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Panel Members

Impartiality is considered very important by ODEP members to ensure the integrity of the work we do.  The surgeon members of ODEP are not salaried employees and freely volunteer their time. The only payment they receive is reimbursement for travel expenses and subsistence. 


ODEP comprises the following people:

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Chairman Keith Tucker


Chairman ODEP & Beyond Compliance,

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,

Former Member of NJR Steering Committee 

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Surgeons (ODEP Hips & Knees)
Reinoud Brouwer


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,

Martini Hospital, Groningen, Nederlands

President of the Dutch Knee Society


Colin Esler

MD, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Leicester.
President of the British Assoc. for Surgery of the Knee.
Member of the NJR Editorial Board & Data Quality Committee



Siôn Glyn-Jones

MA, MBBS, MRICS, FRCS (Tr&Orth), DPhil

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
National Musculoskeletal Disorders Speciality Lead 
NIHR Clinical Research Network
Young Adult Hip Service

Tim Harrison

BSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lower Limb Arthroplasty
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Gijs Van Hellemondt


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Maartenskliniek, 

Nijmegen Past President of the Dutch Knee Society,

Board Member of the European Knee Society


Anthony Hui

FRCSEd (Orth), M.A.(Cantab)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sub-specialist interest in knee replacement, knee revision, ligament reconstruction and cartilage regeneration surgery 


Simon Jameson

FRCS (Tr&Orth), PhD, MBBS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip and Knee Specialist

Alun John


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust
Llandough Hospital Cardiff
Hip Specialist

Professor Rob Nelissen


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon  

Leiden University Medical Centre, Nederlands

President of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV) 


Paul Nicolai

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,

West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds


Richard Parkinson

FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 

President British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) 

Jonathan Phillips

MSc, MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Royal Devon & Exeter
Exeter Knee Reconstruction
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Andrew Porteous


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
BASK Executive Lead for elective orthopaedics,

Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Bristol 


Rohit Rambani


Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Specialist Hip and Knee surgeon


Ravikumar Ratukondla

MSc (Ortho), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Senior honorary clinical lecturer University College London

Associate professor of surgery St George’s Medical School

Specialist Hip and Knee surgeon 


Evert Smith


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
BHS rep to ODEP,
EHS rep,
Specialist Hip Arthroplasty Surgeon 

Professor David Sochart


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,Specialist Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon
Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust
Ex Clinical Co-ordinator for the NJR, ex Executive Committee Member of BHS
Vice Chair of BMA for Manchester & Salford


Matthijs Somford


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Rijnstate hospital Arnhem, The Netherlands
Board member of the Dutch Hip Society

Professor Ian Stockley


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
BHS rep to ODEP,
Specialist Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Surgeon,
Hon Snr Lecturer Sheffield University,
Hon Prof Sheffield Hallam University 

Enrico de Visser


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Orthoparc Rozendaal
Board Member of the Dutch Hip Society

Simon White

MB ChB, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust
Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University
Specialist Hip & Knee Surgeon

Timothy Wilton


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon,
President of the British Orthopaedic Association,
BASK rep to ODEP,
Former member ​NJR Steering Committee

Edward Yates

MBChB, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist interest Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
Pennine Acute NHS Trust

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Surgeons (ODEP Shoulders)
Tressa Amir

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Sudhi Ankarath

FRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr&Orth), D.Orth, MS, MBA

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

(special interest Upper limb surgery)

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust
Hon. Snr Lecturer, University of Leeds



Amit Bidwai

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sherwood Forest Hospitals 


Dave Cloke

MBBS(Hons) MSc (Sports Med) MFSEM(UK) FRCS (T&O) VR

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Paul Cowling

MBBS MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialist shoulder and elbow surgeon

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Professor Ron Diercks


Professor of clinical sports medicine, department of orthopaedic surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen

Special interest in shoulder surgery

Orthopaedic sports medicine

Arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction


Niel Kang

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




Saurabh Mehta

MBBS (Gold Medal), MS Orthopaedics (Gold Medal), MRCS Ed, FRCS Ed (Tr&Orth)


Orthopaedic Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeon, University Hospitals of North Midlands


Alex Mulligan

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Prof. Amar Rangan

ChM, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Universities of Oxford & York

Hon Secretary of BESS 

Surgeon member of the NJR Steering Committee

Chair of BOA Research Committee

Associate Professor Harvinder Pal Singh

MBBS, M.S.(Orth), FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), PhD

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Hon. Associate Professor Orthopaedics, University of Leicester


Makaram Srinivasan

MBBS, M.S.(Orth), DNB(Orth), FRCS(G), M.Ch(Orth)

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedics & Upper Limb Surgery

East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Hon.Senior Lecturer Orthopaedics, Edgehill  & Manchester University

Alun Yewlett

FRCS (Tr & Orth), MSc (Trauma Surgery), Bsc (Hons), MAcadMed

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust




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Paul Dennis

Specialist Services Manager MSK, Collaborative Procurement Partnership

Ben Harrington


Contract Manager, Collaborative Procurement Partnership

Martin Pickford


Independent Consultant

Founding member of the NJR

Emeritus member of the BHS

Robert Scott

MA (Cantab), PhD

Data Scientist, Northgate Public Services

Andy Smallwood


Head of Sourcing, NHS Wales,
Co-opted observer NJR Steering Committee

Olga Taylor

BA(Hons), DipEd

Data Analyst, Northgate Public Services

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