Meet the Team

The Foot and Ankle Surgery Department is delivered by a dedicated team of health professionals which is made up of:

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Mr A.L. Murphy
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Full Name: Anthony Lee Murphy

Position: Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Professional Interests: Bunion (hallux valgus) correction. Registered podiatric surgery tutor; training future foot surgeons. Reconstructive foot surgery. Improving outcomes in foot surgery. Applied biomechanics of the foot.

Background Experience: Clinical Lead/ Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Norfolk UK. Podiatric Registrar, Foot Surgery Centre, UK. Podiatric Surgery Fellowship Training, Dept Trauma & Ortho, Hope Hospital, Salford and Doncaster NHS. Research Fellowship, University of Salford. MRes Biomedicine, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UCL.

 

Mr G.T.Flanagan Staff Podiatrist

Mr G.T.Flanagan
Staff Podiatrist

Full Name: George Thomas Flanagan

Position: Staff Podiatrist

Professional Interests: Reconstructive foot & Ankle surgery and limb salvage.

Background Experience: First class honours degree in Podiatry.​ Attained primary surgical fellowship exam (part 1) and recently gained Fellowship of the College of Podiatry in Surgery following success at part 2 exam (FCPodS). Currently podiatric registrar at Northampton NHS Trusts plus previous surgical externships in Connecticut / Boston, USA and Tuttlingen, Germany.

Mr M.Fawthrop  Staff Podiatrist

Mr M.Fawthrop
Staff Podiatrist

Full Name:  Martin Fawthrop

Position: Staff Podiatrist

Professional Interests: Podiatric surgery. Currently studying MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery at University of Huddersfield. Patient assessment, Local anaesthesia, post-operative pain relief, patient outcomes and post-operative care.

Background Experience: Pennine Care & Pennine Acute - routine community podiatry clinics & biomechanics. West Yorkshire NHS (Pontefract) - staff podiatrist in podiatric surgery  

 


Full Name: Deborah Middleton

Position: Nursing Sister

Professional Interests: Patient journey through the department, particularly enjoy the whole team whole care aspect, interested in pre-surgery assessment, building good relationships with patients/clients, high quality care, compassionate, professional

Background Experience: Nursing training in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Worked in the private sector. Moved on to work as a Sheltered Housing Scheme Manager for Blackpool Borough Council for 7 years, responsible for health and social wellbeing of 50 tenants & qualified as a Mediation Officer (first service to be set up in the town). Deborah completed her primary degree - BSc (hons) Nursing. Joined the department of Foot and Ankle Surgery in 2001. Committed to ongoing education and has completed further training in Mentorship, Masters-level practice education, pre assessment RCN accredited course.


Full Name: Rachel Scothern

Position: Mr Murphy’s Secretary

Professional Interests: Patient-centred approach to the role.

Background Experience: Relatively new to NHS - Rachel joined the Foot & Ankle surgery team in 2013 and became Mr Murphy’s secretary in 2014. Previously, Rachel was customer services manager for 15 years for a life insurance company, managing a team of 15 in the partnerships division.