I have served in numerous roles and have diverse clinical and non-clinical experience. I am looking for new opportunities to participate in ongoing projects or to facilitate the development of ideas into active projects. Get in touch!
I have experience in
- Education/Research Network Development
- Organisational Development
- Policy & Strategy Development
- Negotiation and Stakeholder Management
- Web Design, Database Design
- Information Governance
- Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
2022 – Current – Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon @ Worcsacute NHST
2021 – Current – Lead for Digital & Simulation, British Orthopaedic Association
This is a national committee role supporting my specialty professional association with ongoing development of education and careers courses and strategies utilising digital modalties.
2020 – Current – HEWM Head of Virtual Learning
Within 6 weeks of the lockdown in March 2020, I had built a team of dedicated trainees to implement a comprehensive virtual environment for all surgical trainees in the West Midlands. We have now expanded the platform beyond surgery and are engaging multiple specialties in both West and East Midlands. We are currently in the the process of consolidating teaching methods and routines from all surgical programmes and piloting numerous strategies for optimal delivery. In addition we are building solid governance protocols for scalability and stable succession.
As of September 2021, the digital strategy for the whole West Midlands has been added to my portfolio and includes broad regional engagement and also national engagement with the Technology Enhanced Learning team and the XR Hubs team.
2019 – 2021 – HEE Secondment – HEWM TPD for CST Teaching
A 3 year initial secondment with responsibility mainly for developing and delivering a teaching programme for 120 Core Surgical Trainees across the West Midlands. In addition to that I have utilised my experience to drive forward a development strategy with the rest of the WM Surgical TPD team towards faculty and in-house course development, policy and protocol development, web optimisation and process refinement. This role came to end in October 2021 due to increase in responsibility with the regional digital strategy.
2019 – 2022 – Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon @ SaTH
In addition to providing a general trauma service and a specialist arthroplasty service I’ve so far focused on projects geared towards patient safety, quality improvement and efficiency.
I’ve consolidated on my experience and training to deliver the following strategic objectives:
- Development of a custom & sustainable Multidisciplinary Team Meeting model for T&O
- Virtual Fracture Clinic
- Implementation & Completion of Phase I Pilot (Jan 2020) – Assessing viability of ED –> Trauma service pathway whilst ensuring complete patient safety and high level of collaboration
- Implementation of Phase II Pilot (Feb 2020) – Capacity assessment and service development.
- Implementation of the VFC formally (August 2020) with a 60% reduction in fracture clinic patients.
- IT Network solutions for what are currently paper-based critical tasks.
2017 – Current – RightAngled Ltd
RightAngled Ltd is a healthcare startup bringing DNA testing to the market in a safe, effective and clinically reliable way. From an initial start-up request of £100,000 the company secured £430,000 in investment, and rapidly expanded with strong links in the USA. A second funding campaign went over the £300,000, and the most recent third funding target of £50,000 resulted in more than £500,000 raised.
I advised on policy and strategy development, before developing the first version of protocols, service manual and recruitment. Following the expansion I took a Non-Executive Director role guiding the company during its initial and ongoing expansion as well as facilitating further strategy development.
The COVID pandemic has seen RightAngled working at the front line providing logistical support and COVID-19 tests to the NHS and other institutions.
2017 – 2018 – Birmingham Orthopaedic Network (BON)
I conceived, developed and implemented the strategy that led to the launch of the BON. It is a web-based platform designed to promote collegiality and collaboration in education and research.
The project was shortlisted for a Health Services Journal Award 2019 in the Training and Development Initiative category and went on to be a finalist!
I have experience in broad local, regional and national stakeholder engagement, negotiation, organisational and information governance, web development, social media engagement and collaboration strategies.
2009 – 2013 – PhD Medicine – Protein Damage Markers in Joint Disease
A lab based study assessing biomarkers to help a) understand joint disease and b) identify diagnostic markers for clinical application.
We secured a patent during this project for a new biomarker but also developed vital experience in the basics of machine learning algorithms.