Linda Rafter


WoundDoc was established in 2010 by Professor Linda Rafter and her husband Mark. Linda has an International reputation in the treatment and healing of all types of Wounds. With over 39 years experience in wound care in both hospitals and in the community. Linda has expertise in healing complex, non healing wounds with minimal scarring. She can advise on trauma wounds, skin tears, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot wounds, leg ulcers, Lymphoedema and skin cancer, burns and radiotherapy wounds.

WoundDoc employ recognised methods and strategies for evaluating wound healing and infection, we are able to use continuums to measure and monitor the progress of the healing of the wound. Wound Care Solutions uses cutting edge techniques and the latest technology in wound care. Our many years of clinical experience with proven good patient outcomes give us an enviable reputation.

Professor Rafter is a member of the European Wound Management and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel and Tissue Viability Society. She has presented at European, National and local conferences and has 52 publications five of which are NICE Guidelines and one publication in the cochrane database. She has been lead investigator for wound care and pressure relieving bed trials. Linda completed her PhD at Wolverhampton University. In June 2006 she was made an Honorary Professor in Nursing Mary Seacole Research Centre De Montfort University Leicester.  Linda lectures on Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Wounds, Leg Ulcers, Lymphoedema and care of the skin.

Professor Rafter is a compassionate and who is at the forefront of wound care advances and always aims for a “individualise” treatment that meets the needs of her patients holistically. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of adult wound care.

 
 

Declan Collins


Mr. Declan Collins is a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with specialist interests in Burns, Laser and Scar
management.

He trained in Plastic Surgery in London and joined the specialist register for Plastic Surgery in 2014 prior to his appointment as an NHS
Consultant at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In addition to his Plastic Surgery training he has undertaken fellowships in Burns
care and Aesthetic Surgery.

Declan’s interest in burns care led him to complete a PhD in sepsis and wound healing in burned patients. He is now an Honorary Senior
Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College and the Clinical Lead for Research in the Burns Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
More recently, Declan has started the Laser service for scar management at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and is a member
of the British Medical Laser Association.

Declan uniquely combines an academic interest in new and emerging technologies in wound and scar management with surgical and
non-surgical treatments. He is well positioned to provide the full spectrum of treatment options for effective and evidence-based scar
management.

 
 

Ien Chan


Dr Ien Chan is an experienced Dermatologist, having worked over 10 years as a Consultant Dermatologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He trained at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Mary’s Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

He spent two years in research at the Genetic Skin Disease Group, St John’s Institute of Dermatology was awarded an MD for his research into the role of extracellular matrix protein 1 in human skin by King’s College London. He has
presented at national and international dermatology and scientific conferences and has numerous publications in high impact factor journals. He sees patients with general dermatological conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and hair loss. He also performs mole checks and is proficient at assessing and treating skin cancers. His other current interests include paediatric dermatology, HIV-related skin disorders, male genital dermatoses and
biologic therapy.

 
 

Specialist Wound Care


WoundDoc – Professor Linda Rafter

WoundDoc was established in 2010 by Professor Linda Rafter and her husband Mark. Linda has an International reputation in the treatment and healing of all types of Wounds. With over 38 years experience in wound care in both hospitals and in the community. Linda expertise is advice on Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Wounds, Leg Ulcers, Lymphoedema and unusual complex wounds. WoundDoc employ recognised methods and strategies for evaluating wound healing and infection, we are able to use continuums to measure and monitor the progress of the healing of the wound. Wound Care Solutions uses cutting edge techniques and the latest technology in wound care. Our many years of clinical experience with proven good patient outcomes give us an enviable reputation.

Professor Rafter is a member of the European Wound Management and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel and Tissue Viability Society. She has presented at European, National and local conferences and 52 publications five of which are NICE Guidelines and one publication in the cochrane database. She has been lead investigator for wound care and pressure relieving bed trials. Linda completed her PhD at Wolverhampton University which focused on the early detection of pressure ulcers. In June 2006 she was made an Honorary Professor in Nursing Mary Seacole Research Centre De Montfort University Leicester.  Linda lectures on Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Wounds, Leg Ulcers, Lymphoedema and care of the skin.

 
 

Alistair Fry


Mr Alastair Fry is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon who graduated from Sheffield University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree.  After graduating with distinction from Newcastle University in 2008, he completed Foundation Training at Barts and the London. He undertook Core Surgical Training in General Surgery, ENT and Neurosurgery at St Georges Hospital, London, and having successfully completed the MRCS examination entered specialist training in November 2010. Now an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant in Head and Neck Surgery with a special interest in Microvascular Reconstruction at Guy’s Hospital, he sees patients with head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, neck lumps, oro-facial pain and carries out a full range of oral surgery treatments, which includes complex wisdom teeth extractions, biopsies and oral cysts. He is happy to treat children of all ages as well as adults and works within the insurance company
fee schedules.

