About the Orthopaedic Trauma Society

The Orthopaedic Trauma Society was launched in August 2013 at the Trauma Symposium.

Our aim is to play a key role in maintaining and advancing the standards of orthopaedic trauma in the British Isles.
We will achieve this by being:

  • A forum for Orthopaedic Trauma surgery in the British Isles.
  • The focus for Orthopaedic Trauma research, training and education.
  • The organiser of scientific meetings on Orthopaedic Trauma.
  • The representative body for British Orthopaedic Trauma to Government, national bodies and organisations, and international organisations.

Bob Handley's Guide to the Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Membership Categories

The OTS is an inclusive body representing the interests of all those treating Orthopaedic Trauma and two categories of membership are available:

Full Membership (£50)

Full membership is open to consultant orthopaedic surgeons with an interest in orthopaedic trauma surgery, research and education.

Associate Membership (£30)

Associate membership is open to surgeons of all other grades, as well as nursing and other paramedical staff, with an interest in orthopaedic trauma surgery, research and education.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Society Committee

John Keating

John Keating

President

John trained in Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Vancouver and was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1994. His main clinical interests are the management of orthopaedic trauma with a specialist interest in pelvic and acetabular fractures and knee injuries. He has published widely.

Tim Chesser

Tim Chesser

President Elect

Tim Chesser is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Bristol. He is presently Chair of the BOA Trauma Group and sits of the Board for the Falls and Fragility Audit Programme (which runs the National Hip Fracture Database). He is a committee member of the new Orthopaedic Trauma Society, and sits on the Clinical Guidelines Group for the NICE Hip Fracture Guidelines and Quality Standards.

Bob Handley

Bob Handley

Past President

Bob has been a consultant on the Trauma Service in Oxford since 1994. He trained in Sheffield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland and Seattle. He is the co-chair NICE guideline development group for fractures and complex fractures and has been an FRCS Orth examiner since 2007. He is a past president of AOUK and was Co-Chair AO Current Concepts 2006-2012.

Charlotte Lewis

Charlotte Lewis

Secretary & Acting Treasurer

Charlotte trained in Wessex, worked in Malawi and did her trauma fellowship in Nottingham. In 2012 she was appointed as consultant and trauma lead to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. She is currently trauma lead for the Wessex Trauma Network

Her main clinical interests are the management of upper and lower limb trauma including complex fractures and non unions. She teaches on AO, ATLS, cadaveric and trauma-related courses.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Education
Omar Sabri

Omar Sabri

Public Relations
& Media
Alex Trompeter

Alex Trompeter

Meetings
Matt Costa

Matt Costa

Education Subcommittee
& Research
David Noyes

David Noyes

Membership
Paul Fearon

Paul Fearon

Policies
OTS members will soon be able to access OrthoEvidence