Clinical Practice Committee

The role of the BOFAS Clinical Practice Committee is to support the Society and Council in developing suitable processes to collect patient outcome measures.

Responsibilities of the committee, more information on setting up outcomes, and participating in the BOFAS registry pilot can be found on the Registry pages:

  • Collection of data at local level
  • Patient consent
  • Collection of information into central BOFAS registry
  • Information governance
  • Publication of data
  • Registry funding
  • Liaison with other stakeholders including NJR
  • Be responsible for the long term strategy


Membership of Clinical Practice Committee:

  • Chair:  Lyndon Mason
  • Secretary: Nilesh Makwana
  • Caldicott Guardian: Jitendra Mangwani
  • Registry Lead: Ed Wood
  • Data Protection Officer: Jo Millard
  • Member: Tim Clough
  • Member: Ben Hickey
  • Member: Joel Humphrey
  • Member: Shilpa Jha
  • Member: Robbie Ray
  • Co-opted: Andy Goldberg
  • Co-opted: Karan Malhotra
Lyndon Mason - Chair

Lyndon 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. Before joining Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, he completed BOFAS travelling fellowships in the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, America and Carl Gustav Carus University, Dresden, Germany. In Liverpool, Prof Mason obtained the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Gold Fellowship Award. His pioneering research has become nationally and internationally recognised, winning over 30 regional, national and international prizes in the last 10 years. He has been awarded the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal college of surgeons in 2020 for his work on ankle fractures, the Robert Jones gold medal and Association prize in 2017 for his work on the evolution of the foot and the Jaques Duparc prize from EFORT for his work on discovery of a new foot ligament. Prof Mason has co-led work that has won the Chan Chen memorial prize, the highest award from the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society on 4 separate occasions. In 2023, Prof Mason achieved a National Clinical Impact Award Level 1 for contribution to safe and high-quality care and improvement of NHS services. Prof Mason is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, where he is the undergraduate lead in Musculoskeletal disease for the School of Medicine. Furthermore, Prof Mason is a respected National educator, as an invited faculty member for courses by the British Orthopaedic Association, Royal College of Surgeons , AO, Royal Society of Medicine and British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  

Elected March 2024

Nilesh Makwana - Secretary

Nilesh Makwana is from Birmingham and qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1989. He completed his specialist registrar training in the Trent region and was appointed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Shropshire and the Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board in 2001. He is a Specialist Foot and Ankle Surgeon treating all conditions of the adult foot and ankle. His area of expertise include forefoot surgery, mid and hindfoot reconstruction and arthroscopy. He has developed a specialist interest in Autologous Chondrocyte transplantation in the ankle. 

Elected: March 2024

Jitendra Mangwani - Caldicott Guardian

Jit Mangwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester. He undertook higher specialist training in orthopaedics on the Royal London Hospital rotation. He has a keen interest in medical research and education. He is chief investigator for several outcome studies on ankle fractures, Achilles tendon rupture and other foot and ankle conditions. He is principal investigator for a number of multi-centre national studies. He is currently leading BOFAS James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership project. He has been conferred the title of ‘academic champion and honorary fellow’ by University of Leicester. He serves on the editorial board of several reputable orthopaedic journals. His contribution towards research in foot and ankle conditions has been recognised with several national and international prizes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in books including AO manual of fracture management on Foot and Ankle Trauma. He is passionate about medical education and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. He is regularly invited as a faculty to national and international courses and conferences. He is actively involved in the training and teaching of General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals.

Since March 2023

Ed Wood - Registry Lead

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.

Since March 2024

Jo Millard - Data Protection Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Jo Millard is Chief Operating Officer for the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Her role is wide ranging and sees her working alongside the Education Committee, organising and running 6 UK training courses and 2 International training courses each year; with Scientific Committee, as PSP co-ordinator on the BOFAS Foot & Ankle Surgery PSP; and Clinical Praactice Committee, as Data Protection Officer.  Jo also sits on BOFAS Council and works closely with the BOFAS Treasurer on the society accounts in addition to organising the Annual Scientific Meeting each year with the Society President.

