Webinar: ‘Coping with COVID: Elective operating and the second wave of COVID-19’

Webinar Coping with COVID.png



Watch the recording of the first of a series of webinars on ‘Coping with COVID’, which will focus on issues affecting trauma and orthopaedic surgeons and patients as we enter the ‘second wave’ of COVID. This first session focused on elective operating, particularly how this has been impacted over recent months and continues to be affected by current COVID-19 conditions.

Date: 27th October
Time: 7-8 pm

Co-Chairs: Jonathan Howell (President of British Hip Society) and Bob Handley (President of British Orthopaedic Association)

The webinar will cover:

  • Latest data from UK elective orthopaedics -  Julia Trusler, Director of Policy and Programmes, BOA
  • Elective operating: the BOA position and a London perspective - Professor John Skinner, BOA Vice President & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at RNOH, Stanmore
  • Using data to build elective resilience - Scott Muller, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director theatre, Northumbria
  • The second surge is upon us - Andrew Manktelow, Trustee of the BOA & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nottingham
  • Discussion and Q&A from the audience, with additional panelists: Professor Mike Reed, President of BODS, and Andrew Porteous, President of BASK


Panel Members 

Julia Trusler.png

Julia Trusler, BOA Director of Policy and Programmes 

Julia Trusler has worked at the British Orthopaedic Association for the past eight years, and been involved in a wide range of policy issues and activities across the orthopaedic landscape. Through the COVID-19 pandemic she has represented the BOA at meetings of NHSEngland, ARMA (the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance) and with other relevant stakeholder bodies, and contributed to a wide variety of resources and guidance documents, from managing MSK pain at home, to shared decision making, to service delivery. She has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, and has spent her career in the health/biosciences non-profit sector.

John Skinner.png

John Skinner, BOA Vice 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 the Vice President Elect and Treasurer of the BOA and has represented the Association at high level discussions with NHS England and other stakeholders on elective care.

Scott Muller

Scott Muller, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director theatre, Northumbria

Scott Muller, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and theatre CD. Lower limb arthroplasty and soft tissue knee surgeon. For the past 8 years have been theatre clinical director overseeing 27 theatres across 5 sites. Developing real time and filterable dashboards to report activity and performance across the entire surgical pathway. Using that information feed to inform theatre planning and scheduling, and how that integrates with the complete surgical pathway.

Andrew Manktelow.png

Andrew Manktelow, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Trained at the Royal Free and RNOH, I moved to Nottingham when appointed in 1999. Part of our busy trauma group for years, my practice is now based around primary and revision hip surgery.  My clinical work forms the basis of my research and educational activities. Recently work on our Revision Network has received attention. Previously President of the British Hip Society, I joined the Council of the BOA as a trustee in 2020. 

Mugshot 2.png

Mike Reed, President of BODS

Mike Reed is a full time hip and knee joint replacement surgeon. He trained in the North of England, and did fellowships in New Zealand.

Andrew porteous.png 1

Andrew Porteous, President of BASK

Andrew Porteous is the current President of BASK. He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, North Bristol NHS Trust. He is the Clinical Lead of the Knee Service and has held that position for over 15 years. He has previously served as Elective Orthopaedic Lead for the Trust. He is responsible for the “Prioritisation of Knee Surgery” document released in May this year and has contributed to the BOA’s strategies on Elective Care during the pandemic.