Mr Barnes is a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and BMI The South Cheshire Private Hospital. He is a trainer to a Foot and Ankle Fellow, an orthopaedic higher surgical trainee (Registrar) and clinical supervisor to an SHO level junior doctor.
He completed six years of specialist orthopaedic training in the Mersey Deanery, rotating through many of the local hospitals. This followed on from his core surgical training after qualifying from The University of Liverpool School of Medicine in 1992.
Mr Barnes concluded his orthopaedic training at Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, during which time the Foot and Ankle post he was working in gained Royal College approval for Fellowship status. Two of his six years on the training rotation were specialist posts in Foot and Ankle Surgery.
In his early career at Mid-Cheshire Hospitals, Mr Barnes was very much a General Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Foot and Ankle work as well as Paediatric Orthopaedic s but as the unit has evolved his work is increasingly based on Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic problems exclusively.
He is currently Quality Improvement lead and is the Paediatric Orthopaedic lead and serves on the hospital’s Joint Medicines Management Group.
He has examined for the University of Liverpool and taught on Royal College of Surgeons approved courses for Orthopaedic Trainees.