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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Calder , Mr Peter

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Paediatrics
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
  • Specialty: Paediatric orthopaedics, congenital deformity correction and limb reconstruction

Peter Calder is a Consultant Paediatric and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon. He was appointed as a Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2005 and began practicing at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in February 2006. He also undertakes clinics at Treloar School and College for people with physical disabilities.

Mr Calder treats children with all non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including hip disorders, neuromuscular conditions, feet disorders and limb deformity correction and limb lengthening in both congenital and acquired conditions. He also sees adult patients with limb deformity including shortening, mal-union and non-union of fractures. He has extensive experience in external frame techniques including both the Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frames.

He qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1993. He undertook his general surgical training on the St Bartholomew's basic surgical rotation before becoming a Specialist Orthopaedic Registrar on the Royal London training programme. During this period his interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics and in particular limb reconstruction began under the tutorship of Mr Mark Paterson and Mr Matthew Barry. He undertook the National Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship based at Great Ormond Street Hospital under Mr Robert Hill and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with Miss Deborah Eastwood and Mr Hashemi-Nejad. He also underwent a Masters Ilizarov Fellowship at the International Reconstructive Centre in Kurgan, Russia the origin of the Ilizarov ring external fixator.

He has published in peer review journals on paediatric and limb reconstruction topics including several chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks. He is frequently invited to lecture on courses both for paediatric conditions including deformity correction and external fixation application. He is a member of the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery and the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

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