Monday 28th March 2022


Speaker: Mr Will Mason

This will be a F2F event starting at 7pm with a hot meal with our speaker followed by the education session starting at 7.30pm. There is a current limit of 20 attendees due to COVID restrictions so please book in early and remember to let Rachel know IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND CANCEL YOUR BOOKING so we can allow people to book on from the waiting list..

1. To describe the common clinical presentations and treatment options for the following hand and wrist conditions:
- OA of the thumb
- carpel tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- De Quervain's tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren's contracture
2. To demonstrate a simple, timely and effective hand and wrist examination that can be used in the GP consulting room


Date: Monday 28th March 2022

Time: 19:30

Duration: Evening

Location: F2F at the Winfield Hospital

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £45

AHP Price: £45

About the speaker

Mr Will Mason

Will Mason is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Gloucestershire who specialises in treating disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. He qualified from Cambridge University in 1996 and undertook his basic surgical training in Bath, Bristol and Newport before moving to the South Coast when he gained a place on the Wessex Orthopaedic Training Programme.\r\n\r\nHaving passed the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2007, Will spent a year as a hand and microsurgery fellow at the world-renowned hand unit at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney where he gained experienced in all aspects of hand and peripheral nerve surgery. He also completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic trauma at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.\r\n\r\nFollowing the completion of his training in 2009, Will was appointed as a Consultant in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. His specializes in hand, wrist and elbow surgery and undertakes general Orthopaedic trauma when on call.\r\n\r\nAs a Consultant, Will has always held positions of responsibility in the NHS to help improve the service both locally and nationally. He is now Speciality Director for Orthopaedic Trauma at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a member of both the audit and trauma committees of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). He has helped develop the UK Hand Registry, which collects data to measure outcomes of hand surgery performed in the UK. This is of vital importance to revalidate surgeons and reassure patients that the standard of care they receive is good.\r\n\r\nWill has a strong research interest and is Chief Investigator of a national clinical trial investigating the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, having been awarded a \u00a350,000 grant from the BSSH. He was the first member of the Trust\u2019s Orthopaedic department to become a Principle Investigator of a multicentre clinical trial \u2013 SWIFFT, which is investigating the treatment of scaphoid fractures. He is also Principle Investigator for another trial investigating the effectiveness of a new treatment for Dupuytrens Contracture.\r\n\r\nWill is particularly passionate about hand trauma and regularly lectures nationally on this as well as being an invited speaker on this topic at BSSH meetings. His goal is that the people of Gloucestershire should have access to a good standard of care for all hand injuries. Currently he is developing a better way of managing referrals of patients with hand injuries so that the right patient is seen by the right clinician at the right time.\r\n\r\nWill rowed for Cambridge in the 1993 and 1994 University Boat Race and in 2001 he rowed across the Atlantic. He is married with four children who keep him and his wife busy. In his spare time he likes to try and keep fit by cycling and running. He plays the flugelhorn (badly) for the Cheltenham Silver Training Band and is a Cub Scout leader.

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