Details of the current National Committee of ATOCP.
|Vice Chair (Networks/Engagement/Sponsorship)||Julie Blackburn|
|Vice Chair (Education/Research/Communication)||Jon Room|
|Membership Secretary||George Hooper|
|Stakeholder Lead||Jacqueline Claydon|
|Sponsorship Lead||Gareth Boyden|
|Elective Lead||Rosalind Moss|
|Trauma Lead||Jocelyn Hopkins|
|Education Lead||Mark Williams|
|Education Lead||Justine Theaker|
|Research Lead||Rebecca Kearney|
|Research Lead||David Keene|
|Communication Lead||Ash Shattock|
|Newsletter Lead||Victoria Crawford|
|Associate Member||Rachel Martin|
|Associate Member||Lucy Silvester|
|Associate Member||Abi Hall|
|Associate Member||Rebecca Fox|
|Associate Member||Victoria Smith|
|Associate Member||Emma Ryan|
|Associate Member||Annie Karim|
|Associate Member||Nina Chalmers|
|Associate Member||Andy Green|
|Associate Member||Caroline Miller|
- Anthony has been a member of the ATOCP executive committee since 2012 and took on the role of Chair in 2017.
- He has worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) since 2011.
- Anthony has recently completed a HEE/NIHR funded Masters in Clinical Research at the University of Southampton where his research project looked at the acceptability of SKYPE consultations for patients and clinicians within a multi-directional shoulder instability setting.
- Anthony is currently undertaking a HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship where he is investigating patient preferences for communication technology consultations in an orthopaedic rehabilitation setting. Anthony continues to work clinically at the RNOH, based within the acute adult (elective) orthopaedics team
- Anthony can be followed on twitter @awgilbert11
- Team and Clinical lead for Orthopaedics & Trauma, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire.
- Has been an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist for 10 years, with experience in both private and NHS fields.
- Completed MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy with research into patient perception of therapy after hip fracture.
- Julie was a physiotherapist as part of the medical team at the football events at 2012 Olympic games.
- Involved in NOF enhanced recovery project, Early supported discharge and joint school projects, in addition to an active lead in therapy recruitment.
- Julie has recently completed the CSP Leadership and development course within the CSP.
- As vice chair of the committee Julie looks forward to raising the awareness of the ATOCP and promotion of our new strategy.
Jon has been a member of the ATOCP executive committee since 2016 and took on the role of Vice chair in 2018
- He works at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as a Research, MSK and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, and as a lecturer at Oxford Brookes University
- He is currently undertaking a PhD with the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS). Having previously completed two steps on the National Institute for Health Research’s Integrated Clinical Academic Pathway, undertaking a research internship at the Physiotherapy Research Unit in 2012-13, before completing an MRes in Clinical and Health Research at the University of Southampton during 2013-2015.
- Emily has a passion for orthopaedic rehabilitation and has worked in this field for over ten years. Her current role is Clinical Lead Therapist in Orthopaedics at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Her interests include joint arthroplasty, knee multiple ligament injuries and hip fracture rehabilitation.
- Emily completed her MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences at St Georges University in 2015, where her research project investigated how rehabilitation potential is judged in patients following a hip fracture.
- Aside from clinical work, Emily enjoys the other aspects of her role including being part of the North West London trauma network where the implementation of rehabilitation prescriptions is an ongoing focus.
- She is looking forward to meeting and sharing ideas with other London based physios via the ATOCP London branch.
- Qualified in 1999 from University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.
- Worked in Orthopaedics for 17 years including NHS and private hospitals.
- Completed an MSc in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Technology in 2012.
- Currently Team Lead for T&O in University Hospital Llandough (Cardiff).
- Chair of the South Wales branch of the ATOCP.
- Took on role of ATOCP membership secretary in 2017.
- Currently a Physiotherapy Team Lead for Orthopaedics at Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust, Basingstoke Hospital. Having worked in Trauma and Orthopaedics since 2005.
- Completed her MSc in Musculoskeletal Science with University College of London in 2016 and is interested in being part of further research. Recently is involved in the ART trial with Poole. She has been involved in a systematic review with Andy Goldberg and this was published Jan 2017.
- Katrina has taken on the role as treasurer of the ATOCP in 2017, and is supporting the South Central Brach with an evening lecture in the North area of this large patch.
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- Has been a Physiotherapist for 10 years and an ATOCP member for 1 year.
- Currently studying for a MSc in Advanced Practice. One aspect of the course is Non-Medical Prescribing and her final project will be within fractured NOF rehabilitation.
- Works at Weston Area Health Trust as an Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner. Involved in hip fracture care facilitation/pathway development and fracture clinics. Research lead within the Young Adult Hip service at her hospital.
- Involved with long-term arthroplasty surveillance care and is a member of Arthroplasty Care Practitioner's Association (ACPA).
- As a new member of the committee Jocelyn hopes to raise the awareness of the AOCP and plans to set up a South West branch. If anyone from this area is interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Jocelyn via the ATOCP.
- Mark is Programme Lead for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Programmes at Oxford Brookes University.
- Previously he has worked as a Research Fellow at University of Oxford and University of Warwick.
- Clinically he has worked in both NHS and private settings as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.
- His teaching and research focuses on the recovery from, and rehabilitation for T&O musculoskeletal conditions.
