The Wellington Hospital Knee Unit

A highly specialised unit led by experts in knee surgery, research and education.

The Wellington Hospital Knee Unit provides treatment to all patients with disorders of the knee. It is able to treat knee abnormalities in children, knee ligament problems, cartilage injuries and arthritic conditions.
The unit is jointly managed by the following expert consultants: Dr Huw Beynon; Mr Richard Carrington, Mr George Dowd, Mr Chinmay Gupte; Professor Fares Haddad; Mr David Hunt; Ms Barbara Jemec, Mr Jonathon Lavelle; Mr Rahul Patel; Mr Robin Pollock; Mr Peter Reilly; Professor Cathy Speed, Dr Richard Stratton; Mr David Sweetnam; Mr Howard Ware; and Dr Roger Wolman.

The team contribute their significant leadership experience from across NHS hospitals and world famous universities. Positions members hold or have held include that of Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London, and clinical lead of the Orthopaedics department at the Whittington Hospital. Many have significant educational interests, among them the management of training courses in soft-tissue knee surgery, and the development of an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health.

The unit consultants lecture, individually, and as a group, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of subjects relating to the knee joint.

The unit’s consultants have received prizes for excellence from the British Orthopaedic Association and other highly regarded bodies. Roles undertaken by members of the unit include past president of the royal society of medicine and council member position at the British Orthopaedic Association. They offer a great deal of international experience, with many of them having undertaken fellowships abroad in countries including the US and Australia.

Services provided to HCA

This group of doctors provide medical advisory services for 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 knee surgery and advise HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In their role, 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 orthopaedic area.

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

This group of doctors is responsible for monitoring and reporting of all treatment outcomes for the facility including a comprehensive audit of treatment outcomes.

This group of doctors assists HCA in preparation and implementation of policies and procedures for the facility to ensure quality assurance and compliance with all relevant UK legislation and regulations.

This group of doctors assists HCA in thinking about how to ensure patients are able to easily access the unit allowing more patients to access care.

The group is also involved in multidisciplinary departmental meetings as well as providing key performance indicator data to improve patient care.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK on an hourly basis as a rate of £199 for rheumatologists £334 for orthopaedic consultants per hour. This figure has been audited by market experts LaingBuisson and is considered fair market value.

From January to December 2016, the total charge was £157,000. Nothing paid in 2017.

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.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.