Consultant Profile

Mr Allan Stirrat

Mr Allan Stirrat MB ChB FRCS (Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Elbow surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Upper limb surgery
Special clinical interests:

Arthroscopic surgery of shoulder and elbow; rotator cuff disease and repair; shoulder stabilisation; joint replacement of shoulder and elbow; hand surgery; injuries and disorders of peripheral nerves; upper limb trauma in general. Allan is able to see children under the age of 13 in keeping with his NHS practice.

Research interests:

Peripheral nerve injury; rheumatoid disease; shoulder and elbow replacement arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital
Clinical Lecturer at the University of Newcastle

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
Member of British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 305 5232
Shawfair: Monday
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After initial experience in general and vascular surgery at Liverpool I switched to orthopaedic surgery in 1985 with basic training in hand surgery at Northwick Park, London. I was a senior resident on the Harvard Orthopaedic programme in 1986/87. Higher training then followed at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with special interest in peripheral nerve injury.

I became consultant at Sunderland Royal Hospital in 1991 where I was Clinical Director in Trauma and Orthopaedics from 1997 for three years. I have been responsible for organising postgraduate training in surgery of the shoulder and elbow for the Northern Region. I was on the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Washington Hospital from 1994 to 1997. I am an Executive Director of Matrix Health Services UK, a company based in the Northeast of England which delivers healthcare in partnership with NHS organisations.

Personal profile:

Allan is enthusiastic about his practice which is now focused on the upper limb. He was born and educated in Scotland and moved south after graduation. In recent years he has lived much of the time in Edinburgh although he continues to practice in the Northeast of England, based in Sunderland and Newcastle.

Allan's experiences in management as a NHS clinical director and as executive director of a private healthcare company have given him considerable insight into the delicate balance between patient expectations, the cost of healthcare and the responsibilities of the medical profession.

He enjoys sport which stimulates his interest in the management of sports injuries.

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Mr Allan Stirrat

Mr Allan Stirrat Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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