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    Mr Barry Francis qualified as a state registered podiatrist at the London Foot Hospital. He was a founder member of the Podiatry Association, which promoted the practice of podiatric surgery in the UK. Mr Francis practices within the NHS as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

    He is a Fellow of the College of Podiatric Surgery and until recently was a member of the Board of the Surgical Faculty, as well as being Vice President of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. He is a past Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and is currently a screener for the SCP in legal cases. He has published in the podiatric press and has been a contributor to radio and TV programmes. Mr Francis undertakes a range of medico-legal work including personal injury, medical negligence and forensic cases.

    Mr Francis was the first podiatrist to serve as a member of an Olympic Medical Squad and was present with the team in 1984 and 1988 when he accompanied them to Los Angeles and Seoul. He has also served as a podiatrist to the England team at the Commonwealth Games in 1986. Mr Francis was formerly a podiatric consultant to the LTA, working closely with the Rover Junior Players programme.

    In his private and NHS practice Mr Francis specializes in foot surgery with particular emphasis on good cosmetic foot surgery results and correction of forefoot deformities. He is experienced in computerized gait analysis and the interpretation of these results in prescribing effective and compatible orthoses to improve walking and other activities.

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