Professional Affairs Committee

This Committee deals with the professional issues that affect the Association and its members. It carefully considers issues that have a direct bearing on the daily practice of Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians and Assistants. The Professional Affairs Committee is responsible for the publication and development of our guidelines and ethical code. It is currently leading BAPO’s clinical treatment series, NICE consultations and outcome measures project.
Paul Charlton
Paul Charlton
Paul Charlton
Chair

Paul is full time practicing Orthotist. He also sits on the Research committee and Executive committee

Joshua Young
Joshua Young
Joshua Young
Committee Member

I practice as an orthotist, specialising in paediatrics with John Florence Limited. Currently I work at centres including the Evelina London Children's Hospital and The Children's Trust. I joined the Professional Affairs Committee in 2014 and have since had the opportunity to be involved in several work streams. I was the project lead for Measuring Change, BAPO's publication on outcome measures, which included a research survey and subsequent training courses. As part of the NICE subcommittee I have reviewed and commented on NICE guidelines and other consultation documents. I have also been involved with various events promoting careers in prosthetics and orthotics, most recently through the I See The Difference Campaign

Christian Pankhurst
Christian Pankhurst
Committee Member
Douglas Young
Douglas Young
Douglas Young
Committee Member

Douglas Young studied at the world renowned National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Strathclyde University, in Scotland, graduating in 2006. Since then he has worked across South Wales and the West of England. He currently works as a Clinical Lead in the NHS and Clinical Specialist in the private sector. His specialist interests are in complex orthotic problem solving, lower limb biomechanics and neurological conditions. He has extensive experience working alongside fellow allied health professionals and Consultants. He is passionate about personalised care for each individual and strives for positive orthotic outcomes that contribute to an all-round better quality of life. A keen sportsman, he enjoys playing hockey and running. As well as spending time with his family, drinking coffee and eating cake

Jessica Hargreaves
Jessica Hargreaves
Committee Member
Jana Middlebrooke
Jana Middlebrooke
Committee Member
Mags Miller
Mags Miller
Committee Member