Recovery of elective orthopaedic surgery

8th June 2020


This one hour webinar consists of three presentations followed by a live Q&A session covering the challenges to re-establishing elective orthopaedic surgery during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The topics included are the development of guidelines and prioritisation of services in the UK with a focus on the barriers to returning to routine practice. Experience from Hong Kong will be reviewed followed by a presentation from Bristol on the systems and pathways they have set up and their early experience.


  • Miss Claire Edwards
    Claire Edwards has been a Consultant Hand and Trauma surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital since 2010. She is Chair of the Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgical Specialty Board and sits on the Research and Awards Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Claire is Director of Core Surgical Education for HEEoE, a member of the Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 National Selection Design Group and is active in research.
  • Dr Wilson Li
    Dr Wilson Li who specialises in sports medicine and orthopaedic traumatology is consultant surgeon and the Chief of Service in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at Hong Kong’s largest hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is currently the Chairman of the Orthopaedics & Traumatology Central Coordinating Committee of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and also the President-elect of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Mr James Murray
    James started his practice as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds an elective NHS Consultant post at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, where he is the Specialty Director for Elective Orthopaedics since 2017, previously having been Director for Trauma from 2008-2012. James is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bristol, School of Translational Health Sciences.
  • Professor Philip Turner
    Professor Philip Turner has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK since 1990. He is the Senior Surgeon in the department and specialises in all aspects of knee surgery. He was elected to RCSEd Council in 2019. He has previously been the North West Orthopaedic Training Programme Director, Head of the HENW School of Surgery, Chair of the Confederation of Post-Graduate Schools of Surgery and Chair of the BOA Training Standards and Curriculum Committee. He has been involved in surgical education throughout his career and was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh in 2016.


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