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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
Professor Alister Hart Professor Alister Hart

Hart, Professor Alister

  • Position: Professor of Orthopaedics
    Director of Research and Development
  • Qualifications: MA MD FRCSG (Orth)
  • Specialty: Hip and knee replacement, rehabilitation and cartilage transplantation

Specialist clinical interests:

Revision hip surgery. Optimising function and survival of hip and knee replacements for patients with arthritis.

Profile:

Professor Alister Hart is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in hip and knee problems, and director of research at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust in Stanmore, London, UK.

He has done more than 3000 operations including 1000 primary or revision hip and knee replacements. He undertakes 1600 patient consultations per year. He is part of a multidisciplinary team that reviews 500 patients per year with complex joint replacement problems.

He has reviewed for 8 journals and 4 grant awarding bodies. He has given invited lectures in the USA, Canada, Japan, Egypt, Dubai, Finland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Poland. He won international competitions to run the global implant retrieval programs for Johnson and Johnson in 2011 and Stryker in 2014. He has won awards from the British Hip Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiological Society of North America and University College London. His “Hip Detectives” work was featured by the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, The Diamond Light Source and the BBC.

Professor Alister Hart's research interests focus on how to achieve lifelong function for the 3 million patients that undergo hip and knee replacements worldwide every year. His successful Impact Case study for the 2014 UCL REF return had the following impact for patients with hip replacements:

  • Changes to international health policy on which implants to use
  • Development of new clinical guidance on how to implant them
  • Pioneering use of blood metal ions and MRI of implants
  • Evidence for the US FDA and UK MHRA on how to monitor them
  • Accountability within industry

His research has been funded by over £5 million from Innovate UK, the British Orthopaedic Association, the Engineering and physical sciences research council (EPSRC), many medical charities and nine orthopaedic manufacturers. In collaboration with John Skinner he brought together an industry consortium of all 9 major orthopaedic implant manufacturers (Depuy, Zimmer, Smith & Nephew, Biomet, JRI, Finsbury, Corin, Mathys and Stryker) so that it was free from industry bias. This enabled the set up of a centre to examine hip replacement failures (London Implant Retrieval Centre) with a contract allowing 100% freedom for publication of data.