In this episode, Clinical Specialist Prosthetist Jamie Gillespie spoke about how Pace have remained open during COVID and supported existing patients, as well as seeing an increase in referrals when perhaps they would have gone to the NHS initially, or instead of, the private route.
See the recording below:
About the guest speaker – Jamie Gillespie, Clinical Specialist Prosthetist
Jamie is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Prosthetist/Orthotist who graduated from the University of Salford during 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Prosthetics/Orthotics.
Following a motorcycle accident which resulted in a below the knee amputation, Jamie left the Army to re-train as a Prosthetist/Orthotist. On graduation he initially worked within the NHS before taking a position working with the research and development team of a leading prosthetic manufacturer in Iceland. With the same company, he travelled extensively to over 20 countries providing clinical and educational support for local rehabilitation specialists and prosthetic teams. Since 2006, Jamie has worked for Pace Rehabilitation in Buckinghamshire providing clinical prosthetic support and expert witness services.
Jamie has considerable experience with advanced electronic microprocessor controlled lower limb prosthetic devices including Genium knee and BiOM foot as well as a range of sporting prostheses and more conventional designs.
In addition to his work, Jamie has maintained a keen interest in sport. He represented GB as a sprinter during the 1996 Paralympic games and a number of international competitions. More recently during 2014, he swam the English Channel as a part of a 4 man amputee relay team. Outside of work he is kept busy with a young family and enjoys running with a local running club as well as walking the dog.
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