Plastic Surgery and Burns

Clinical Lead, Ken Dunn

Mr Ken Dunn is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He is Director of the Manchester Burns Service and has an honorary appointment to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. His particular areas of interest lie in the organisation and funding of services and clinically in the management of wounds, scars and amputation stump problems. He specialises in complex wound and lower limb problems including urogenital reconstruction. He also brings his experience of post burn injury scarring and reconstruction to other areas of scar management.

He is a past Chairman of the British Burn Association, and a past member of Council of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (now called the British Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons). He is currently the Medical Director of the International Burn Injury Database (iBID:

Mr Dunn said: “I am delighted to be able to bring my interest in population needs based health provision to burn care and plastic surgery within the GIRFT programme. The many interface relationships with other specialities make the work challenging but these offer significant potential benefits for patients and the NHS.”

Senior Clinical Advisor, Jonathan Hobby

Mr Jonathan Hobby is a consultant hand and orthopaedic surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT. He was clinical director for trauma and orthopaedics, and was clinical lead on a procurement project securing one of the lowest prices for hip and knee prostheses in the UK. He is currently an associate medical director for transformation, focusing on theatre productivity. He is the honorary secretary of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He graduated from St Thomas’s Hospital in 1989 and did his postgraduate training on the St Bartholomew’s surgical rotation and Cambridge orthopaedic rotation. He completed an MD thesis on the clinical effectiveness of MRI of the wrist and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2001. He was awarded the Graham Stack travelling fellowship in 2009 and was an ASSH international travelling fellow in 2010. He has served on the BSSH council, chaired the BSSH research and audit committee, and was chair of the BSSH Instructional courses for series seven.

Senior Clinical Advisor, James Bedford

Mr James Bedford is a consultant plastic and hand surgeon working across Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He is governance lead for plastic surgery, and is a previous NHS Leadership Academy fellow, having worked on process mapping and pathway development for plastic surgery and lower limb orthoplastic surgery in the North West.

Project Manager: Caroline Ager