Committee Terms of Reference
Who We Are
The Communications Committee acts as a mouthpiece for our Society to engage directly with members, the public, patients and practitioners about the work of our Society and specialty.
Communications range from advancing patient care through improved access to hand surgery, developing support for and funding of our specialty, to the optimisation of messaging within our Society to increase connectivity, engagement and understanding among members.
Chair, 2022 - 2025
Ryan has been a Consultant Hand Surgeon in Cardiff since 2015, having trained in Wales, Nottingham and Derby. He has previously served on the Research Committee, leading the James Lind Alliance and ICHOM projects for the BSSH. He has a research interest in trauma and patient reported outcome measures.
Webmaster, 2020 - 2022
Michael David is an NHS Consultant Hand Surgeon working at University Hospital Coventry since 2019. He has an orthopaedic training background, and is passionate about teaching & technology … he is quite unashamed of the fact that most people think he is a geek! Feel free to him send feedback.
Committee Member, 2020 - 2022
Nicola is an orthopaedic surgeon who has completed fellowships in orthoplastic hand surgery in Swansea and Melbourne. Since Autumn 2021 she has worked as a consultant at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
An interview with the Past Chair