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Have you got the NHS App?


At home or on the move, with the new NHS App you can book appointments at your GP surgery, order repeat prescriptions, set organ donation preferences and check symptoms. 

The app has been developed by the NHS and has been designed to help millions of people get more information about their health and care - and more control of how they use NHS services. New functions and services will also be added in the coming months. Why not download it and try it out?

 What does the NHS App do? 

The NHS App allows you to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  

You can use it wherever you are, at any time. It puts valuable information about your health and treatments at your fingertips. 

You can: 

  • book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record
  • register for organ donation and change your donation preferences
  • use the symptoms checker, including an A to Z of conditions and treatment advice from the NHS website
  • access 111 Online, for advice on self-care and whether urgent help is needed.

Is my information safe? 

Just like a banking app, we will carefully check your identity during the simple registration process. The app has been designed, built and tested so that your personal information is always safe and secure. 

How to register through the NHS App 

Download the app from your mobile device’s app store and follow the easy step-by-step registration instructions. It will help if you know your NHS number, and have a form of ID (passport or driving license) to hand. 

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors


Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.
Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which starts at 1440h.
Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960
Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.

Annual staff award nominations now open!


The nominations for our annual Leading Lights Awards are now open.

The awards aim to highlight the amazing work of our staff and volunteers at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. At The ROH, we value staff who demonstrate our Trust values and go ‘above and beyond’ for our patients and the Leading Lights Awards are a small way for us to say thank you.


Jo Williams, Chief Executive at The ROH, said: “The Leading Lights Awards give us a chance to say a massive thank you to just a handful of our amazing staff. Without them, The ROH would be unable to provide the care we do in such a compassionate and efficient manner.

“I hope to see lots of people nominating their colleagues, care givers and volunteers for their hard work and look forward to being part of the panel who selects the winners!”

Nominations can be made by anyone – staff, patients and members of the public. There are 15 categories in this year’s awards, ranging from the Secretarial/Administrator of the Year to the Clinical Team Achievement Award. There are also accolades for support workers, apprentices, nurses and pharmacists, amongst others.

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges ahead of a glittering ceremony on Friday 7th February. You can make your nominations until Friday 15th November. For more information on categories or to nominate a member of staff, click here. Alternatively, pick up a paper nomination form from one of our nomination stations on-site. ​

Trust launches rainbow badges in solidarity with LGBT+ staff and patients


The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH) is proud to announce it is launching NHS rainbow badges for all staff.

The NHS Rainbow Badge initiative gives healthcare staff a way to show that their place of work offers open, non-judgmental and inclusive care for all who identify as LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender; the + simply means inclusive of all identities, regardless of how people define themselves).

The initiative originated at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and community services, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Its simple objective is to make a positive difference by promoting a message of inclusion. 

When staff sign up to wear the badge they will be provided with information about the challenges people who identify as LGBT+ can face accessing healthcare and what they can do to support them.

A Stonewall survey found that one in seven LGBT+ people have avoided medical treatment for fear of discrimination, and almost one in four have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT+ people by healthcare staff.

The initiative has been backed by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Strictly Come Dancing star and paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh. Matt Hancock said: “Every patient and everyone who works in the NHS should feel welcomed by the NHS, regardless of their gender identity, race or sexual orientation.

"I love wearing my rainbow badge and I wear it with pride.

Dr Ranj said: “Young LGBT+ people face greater and more complex challenges than their peers, including in healthcare.  As health professionals, we have a duty to ensure their wellbeing is paramount in all areas of their lives, so we need to create an environment where they can feel comfortable, valued and secure, especially when they need help".

Small gestures like this mean so much to those that really need it the most, and I am beyond proud to be part of something that progresses the culture and values of the Trust. Now let’s do it across the whole NHS!

​If you see someone at ROH wearing a badge, please feel free to ask them about it. The badge is a reminder that you can talk to our staff about who you are and how you feel. They will do their best to get support for you if you need it.​ If you work at the Trust and would like to sign a pledge and collect a free badge, please visit the Communications office in Trust HQ. If you have any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Eureka! Appeal


Did you know that some of our Research projects are funded by the ROH Charitable Fund?

