Consultant Profile

Mr John Nolan

Mr John Nolan MB BS FRCS(England) FRCS(Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Young hip arthritis
Avascular necrosis
Complex revision problems

Research interests:

1. Joint replacement outcomes (clinical, PROMS and economic)
2. Waiting lists/scoring system
3. Young hip arthritis and metal-on-metal hip replacements

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society (Vice President)

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Helathcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 720324
Private secretary:
Sue Adams
Private secretary telephone number:
01603 720324
Private secretary fax:
01603 720324
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have been a consultant in Norwich for nearly 18 years, having trained mainly in London, Norwich and Australia and enjoy a busy clinical practice of general orthopaedics and trauma surgery. The greater part of this practice consists of major joint replacement surgery and I have carried out over 4,000 hip and knee replacements. I am particularly stimulated by complex revision problems at both the hip and the knee as well as more straightforward foot and hand surgery and knee arthroscopy.

I have been the orthopaedic department’s Clinical Director, examined for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board in Orthopaedics for the Royal College of Surgeons and reviewed for a number of journals including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Hip International. I carry out Invited Reviews for the Royal College of Surgeons and Fitness to Practice Assessments on behalf of the General Medical Council.

In 2010 I was rated as one of the best hip surgeons in the country by 50 other senior hip surgeons.

After 6 years as the Honorary Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the British Hip Society, I am now the society’s Vice President. I will be President in 2015.

Personal profile:

I am married to Jo who is currently a non-practicing GP but practicing mother to James (17), George (15) and Archie (11). We enjoy the outdoors, especially flying (I have a PPL), sailing, cycling and ball games. I am fascinated by old buildings.

Member of the General Medical Council (Registration No:2925998)

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