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- Associate (clinical) professor, with a joint clinical academic post between Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire trauma and orthopaedic department.
- MSc Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (2007-2009) and PhD (2009-2012)
- NIHR Clinical Lectureship (2013-2017) and NIHR Career Development Fellow (2017-2022)
- Chief Investigator for a portfolio of multi centre RCTs investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions in trauma and orthopaedics.
- David is a post-doctoral research physiotherapist at the University of Oxford, working with the orthopaedic trauma research group and the Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford.
- His doctorate focussed on the optimisation of mobility after severe ankle injury.
- David is an investigator on the Ankle Injury Management (AIM) Trial (www.aimtrial.org) and the PATH-2 study (www.path2study.org), a multi-centre randomised trial comparing Platelet Rich Plasma injection with placebo for the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture.
- Ash is currently working in private practice having worked in the NHS for 22 years, including a 5-year stint at the RNOHT.
- Has been on the executive committee for 18 years.
- Ash has a special interest in post-operative rehab and in the upper quadrant and has been in involved in many audit projects, most recently setting up a post op shoulder class.
- Senior Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience in orthopaedics and limb reconstruction with particular interest in the application of circular frame external fixators for acute fracture stabilisation or more chronic deformity correction and lengthening.
- Currently working at Kings College Hospital seeing a varied caseload of both trauma and elective patients during clinic, on the wards and in an out-patient setting.
- Victoria is involved in a project to support the introduction of a limb reconstruction trained physiotherapist into Gaza and also co-authoring a paper into the effects of mental health and smoking in chronic conditions.
- Outside of work Victoria has a keen interest in all sports related activities and recently undertook a BASI level 1 qualification to become an adaptive ski instructor so if you want to chat about skiing, orthopaedics or even the Olympics, please get in touch.
- Rachel has been an active member of the ATOCP committee for 10 years.
- She is chair of the ATOCP South Branch
- She has worked in musculokeletal and orthopaedic field for over 15 years now with a particular passion for trauma.
- Rachel is currently an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in ED and Fracture Clinic
- Rachel has enjoyed being involved in many service development projects including the introduction of a ‘Home Therapy’ scheme for patients awaiting ankle fracture fixation surgery and also setting up an Orthopaedic Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Service.
- Rachel also instigated training and development of competencies to enable physiotherapists to take on the orthotist role on the wards fitting spinal braces and consequently reduced length of stay for spinal fractures patients.
- She has experience in research being involved in the MINT and AIM trials and has also published in the speciality. She has recently taken on the role as Lead Research Physiotherapist for ART (Ankle Recovery Trial), a multicentre RCT randomising patients into Aircast boot or plaster following ankle ORIF.
- Rachel organises and runs regular orthopaedic courses in the South and has also presented at a range of courses and national conferences.
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- Victoria has been a member of the ATOCP executive committee since 2015 and shares the role of newsletter editor
She has worked at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2012 and is currently in the role of Operational Lead where she is still able to work clinically within trauma and elective orthopaedics.
Victoria completed the NIHR Masters in Clinical Research (Leadership) at Newcastle University in 2016. She has since become a visiting lecturer on the same program and also facilitates leadership development alongside the North East NHS Leadership Academy.
- The aim for Victoria in 2019 is to support the launch and development of the North-East Branch of ATOCP.
- Emma is a new member of the ATOCP exec committee
- She has worked for over a decade in Orthopaedics, gaining most experience in Major Trauma at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
- She has recently moved to a new role as Clinical Specialist and Team lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Isle of Wight.
- She is part of the team recognised as leading in the care of patients with hip fractures in QA Portsmouth
- She is also the vice-chair for the CSP South Central regional Network
- Annie has worked at the private Princess Grace Hospital in central London since 2003.
- Until 2013 she was the physiotherapy manager and for the past two years has managed the clinical services at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a partnership with UCLH NHS Trust and HCA International and a direct legacy project from the 2012 Olympics.
- Prior to working in the private sector, Annie worked at the Middlesex and UCLH hospitals, as senior I in orthopaedics and amputees and then in the post of Inpatient Superintendent Physiotherapist.
- After joining the ATOCP executive committee in 1997, Annie has been in the roles of Vice-Chair, Chair, Newsletter and sponsorship rep.
- Annie was involved in CSP Congress for several years, running MSK programmes on behalf of the ATOCP and more recently leading on the MSK Strand.
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Andy has worked at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust since 2014, as a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation.
Andy’s work is predominately outpatients based but also involves weekly complex trauma clinics and inpatient work.
He completed an MSc in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at The University of Birmingham in 2012. Published his research project which investigated the measurement properties of patient-reported outcome measures for patellofemoral pain syndrome.
He currently sits on the NICE guideline committee for the Rehabilitation after traumatic injury, which is expected to be published in August 2021.
Andy, alongside Caroline Miller, is looking forward to setting up the West Midlands branch and sharing ideas and practises across the region.
- Caroline is an Upper Limb Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
- Caroline’s clinical work focuses around assessment and rehabilitation of patients with orthopaedic and complex traumatic upper limb injuries and particularly those with nerve injuries.
- She is currently undertaking a PhD with University of East Anglia through a NIHR funded Clinical Doctoral Fellowship developing a core outcome set for individuals with traumatic brachial plexus injuries.
- Caroline, alongside Andy Green has set up and launched the West Midlands ATOCP branch in 2019.