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Find out more about our speakers presenting at the NOA Annual Conference 2022

Andrew is National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Conditions for NHS England and Improvement, with an overarching vision to promote best life-long musculoskeletal health within all communities.

Within this role he is also clinical director of the “Best MSK Health” National Pathways Improvement Programme mandated to reduce variation in access and outcomes through implementing whole pathway transformation

He is also a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within Sutton Health and Care Alliance hosted by Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust providing clinical leadership for a community musculoskeletal service.


10:00-10:45am Title TBC Ashstead Suite

10:45- 11:30am

Mr Hunter is a paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he has been a consultant since 1995. He took a full part in the adult trauma rota for 21 years before focusing solely on children’s care.

He is a past president of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS) and was the chairman of the AO International Expert Group for Paediatrics from 1997 to 2016. He was a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee from 2013 to 2019, latterly as the lead for national recruitment of specialists.

He was one of the developers of the Comprehensive Classification of Paediatric Long Bone Fractures and has a strong interest in the treatment of simple fractures. He was one of the authors of the BOA standard for trauma on supracondylar fractures of the humerus.

10:45- 11:30am GIRFT in Paediatric T&O. Do we need to change anything?  Ashstead Suite

Chloe Stewart is a National Clinical Specialist Advisor in personalised care and musculoskeletal conditions in NHS England and Improvement. She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Health Psychologist. Chloe has an interest in the application of behaviour science. She champions the use of shared decision making and supported self-management approaches, focusing on how we can achieve optimal value-based healthcare for individuals, populations, and systems. Chloe has worked in a wide range of applied roles, with over 15 years’ experience in the NHS. She is an experienced practitioner and Motivational Interviewing trainer and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).


12:00- 12:45pm The value of shared decision making  Ashstead Suite

Jo is Chief Executive at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. She joined the Trust in an interim role in June 2017 on secondment from University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT, where she was Deputy Chief Operating Officer for 3 years and most recently Deputy Director of Partnership for the STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership).

She has worked in a variety of senior operational roles in several acute trusts’ including (UHSM) Wythenshawe Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital delivering and leading service transformation projects. As well as 14 years in operational management, she also worked in procurement in the NHS, as a capital buyer for Nuffield Hospitals and for a global manufacturer/supplier.

In March 2020 Jo was appointed Lead CEO of the National Orthopaedic Alliance.


9:45-10:00am Opening address Ashstead Suite

Peter Kay is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wrightington Hospital, Lancashire and Honorary Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Manchester University. He has been President of the British Orthopaedic Association (2011), British Hip Society (2008) and British Orthopaedics Trainees Association (1992). He was National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal services for NHS England 2013- 2019 and currently serves on the Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Council of the Medical Defence Union.

Managerially in his own Trust he has been Director of Research, Clinical Director, Divisional Chairman for MSK and Associate Medical Director and Trust Board member at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT. He returned to local NHS management 12 months ago as Clinical Director for Lower Limb surgery managing elective services during COVID and supporting the elective restart and role within Greater Manchester and the wider North West.

His clinical interests are in hip and knee replacement surgery and revision joint surgery.


Mr Cormac Kelly is a Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and assists with the facilitation of the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) webinar series that cover a range of areas and work streams by working collaboratively with member organisations and the NOA Board.

Since April 2020, Mr Kelly has played an instrumental role in the delivery of NOA’s COVID-19 webinar series, which continues to provide topical virtual sessions to support NOA members and those across the wider orthopaedic network. As a vital support to the NOA Board and project team, he provides support and advice to enable the NOA to meet its objectives.