Meet the Team

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About the Team

During your treatment you may come into contact with a number of different members of the multi-disciplinary team who have been involved in the decision making around and delivery of your care. These include:


Mr Raymond Anakwe

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Raymond Anakwe is an experienced Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon working in London. He is a hand, wrist and elbow specialist treating complex hand, wrist and elbow problems and has expertise in trauma and reconstruction of severely injured patients.

His work supports the Major Trauma Centre for North West London and he continues to serve as a military surgeon in the British Army. He has completed internationally recognised training fellowships to complete his training and remains current, publishing and presenting internationally.

He is lead for the hand and wrist virtual fracture clinic team where the focus is to work with patients in order to restore function and relieve symptoms whether through expert surgery or using non-surgical treatments using the skills and expertise of the whole multi-disciplinary team.

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Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy

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Mr Matthew Ives

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Prof Abhilash Jain

Abhilash Jain was educated at Epsom College, UK, before training in medicine at the world famous Guy's and St.Thomas' Medical School, London. He graduated in 1995 (MB BS) and subsequently undertook his surgical training in London to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 1998. After this he began training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in London teaching hospitals.

He then entered academic Plastic Surgery training and first undertook an MSc at University College London, for which he was awarded a Distinction and the Professor's Prize for best student. During this time he was also one of the first Plastic Surgeons ever to be awarded a prestigious ARC Clinical Research Fellowship to study for a three year PhD (the highest degree that can be earned). He undertook his PhD at Imperial College London and discovered the mechanism by which tendons are destroyed in rheumatoid arthritis. For this work he won many prestigious prizes and published numerous papers in world famous journals, including the Lancet. His work allowed him to make a significant improvement to the management of this condition.

Abhilash continued to train in Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery at a number of premier plastic surgery units both in London and Sydney, Australia. After passing the Plastic Surgery Specialist Fellowship [FRCS (Plast)] in 2008, Abhilash was entered into the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 2009. Abhilash then undertook a number of prestigious fellowships including a congenital hand surgery fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a cosmetic surgery fellowship at the Wellington Hospital and he won a place to be the first Plastic Surgeon to undertake a Royal College of Surgeon approved Post-CCT microsurgery fellowship in lower limb reconstruction at Charing Cross Hospital.

Abhilash has a strong belief that in order to provide the best care for patients it is essential to be at the forefront of research and medical technology. He has both extensive clinical and academic training in Plastic Surgery and this was recognised when he was the first Plastic Surgeon to win a prestigious HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer-NHS award. This is a competition held amongst academic doctors from all specialities around the country; only a few have won this accolade.

Abhilash has published extensively on aspects of plastic and hand surgery and is involved in the teaching and training of medical students and surgeons. Abhilash runs an extensive research program and has presented work both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Imperial College London and undertakes all aspects of hand, lower limb reconstruction, general plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

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Mr Graham Lawton

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Mr Khaled Sarraf

Mr Khaled Sarraf qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School (King’s College London) and completed his basic surgical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He then undertook his higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery on the Imperial North West Thames rotation. Subsequently, Mr Sarraf received his fellowship surgical training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London and St Michael’s Hospital (University of Toronto) in Canada as well as spending time at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (SickKids).

Following his fellowships, Mr Sarraf was appointed as a consultant in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Clinical Lead in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric trauma. He has a special interest in all aspects of trauma, hip and knee conditions and sports injuries of all ages. He performs trauma surgery, adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery as well as minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.

Mr Sarraf was a lead in education during his higher training and continues to be active in surgical education as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Imperial College London. He has authored a book, multiple book chapters and published over 30 research papers in the field of orthopaedics and presented his research in national and international conferences.

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Mr Jonathan Simmons

Consultant Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Simmons has been a Consultant at Imperial since 2010 and has helped develop the hand and lower limb service on the St Marys site. His clinical interest is in upper and lower limb reconstruction and elective hand surgery. He has regular clinics on the St Marys and Charing Cross Hospital sites. He is the Head of Specialty for Plastic Surgery at Imperial NHS Trust.

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Mr Ian Sinha

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Specialist Hand Therapists

Joelle Chalmers

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Hand Therapy

Joelle is the Clinical Lead for the Hand Therapy service.  She completed her physiotherapy degree at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, in 2003. Joelle moved to the UK in 2007 and since then has worked in a number of London hospitals, specialising in hand therapy with a passion for rehabilitation after major trauma. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, the British Association of Hand Therapists’ and a companion member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Joelle has been heavily involved in furthering the field of hand therapy through contributions to research, education and holding the role of Chair of the British Association of Hand Therapists between 2011 - 2015.

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Tamsin Lees

Senior Physiotherapist

Tamsin is a senior physiotherapist in the hand therapy service. She completed her Physiotherapy degree at the university of Manchester in 2005 and then commenced her working career at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, where she completed her junior rotations before sub- specialising in hand therapy from 2007-2015. She was promoted to a more senior position at Imperial with a special interest in complex upper limb trauma, the rehabilitation of nerve injuries and the use of acupuncture in the hand, wrist and forearm. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, the British Association of Hand Therapy and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. In addition to her clinical work Tamsin is the lead for a quality improvement project on the rehabilitation pathway for patients following a wrist fracture.

