About Us

@ The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

The Birmingham Orthopaedic Network came about as a trainee-led collaborative between Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme (BOTP) registrars, the Naughton Dunn Club (NDC), and the Medical Education Team based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH).


Together we are building a community dedicated to research, education and training in orthopaedics across the west midlands.


If you would like to contribute or participate in BON activities, contact us by e-mailing us at BirminghamOTP@gmail.com !


The BON project is currently being led by the following team:


2023 – 2024 Committee

President – Harshad Rajgor

Research & Audit Lead – Ahmed Nasser

Education Lead – Daniel Thurston

Education Deputy – Ahmed Saad

Secretary – Naeil Lotfi

Secretary Deputy – Ibrahim Jaly

Overseas Co-Ordinator – Charles Handford

IT & Social media – Mohamed Khalefa


Executive Committee

Consultants – Mr K Baloch, Mr A Gardner, Mr A Mahmood, Mr J Stevenson

Administrative – Mr D Richardson, Mr B Ellis


Special Mentions

Brett Ellis – BOTP Co-Ordinator

Innovative and friendly. Always willing to discuss improvements to the Knowledge Hub, and willing to facilitate events and meetings within the Hub. Assisted co ordination of the January 2015 International MRI ERASMUS Muskuloskeletal Course; The FRCS ortho courses 2012 – present. Designed and implemented the ROH Undergraduate Medical Student placement timetable, with interest from other organisations to pilot the timetable at their Trusts. Completed the Management Skills Programme at the ROH in 2017, which became the main driving force behind supporting with the BON project. Enjoy sport, mainly playing football and watching NFL!

David Richardson – ROH Head of Education and Training

I am a training and development specialist and a qualified executive coach and NLP practitioner with generalist HR experience.  My career to date has provided me with wide breadth of experience, working at a senior level within both the private sector and the public sector. I have worked at the ROH since September 2010, and am the Head of Education and Training with responsibility for Medical Education, Library Services, ROH Trust Training and Development and the operational management of the Knowledge Hub. Prior to joining the ROH, I worked for a department store retailer for 17 years, with my final role being the Learning and Development Manager for the group. In September 2017, I was elected Non-Clinical Staff Governor for the Hospital for a 3 year term, and I take pride in my role as Contact officer, supporting staff during challenging times. I believe my personal style to be honest, authentic, engaging and professional. Having a passion for Yoga, practicing weekly, I like to escape annually to a yoga retreat to restore balance in my life

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