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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:


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.


  • 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


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

Mr Rob Pollock

Mr Pollock was appointed as a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in 2004. He specialises in hip and knee surgery as well as bone and soft tissue tumours.

He trained in medicine at University College London, qualifying in 1993. In 1997 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and in 2003 he joined the specialist register in orthopaedic surgery. His orthopaedic training took place at UCLH and the RNOH. He also undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA, where he gained experience in hip and knee replacement (including revision) and the management of patients with bone and soft tissue tumours. 

Mr Pollock has published numerous papers on joint reconstruction and bone and soft tissue tumours and continues to engage in clinical research. He regularly attends national and international meetings and is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society. He travels the world lecturing on his areas of expertise. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his young family and he is a keen triathlete, completing a full ironman triathlon in 2016. 

Primary and revision hip and knee replacement, knee arthroscopy and cartilage repair.

Procedures offered:
Total and partial knee replacement. Total hip replacement. Revision knee and hip replacement. Complex knee and hip reconstruction. Knee arthroscopy and cartilage repair. Treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours throughout the skeleton.

Clinical interest:
Maximising functional outcome following surgery. Lead clinician in the sarcoma unit at the RNOH.

Research interests:
Regular contributor to numerous local and multicentre research projects relating to my areas of clinical expertise.

70 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals. 3 book chapters. Over 100 podium presentations at national and international meetings.

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