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Speakers 2022

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

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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 Enabling Best MSK health: an overview of the NHSEI MSK strategy Ashstead Suite

Sue is the CEO of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), a role which she took up in February 2017. ARMA is an umbrella body representing the breadth of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and professions. Our vision is that the MSK health of the population is promoted throughout life and that everyone with MSK conditions receives appropriate, high quality interventions to promote their health and well-being in a timely manner.
Sue has over 20 years’ experience of policy work in health and social care. Before joining ARMA, Sue was Head of Public Policy at deafblind charity Sense and Vice-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance and previously worked for Mind.


12:00-12:45pm  The Value of Shared Decision Making  Ashstead Suite


Tony has been a consultant at Wrightington since 2009 with specialist interests in pelvic trauma, young adult hip osteotomy and hip and knee arthroplasty. He was previously Clinical Director and Divisional Medical Director at the Trust. As a qualified CMI Coach have developed interest in supporting personal development of colleagues and as Covid crisis emerged he was appointed Consultant Lead for Staff Well Being working closely with the OD Department and Steps4Wellness Team.


2:30-3:15pm Women in Orthopaedics, Ashstead Suite

Starting as an NHS management as a graduate trainee, Nigel’s career has been spent in health service management and health policy in the UK and internationally.
He is an honorary visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has worked for the King’s Fund, KPMG and the NHS Confederation. He has advised on health service reform in Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Iraq and continues to work regularly with WHO and the European Observatory.
Nigel’s work and interests range from innovation and change at the front line of health care delivery, to wider health care policy in the UK and internationally. He is keen to draw on different disciplines to inform health policy and led the Trust’s work on recent NHS history.
Nigel is a regular contributor to the BMJ and a widely quoted media commentator.


1:45- 2:30pm Exploring the Waiting Problem  Ashstead Suite

Benjamin works part time as consultant rheumatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where he is Head of Specialty, and at the NW London Integrated Care System he leads the work on Personalisation of MSK Care. Since 2010 he has combined clinical work with his role as senior clinical policy advisor to Versus Arthritis

In 2008, he undertook a two-year secondment to work as both clinical advisor to the England Chief Medical Officer and programme manager at WHO Patient Safety, and subsequently completed his master of public health degree at John’s Hopkins. His interests include promoting a public health approach to musculoskeletal health, improving the extent and quality of musculoskeletal health data and developing systems to support self-management for people with long-term conditions.

12:00-12:45pm  The Value of Shared Decision Making  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

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.


3:15- 4:00pm Orthopaedic Surgical Hubs  Ashstead Suite

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.


1:45- 2:30pm Exploring the Waiting Problem  Ashstead Suite

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2:30-3:15pm Women in Orthopaedics, 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

Prior to joining NEC Software Solutions (formerly Northgate Public Services) in 2004, Mike worked as both a consultant and a manager in variety of sectors, including defence, health, transport, and local government.

Initially working within NEC’s Newborn Screening programme, Mike moved to the Registry team when NEC was awarded the contract for the provision of the data collection, data management, and reporting services for the National Joint Registry (NJR) in 2005.  He has a broad remit within the Registry business which includes stakeholder engagement, requirements definition and management, information governance and data protection, and providing the crucial link between stakeholders and the technical delivery teams.  Those stakeholders have included patients, clinicians, senior health managers, device manufacturers, regulators, notified bodies, and data controllers.

In addition to his NJR responsibilities, Mike also works with the teams delivering the European Spine Registry, the Swiss Spine Registry, the Indian Joint Registry, the Indian Arthroscopy Registry, Beyond Compliance, the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP), the Neurosurgical National Audit Programme, and a registry for lower intestinal robotic surgery.  

12:00-12:45pm National Joint Registry- Let me Explain…., Meeting Room Four

Steve is Category Tower Director for NHS Supply Chain: Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology, provided by Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP, a wholly owned NHS organisation.

He joined the NHS in 1999 following previous procurement and supply chain roles in the private sector and the Royal Air Force. Steve joined CPP in July 2019, after ten years as Director of Procurement at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this he worked in several national roles as well as a procurement shared service organisation and a collaborative procurement hub. A qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, he also has a master’s degree in procurement.

Steve has ongoing input into the NOA procurement working group which aims to share information, pool expertise and maintain a discourse with central procurement bodies to ensure best value for NOA members organisations.


10:45-11:30am NHS Supply Chain – Making it easier to put the patient first, Meeting Room Four

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

Tim Wilton is currently Medical Director of the National Joint Registry (NJR) in England, a post he has held for nearly 4 years. During the last year he was also interim Chair of the NJR.

He retired from active clinical work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in May 2021 after 43 years in the health service and has diverse experience in lower limb reconstruction having performed more than 5000 joint replacements.

He was President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) 2015-16 and a Member of the BOA Executive 2013-2017. In addition, he was serially Treasurer, Secretary and President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, and was a founder member of the European Knee Society.  He has lectured widely around the world speaking mainly about knee replacement operative technique, kinematics and balancing of the knee, and latterly the outcomes of joint replacement as evidenced by registry data.

He was Chairman of the Bone and Joint Publishing group 2017-2019 after having been involved in the Editorial Board and subsequently the Council of management of the BJJ for much of the two preceding decades.

He has had a keen interest in patient safety as related to medical devices for many years and was a member of NJR Steering Committee at its inception. He is also a past Member of the MHRA Safety of Devices Committee, and more recently advises the MHRA and the FDA about safety issues with arthroplasty devices. He is involved in the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) and the Beyond Compliance process both of which are initiatives to enhance patient safety by establishing the provenance of implantable devices.

He was a design consultant to Smith and Nephew for design of Journey TKR 2003-2008

12:00-12:45pm National Joint Registry- Let me Explain…., Meeting Room Four

Elaine Young joined the NHS as a national management trainee. She is a highly experienced NHS leader with substantial Board and executive experience in senior management positions at hospital and health authority level and across both the acute and mental health sectors. Her particular interest has always been a commitment to improving quality and service standards for patients and this has been a focus throughout her career.

With a background in operational healthcare management at hospital level, Elaine latterly had responsibility for non-clinical support services across the University College London Hospitals Trust, with significant budget and staff responsibility. She also worked as an independent healthcare management consultant where her interests focused on staff training, as a facilitator on the national clinical programme  ‘Leadership at the Point of Care’ and working with ethnic minority communities across Northeast London Strategic Health Authority to develop a network of ‘health guides’ trained to assist with signposting health services for patients in their localities.

Currently Elaine works at national level as Director of Operations for the National Joint Registry, a role she has held for nearly 15 years. Recognised as a global exemplar of an implantable medical device registry, Elaine has responsibility for the overall management and strategic direction of the National Joint Registry, ensuring that NJR programmes are aligned to broader policy direction and national projects; as well as leading a management team which supports the work of the NJR, the Steering Committee and committee members.

12:00-12:45pm National Joint Registry- Let me Explain…., Meeting Room Four