The Orthopaedic Institute Limited founded in 1971, (www.orthopaedic-institute.org) 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 NHS Foundation Trust 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 Mr Eric Evans, decides the policy of the Institute and monitors its progress. A Research Panel, under the Chairmanship of Dr Robin Butler considered new research projects proposed by research staff and clinicians, and recommended to the Executive Committee, the projects to be funded from the income provided by grants and donations received.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform readers that shortly before preparing this report, Dr Robin Butler passed away. Dr Butler was Consultant Rheumatologist here for many years and lately took on the role of Chairman of the Research Panel. He will be sorely missed.
Our condolences and thoughts are with his family.
The research referred to in this Annual Report has been undertaken by the Research Departments, Institute of Orthopaedics, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital and Schools of Pharmacy & Bioengineering and Medicine at Keele University, which all work in close collaboration.
This includes projects funded by the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd and projects for which funds have been obtained by the NHS Foundation Trust and external organisations.
Research staff employed on the projects are either supported by the Orthopaedic Institute or are working within Departments of the Hospital or Schools of Pharmacy & Bioengineering and Medicine at Keele University. Many programmes are interdisciplinary and involve staff from one or more departments, resulting in new and improved methods of treatment as well as pioneering additions to medical knowledge.
A full set of Accounts is available upon request, please contact [email protected] for further information.
Registered Charity Number: 1044906