The Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners UK



To support and promote the nationally recognised British Casting Certificate and seek to further develop this qualification at diploma and degree levels.

To promote and maintain the highest possible personal conduct and professional standards for the purpose of providing high quality care.

To facilitate and develop the expertise of members through the medium of continuing research, workshops, lectures and discussion.

To further the recognition of the AOP by promoting communication co-operation and fellowship between other health care professionals and ourselves.

Members agree to abide by the rules of the constitution.

AOP position statement for Education and Training

The AOP is now a registered stakeholder for NICE guidelines.
In particular, for these guidelines:-
Venous thromboembolism - reducing the risk (update)
Diabetes foot care (update)


President - Matthew Barry
Chairman - email: Andrew Davies
Vice-Chair - email: Annette Deasy
Secretary - email: Gill Watkins
Assistant Secretary - vacancy
Treasurer - email: Katharine Parker
Membership - email: Darlene Lathall
Journal Editor - email: Andy Stewart


Assistant Treasurer - email: Lorna Mackenzie
Website Administrator - email: Kevin Williams

Regional Convenors

Central & Midlands - email: (pending)

North East England - Vacancy
If you work in the NE of England and would like more information about this role or how you could contribute, then please email: Gill Watkins

North West and North Wales - Vacancy
If you work in the NW of England and/or North Wales and would like more information about this role or how you could contribute, then please email: Gill Watkins

Scotland - email: June Weir
Hi my name is June Weir,
I work at Wishaw General Hospital in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
I am Charge Nurse of the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic at Wishaw and I completed my British Casting Certificate in 2010.
I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years and in the fracture clinic for 14 years.
I will be organising study days twice a year in the spring and autumn. If you have any suggestions for the study day or would like to be a lecturer please let me know.
Please contact me via email to be registered for the study days.

South East England - email: Robbert Peters
Hello, my name is Robbert Peters and I am a Trauma & Orthopaedic Practitioner based at the QEQM Hospital, Margate, Kent.
I worked as a Manager of a children’s home prior to working in the hospital. In 2008, I joined NHSP (Nursing Agency) and started working in the Trauma & Orthopaedic Department (Monkton Suite) at the QEQM as a HCA. I quickly developed a keen interest in the field of Trauma and Orthopaedics and was fortunate enough to be taught by the Drs and consultants that held their clinics in the department. In 2011, I became a Senior Technician in the Accident & Emergency Department at the QEQM to further my career before being promoted and starting my Trainee Practitioner role back in the fracture clinic in 2014. I passed my British Casting Certificate (BCC) exam at Stanmore RNOH, Middlesex in September/October 2015. I have been fortunate enough to be trained by Stephen Hackett-Cann, who has accumulated an impressive 32 years of casting experience and happens to be a global trainer when it comes to TCC and FRC work. I am looking forward to holding training days and talks in the near future for the Southeast region.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

South West and South Wales - email: Annette Deasy or Tel: 01392 402269
I work at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital as Fracture clinic Manager/senior Orthopaedic Practitioner.
My aim is to hold spring and autumn meetings. If anyone would like to have a meeting please don’t hesitate to contact me. It will raise your profile for the future. You only need to provide a venue and speakers and I will sort out the rest.


This page last updated: 01 July 2019

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