Mr Robert Hill

Orthopaedic Consultant


An internationally acclaimed orthopaedic consultant.

Mr Robert Hill was appointed consultant in 1992 and is now the senior Orthopaedic Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children NHS Trust. Mr Hill has held Consultant appointments at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. He has extensive experience in non spinal paediatric orthopaedics and in limb reconstruction in adults and children. His work includes management of rare and unusual paediatric orthopaedic conditions as well as commoner conditions such as developmental dysplasia of the hip, foot problems and cerebral palsy. His particular interest is deformity correction, limb lengthening and management of non unions.

Mr Hill’s expertise has been recognised by the British Orthopaedic Association, who invited him to be the Naughton Dunn Lecturer in 2004. He has been visiting Professor at the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia and the Royal Women and Childrens’ Hospital Brisbane. Mr Hill frequently visits hospitals in the Middle East.

Mr Hill has published widely on paediatric orthopaedic topics and also on Limb Reconstruction including non unin and mal union. He has 40 published papers, 4 book chapters and presented or been an author of 44 podium presentation. He has a national and international reputation and has lectured on numerous courses in the UK and abroad. Mr Hill has been involved in training Hungarian Orthopaedic Surgeons and in recognition of this was made an Honorary Fellow of the Hungarian Orthopaedic Association in 2014.

Mr Hill is an occasional reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal and has acted as a peer reviewer for the Wellcome Trust. He has been Lead Clinician for Orthopaedics at Great Ormond Street and was Chairman of the MAC at The Portland Hospital for 8 years. During this time he helped initiate an external review of Obstetric Practice, a review of the granting of practising privileges and contributed to Clinical Governance.

Professional background


Mr Hill qualified in 1980 from St Bartholmew’s Hospital Medical School and has the distinction of being houseman, Registrar, Senior Registrar and Consultant at Barts. He trained in orthopaedics at St Thomas Hospital and on the Percivall Pott Rotation. Mr Hill spent 12 months on a Fellowship abroad working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Services provided to HCA


Mr Hill is a Medical Director for HCA's The Portland Hospital. In his role, Mr Hill leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding orthopaedics treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Mr Hill advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the orthopaedics area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in orthopaedics available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

As well as promoting successful working of the facility's Medical Advisory Committee, Integrated Governance Committee and advising the hospital's senior management team on all matters relating to medical practice within the facility, Mr Hill is responsible for providing advice on clinical governance matters to conform with national standards and recommend new programmes to drive up clinical standards.

In addition, he supports the HCA team to recruit and retain staff as well as taking a lead role in medical staff credentialing. In his role, he will evaluate ongoing quality initiatives such as clinical audits and quality assurance programmes.

Mr Hill leads the facility's multi-disciplinary team, to bring together clinical teams, to discuss the quality of care and decide the most appropriate treatment pathways for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £52,109.00.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

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