Contact details



NHS Patients:


My NHS secretary at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is Mrs Faye Roberts. 


She works from 9.30am-2.30pm Monday to Friday.


Her direct phone number is 0121 685 4181 


At other times you may be able to leave a message but this is best avoided.  If it is an urgent post operative problem contact the ward you were on or the outpatients and someone will be able to see you.


To be seen as a new patient at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital under the NHS you need to be referred by your GP. Your GP should be able to refer you to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.


Do not be put off by suggestions that you cannot see a specific consultant or that  no contract exists for the referral, you are entitled to a choice of hospital and a choice of consultant. The website NHS Choices has information on your rights.  


For details of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital see the ROH website.


Private Patients:


I am not seeing new private patients at this time, but I can see old patients who wish to be reviewed.


My private orthopaedic secretary is  Kate Laurie.

She normally works from  9.00am-4.30pm.  

The phone number is  0121 446 1726.  


Medico legal assessments:


For Medico-Legal work please email me at:


Legal appointments are only offered via a solicitor, an insurance company, a government department or HM coroner.  


Medico legal assessments are carried out at my private rooms or at the patient's home by prior arrangement.



Some great people from the history of Orthopaedics:

The anatomical studies of Leonardo da Vinci, from around 1510, are one of the great achievements of the Italian renaissance.  His work helped to lay the foundations of modern scientific medicine, and orthopaedics in particular


Pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Sir John Charnley using the lathe in his workshop at home. John Charnley radically changed the treatment of hip arthritis with his total hip replacement designed in the early 1960s. 


Mr Mike Freeman of The London Hospital sitting with Dr John Insall  (right) of The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York in Mike Freeman's garden in about 1980.  These two individuals were responsible for working out questions of design, balance and alignment which are the basis of all good modern Total Knee Replacements.