 
 

Paul Tulley


Paul Tulley graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London in 1993. He completed his early general surgical training at Charing Cross and University College Hospitals, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1997. He commenced his plastic surgical training at Mount Vernon Hospital, initially as a research fellow at the RAFT Institute of Plastic Surgery, and was awarded an MD by the University of London in 2001. He subsequently completed specialist registrar training in plastic surgery on the Pan-Thames Plastic Surgery programme, London joining the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery in 2007.

Mr Tulley undertook further specialist training in microsurgical reconstruction during fellowships in Taipei, Taiwan and Toronto. He gained additional experience in cosmetic surgery during a cosmetic fellowship at the Wellington Hospital, London and further training in the United States.

His special interests are surgery for facial palsy (facial reanimation), treatment of skin cancer, breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction and all areas of cosmetic surgery. These include facial rejuvenation (facelift and eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation, breast reduction and uplift) and body contouring (including liposuction, abdominoplasty and fat transfer).

 
 

Victoria Rose


Miss Rose is a British trained fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon working at St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospital London. She is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for Plastic Surgery and is a member of The British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Her main area of expertise is complex breast reconstruction.

Miss Rose started her training in Plastic Surgery in 1998 and worked in a variety of London Plastic Surgery Units as well as the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and the St Andrew’s Centre in Chelmsford. During her training she spent time at the MD Anderson in Dallas, Akademikliniken in Stockholm and was a microsurgical fellow in Taiwan for 15 months.

She obtained her certificate for completion of specialist surgical training in Plastic Surgery in 2007 and was then appointed as an NHS Consultant in a London teaching hospital. She moved to Manchester in 2009 to work at the Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, one of the largest breast cancer units in the country, where she was the lead for breast reconstruction. In April 2013 she moved back to London to take the post of Lead for Plastic Surgery Trauma Reconstruction at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust.

Her main areas of interest are microsurgical breast reconstruction, complex breast reconstruction, lower limb trauma reconstruction Chest wall reconstruction including gender reassignment, weight loss surgery and gynaecological reconstruction, which compliments her cosmetic practice. She is actively involved in Plastic Surgery training and has represented both the London and North West Deaneries. She is currently an SAC member for the JCST. She enjoys scientific research in plastic surgery and has presented at multiple national and international meetings and is widely published in scientific journals and surgical textbooks.

 

 
 

Ioannis Goutos


Mr Ioannis Goutos is an experienced Plastic Surgeon with a specialist interest in burn care and scar management. He trained in the London and Oxford regions, and following the award of a Fellowship in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, his passion for burns, scar management and aesthetics took him further afield for advanced training in the Indian subcontinent, South America, and the Orient.

His special interests include the application of surgical and non-surgical treatments that make scars look and feel better and he works hard to give his patients a range of appropriate treatment options as part of shared decision making. Mr Goutos’ consultation philosophy places strong emphasis on psychodynamic principles to explore the impact of burn injuries and scars on an individual’s life and functionality.

Mr Goutos also currently works as an Honorary NHS Consultant at the Royal London Hospital where he is leading the development of an exciting and newly established burn facility service. With his lifelong commitment to research, education and evidence-based practice, he extends his surgical role through the position of a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Queen Mary University of London. His academic role involves leading the distance learning Masters degree in Burn Care and being a key faculty member of the Aesthetic Medicine programmes.

Mr Goutos has hosted and delivered several national and international educational workshops on scar management and continues to express his vivid academic interest through numerous publications and his role as a peer reviewer for key medical, burn and scar related journals.
 

 
 

Zaid Aldin


Dr. Zaid Aldin is a Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. He specialises in all aspects of vascular and non-vascular intervention with a special interest in complex aneurysm repair, treatment of arteriovenous abnormalities, imaging and treatment of varicose veins and spinal pain management. He also offers treatments for pelvic congestion syndrome and varicocele. Zaid completed his basic surgical training in Colchester and his vascular interventional radiology training in Imperial College Healthcare Trust in London. He is European Board Certified in vascular and non-vascular inrervention (EBIR).

Zaid has been a practising consultant for 7 years. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Galsgow, the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) and the American College of Phlebology. Zaid has a longstanding interest in research and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in spinal intervention. He is a co-author on multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals and continuously presents his work in national and International meetings. He is passionate about training and enjoys his role as a supervisor for interventional radiology trainees.

 
 

Ahmed Abidia


Mr Abidia is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who trained in the North West of England. He is a member of the Vascular Society of GB&I and has been a practising consultant for over 12 years. He offers the full range of Vascular and Endovascular treatments and has extensive experience in managing venous disease including laser treatment, sclerotherapy and surgery.

Mr Abidia’s interests also include managing occlusive and aneurysmal arterial disease, vasospastic disorders and treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is also an experienced laparoscopic surgeon offering gall bladder surgery and treatment for all types of hernias.

Mr Abidia is a keen educationalist. He was the Royal College Surgical Tutor and is now the Foundation Program Director in his institute. He is a member of the international Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on Peripheral Vascular Disease.