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.


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).


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.


Duncan Atherton

Duncan Atherton FRCS (Plast) is a consultant plastic surgeon who divides his time between the NHS, where he has a specialist interest in cleft lip and palate surgery, and cosmetic surgery in the private sector. He qualified with a double distinction from St George’s medical school in 2000. Duncan undertook his basic surgical training in Cambridge but returned to London in 2004 and was awarded an MD from Imperial College for his thesis on nerve injury.

He continued his plastic surgery across the capitals’ leading plastics units including St Andrews Broomfield; Chelsea and Westminster; Charing Cross; the Royal Free; Great Ormond St and Guys and St Thomas’. He has also undertaken sub specialty fellowships in craniofacial surgery; cleft surgery and the prestigious Wellington Aesthetic fellowship. He was awarded the FRCS (Plast) in 2011. He continues to keep up to date with the latest training and developments in aesthetic surgery both in the UK and abroad including in North America and Asia. Duncan undertakes all major forms of aesthetic surgery and has a specialist interest in breast surgery and rhinoplasty.


Esther Hansen

Dr Esther Hansen is a consultant clinical psychologist who specialises in the areas of reconstructive surgery, chronic health conditions and body image.

Her NHS practice is based at the plastic and reconstructive surgery department of the Royal Free Hospital, where she leads a small team of psychologists. She offers psychological treatment for individuals concerned about their appearance (including scars) or experience difficulties related to the event that may have led to an altered appearance, including anxiety, low mood and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Psychological intervention can also help manage some of the itching and pain associated with scarring. Dr Hansen also provides psychological evaluation to help other practitioners understand the expectations a person may have of a particular intervention and the psychological benefit they may derive. She also supports and provides treatment to individuals with chronic health conditions.

Dr Hansen sits on the London Cancer skin cancer board and frequently lectures both psychologists and other health professionals. She has also published in these areas.


Brian Musgrove

Mr Brian Thomas Musgrove qualified in Medicine and Dentistry in 1978 and trained in General, A& E, Plastic Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Member of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and a founding member of the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons.

Brian Musgrove has been Clinical Lead for The Department of Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Central Manchester and Manchester Childrens’ University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CMFT) and a Consultant Head and Neck and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Christie Cancer Hospital from 2005 until 2013.

He retired from the NHS in 2013 and is now in full time private practice in Manchester and London. His specialist interests are Facial Plastic Surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and neck and he has a particular interest in Facial Feminising Surgery.

Mr Musgrove offers the following day case treatments at 152 Harley Street;

Earfold implants, Otoplasty, Skin lesions (head and neck) and Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

Facial Feminising Procedures;

Tracheal shave, Lip lift, Fat transfer and Lip augmentation.


RuthAnn Fanstone

She has worked as a physiotherapist in 4 of the biggest burn and plastics services in the UK, working as the lead physiotherapist in 3 of those units. She is currently working at the Chelsea and Westminster Foundation NHS Trust in burns, plastics and scar management.

RuthAnn’s passion for burns and scars treatment has taken her extensively to learn, teach and work around the world; she has gained experience from some of the leading burn services in the world through internships at The Shriners, Galveston, Harborview, Seattle and Le Ster Centre for Rehabilitation of Burn Injuries in Lamalou France.

RuthAnn also has significant experience and interest in training and education in burns care. She is the Director of Rehabilitation for Interburns, delivering international courses. She is very involved with Scar Academy, running courses in the UK on advanced scar management and scar outcome measures. She is a trainer in burns and soft tissue injury for the UK International Trauma and Emergency Register. She is a key contributor to the MSc in Burns Care, Queen Mary University London. She is Managing Editor of the newly launched medical journal Scars, burns and Healing. She is a Consultant with the Katie Piper Foundation progressing burn rehabilitation and investigating emerging non-surgical treatments for scar management.

RuthAnn has an MSc in Health Service Management from the University of London (UCL) and further qualifications in international health consultancy. Her main interest is the prevention and treatment of scar, burn rehabilitation and broad, emerging and innovative strategies to improve outcomes for people with scars.


Bessam Farjo

Bessam Farjo is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He is a fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS), Diplomate and Past Board Director of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), Past President & Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Founder Member and Past President of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), Board of Trustees, the Hair Foundation, Fellow, Board Member and Medical Director of the Institute of Trichologists (est 1902) and Founder Member of the Trichological Society.

Mr Farjo is an expert contributor to TV news channels including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and others and a contributor to Channel 4’s Body Shocker and featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies. He is an expert commentator to Daily Mail, Esquire, Tatler, The Times and The Metro and a regular blog writer for the Huffington Post.