Mr Simon Moyes, Dr Usamoh Jannoun, Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith

Orthopaedics and sports medicine specialists

Group of doctors specialising in orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Collectively, these doctors specialise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery for knee, shoulder, foot and ankle problems as well as sports medicine.

Professional background

Mr Moyes qualified from The Middlesex Hospital in 1982. In 1985, Mr Moyes commenced a surgical rotation based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital whereby he rotated through The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, amongst other central London hospitals. He then spent one year at Cheltenham General Hospital gaining considerable operative experience in general vascular and neurological surgery.

Mr Moyes was one of the first Senior Registrars in the country to sit the New Specialist Exit Exam for orthopaedic surgeons, the intercollegiate FRCS Orth, which he sat and passed in 1991. He then became a lecturer in Orthopaedics at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – listed as one of the top 10 specialist hospitals in the UK and the leader in Orthopaedics.

Mr Moyes specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatment of problems of the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle. His research interests include the further development of these techniques.

Dr Usamah Jannoun worked for two years in two major Orthopaedic and Trauma centres in Germany and Switzerland before moving over to the UK in 1994 where he has since established himself as a full-time Sports and Musculoskeletal Physician. He previously worked part-time as an NHS Consultant in Musculoskeletal Medicine leading a spinal pain unit in the South of England. Since 2010, he works full-time in private practice.

He has extensive training in Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (University of Bournemouth) and image guided back pain injections (International Spinal Intervention Society) and runs a busy Harley Street Practice where he sees sportsmen/sportswomen and athletes of varying sporting backgrounds for Ultrasound and CT guided pain relieving injections.

Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions, whether acquired through sport or otherwise. She has expertise in groin, hip, knee and ankle conditions, overuse injuries, and injuries affecting the shoulder and spine. She has a particular interest in helping people recover after surgery, or those who have failed to recover despite previous treatment.

Services provided to HCA

Collectively, these doctors provide medical advisory services for HCA's The Wellington Hospital. In their role they lead 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 their role they contribute 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. They advise 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, they work with 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, they advise on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. They also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

They are collectively responsible for monitoring and reporting of all treatment outcomes for the orthopaedic and sports medicine including a comprehensive audit of treatment outcomes and assist in preparation and implementation of policies and procedures for the facility to ensure quality assurance and compliance with all relevant UK legislation and regulations.

These doctors also assist HCA in thinking about how to ensure patients are able to easily access the unit allowing more patients to access care. Where appropriate, they recruit and support the specialist clinical staff needed for the ongoing operation of the unit.

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 £131,140.50.

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.