almost 25 years with the organisation, for 16 of which he was a Director and member of the Senior Management Team. In his most recent role he was responsible for the development of the GMC’s corporate strategy and overseeing its policy work including a major regulatory reform programme, and leading other key functions including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, business planning, research and data. He was also a Director and Managing Director of GMC Services International Ltd, a consulting subsidiary.

Paul is now building a non-executive portfolio in healthcare, and in addition to his role with the BOA he is a member of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Citizen’s Partnership and is the independent chair of the Scope of Practice and Education Committee which is reviewing standards across six organisations for counselling and psychotherapy with adults.

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Abhinav Singh

BOTA President

Abhinav is an Orthopaedic Registrar within the North West Thames rotation and a PhD Student at the University of Oxford. His research, funded by the NIHR / RCS England Doctoral Research Fellowships, focuses on improving newborn screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). As BOTA President, he champions effective engagement between regions and professional bodies to address trainee concerns and implement targeted improvements. He also facilitates a talented committee to work with industry partners, junior colleagues and BOA/BOTA Diversity Champions to ensure orthopaedics remains inclusive for all.  

Phil Charlwood

Northern Ireland Chair

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Paul Jenkins

Scottish Chair

Paul Jenkins is Chair of the Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma (SCOT). He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is a former Clinical Director of the unit. His subspecialty interest is shoulder and elbow surgery, with a particular focus on elbow trauma and arthroplasty. He is also an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow.  He has a strong interest in clinical service redesign and improvement and is the National Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics at the NHS Scotland Centre for Sustainable Delivery. He has been a member of BESS Council since 2018 and is currently the Honorary Treasurer. 

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Hamish Simpson

Research Committee Chair

Hamish is Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in limb reconstruction, musculoskeletal infection and paediatric deformity.  He was trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and Gloucester.

He carried out fellowships in Toronto and with Ilizarov in Kurgan, before taking up post as Reader and then Professor of Orthopaedics in Oxford, where he was fortunate to be mentored by Professor John Kenwright.  In Oxford, he ran the limb reconstruction unit and established the bone infection unit in collaboration with microbiological and infectious diseases colleagues. After many happy years in Oxford, he moved to Edinburgh to take up a fulfilling post as head of the academic department.

Hamish is currently President of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society and previously have been President of BLRS, APOS and BORS, and have been Chairman of SCOT. 

He has a strong interest in training and has sat on the SAC and currently Chair the T+O Scottish Training Improvement Group (TOSTIG). Having completed his term as examiner on the intercollegiate board, he now examines for the FRCS (Orth & Trauma) in Hong Kong.  He is keen to help trainees carry out higher degrees and have supervised over 50 successful doctoral theses.

He has research interests in stem cells for musculoskeletal repair, musculoskeletal infection, novel cutting methodologies and impaired bone healing.

Consequently, he has been awarded Hunterian and King James IV professorships by the English and Edinburgh colleges respectively.  He also has research interests aimed at optimising patient outcomes and have run multiple multicentre studies to help achieve this.

He is married to Helen and has a daughter 3 sons and a dog.

He is honoured to be elected and look forward to serving as a BOA trustee.

Alan Middleton

BODS Chair

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Lee Breakwell

Spines Representative

Lee currently works at Sheffield Children’s and Teaching Hospitals as a spinal surgeon. He trained in Sheffield, West Midlands, with Fellowships in Nottingham and the USA. He is a Council member of the BOA, and was formerly President of BOTA. He is a member of the BOA Trauma group, and is responsible for Spinal BOASTs. 

He was Director of Education in Sheffield for 10 years, and led AO Spine Education for the UK. He is co-designer, developer and administrator of the British Spine Registry, and has been audit lead for both spinal surgery societies. He is currently secretary of the UK Spine Societies Board, who are responsible for organising the biennial BritSpine Congress.

His current research interests include respiratory function in Early Onset Scoliosis, and growing spine surgery.