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.
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 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 ChesserPresident 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 HandleyPast 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 LewisSecretary & 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.
Omar SabriPublic Relations
Matt CostaEducation Subcommittee