Tim Clough

Tim Clough graduated from St Andrews, Scotland and Manchester in 1992, gained specialist training in Manchester before completing his Fellowship training in Canada.  He was appointed Consultant F+A surgeon at Wrightington Hospital in 2003.   He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford and is committed to both research and medical education, sitting on the R+D Committee of his NHS Trust, is regular Faculty member to Courses and Conferences, runs a F+A Cadaver workshop, lectures on the Biomechanics programme at the University of Dundee, is a member of the International Advisory Board for ‘The Foot’ and is a reviewer for the journal.   

Elected March 2021  |  Re-elected March 2024

Ben Hickey

Ben Hickey has been a Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Wrexham Maelor Hospital since 2018 and is currently the National Clinical Lead for Foot and Ankle surgery in Wales. This involves chairing the foot and ankle clinical reference group with focus on implementing the National Clinical Strategy for Orthopaedic Surgery in Wales. He completed Orthopaedic training on the Wales rotation, then fellowship training in Melbourne and London. Mr Hickey has completed a research MD and MSc in Medical Education and enjoys keeping up to date with scientific literature. He reviews articles for several journals and regularly teaches on national foot and ankle courses.

Elected: March 2024

Joel Humphrey

Joel Humphrey is a Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He graduated from Barts and The London Medical School, and completed his higher surgical orthopaedic training on the South-East Thames rotation. He undertook a foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship in Cambridge and a complex trauma fellowship in Oxford. He has a broad clinical practice, treating all conditions of the adult foot and ankle. He is passionate about patient outcomes post surgery and has been elected onto the BOFAS Clinical Practice Committee.

Elected: March 2023

Shilpa Jha

Shilpa Jha is a Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals Leicester. She graduated from King’s College London and completed her higher surgical training in orthopaedics on the Royal London Rotation. She subsequently undertook two BOFAS fellowships at the Windsor and Leicester units, as well as a BOFAS/WOC/BOTA Malawi-mini-fellowship prior to appointment as a consultant.

She has a keen interest in quality improvement and clinical leadership having completed the BOA Future Leaders Programme. She has been faculty on a range of national foot & ankle courses, led the postgraduate teaching programme for East Midlands South rotation, and is a clinical teacher and examiner at Leicester Medical school.

Elected: March 2024

Robbie Ray

Robbie Ray graduated from Glasgow University School of Medicine. His orthopaedic training was on the prestigious Edinburgh rotation, then Fellowship training in Sydney, Australia and in Toronto, Canada. He is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the PRUH, Farnborough, part of King’s College Hospital London NHS foundation trust. He specialises in conditions and trauma of the foot and ankle, with a special interest in minimally invasive and keyhole techniques. He teaches at all grades from medical students to fellow consultants. He has given multiple national and international presentations including teaching for the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) and the Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society (MIFAS). He is very interested in patient outcomes following surgery and research and has won multiple BOFAS outcomes awards and is highly published in the area of minimally invasive foot surgery.

Elected: March 2021  |  Re-elected: March 2024

Andy Goldberg - Co-opted member

Andy Goldberg graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College) in 1994 before completing his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in London with a specialist fellowship in complex foot and ankle disorders in Oxford, as well as overseas in centres of excellence across the USA and Europe. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCL where he runs several Master’s courses. He runs a pioneering research program exploring regenerative treatments including cartilage repair, stem cells in achilles tendinopathy and a national trial comparing ankle replacements against ankle fusion. 

Co-opted: November 2014

Karan Malhotra - Co-opted Member

Karan Malhotra  is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK. He graduated from Manchester with honours before beginning his core surgical and early registrar training in Yorkshire. He completed his registrar training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Training Rotation, London. He undertook Foot & Ankle Fellowships in Singapore, Melbourne and Stanmore. He is actively involved with research, medical education and quality improvement. He has extensive experience with IT and databases and was co-opted to the BOFAS Outcomes Committee in October 2017 and the IT Committee in November 2019.

Co-opted: October 2017