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IT Committee

Webmaster:
James Ritchie, Tunbridge Wells

IT Commitee Members:
Edward Wood, Chester - OutComm

Robert Clayton - Media and Communications Officer

Robert Clayton moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. He undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. He undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife in 2010. He has a highly specialised elective and trauma foot and ankle practice. He has an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and orthopaedic research. He is a council member of the Foot and Ankle Scotland group and has served on faculty at numerous courses and conferences in the region.

Elected: 11/17


Mr James Ritchie - Co-opted Scientific Committee

Mr James Ritchie is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon based in Tunbridge Wells and was appointed in 2005.  He trained in the SE Thames Region and has undertaken a Specialist Foot & Ankle Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore.  He is committed to medical education and runs the South East Thames Foot and Ankle training programme and the Guy's Hospital Foot and Ankle Course .


Michael Butler

Michael Butler qualified from Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College. Mr Butler trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in the South West of England and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Trauma and Orthopaedics in November 2007. 

Mr Butler undertook further specialist training at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and Frenchay Hospital and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He was appointed as a consultant in Truro in 2009.Mr Butler has served in the Army for over 20 years and continues to serve and have a role in teaching military and civilian surgeons on a number of courses as well as regularly conducting outpatient clinics in Germany. 

Mr Butler is heavily involved in teaching, is the Peninsula Deanery Training Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics and is a member of the SAC in T&O.  He has continued to publish as a consultant and is a Review Board Member for Foot and Ankle Surgery and The Knee.

 


Edward V Wood

Mr Edward V Wood is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon working in Chester and was appointed in 2009.  He trained in Mersey Region and has undertaken a Specialist Foot & Ankle Fellowship.  He is involved in SpR training and has an interest in Postgraduate Medical Education.  He was on the IT Committee for two terms and now sits on the Outcomes Committee.

Elected: 11/17


Tricia Allen - President

Patricia Allen was trained in orthopaedic surgery in Birmingham and Bristol.  She undertook a fellowship in foot and ankle and paediatric orthopaedic surgery in Dublin in 1998 and was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bristol in 2000. She moved to Leicester as a Consultant in 2003 and has developed the Foot and Ankle service here.


James Davis - President Elect

James  Davis graduated  from  Charing  Cross  and  Westminster  Medical School in 1990 and completed surgical training in London.  His orthopaedic training was in the South Thames region.  He was fellowship trained at the University  of  Johns  Hopkins,  USA.    He  was  appointed  as  a  consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Torbay Hospital in 2001.  He started a specialist foot and ankle service in South Devon and runs the South West Foot and Ankle Centre.

 


Heath Taylor - Treasurer

Heath Taylor graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1994 and completed his Orthopaedic training on the North West Thames training rotation. He carried out his fellowship in complex foot and ankle surgery at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Foot & Ankle surgery at The Royal Bournemouth & Poole Hospitals. He takes a particular interest in training the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and in 2012 was voted the Wessex Region Trainer of the Year.

Elected Treasurer: Nov 2015, re-elected Nov 2018


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