Orthopaedic Surgery Section Visitor

Professor Peter Kay

Wigan, UK

Peter Kay is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Wrightington Hospital and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Manchester University. He has been President of the British Orthopaedic Association (2011), British Hip Society (2008) and British Orthopaedics Trainees Association (1992). He currently serves on the Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Council of the Medical Defence Union and has recently been appointed as the National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal services for NHS England (“MSK Tsar”). Clinically, he specialises specifically in hip and knee replacement surgery, revision joint replacement surgery for loosening and infection and knee arthroscopy. Managerially he has been Director of Research, Clinical Director, Divisional Chairman for MSK and Associate Medical Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT. He has 3 years experience as a full Trust Board Member up to a successful Foundation Trust application. He is the clinical lead for the Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital Alliance in the UK. He has produced over 900 research publications and presentations (scientific and popular) on orthopaedics and trauma and has presented on topics such as health service management, modernisation and medico-legal aspects of orthopaedics and trauma. He has served on a number of Department of Health Committees nationally including Patient Reported Outcome Measures Steering Group (PROMS), Enhanced Recovery Steering Group (ERP), Fragility Fracture Board, and significantly was the National Clinical Chair of the 18 Week Steering Group for Orthopaedics and MSK for 4 years (2008-2011). He was co-author of the first Musculoskeletal Framework Document from the DH (2008). He currently sits on the NICE Guideline Development Group for Osteoarthritis, and chairs the “Beyond Compliance” Steering Committee working to protect patients whilst supporting responsible innovation in orthopaedic implants. He has worked locally, nationally  and internationally for safe, effect ve and equitable musculoskeletal services that are patient centred.