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Supporting the Foundation

The initial trustees of The Foundation are a cross section of staff from The Liverpool Orthopaedic and Trauma Service as well as representation from The University of Liverpool and lay / patient representation



Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon

Mr Rishee Parmar is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery at Liverpool University Hospitals. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000 and underwent postgraduate training in Manchester and Stoke prior to working in Sydney, Australia. He then completed his fellowship training in Wrightington and Liverpool.  He was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Mayo Elbow Fellowship.
Mr Parmar is currently the secretary of the North West Upper Limb Group.
Mr Parmar volunteered for a year as a consultant in Malawi. Subsequently he has maintained an active interest in supporting orthopaedics in developing countries.. He is a founding member of the implants for Malawi fundraising group and the registered charity North West Orthopaedic Trauma Alliance for Africa.


Consultant Hand Surgeon

Mr Danny Brown is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospitals, where he specialises in Hand & Wrist surgery.  He has a clinical and research interest in the management of distal radius fractures and their complications and the use of total wrist arthroplasty.

He was educated at The University of Manchester where he gained his primary medical qualification in 1992. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education.

He is a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England; a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and is currently on Council of the British Society for Surgery to the Hand.

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Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Katy grew up in Liverpool.  She studied Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool and gained an MSc in Science of Sports Injury from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice from the University of Liverpool in 2013.            

She has worked within the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit since 2008 and has a dual role working as both an Upper Limb Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist and Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in Musculoskeletal Trauma. 

Katy treats patients with a wide variety of Upper Limb problems within different clinical settings including the Physiotherapy Department, MCAS, Consultant, Physiotherapy and Virtual Fracture Clinics and also Consultant Elective Clinics.


University Research Fellow

Dr Margaret Frostick (Roebuck), is a Research Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Sciences Research Group, Institute of Translational Medicine, at the University of Liverpool. She has research interests in osteoarthritis, loosening of joint replacement implants and the impact of life-style on disability. 
She was educated at the University of Oxford where she gained her first degree in Physiological Sciences and her Doctorate in Clinical Medicine. She has supervised numerous Ph.D. and M.Phil. students undertaking orthopaedic research. She is a Visiting professor at the University of Malaya

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Patient / Lay Representative

Professionally Finlay served as Chief Executive of the General Medical Council for 15 years and, before that as a civil servant, mainly with the Department for Education. He moved to Merseyside 20 years ago and In 2009, he embarked on a change of career when, with his wife, he acquired a small farm about 10 miles from Liverpool.
As a hand surgery patient, Finlay has experienced the benefits, for patients, of close inter-professional working and he was delighted to be invited to be a trustee of the Foundation. For four years he has been the patient representative on the Council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand which strives to improve the care of patients with hand injuries and hand disorders.

Honorary secretary


ST8 in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Kasia is a final year trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Liverpool. She has worked alongside Prof Frostick in her Shoulder and Elbow placement as a junior doctor when her passion for this subspecialty developed.

Kasia has recently passed FRCS Orth and European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Exam. Together with MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering and her recent award with Klenerman Gold medal for outstanding achievements during training she is an excellent addition to the Foundation Team.

Kasia is due to start Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Liverpool in 2023 and aims to settle in North West as a Consultant in the future. 

She is going to take  role of the Honorary Secretary and help with increasing the visibility of The Foundation amongst Trauma and Orthopaedic trainees, associate health care workers and the public and help with social media promotion.

Despite a busy career and a family life she manages to maintain her passion for the outdoors. With her past experience in expedition medicine, charity work and sport achievements she is the perfect person for this position. 

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