BOA Instructional Course 2020

8:00AM - 5:00PM 11th Jan 2020 Venue : Etc Venues, 11 Portland St, Manchester, M1 3HU Training

Thank you for attending the recent BOA Instructional Course was established to help trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgeons to establish strong foundations for practice and assessment. We provide the opportunity for a number of Case Based Discussions (CBDs) across a range of topics but also to network and attend lectures delivered by expert clinicians. 

This 1 day programme runs two parallel streams and provides curriculum driven clinical updates and critical condition assessment opportunities aimed at T&O trainees and SAS surgeons.

Stream 1: Case Based Discussions (CBDs) on critical conditions e.g. Bone tumours;CRPS; Limping child and Cauda Equina.
Stream 2: Plenary sessions including foot and ankle; shoulder and elbow; hand and wrist; hip and knee, spine and paediatrics.

Download the Instructional Course 2020 programme here


Instructional Course 2020 Presentations & Resources

Presentations from the course can be found below. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Events Team on [email protected] 

Surviving Spines Presentation - Niall Eames


Foot & Ankle Update Presentation- Anna Chapman


Hand and Wrist Update - David Warwick


Your First Night on Call- Fergal Monsell

Other presentations to follow.


Jeremy Field - Orthopodcast on CRPS 

Aprajay Golash & Niall Eames Screencast on Cauda Equina 

PDF Resources 



Peul BML 2008






Cauda equina syndrome


MBD Guidelines 2015


UK Guidelines Sarcoma

Reading Materials 

A short overview of musculoskeletal oncology can be found in Baily and Love

  • Entry level knowledge
    Williams NS, O’Connell PR, McCaskie AW, editors. Bailey & Love’s short practice of surgery. 27th edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2017.
  • Indepth Knowledge               
    Sivananthan S. Mercer’s textbook of orthopaedics and trauma. 10. ed. /. London: Hodder Arnold; 2009.


Confirmed Speakers

Presentation Speakers

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Amer Shoaib

Amer Shoaib is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary specialising in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Limb Reconstruction Surgery.
He qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Welsh Deanery and Oswestry.
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, as well as the British Limb Reconstruction Society and the European Foot and Ankle Society.
He has an interest in humanitarian medicine and has worked in several conflicts, and natural disasters, gaining a significant experience in the acute and reconstructive treatment of ballistic injuries. He was involved in the organisation and delivery of the orthopaedic response to the Manchester Arena bomb in 2017. He chairs the Orthocycle Foundation charity, which recycles orthotics and surgical equipment for use in less developed countries.
Amer has taught on many courses, including the BOFAS principles course and the BOA Boot Camp Course, and runs several courses in Manchester on Foot and Ankle Surgery and External Fixation.
He is married with four children, and enjoys fell walking and wild camping with them. He loathes static caravans. 

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Bill Ryan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bolton

Bill Ryan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Bolton for over 20 years. He trained in Manchester and has a passionate interest in Medical Education. He was TPD in Manchester between 2011 and 2016 and has been an examiner for the JCIE for over 10 years. Bill was previously TPD in Manchester. He has been on the SAC for 4 years. He will commence later this year as chair of IQA at the JCIE (examinations). He is passionate about training and medical education.

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David Warwick

Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

David Warwick has been Consultant Hand Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton since 1998 . He is also visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey.  He is involved daily in the clinical management of complex hand and wrist problems with a particular interest in the DRUJ, Dupuytren’s, joint replacement and orthopaedic hand trauma.

His teaching, research, and administrative contributions were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award in 2012 renewed in 2016. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the European Diploma of Hand Surgery in 2004 and was awarded the Hunterian Professorship in 1998 for his work on Orthopaedic Thrombosis. Most recently he has been President of the British Association of Hand Therapists, Visiting Professor to the Australian Orthopaedic Association, South African Society for Surgery of the Hand, Polish Hand Society and Finnish Hand Society and Scandinavian Hand Society.

He is BSSH President for 2020; he has recently finished as Secretary of the BSSH and Executive Committee Member of the FESSH. He now sits on the Executive Committee of the IFSSH.  He reviews about 40 papers per year; David serves on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal.

David has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals with an H index of 34 He has written over 20 book chapters and is Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Hand Surgery (2009, 2018), the European Textbook of Dupuytren’s Disease (2015) and Apley & Solomon’s System of Orthopaedics and Trauma (2001, 2010, 2017).  He is currently Principle Investigator on 5 studies and leads the Clinical Orthopaedic Research Group in Southampton. He has lectured in the UK and abroad on many occasions as invited speaker on various topics.

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Fergal Monsell

Honorary Secretary

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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James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield, UK

James is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield UK. He has a significant interest in surgical education and training and is Education TPD for Yorkshire & Humber and Deputy Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCSEd.

He is a member of the NOTSS faculty has taught nationally and internationally on surgical non-technical skills and human factors.

