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Supporting research and education for patient benefit at the largest Orthopaedic Hospital and Centre of Excellence in the UK.


The Oswestry Course Programme is highly respected and widely admired, attracting exceptional faculty and delegates from around the world.  

Support Our research

Because of the kind donations received from our patients, family and friends along with Grant Giving Trusts, Foundations and Charities we are able to support vital research.


Adam Haythorn’s Ultra ’50 mile’ Marathon

Massive thanks go out to Adam Haythorn!  Wow what an amazing run on Friday 7th April...

RJAH CEO gears up for annual charity walk

The Chief Executive at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital has pledged to don...

Encouraging the future generation of scientists

Members of the Research Team were thrilled to visit the Marches School in Oswestry to...

Pradoe Shoot members support our fundraising efforts

 The Pradoe Shoot looked forward to their final outing of the season on January 29 as...

Oswestry Christmas Lights Switch On!

The Orthopaedic Institute Charity were thrilled to be part of this years  Oswestry...

We conquered Snowdon once again!

Despite the wet start, it didn’t damped the spirits of our fabulous walkers taking part...

Fabulous Fundraising Golf Day

Stunning sunshine and 19 teams of eager golfers provided the perfect start to David and...

“Exciting appointment” as Surgeon appointed as Professor in Regenerative Orthopaedics

“Exciting appointment” as Surgeon appointed as Professor in Regenerative Orthopaedics...

London Marathon Team “Orthopaedic Institute”

  The Orthopaedic Institute Charity (Charity No. 1044906) is thrilled to have three...

The Rotary Club did it again!!!!

Once again we are very grateful to the Rotary Club who have stepped in to help us!  With...

About the


The Orthopaedic Institute Limited founded in 1971, is a registered national charity and through voluntary contributions, helps to fund research in the specialist research centres and departments within the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry, Shropshire. It also supports the funding of educational facilities and activities such as organising training courses for orthopaedic trainees and allied health professionals.

The Executive Committee, under the Chairmanship of Eric Evans, decides the policy of the Institute and monitors its progress. A Research Panel, under the Chairmanship of Dr Robin Butler, considers new projects and studies proposed by research staff and clinicians. Following peer review, Dr Butler recommends to the Executive Committee the projects to be funded. Funding is provided from the donations received from patients, family and friends, Grant Giving Foundations and Charities for which we are extremely grateful.

The research has been undertaken by the Research Departments, Institute of Orthopaedics, RJAH Hospital and the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) of Keele University, which all work in close collaboration.  Funding is provided by the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd, RJAH and external organisations.

Research staff employed on the projects are either supported by the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd or are working within Departments of the Hospital or the School of Postgraduate Medicine, Keele University. Many programmes are interdisciplinary and involve staff from one or more departments.

The research work results in new and improved methods of treatment as well as additions to medical knowledge.