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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.


Research teams awarded for joint Covid work

Research teams from The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Midlands...

Seasons Greetings

As we come to the end of 2020, we look back at a year none of us expected full of...

Launch of our well-regarded Foot & Ankle course via Webinar

The first of our three FOOT & ANKLE Webinar courses took place on Friday. We have...
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Orthopaedic Institute welcomes new Course Organiser

We are delighted to welcome Vicky Edwards to the Orthopaedic Institute as our new Course...

Professor Roberts presented with prestigious medal for her vital research

An esteemed Biologist has been recognised for her contributions to research that is...

The Foot & Ankle Course due in December as Webinars

We are delighted to be working towards delivering the core teaching elements of the...

Our first Charity Market!

We were delighted to attend our very first Charity Market in Oswestry on Friday 4th...

Intrepid cyclist raises small fortune for veterans’ charity

A 100 mile cycle ride has raised nearly £1,500 for an Oswestry veterans' charity. Nick...
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Our first modular Webinar for GPs and AHPs takes place in October

Our first Webinar, the next in our popular series of Orthopaedic Study days convened by...
picture of 3 skeletons one seated and two standing

We look forward to welcoming delegates to our Anatomy & Surgical Exposures Course in October

We are delighted to be able to deliver the popular Anatomy & Surgical Exposures for...

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.