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Niall Eames

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Niall Eames is an orthopaedic spine surgeon, being Clinical Director of Orthopaedics and Spinal surgery in Belfast. He is Education Lead for the UKSSB and sits on the BOAs Education Committee. Niall also sits on the British Scoliosis Society Executive and is a member of the BASS Education committee. He has been leading on the Spinal Training Interface Group on behalf of the combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal societies over the last 3 years and is the first Chairman of the newly formed Spinal Training Interface Group Committee.

His practice covers all aspects of spinal surgery. He is an examiner for the JCIE in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

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Ronnie Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Ronnie Davies qualified from the University of Cambridge medical school in 2006.  He completed his orthopaedic training in Manchester, before undertaking a shoulder & elbow surgery fellowship at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

He treats all problems affecting the shoulder and elbow, including major trauma.  He is interested in the use of technology to improve surgery, including surgical navigation and 3D printing.  He has a research interest in postoperative rehabilitation and is running a trial relating to rotator cuff surgery rehabilitation.

He has a major interest in improving the teaching and training junior doctors.  He is education lead for the North West T&O training programme.

Outside of medicine, he has a young family and enjoys playing squash and other racket sports, but only against people who let him win!

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Simon Hodkinson

BOA Vice President Elect and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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.

He remains on the Training Standards Committee and the Education Committee of the BOA.

Speaker, Medical Student Day



Faculty Speakers

Breakout Session Faculty

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Ajay Malviya

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust

Ajay Malviya joined Northumbria Healthcare as a Consultant in 2011 after completing his orthopaedic training in the North East. His area of specialty is in the treatment of disorders of the young adult hip and has helped Northumbria become a tertiary referral centre for young patients with hip disorders. He is heavily involved in training and is an examiner for FRCS T&O. He is in the BOA Education and Careers committee as the national lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in training examination (UKITE).
He has an active interest in research, with many publications to his name. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (OUP) and the Chair of UK National Non Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR).

Alistair Irwin

Spinal Surgeon , RVI Newcastle and TSS Gateshead.

Having qualified from Newcastle University, he subsequently did his post graduate training within Newcastle and surrounding areas. Mr Irwin then undertook a spinal fellowship in Newcastle before being winning the BOA Soli Lam award and completing further travelling fellowships in Birmingham, Oxford and Copenhagen. He has a number of research interests and regularly lecture at the Newcastle medical school.

He undertakes all aspects of adult spinal surgery including minimally invasive techniques. Within the RVI Newcastle, he also has a specialist interest spinal tumours including spinal sarcomas which is one of only 5 sarcoma centres in England.

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Anna Chapman

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire

Anna Chapman is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery.

She qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals School of Medicine in London, and completed her orthopaedic training on the Warwick rotation. She undertook Fellowship training in Bournemouth and Bristol, and was appointed as a Consultant in 2012. 
She completed a Masters Degree in Medical Education at the University of Warwick in 2010 and continues to pursue her interest in all things educational. Anna is currently the Training Programme Director for the Warwick Orthopaedic Specialist Training Programme and is a member of the BOFAS Education Committee.

Badri Narayan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals

Badri Narayan has been working as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals from 2002. 

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Deepa Bose

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

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 & deformity correction.

She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & 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.

She 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.  She 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.

Chair, Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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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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Hui-Ling Kerr

Orthopaedic Spine Consultant

Miss Kerr is an orthopaedic spine consultant working in Gloucestershire. Her practise is in adult degenerative spine as well as general orthopaedics. She did her undergraduate degree at St Mary’s Medical School, in London and orthopaedic training in the Severn Deanery. Before taking up her consultant position, she completed spine fellowships in London Ontario, Canada as well as Cardiff, Wales.

Miss Kerr has an interest in equal opportunities in surgery, plus factors relating to the recruitment and retention of trainees in spine surgery. She is a member of the BOA diversity focus group, as well is the diversity representative for the British Association of Spinal Surgeons. She lives in Bristol with her civil partner Gwen, and their dog, Mu.

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Lisa Hadfield-Law

Having spent 20 years in clinical practice and 20 years in surgical education, Lisa  has been immersed in both cultures and is, therefore, in a unique position to provide educational advice.  She has managed an orthopaedic/trauma service of a major teaching hospital, and has insight into the circumstances and challenges facing surgical teams.

  • Surgical educator since 1992
  • Trained over 10,000 surgeons from 65 countries within Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
  • Previously 20 years of trauma nursing experience in the UK and abroad
  • MSc in Higher Professional Education
Current Position
  • Consultant surgical educator UK and abroad
  • Education Advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association & AOUK
  • Contributes to the T&O SAC, Training Standards Committee and ISCP Management group

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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. 

