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An interview with Professor Tim Briggs MB BS (Hons), MChOrth, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.)

Professor Tim Briggs

Professor Briggs is the medical director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. His special interests are bone and soft tissue tumours, comprehensive cartilage transplantation. primary and revision hip and knee replacement and reconstruction of the lower limb.

He qualified in 1982 obtaining Honours in Surgery and winning a number of prizes, and was appointed at the RNOH as a Consultant in 1992.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and was Editorial Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association. He has a special interest in autologous chondrocyte transplantation around the knee and is one of the clinical leaders in this field in the UK. He has an interest in sports injuries and is one of the surgeons for the Arsenal mens' and Arsenal ladies' football clubs.

He has recently been appointed as Vice-President Elect of the British Orthopaedic Association and will be President for the year 2013-2014. He is also Chairman of the Federation of Specialist Hospitals and Chairman of the National Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Orthopaedics.

He is also author of “Getting it right first time” – a report on improving orthopaedic care in the NHS in England published in September 2012.

Current posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH)
  • RNOH Director of Strategy and External Affairs
  • Honorary Professor, UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

The interview

Professor Tim Briggs spoke to Kavi Patel and Verona Beckles about his career and offered advice for students sitting the FRCS (Orth) exam.

If you you cannot see the Soundcloud player  then please use the following direct links:

Professor Tim Briggs - Tips for FRCS (Orth) (mp3, 1.1mb)

Professor Tim Briggs - Career discussion (mp3, 1.5mb)

Professor Tim Briggs - Challenges facing the NHS (mp3, 3.7mb)

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