Who’s involved

Leadership team

The Bristol Bones and Joints (BBJ) team is formed of the leading experts in musculoskeletal conditions in the Bristol area.

  • BBJ HIT co-directors: Emma Dures, Sanchit Mehendale and Andrew Moore
  • BBJ HIT patient co-director: Louise Thorne
  • BBJ HIT project manager: Carla Southworth
  • BBJ HIT administrator: Jen Orme
  • BBJ HIT executive team: Emma Dures, Sanchit Mehendale, Andrew Moore, Louise Thorne, Lindsay Smith, Bethan Jones
  • HIT liaison officer: Alice Berry
  • Patient liaison officer: Bethan Jones
  • Self-management lead: Emma Dures
  • Developing research with non-medical clinicians: Lindsay Smith and Mwidimi Ndosi

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT Strategic Management Group

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

  • Lidia Sanchez (axial spondyloarthritis, clinical Bristol)
  • Jo Robson (rare rheumatic diseases, clinical and research Bristol)
  • Stuart Webber (rheumatology, clinical lead Weston)

North Bristol NHS Trust

  • Lynsey Clarke (rheumatology consultant)

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

  • Will Tillett (psoriatic arthritis, clinical and research)
  • John Pauling (vasculitis, clinical and research)