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Lyndon Mason

Mr Mason qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, completing his orthopaedic training in Wales before moving to Liverpool as a consultant specialising in Major trauma and foot and ankle surgery. He was the first trainee to win the Chan Chen memorial prize twice and was the first fellow to be awarded the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Gold fellowship award. He undertook fellowships in Dreseden with Prof Hans Zwipp and Salt Lake City with Prof Saltzmann before his home fellowship in Liverpool. His research in the last few years has become nationally and internationally recognised, winning 8 national and international prizes in 7 years. He has been awarded the Robert Jones gold medal and Association prize this year for his work on the evolution of the foot and Jaques Duparc prize from EFORT for their discovery of a new foot ligament. Mr Mason is involved in BOFAS, as an outcomes committee member.

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Naomi Davis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Naomi qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1988, completed my orthopaedic training in Manchester and Toronto and have been a consultant in Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery in Manchester since 2001. 

After an early and many subsequent visits to Dr. Ponseti’s unit in Iowa, I developed a busy practice for patients with clubfoot and complex foot deformities and have been involved in training and the UK Clubfoot Consensus Group. 

Since its inception in 2012, I have led the North West Children’s Major Trauma Network and the service at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  Following on from the Paris attacks, we ensured that children were included in any plan for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response. 

On the night of the Manchester Arena Attack I worked in the role of Surgeon Commander at RMCH and in the weeks and months that followed, to support rehabilitation of the victims. I am part of the team still sharing the lessons we learnt that night to inform planning across the sectors.  I also lead on many of the developments in children’s rehabilitation in Manchester and beyond as legacy work from the Arena Attack. 

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Paul Banaszkiewicz

Paul is an active member of several orthopaedic associations and societies including the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), British Hip Society (BHS) and British trauma society (BTS). He is fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow

He has a strong commitment to teaching, training and education. He is a member of the regional STC panel; fully accredited ST3+trainer; regularly attend the ARCP process for ST3+ trainees and a regular interviewer for the national appointments process at ST3 level. In addition, he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and have a Masters degree in Medical Education.

Paul has been an ATLS instructor for 8 years and regularly instruct on various courses both at a local and regional setting. he is also the main editor and author for three FRCS (Tr&Orth) related exam books. These are international best sellers and were highly commended at the BMA book awards in 2017.

He runs an annual 6-day intensive FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision course at Northumbria University and QEH Gateshead and an annual international revision course

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

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Peter Loughenbury

Peter Loughenbury is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary.  His practice includes surgical treatment for a full range of spinal conditions from the skull base to the pelvis. His entire surgical practice is focused on spinal surgery with a special interest in adult and paediatric spinal deformity.
He studied medicine at the University of Leeds and completed both basic and higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics in the Yorkshire Deanery. He gained specialist training in complex spinal surgery in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as the National Spinal Fellow at Leeds General Infirmary – a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic fellowship. He built on this experience with fellowship posts with the Scottish National Spinal Deformity Service at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and as an AO Spine Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
He teaches on a number of regional and national FRCS (Orth) revision courses and is a former trainee representative on the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) Executive Committee. He is actively involved in basic science and clinical research, with ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering at the University of Leeds.

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Qaisar Choudry

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr Choudry is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and the clinical director for trauma and orthopaedics at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Choudry has a specialist interest in lower limb arthroplasty, surgery for the hip and knee, paediatric orthopaedics and trauma. Born and bred in Blackburn Mr Choudry took an opportunity to study medicine at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic graduating in 1999. Speaking several languages he returned to the northwest to undertake his surgical training, gaining membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004 and an Intercollegiate Fellow in trauma and orthopaedics in 2009.

He was awarded the certificate of completion of surgical training in 2010. Mr Choudry was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust in 2011 having completed fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty a paediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry, and an AO trauma fellowship in Stuttgart Germany. Mr Choudry has an interest in education and research with multiple publications. Mr Choudry has presenting nationally and internationally and is a member of the faculty of surgical trainers Edinburgh. Mr Choudry is a faculty member for several courses run in the northwest for orthopaedic trainees and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the university of Lancaster.

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Simon Hodkinson

Vice President Elect

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.

Zak Choudhury

Consultant Paediatric and Adult Spine Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital

Zak is a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Spine Surgeon at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. He did his medical training at Oxford and Clinicals at the Royal Free & University College Medical School. He was inspired to follow a Spinal Career whilst an SHO at Leeds. Zak undertook his registrar rotation in Birmingham, followed by the National Spine Fellowship at Leeds and Paediatric Fellowships at Edinburgh and Great Ormond Street.

He was able to visit several Spinal centres around the world during my training thanks to Travelling Fellowships from the BSRF, BOA, RCS(Edinburgh) and BSS/BASS. Zak is forever grateful for those opportunities.

He enjoys passing on what he has learned over the years through teaching and am faculty for the RCS (Eng) Clinical Skills in Spinal Assessment and Management Course. Outside work Zak help with matchday trauma care for Wasps Rugby.



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