Mr Allan Stirrat

Mr Allan Stirrat

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Allan Stirrat at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

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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 specialise in orthopaedic surgery of the upper limb including shoulder and hand surgery.

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.

Clinical Interests

Elbow surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Shoulder surgery
Upper limb surgery

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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Dundee / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

I am enthusiastic about my practice which is now focused on the upper limb. I was born and educated in Scotland and moved south after graduation. In recent years I have lived much of the time in Edinburgh although I continue to practice in the Northeast of England, based in Sunderland and Newcastle. My experiences in management as a NHS clinical director and as executive director of a private healthcare company have given me considerable insight into the delicate balance between patient expectations, the cost of healthcare and the responsibilities of the medical profession. I enjoy sport which stimulates my interest in the management of sports injuries.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363