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UK Editorial Board
To ensure it stays at the forefront of consent issues, EIDO has established a UK Editorial Board (UKEB).

The role of the UKEB is to advise EIDO on country-specific regulations and guidelines. This will further ensure that in its rigorous quality control processes, EIDO will continue to build on its reputation as the UK leader in informed consent patient information.
Adam Watts Prof.
Adam is a consultant orthopaedic hand and upper limb surgeon at Wrightington Hospital.

After graduating from London University in 1997, he trained in London and Edinburgh, and obtained further specialist training in Adelaide, Australia and Wrightington Hospital, England.

Adam’s main clinical interests include surgery of the elbow, wrist and shoulder, in particular the treatment of degenerative joint disease, sports injury and trauma, with a focus on arthroscopic techniques and joint reconstruction.

Adam is passionate about orthopaedic research and medical education. He is widely published n peer-review journals and is Visiting Professor at Manchester University.
Andrew Sidebottom Mr
Andrew is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After qualifying in dentistry from Bristol University in 1986 he went on to train as a dental surgeon and then qualified as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in 2001, having passed the FRCS exit exams with a Gold medal.

Andrew is a world expert in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery. He has been an invited speaker at over 70 international scientific meetings and is a Founder Member and Past President of the European Society for TMJ surgery.

Andrew is the Associate Editor in TMJ surgery for the British Journal of Surgery. He has written numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed papers, and is a lead author of the UK National Guidelines for TMJ replacement.
Bruce Braithwaite Mr
Bruce is a consultant vascular surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1989, he trained in London, Oxford and New York.

Bruce’s main clinical interest is in varicose veins, conducting research into varicose vein treatments and pioneering the use of keyhole techniques.

Bruce is a Council Member of the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, Founder Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgery and Council member of the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and is a reviewer for The Lancet and the British Journal of Surgery.

Bruce is an Honorary Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at Nottingham University.
David Baldwin Dr
David is a consultant physician in respiratory medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1984, he trained in the Midlands and in New Zealand, becoming accredited in respiratory medicine in 1996.

David’s main clinical interests are in lung cancer, pleural disease and interventional bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy. He is involved in a number of important national projects including the UK Lung Cancer Screening Study, and is Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for Lung Cancer for NHS England.

David is an Honorary Professor of the School of Medicine at Nottingham University, and is a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Ian Beckingham Prof.
Ian is a consultant hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After graduating from Nottingham University in 1987, he trained in Newcastle, Leeds and Cape Town. While in Cape Town, he won the JH Louw medal for best surgical trainee.

Ian has pioneered the use of minimally-invasive techniques both in liver and pancreatic resections, and through his work in single incision gallbladder removals. He has extensive research interests in liver and pancreatic cancer, laparoscopic surgery and hernia surgery.

Ian is President of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and is an advanced laparoscopic instructor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, written numerous books and book chapters, and is an invited speaker at international surgical meetings.
John Lemberger Mr
John is a urological surgeon with 30 years experience as a consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After graduating from Kings College in 1973, John completed his post-graduate training at Sheffield and Nottingham.

John has extensive research interests across the full spectrum of urological conditions including testis cancer and male infertility. He is a clinical innovator, devising a modified Nesbit’s procedure for Peyronie’s disease and inventing the Nottingham Ureteric Dilator (used worldwide).

John has extensive consent experience, having chaired the Nottingham Consent Committee and through medico-legal advisory work. He has a passion for training and led the installation of a national selection process for Specialist Registrar training in urology.
Simon Parsons D.M. FRCS (Gen surg)
Simon is a consultant general and oesophago gastric surgeon at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is deputy divisional director for the division of surgery and honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham.

Simon’s main interests are: patient communication particularly informed consent, oesophago gastric cancer and using laboratory based models for developing new treatments for cancer.

Simon is a founder member of EIDO Healthcare Ltd. He has spent the last 18 years developing information and systems to inform the patient, protect the healthcare professionals and reduce litigation for hospitals.

Outside of work Simon enjoys triathlons and is a committed Christian (Christadelphian).
Julia Baron Dr
Julia is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Derby Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham.

After graduating with honours from Nottingham University in 1993, she trained in the East Midlands, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.

Julia is clinical lead for the Royal Derby Hospital cardiac CT service carrying out many coronary angiogram and angioplasty procedures. She has clinical and research interests in adult cardiology, coronary intervention (particularly Reopro-eluting stents) and valvular heart disease. Julia has published many peer-reviewed papers and has presented abstracts at a number of international meetings.

