Outcomes Committee

The role of the BOFAS outcomes committee (OutComm) 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 Outcomes 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 OutComm:

  • Chair:  Paul Halliwell
  • Caldicott Guardian: Stephen Bendall
  • Member: Nick Harris
  • Member: Nilesh Makwana
  • Member: Lyndon Mason
  • Member: Jamie McKenzie
  • Member: Edward Wood
  • Co-opted: Andy Goldberg
  • Co-opted: Karan Malhotra
  • Co-opted: Jit Mangwani
Paul Halliwell - Chair Outcomes Committee

Paul Halliwell graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London. His clinical training included Oxford, St. Thomas’ and St. George’s Hospitals, then Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street and in Toronto. He is consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Guildford, Surrey, specialising in conditions and trauma of the foot and ankle in both adults and children. He teaches at all grades from medical students to fellow consultants. His faculty memberships include the Forefoot Instructional Course in Bordeaux. He is co-convenor of the Surrey University cadaveric training courses and FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiner.

Elected November 2017

Steve Bendall - Caldicott Guardian

Steve Bendall completed his undergraduate training at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School followed by orthopaedic training on the Charing Cross and St George's rotations. He gained his Fellowship at the University of Maryland and John Hopkins, Baltimore, USA. He was appointed as a Consultant in 1997 at the Princess Royal Hospital. His interests include all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and he is also involved in training and research and has recently become an examiner for the FRCS Orth exminations. Steve is a past President of BOFAS.

Nick Harris

Nick Harris graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1989. He completed his orthopaedic training in Sheffield. Nick undertook a Foot & Ankle Fellowship with Professor Mike Stephens in Dublin in 2000. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2001. In 2017 Nick was appointed Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University. Nick undertakes all aspects of Foot & Ankle Surgery but has particular interests in Ankle Replacement and Sports Injuries. He has produced over 100 original papers and presentations and is the author of a textbook on Clinical Examination. Nick is part of the Zimmer-Biomet Ankle Replacement Faculty & Design Team and is looking forward to contributing to Outcomm.

Elected: November 2018

Nilesh Makwana

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: November 2018

Lyndon Mason

Lyndon Mason - is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgeon at Aintree University Hospital. He graduated from the University of Wales in 2003 and completed his higher surgical training in the Wales deanery, before moving to Liverpool. He completed travelling fellowships in Utah and Dresden and a post CCT fellowship in Liverpool. Lyndon Mason is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, where he is the musculoskeletal undergraduate lead for the school of medicine. He has a keen research interest, which has received recognition with multiple national awards. He has nationally recognised teaching contributions with invited lectures at the British Orthopaedic Training Association and with his role as the multimedia lead for the British Orthopaedic Association education platform Wikipaedics. 

Elected: November 2017

James McKenzie

Jamie McKenzie qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 1997. During his early medical career he gained a broad experience, doing basic surgical training in London, a diploma in tropical medicine in Liverpool and a year providing emergency surgical care in Kenya before completing higher Orthopaedic training in and around Bath. He has undertaken advanced fellowship training in New Zealand and in Bristol studying both children’s and adult’s complex foot and ankle surgery. He is currently at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

Elected: November 2017

Edward 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: November 2017

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. On completion of his training he will 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 the IT Committee in 2019. 

Co-opted October 2017

Jit Mangwani - Co-opted from Scientific Committee

Jitendra Mangwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester.  He graduated in India and completed his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics in London with a specialist fellowship in foot and ankle surgery.  He has a keen research interest.  He is committed to medical education and is regularly invited as a faculty to courses and conferences.  He runs both national and international foot and ankle surgery courses. He is a member of the Scientific Committee and in this role is co-opted on the Outcomes Committee.

Co-opted November 2017