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Donna Kennedy

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Donna Kennedy is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Hand Therapy and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Pain Research at Imperial College London. Donna has more than 30 years clinical experience and has expertise in hand trauma, acquired and surgical conditions of the upper limb and rheumatology. Her research interests are diverse and include neuropathic pain, improving outcomes in carpal tunnel surgery, treatment of hand osteoarthritis, scar hypersensitivity and the reliability of clinical and experimental measures. She has published and presented her work internationally.  She sits on the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) Clinical Evidence Committee.

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Darren Laughland

Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist | Hand Therapy

Darren is a senior Occupational Therapist working in the Hand Therapy service.  Darren completed his Occupational Therapy training at the Auckland University of Technology in 2005, and worked in junior roles, including Hand Therapy, in New Zealand before moving to the UK in 2011.  Since moving to the UK he has worked in the area of Hand Therapy in several London hospitals including Guys and St Thomas’ before joining Imperial in late 2015.  Darren is a member of the British Hand Therapy Association and the New Zealand Occupational Therapy association.  Darren’s special interests include management of complex trauma and wrist pathology.

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Jocasta Lilleyman

Band 6 Occupational Therapist | Hand Therapy

Jocasta is a senior occupational therapist working in the hand therapy department. She completed her Occupational Therapy degree at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 2002. Since graduating, she has specialised in hand and upper limb rehabilitation and has worked in a variety of acute and complex trauma settings in Australia, England and Africa. Jocasta has a special interest in treating complex trauma cases and helping patients return to their independent level of function. Outside of her hand therapy practice she also has an interest in complementary forms of therapy including massage and acupuncture.

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Pip Penn

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Pooja Panchasara

Pooja has a BSc (Hons) in Product Design and over 7 years’ experience in Primary Health Care at various health centres around London. She is passionate in improving service development and quality improvement projects using innovative design and challenging ideas while the main focus being patient satisfaction. Away from her work environment, Pooja volunteers as a radio presenter at Radio Brockley and is an aspiring guitarist.

As Part of Pooja’s role at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, she is working on a CLAHRC NWL funded project, which is to overcome the challenges faced within Fracture Clinic. The project will be implemented to provide time critical treatment for hand and wrist fractures in a manner that optimises ICHT resources, as well as patient time whilst minimising complications and dissatisfaction. The project has been developed to increase patient and staff confidence in the quality of care for patients with hand and wrist fractures at ICHT: the Virtual Fracture Clinic.

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Surgical Healthcare Support Worker

Sharika Ali

My name is Sharika Ali. I am a Clinical Support Worker at St Marys Hospital within the Trauma and Orthopaedic department. I book all Hand & Wrist appointments for patients and send text messages/letters or make phone calls regarding appointment dates and times. I contact patients if appointments have been cancelled or rescheduled and answer Hand & Wrist appointment related queries via phone/email.

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Fracture Clinic Manager

Carla Belfon

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We have developed this project in cooperation with a number of expert external agencies and with the benefit of a grant from and the expertise of the National Institute for Health Research, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Healthcare Research and Care (NIHR-CLAHRC). These are some of the key members of the Project team

Wendy Carnegie

Improvement Science Manager- NIHR-CLAHRC

Wendy joined the CLAHRC NWL team following extensive experience as a perioperative nurse in both the NHS and Private sector, during which time she worked clinically in the area of plastic, craniofacial and burns surgery. She has been a Theatre Matron, responsible for the perioperative team and surgical activity including involvement in 'The Productive Operating Theatre' programme, developed by the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement. This project focussed on collaborative change and team working including identification and management of 'Human Factors' and formalised her interest in improvement leading to her enrolment onto the CLAHRC NWL's Improvement Science MSc programme. Wendy is trained in Lean Management techniques and is keen to critically analyse this methodology in comparison to the CLAHRC NWL approach.

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Mr Douglas Evans

Surgical Trainee

Doug is a surgical trainee on the North West London Core surgical training programme. He worked at St Mary’s Hospital in the department of orthopaedics before taking up his training post and it was his audit work and persistence that encouraged the department to first pilot the virtual fracture clinic model.

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Mr John Hardman

Surgical Training representative

John is a higher specialty trainee in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in North West London. He has served as the training representative for this project. He has an interest in clinical research particularly around patient outcomes and has a strong track record developing flexibility and innovative roles within the multidisciplinary team.

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Mr Alex Lombard

Patient representative

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Mr Scott Middleton

NHS Scotland
External Review and Adviser

Scott Middleton is a Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar at the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit and a Surgical Education Fellow at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. He is widely published in the Orthopaedic literature with over 20 publications and he reviews articles for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is the Director of Medical Publishing for EduSurg, creating '', a highly successful website aimed at trainees about to sit the MRCS part B, which has over 3000 users. Mr Middleton co-authored a chapter on 'Assessment of the Multiply Injured Patient' in the newly published Oxford Textbook of the Fundamentals of Surgery and has a special interest in trauma surgery both clinically and academically. Mr Middleton is also a Quality Improvement Trainee Associate at NHS Education for Scotland, as well as a Clinical Tutor Associate at the University of Edinburgh.

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Mr Fatai Ogunlayi

Quality Improvement Lead

Fatai Ogunlayi is a QualityImprovement Lead and Senior Strategic Investment Programme Manager atImperial College NHS Trust.

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Dr Alan Poots

Principal Information Analyst

Alan provides support on use and interpretation of data.  Alan is an internationally published and presenting author on measuring for improvement, with a background in Ecology and research.

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You can contact the virtual fracture clinic team in a number of ways


Telephone: 0203 3125990
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