Julia is the Cardiology clinical lead for medical students at Nottingham and Derby and co-ordinates the Clinical Phase 1 and 3 cardiology programmes.
Keith Rigg Mr
Keith is a consultant general surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals and Director of Transplantation.

After graduating from Newcastle University in 1981, he trained in the North East of England before taking up a consultant position in Nottingham in 1992.

Keith specialises in renal transplantation. He is Past President of the British Transplantation Society and has many senior roles in this field including Chair of NHS England’s Renal Transplant Clinical Reference Group and Expert Advisor to the Human Tissue Authority.

Keith has a long history of undergraduate training, and he is on the Higher Surgical Training Committee for the East Midlands Deanery. He has published many peer-reviewed papers.
Lennard Funk Prof
Len is a consultant upper limb and trauma surgeon at Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Hospitals and holds Honorary Professorships at the University of Salford and University of Bolton.

After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1987, Len initially trained in Durban before continuing his training in the North West of England.

Len’s specialises in minimally-invasive surgery of the shoulder. His main interests include the management of shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis and sports injuries of the shoulder. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes.

Len runs postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in orthopaedics. He has published well over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and lectures at international meetings.
Paul Roblin Mr
Paul is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London.

After graduating from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1990, Paul completed general surgical training in London. He gained comprehensive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery training following his appointment to the Pan Thames Regional Specialist Training Programme in Plastic Surgery.

In 2004, Paul spent a year at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas where he developed his special interest in reconstructive microsurgery.

He now specialises in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the face, and breast and abdominal surgery. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Richard Ashpole Mr
Richard is a consultant neurosurgeon at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and a neurological advisor to the Royal Navy.

After graduating from St Thomas’ Medical School in 1984, he trained in a number of UK centres and spent a year as a neurosurgery clinical fellow at St Austin’s Hospital in Melbourne.

As well as running a general adult neurosurgical practice, Richard has extensive specialist interest in hydrocephalus and cervical arthroplasty. He runs cervical arthroplasty courses in the UK and in France.

Richard is a trainer for the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s Neurosurgical Skills Courses and is an intercollegiate examiner for FRCS Neurosurgery. He has published may peer-reviewed publications, lectures at international meetings and has invented neurosurgical instruments.
Ruth Capper Miss
Ruth is a consultant ENT surgeon at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and is the Clinical Lead for paediatric ENT and audiology.

Ruth graduated from The Queen’s University, Belfast in 1987 and gained her Intercollegiate FRCS in 1999. Ruth trained in the South Trent Region before taking up her consultant position in 2002.

Ruth specialises in otology and paediatric ENT, and has research interests in grommets and the use of MRI scanning in patients with asymmetrical ear symptoms. She is actively involved in training junior surgeons and teaches at regional training days.

Ruth is on the National ENT Special Interest Group for children with cleft palate, and is a team leader for BRINOS (the Britain-Nepal Otology Service) that provides ear care in rural Nepal.
Shailinder Singh Mr
Shailinder is a consultant paediatric surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals and Head of the Bastow Laboratory.

Shailinder completed his initial surgical training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India and qualified as a paediatric surgeon in 1993 gaining first place in the Intercollegiate Board of Paediatric Surgery Exam. He has also worked and carried out research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

Shailinder’s research interests include lower gastro-intestinal problems. In his role as Head of the Bastow Laboratory, he leads research in Paediatric Clinical Gastro-intestinal Physiology. Shailinder has wide-ranging clinical interests including neonatal surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, trauma management and laparoscopy.

Shailinder is a reviewer for the Journal of Paediatric Surgery and speaks at many international conferences.
Stephen Milner Mr
Stephen is a consultant trauma, orthopaedic and foot & ankle surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital.

After completing his medical degree in Sheffield with Honours, Stephen did his basic surgical training in Nottingham and Derby, passing the FRCS exam in 1995. He trained in the mid Trent region and qualified as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in 2002.

Stephen developed his special interest in foot & ankle surgery at Dunedin Public Hospital in New Zealand. In his consultant position at Royal Derby, his clinical interests include ankle replacement and treatment of complex fractures and injuries.

Stephen is on the East Midlands clinical advisory group for major trauma, and is a Speciality Advisor to NICE for foot & ankle surgery. He has published many research papers and is a Reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Dr Rik Kapila 
Rik is a consultant anaesthetist at Nottingham University Hospitals.

After graduating from Birmingham Medical School in 2003, he trained mainly in the East Midlands with a period of advanced training at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.

Rik’s specialist interests include acute pain, thoracics and regional anaesthesia.

Rik is committed to teaching and training of doctors. He was appointed by the University of Nottingham as Quality Lead for the East Midlands region.


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