Induction information for Trustees, Officers and Council Members
The Charity Commission has published a Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP 2005). In future, the Society’s activities will have to be reported in even greater detail in the Year End Accounts Annual Report. In addition to the details that we already report, there are instructions to include the following:
(a) Methods of recruitment and appointment of Trustees
(b) Job descriptions and responsibilities of the Trustees
(c) Policies adopted for the induction and training of Trustees
(d) Organisational Structure of the Society and how decisions are made
(e) Objectives and activities
(f) Achievements and performance
The following information forms the ‘induction pack’ and this is made available to all new Trustees. In addition to the annual presentation by the Accountants to Council on Trustees’ responsibilities, this will form part of the Trustees' training. It deals with most of the additional requirements demanded of the Society by the Charity Commission.
- Introduction and Welcome
- Trustees' Code of Conduct
- Officers’ Job Descriptions
- Charity Commission
The Essential Trustee: Introduction
The Essential Trustee: What you need to know
- Charity Commission
The Hallmarks of an Effective Charity
- Trustees Annual Report & Financial Satements
Reserves and Investment Policy
- Risk Assessment
Sue is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon at University Hospitals Plymouth in Devon where she has been based since 2002. She lives on Dartmoor with her husband and 3 daughters, Samba the labrador and other animals. She loves sport, social, travel and of course, her job. Sue is passionate about BSSH and improving hand surgery and patient care.
Immediate Past President
David is a Hand Surgeon in Southampton and has had the privilege of serving BSSH for many years on various committees and projects, culminating in President in 2020.
Vice President and FESSH and IFSSH representative 2019-2021
Jonathan is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT. He served as Honorary Secretary (2016-19) and has been chairman of the BSSH Instructional Courses and is Co-Chair of the FESSH Academy course.
Honorary Treasurer 2020-2025 and Vice President Elect
Dean is Consultant and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. His current research areas mirror his clinical interests in peripheral nerve surgery, congenital hand surgery, upper limb cerebral palsy and Dupuytren’s disease.
Honorary Secretary 2020-2022
Ian is a specialist Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital and has served on the BSSH Council for a number of years. He specialises in carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, hand and wrist injuries and arthritis, and has an interest in complex wrist problems.
Elected Council Members
2019 - 2021
Meg is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Sheffield.
2019 - 2021
Gráinne is a Consultant in plastic reconstructive and hand surgery in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Her specialist interests include children’s hand surgery, nerve injury in children and adults, microsurgery and Hand and Upper Limb Transplantation. She is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds leading the hand and plastic surgery academic team. Her research interests include nerve injury, repair and imaging. She is a member of the Leeds' Children Hospital Board.
2020 - 2022
Dan is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Liverpool.
Council 2021 – 2023 & Chair Instructional Course Organising Committee
David is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Worthing.
2019 - 2021
Chris has been a Consultant Hand Surgeon in Oxford since 2006, having trained in Bristol, Gloucester, the Oxford deanery and the Birmingham Hand Centre. He has been a member of Council one the Audit Committee since 2019, working on sustainability and leading many of the responses to the Coronavirus epidemic.
2020 - 2022
Max is a an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in congenital hand differences, neuromsucular problems and acute trauma conditions. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and enjoys research related to biomechanics.
2021 – 2023
Anuj is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Manchester.
2021 – 2023
Lindsay is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Manchester.
2020 - 2022
Gill is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in London.
The Officers and Council Members listed above are the Trustees of the Society.
Ex Officio Council Members
Chair - Education and Training Committee 2019 - 2021
Jill is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Derby.
Chair - Research Committee 2019-2022
Scar Free Foundation Research Representative 2018 – 2020
Dominic is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Oxford.
Chair - Hand Diploma and Masters Committee 2020-2022
Helen was appointed at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in 2012. She has enthusiastically worked to optimise hand trauma care pathways in Coventry, and has an elective interest in complex wrist conditions. She has served on the Diploma Committee since 2016 and has been Director and Chair of the Diploma Committee since 2020.
Honorary Archivist 2021 - 2025
After hand fellowships in the USA and at Wrightington Steve has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Hand interest in Bolton since 1993. His main interests are hand and wrist trauma, and supporting the development of hand surgery services in low income countries.
Chair - Communications Committee 2021 - 2023
Zaf is the Clinical Director and Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at the Manchester Hand Centre, Salford Royal Hospital. His interests include hand trauma and wrist pain. He also serves as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Chair - Overseas Committee 2020 – 2022
Jonathan is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Peterborough.
Chye Yew Ng
Chair Interface Committee in Hand Surgery 2021-2023
C.Y. is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based at Wrightington Hospital. He has particular interests in peripheral nerve injuries and scaphoid pathologies.
Chair - Audit Committee 2020 - 2022
Jeremy is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Aylesbury.
Chair - Committee of Management for the Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume 2016 - 2021
David Shewring was appointed as a Consultant Hand Surgeon in Cardiff in 1994. Having served as BSSH President in 2018, he has previously served on various BSSH committees and also as Honorary Secretary, Chair of the Training Interface Group for Hand Surgery and Delegate to FESSH & IFSSH. He led the successful BSSH bid to host the 2022 Joint IFSSH/IFSHT Congress in London, which will be its first time in the UK and is Chair of the Organising Committee.
Chair - Trauma Committee 2019 - 2021
Sarah is a Consultant Hand Surgeon based in Oxford.
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.
Retired IT Consultant, 4D relational database expert, large scale project manager for public and private sector, performance monitoring expert; Former Charity trustee; Former Chairperson of the Somerset Standards Committee; Former member of the British Computer Society; Former member of the Institute of Management Services; Member of the Somerset Constitution & Standards committee. Co-Opted member of Somerset County Council. Member of Neighbourhood Planning committee.