Biography of Professor Timothy Briggs

Professor Briggs is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust and also Medical Director until May 2012. He was medical director for 15 years and instrumental in achieving a rebuild of the hospital after 30 years of uncertainty. He qualified in 1982 obtaining Honours in Surgery and a number of prizes. He was appointed at the RNOH as a Consultant in 1992. He runs the postgraduate orthopaedic training programme where up to 20% of future orthopaedic surgeons in the UK are trained. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroplasty and a member of Council of the BOA.

His special interests are reconstruction of the lower limb, as well as sports injuries of the knee and orthopaedic oncology. He has a special interest in autologous chondrocyte transplantation around the knee and is one of the clinical leaders in this field in the U.K. He has an interest in sports injuries and was previously one of the surgeons for the Arsenal men’s and Arsenal lady’s football clubs. He has a strong academic interest and publishes widely.

He is Past President of the British Orthopaedic Association, Chairman of the Federation of Specialist Hospitals and Chairman of the National Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Orthopaedics.

He is also author of “Getting it right first time” (GIRFT) – a report on improving orthopaedic care in the NHS in England, which was published in September 2012. The GIRFT pilot is the follow on stage from this report.

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