Eureka! is an ongoing appeal ran by the ROH Charitable Fund. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has been a research pioneer for 200 years and we want to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in orthopaedic care.

Our research changes lives and you can help. The appeal helps to sustain current projects and fund new ones. You will be directly helping our consultants, physiotherapists and nurses to carry out research and trial new treatments.

Find out more about the Eureka! appeal and the ROH Charitable Fund...




Information for Sponsors


The ROH has a range of specialist services and capabilities to support any orthopaedic research programme including:

1. World leading clinical specialists with a track record in delivering high quality research on time and target.
2. A dedicated, highly trained and experienced multidisciplinary research support team to provide:
  • Advice and assistance in obtaining relevant regulatory permissions for research
  • A clear line of communication for all costing/financial aspects of setting up a research project within the Trust
  • Dedicated multidisciplinary study teams focussed on delivering studies to the highest quality standards
  • A strong track record of recruiting patients to time and target
  • Highly trained specialist research nurses to carry out clinical activities
  • Support from data managers who ensure accurate recording and timely submission of research data to coordinating centres
  • Dedicated research pharmacy staff to support any pharmacological aspects
  • Robust monitoring and research governance systems to ensure quality and regulatory conformity throughout the research process
  • Research physiotherapists and extended scope practitioners to provide research design expertise and to delivery therapeutic intervention
The majority of our staff are employed to carry out research and have no other routine service commitments; research is what we do.
3. We also have our own licensed and ethically approved Tissue Bank which is set up to collect, store and provide human tissue for research projects. To apply for access to our tissue bank please download and completed the following application form:
Once complete, please email to the address below.

4. Dedicated research laboratory with capabilities ranging from simple sample processing and storage to exploratory regenerative medicine techniques.

5. Dedicated research clinic and access to the physiotherapy gym to undertake all outpatient or day-case patient activities in accordance with protocol requirements.
6. Trust-wide electronic patient screening tools to aid the identification of suitable participants
7. A range of specialist clinical support services across the Trust including, radiology (CT/MRI/US), pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy.
8. Established agreements with external clinical support services including microbiology, cardiology.
9. If you are interested in using The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital as a site for your study or trial please contact our Governance Team either by phoning on 0121 685 4316 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Collaborations


We are proud to be a member of the National Orthopaedic Alliance. The NOA (previously the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance) was created in the late 1990s by a group of specialist orthopaedic centres dedicated to providing orthopaedic services. It was created to raise awareness of specialist orthopaedics, enhance services and quality of experience. You can find out more here.

Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about some of the hospitals, universities and companies we worked with.






Annual General Meeting – Oct 10th 2019


We would like to invite members of the public to our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place this October at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

The AGM is an opportunity for us to reflect on how the Trust has performed over the last year, celebrate our successes and pioneering plans for the future, and present our annual report and accounts. It is also the chance for the public to have their opinions on our services heard. There will be stalls displaying this year’s work, as well as some new exciting projects for 2019/20. Free refreshments will be provided, with health advice and massages also on offer for all attendees on the day. Everyone is welcome.

Free parking is available on-site; however, this may be limited due to ongoing building work to provide the hospital with brand new theatre and ward facilities. For information on getting to the hospital, use the Plan My Visit page here.

Please register your attendance online here

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019.

Time: 4pm – 7pm (4pm – 5pm networking, refreshments and stalls).

Venue: The Knowledge Hub (Gate C), The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, The Woodlands, Bristol Rd South, Birmingham, B31 2AP.

Agenda: pdf AGM Agenda 2018 19 (472 KB)

For more information, please call 0121 685 4379.

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 4 September 2019


The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 4 September 2019 commencing at 1030h in the Board Room at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters.        

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the website.

Questions for the Board should be received by the Trust Board Administrator no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to: Trust Board Administrator, Claire Kettle at the Management Offices or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland


Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution