Trustees

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Mr Colin Hayfield

FCA

Chartered Accountant

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Colin Hayfield qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. In addition to his professional career, he has worked with a number of medical and educational charities over the past thirty years, both as an adviser and trustee.

Colin has been Chairman of the governing body at Orley Farm School since 2007, and he is a founder of Optimum Contact Ltd, who provide patient feedback services to a substantial number of NHS trusts.

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Mr Caron Evans-Evans

Deputy Headmaster, Merchant Taylors School

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Caron Evans-Evans is the Deputy Head at Merchant Taylor’s School, in Northwood. He continues to teach Physical Education and Games. Caron enjoys most sports and coaches rugby, hockey and cricket at school. He has also worked in Sydney, West London and Yorkshire, and has previously been a Director of Sport and a Head of Rugby. He also serves as the Middlesex RFU youth discipline secretary.

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Dr Nicholas Clark

PhD, MSc, MCSP, MMACP, CSCS

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist

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As a Chartered Physiotherapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with more than 19 years of clinical experience, Nick has practiced in London teaching hospitals, at Saracens Rugby Union Football Club, with the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines, and in private practice. Past teaching roles have included being a Visiting Lecturer and External Examiner to the MSc Manual Therapy and MSc Sports Physiotherapy degrees at University College London and King’s College London, being contracted to teach Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors and Physiotherapists for the Ministry of Defence, and teaching on sports medicine Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the United States. Nick’s current roles include being a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at a London university where he leads the Knee Injury Control and Clinical Advancement (KICCA) Research Group, a Knee Consultant Physiotherapist in private practice, and serving as a Manuscript Reviewer for scientific and clinical journals including The Knee, Physical Therapy in Sport, and Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (formerly ‘Manual Therapy’ journal).

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Mr Ian McDermott

MB BS, MS, FRCS(Orth), FFSEM(UK)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Honorary Professor Associate Brunel University

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Ian is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising purely in knees.

Ian left the NHS in 2007, and in 2008 he founded the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, which is now one of the UK’s leading private group practices for orthopaedics and sports injuries. London Sports Orthopaedics is based at 31 Old Broad Street, in The City, where it has a first class outpatient clinic with state-of-the-art imaging and with its own dedicated Research & Outcomes Centre. Ian’s main operating base is at London Bridge Hospital, which is the UK’s top private hospital.

Ian specialises is complex knee reconstructions, with procedures such as meniscal allograft transplantation and articular cartilage grafting. Ian has ‘Centre of Excellence’ status from Hospital Innovations for meniscal transplantation surgery, and he has also been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by Vivostat for the use of biological glues in knee surgery. Ian also pioneered the use of custom-made knee replacements in the UK, and he is part of the Conformis Surgical Visitation Program, training other surgeons in the techniques for custom-made knee replacement surgery.

Ian has always maintained very strong academic interests. Ian was awarded the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) President’s Medal for his research into meniscal repair, and he was awarded a Master of Surgery higher degree by Imperial College for his work on The Biomechanics of Meniscal Transplantation. Ian is on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine and also the Orthopaedics and Trauma journal, plus he also reviews for several other journals. Ian has published and presented extensively, both in the UK and internationally, and Ian is also an Honorary Professor Associate in the School of Sport & Education at Brunel University.

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Mr Henry D.E. Atkinson

MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCS, FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

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Henry qualified in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1998, attaining the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS) in 2001, and becoming Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2006. He went on to Fellowship training in Foot and Ankle surgery at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada; Hip, Knee and Sports Surgery at SportsMed in Adelaide, Australia; and Complex trauma and Limb reconstruction in Belgrade, Serbia. He joined London Sports Orthopaedics in 2010.

Henry has been based at North Middlesex University Hospital since 2009, a partner hospital of the Royal Free Hospital, London; where he is the Divisional Director for Surgery, Cancer Services, and Associated Specialties. He was awarded a Clinical Excellence Award in 2012 and was one of 250 doctors appearing in Britain’s top private specialists Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.

Henry is committed to excellence in patient care and believes that research, development and audit are vital components to the promotion of high quality healthcare in the UK. Henry has a keen interest in research and medical education. He has published over 90 original scientific journal articles, and has over 200 other publications. He is Assistant Professor at St George’s Medical School, Visiting Professor at Belgrade Medical School, Senior Lecturer at QMUL, and an Instructor with SOTA.

Henry is a Journal Reviewer and Editor for numerous journals and is a Professional Member of the BOA British Orthopaedics Association, BASK (British Association for Surgeons of the Knee), BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society), BMA (British Medical Association), BKS (The UK Biological Knee Society), SOTA (Serbian Orthopaedic and Trauma Association), and ESTROT (European Society of Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Traumatology).