October 13, 2015

Clare Oakley MCSP MSc

snow pixieI have run the practice for nearly 25 years. I trained in Bristol and then worked in London at the Hammersmith Hospital. I specialise in treating sports and soft tissue injuries , shoulders and core stability.  I also work with vascular patients and Nordic Pole Walking. I am interested in Acupuncture and am a member of the AACP and Physio First. We have just opened a hydrotherapy pool which is proving to be very popular. I completed an  MSc degree in sports injuries in 2007. I am currently involved in Nordic Walking research. I am off to work at the Olympics in July.




Clare Spafford MCSP


I qualified as a physio in 2003 from the University of East London. I have worked at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust  Hospital, specialising in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatients, where I gained experience in musculoskeletal problems,  post-operative orthopaedic physiotherapy, lower limb rehabilitation, sports injuries, core stability and hand therapy. I have been involved with Steps since a work placement here as a student in 2002, and now work here part-time. I am qualified in acupuncture and I am a member of the AACP and Physio First. I am currently doing an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy and I am involved in Nordic Walking research. I am off to work at the Olympics this summer !




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Professor Jonathan Beard

MB BS BSc ChM MEd FRCS                   


Present Appointments:
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 1990
Honorary Professor of Surgical Education, University of Sheffield since 2007
Associate Postgraduate Dean, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery since 2009
Chairman of Education and Training Committee, Vascular Society since 2009
Intercollegiate Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee since 2004
Founder member of Academy of Medical Educators since 2007                  Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations since 2008

Previous Appointments:
Surgical Tutor, Royal College of Surgeons of England 1992-1998
Programme Director for North Trent Higher Surgical Training Scheme 1998-2004
Programme Director for South Yorkshire Foundation Programme 2003-2009 Chairman of Audit Committee, Vascular Surgical Society 1994-1999
Chairman of Joint Vascular Research Group 2001-2004
Editor, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 1992-2007
Workplace Assessment Committee of PMETB 2004–2008

Membership of Learned Societies:
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
European Society for Vascular Surgery
Association for Medical Education in Europe
Association for the Study of Medical Education

Research Interests:
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms:
-Co-ordinator of the Registry for the Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms (RETA)
-Member of Trial Management Committee of the UK EVAR trial
Carotid endarterectomy versus carotid stenting:
-Largest contributor to the CAVATAS trial
-Member of Trial Management Committee for ICSS trial
Endovascular treatment of lower limb ischaemia:
-Principle Investigator of the STAG trial
-Member of Steering Committee of the BASIL trial                                        Development of surgical skills assessments for the GMC Performance Procedures Programme, Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme and MRCS Examination       Development and evaluation of the Foundation Programme and specialty selection

Publications and books:
Author or contributor of more than 150 scientific papers and articles relating to blood flow measurement, management of acute and chronic limb ischaemia, endovascular technology, quality of life after vascular surgery and assessment of surgical skills.
Author of more than 30 book chapters.
Editor of 5 textbooks including Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 3rd Edition. JD Beard and PA Gaines, WB Saunders, 2005 and Pathways of Care in Vascular Surgery. JD Beard and Murray, tfm publications, 2002.


Professor Beard was recently invited to give  the inaugural lecture to the newly formed World Federation of Vascular Societies in San Diego, USA.

Other Interests:
Singing (barbershop and chamber music)
Sailing (dinghy racing and cruising)
Rugby and skiing                                                                                         Landscape gardening