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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
Mr James Donaldson Mr James Donaldson

Donaldson, Mr James

  • Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Qualifications: MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCS(Tr&Orth)
  • Specialty: Primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Open and arthroscopic knee surgery, cartilage transplantation and rehabilitation

James Donaldson qualified from University College London Medical School in 2002. He trained on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2013. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH he undertook two further subspecialist fellowships: a one year international fellowship in Toronto, Canada and a six month fellowship on the Joint Reconstruction Unit at Stanmore. He also has prior consultant experience working at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.

His practice is divided between hip and knee surgeries including primary, complex primary replacements, revision surgeries for failure or infection, as well as arthroscopic and soft tissue knee surgery and osteotomies. In addition he has an on-going academic and clinical interest in cartilage regeneration.

He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international orthopaedic meetings. He remains a keen teacher and is an invited faculty member on a number of national courses.

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