Tim Chesser // United Kingdom
MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
Tim Chesser trained at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and underwent surgical training in London, Oxford and Bristol. He undertook orthopaedic trauma fellowships in Brisbane, Australia and Seattle and Charlotte in the US. He was appointed as an orthopaedic trauma consultant in 2001 in Bristol, UK.
His interests involve all aspects of orthopaedic trauma care and he has either been involved in system changes in delivery of UK trauma. He has extensive research interests and has either set up of co-authored numerous randomised controlled trials including the treatment of hip, wrist, clavicle, and ankle fractures, which have significantly changed practice.
He has led or co-authored many orthopaedic trauma guidelines and standards in the last 10 years (including NICE guidelines, Nice Quality Standards and British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma). These have standardised and updated practice of both systems and treatments in the UK and are used for quality improvement in every NHS hospital. This has changed both patient’s pathways, outcomes, introducing safe and effective practices.
He is past Chair of the British Orthopaedic Association Trauma Group, Past President of the UK Orthopaedic Trauma Society, and sits on the Board of the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Project, which includes the National Hip Fracture Database.
He has set up and chair both national and international courses for trainees and experts. This includes courses in hip fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures, trauma case controversies and major trauma.
He has an international FIA rally drivers licence and races a1969 Mark 1 Escort